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5 Ways To Make Bedtime Easy

  Bedtime is the most difficult part of the day for most parents. There will always be differences of opinion when it comes to how to get kids to go to bed without a fuss. Let's be real: a vast majority of parents cave to every demand during bedtime. You know how it is. ' I want some water!', 'I gotta go potty!'Etc. How do you win the bedtime battle? Here are my 5 tips that have helped me win..... most nights. Set A Routine:       Kids between the ages of one and four have no real comprehension of time. Use that to your advantage. We set 8pm as bedtime. This means in bed at 8pm. The hour or so leading up to bedtime is part of the routine. Once you set the time, start doing the same things every night leading up to 8pm. This includes weekends. The bottom line is to do the same set of actions every night before bed. This will get the child in the mindset that it's time to go to bed. Keeping the routine isn't always going to happen. If we go out of town we

5 Awesome Apps for Dads to be

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We live in a world of apps. There is literally an app for just about anything these days. Here are a few apps I currently use. 1. Google Keep :              My wife and I have been using this app for a few months now. It is basically a shopping list or reminder for those of us constantly on the go. I found this app by accident while looking for a 'sticky note' type app to put down work reminders on my phone. If you are like me you forget things easily. My wife may ask me to pick up something on the way home but I'll totally forget what I needed to pick up without having to text her or call. Sometimes, I'll even get all the items on the list just to come home and find out that she forgot to include something. The cool thing about the app is the share function. You can share shopping lists, reminders, and notes to anyone with that app loaded on their phone.

Sick Call

Sorry I'm reposting...I accidentally deleted the post.   This year, flu and cold season has been something else. Every few days someone I know is down for the count. Well, these past two days or so has become my time to get sick. It was a little weird how I could tell that I was about to get sick. I don't get sick very often. At best I have a cold maybe one time per year. Being sick around a pregnant wife is probably the equivalent to an Ebola patient walking through the birthing center of a major metropolitan hospital. Fear and pandemonium is rampant throughout the house. I have literally been confined to the living room recliner. It is where I eat, sleep, write blog posts, and if we didn't have two bathrooms I'd probably end up having a trucker bomb sitting next to me.