On The Road Again (With Kids)

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by Tanya Ward Goodman According to my daughter, most things are “creepy” or “awkward.” She decided our road trip to New Mexico had the potential to be both. It would be creepy because we would sleep in the mountains where I grew up and it would be awkward because… well, because everything is awkward. (I […]

Parenting: City Life Vs. Simple Life

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By: Danny Thomas On a daily basis, at least once a day and sometimes several times.. A horse and cart drives past my house. Sometimes It’s a family And sometimes it’s a lone driver. Sometimes they are heading in to town And sometimes out…. This is new and novel for me And my family It’s […]

My Son The App Bandit

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By Tanya Ward Goodman   My bank’s fraud detection department has joined the little village that helps me to be a better parent. It’s thanks to their vigilance that my son’s in-app purchases stayed below the $500 mark. “We’ve noticed some irregular activity,” a kind voice says. “Super Cell. True Axis.” “Can you spell that,” […]

Parenting and The Facts of Life

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By: Danny Thomas For many of my generation there is an iconic lyric… A refrain from a piece of pop culture that has become so universal And such an influence that the words have taken on the status of a proverb… I’m sure the sentiment, and versions of the adage go back to the dawn […]

How Moving Homes Can Affect A Family

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By: Danny Thomas Change… it’s good we need adventures they keep us vital keep us alert keep the devils off our heels. but I’ll tell you what, this change… it is finally getting to me. Last February we found out we were moving from northern Minnesota to upstate New York… I was ecstatic. I was […]

A Dad’s Frustration With The Boymom Hashtag

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By Danny Thomas   Today, I have somewhat of a rant … or maybe a concern… concern is a better word. here is the source of my consternation: I have three daughters… every single one of them laughs at farts (so does their mother, but don’t tell her I told you) and plays in the […]