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  • How to keep kids young How to keep kids young Kids seem to be in such a hurry to grow up now a days. There is always some milestone they are trying to achieve so they can grow and move on with life. Your kid’s childhood goes by fast enough as it is so don’t help it go by any faster than it needs to. Of course, there are sometimes ...
  • Host a Queen of Hearts Valentine's Day tea party Host a Queen of Hearts Valentine's Day tea party Elizabeth of York had won Henry Tudor of Britain’s heart completely. Coming from opposing sides of the War of the Roses (1455–1485), she married into Henry’s dynastic Lancaster clan, giving up her family’s symbol of the white rose for his red one, according to historyextra.com. He merged them to create the red and white Tudor rose.According to thewaltoncompany.com, the queen ...
  • How to create, share and maximize photos on Instagram from the Photo Detective How to create, share and maximize photos on Instagram from the Photo Detective Social media is a popular method of interacting with friends and family, and according to Maureen Taylor, also known as the Photo Detective for her work to identify people and places in old photos, image-sharing sites like Instagram are also popular with genealogists.“Instagram is fun,” she said at RootsTech on Feb. 10 at the Salt Palace. “It is the perfect ...
  • Have You Seen This? Do not ride this ride Have You Seen This? Do not ride this ride BAD IDEA TOWN — I love amusement parks. I'm not sure what that says about me as a person, but I don't care. If I could live at Six Flags, Magic Mountain I would. I love trying out new rides and getting a thrill, but I think I might pass on this one in Myanmar.This park in the city of ...
  • 12 family activities that are totally worth the mess 12 family activities that are totally worth the mess Sometimes the best activities create quite a mess, but don’t let the mess deter you from having lots of fun.1. Dessert for dinnerOnce a year get rid of all that healthy stuff and just eat dessert for dinner. Once the kids have their sugar crash, have a meal with your spouse...and enjoy having kids who won't want candy for quite ...
  • The Clean Cut: What dads will do for their ballerina daughters The Clean Cut: What dads will do for their ballerina daughters Dedicated dads bumble through the twirls and spins of their daughters’ ballet classes in a new video from Philadelphia Dance Center.Valentine’s Day proved to be a special occasion for the Philadelphia Dance Center. The studio held several classes involving the parents for the holiday, moms in a hip-hop dance and fathers in the ballet.The dads proved there is nothing fathers ...
  • Disney CEO: There are too many commercials on TV Disney CEO: There are too many commercials on TV Not a fan of commercials? Neither is Disney.Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors during the company’s first-quarter conference call that he thinks commercials take positive experiences away from television viewers, according to Madison.com, a news website."I think that in general, there is probably too much commercial interruption in television," he said, according to Madison.com.Iger isn’t the only television exec to ...
  • New Alex Boye video highlights statistics reported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation New Alex Boye video highlights statistics reported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Alex Boye released a new video Wednesday highlighting statistics reported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation showing a decline in child mortality rates.The video is an Africanized cover of Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” and features mothers holding their newborn babies accompanied by statistics about malnutrition, disease and other concerns.The video was released in collaboration with the Gates Annual Letter, a ...
  • Video: Ashton Kutcher speaks before Congress about human trafficking Video: Ashton Kutcher speaks before Congress about human trafficking Ashton Kutcher, well-known actor and co-founder of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, testified before Congress Monday about human trafficking and specifically child exploitation.“I’ve been on FBI raids where I’ve seen things that no person should ever see,” said Kutcher in a video from ABC. Near tears, Kutcher explained that he has two young daughters, and has uncovered video content of ...
  • Tykes and their likes: Messaging should be about kindness, respect for self and others Tykes and their likes: Messaging should be about kindness, respect for self and others I have a male friend who worries because his young son likes to play with dolls. I have a female friend who worries because her daughter likes to play with dolls.The worries seem the same, but the reasoning couldn't be more different.He's afraid his boy will grow up with the wrong idea of what it means to be a man. ...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' won't topple Trump 'Saturday Night Live' won't topple Trump “Can SNL topple the Trump administration?”That question was the headline at CNN.com a few days ago. CNN, if you’re reading this, here’s your answer: no.It’s not that "Saturday Night Live" hasn’t been knocking it out of the park recently. Alec Baldwin’s President Donald Trump is pitch perfect and wickedly funny, and whoever was inspired to cast Melissa McCarthy as Trump's ...
  • Is it cheating for students to use homework apps? Is it cheating for students to use homework apps? Apps now exist in our digital world that can take nearly any homework question or problem and solve it instantly, leaving parents and students with the decision whether or not to use these apps. Some call it cheating; others call it learning.Parents, think back to when you were in high school doing homework. I recall having complicated calculus assignments that ...
  • Have You Seen This? The assault trombone Have You Seen This? The assault trombone THE BATTLEFIELD — Let's cut right to the chase. This video is from all the way back in Oct. 2015. Most of you probably weren't even born yet.But I'm highlighting it on Have You Seen This because odds are that you haven't watched it yet, even though it's old enough to be your grandfather.There are a few reasons I love ...
  • Are you and your family speaking different love languages? Are you and your family speaking different love languages? February is all about love, which is incredible timing because if my Facebook feed and basically any media outlet is right, there's a lot of hate in the world right now. Everything from politics to football to inauguration outfits seems to generate mockery and disdain.So instead of engaging in that animosity, I have been focusing on the love this February. ...
  • This dying mother goes six days without lungs during an experimental surgery This dying mother goes six days without lungs during an experimental surgery What was supposed to be a routine trip to the hospital turned into a life-changing procedure for one mother. Melissa Benoit, 32, has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that can cause a buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. Over time, this condition can limit the ability to breathe. She had been taking antibiotics, but when she ...
  • My son is a metaphor for international relations My son is a metaphor for international relations I came across an article on snopes.com a few weeks ago that said that I’m more likely to be shot by a toddler than a terrorist.I’m not that surprised.I have never suffered as many injuries to my body as I have since I invited little babies and children to live here, and I’m not even counting the ways I’ve been ...
  • How to speak to your kids about grown up issues How to speak to your kids about grown up issues It seems kids grow up too fast in today’s world. With social media and news available 24/7 it's hard to shield them from some adult topics that bring reality all too soon to their attention. School shootings, bombings, even political issues are becoming daily topics of conversations amongst adults, on TV and the internet. These are issues that your kids ...
  • If you aren't doing these 4 things, you aren't really apologizing If you aren't doing these 4 things, you aren't really apologizing Imagine this: Your spouse ate the rest of the lasagna you had planned to serve for leftovers tonight. Now there’s no dinner and everyone is hungry and crabby. When you fume about it, he says dismissively, “My bad.”How's that for an apology? Do you feel any better?Probably not.It wasn’t sincere and it certainly didn’t own up to his carelessness. And ...
  • Why I refuse to have quality time with my family Why I refuse to have quality time with my family The phrase “quality time” usually refers to spending meaningful time with someone you love. A time where you are giving your full attention to someone, with no distractions. A time when you are either teaching, learning or making a special memory. While these things are all great (even essential to relationships) I refuse to have quality time with anyone. Here’s ...
  • Have You Seen This? Best traffic court ever Have You Seen This? Best traffic court ever THE COURT — In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: The police, who investigate crime, and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.OK, so this isn't as intense as "Law and Order," but this may be the greatest court exchange ever caught on camera.The YouTube channel "Caught ...

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