Keeping a Technological Groove With the Young Ones

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Contribution made by Becky W. Dad, did you know that your relationship with your children is one of the best indicators of their success in life? That’s right, your influence as a father has an enormous impact on your children’s self-esteem, happiness, emotional and social development, and confidence. No one can adequately fill the place of a … [Read more...]

Getting Your Child Ready for the Real World

Following is a guest post. As the saying goes, the children are our future. As parents we feel the need to guide our children in the right direction so that they can live fulfilled, happy and successful lives. Unlike us, however, our children are growing up surrounded by technology. It's an integral part of our everyday lives, and nobody knows … [Read more...]

Cowpoke’s New-Old Horse, Smokey, Rainy Days, and Wet Boots

We haven't seen rain in FOREVER around here so the nice shower we had the other day was absolute heaven.  We let Truett play in the rain puddles all evening, fully clothed and all, including his Mickey Mouse ears he got from Disney World.  Those are the little moments I enjoy most. Remember Sparkplug?  Well, we still have him and Truett … [Read more...]

Tryin’ to Catch Me Ridin’ Cozy

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The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, I had one, almost everyone had one over the years it seems.  They were so much fun and required leg work, which is always good for the heart.  Nothing against the battery powered ones or anything but it always seems like with something more simple like this little coupe, it requires you to use your imagination. Example: … [Read more...]

Terror of Tiny Town

It's hard to believe that it took 10 years for us to be blessed with this handsome lil' fella but it did and now he's a three year old terror.  Can someone tell me who the heck made up the terrible two's because they were wrong. It's the terrible three's.  Three--where they can do everything by themselves, start talking back, understand that 'no' … [Read more...]

Dandy’s Western Wear One Man Rodeo Show

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I've always gotten the cutest little comments about my boys when they were growing up. I guess there's just something about seeing a little fella in Wranglers, boots, and a cowboy hat. Anyways, we headed out to the Dandy's to buy Toby some Cinch Jeans that are SUPER cheap ($20 in fact because he buys them in s HUGE bulk), when the cowpoke spotted … [Read more...]

Disney Makes Traveling More Fun for Kiddos!


Disney is offering an “On the Road With” kit to one lucky reader! The kit promises to keep children comfortably entertained during car or plane trips this summer and will put an end to the dreaded “Are we there yet?” questions while allowing families to share their favorite family vacation destinations. The travel kit … [Read more...]

My Mother’s Day Moments with My Boys


I decided to force my kids to take pictures with me even though I hate pictures myself.  I don't have very many with my boys so we did a few quick ones.  I had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend and we spent almost every single moment together the entire weekend! We went to a ranch rodeo Saturday, shopped, ate at Logan's and then went home. … [Read more...]

Little Man, Then and Now


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Cover Kid Photo Contest for Parents Magazine

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Raise your hand if you think you have the cutest kid in America. *raising hand* Well if you do and have a photo of your little one, you can enter into Parents Magazine's Cover Photo Contest. It's free and your little one could be on the November 2009 Cover issue and be entered to win $10,000. There are two categories: 3mths - 2 years and 2 … [Read more...]

Kid’s Creations and Their Quality Swing Sets


Have you seen these swing sets?  These beautiful wooden swing sets that when you look at them, you go wow?  Clearly it's more than a swing set, it's a whole playground! I have a terrible memory but I truly don't recall ever having a swing set or even a little swing for that matter, I could be wrong though and I'm sure my mom will call to set … [Read more...]

Spread Your Love of Veggies

I'm sure many of you struggle with getting your kids to eat fresh, healthy vegetables.  In fact, I'm willing to be a lot of you give in to your child's unwillingness to eat their vegetables which is a big no-no.  If you lead by example, it's much easier to teach your children healthy eating habits.  If they see you eating at an early age, it will … [Read more...]



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Weekly Photo Pickins’


I think all these photos represent Summer fun!  You've got steak from barbecuing, the beautiful scenery and sunset, and a cutie patootie swimmer.  What else could you ask for?  BUT, since I can only enter ONE photo into the 5M4M contest, I'm entering the third picture of my little man swimming:) Could this be part of Monday's recipe? Anna's … [Read more...]

More Little Man


Little man is growing so fast.  He'll be 2 September 25:)  He's got so much personality that I just melt when I sit and watch him.  He's a singin' & dancin' dude and if he's not a cowboy when he grows up, he might be a famous performer! I gave him his first buzz a couple of weeks ago.  I love it because I don't have to fiddle with all that … [Read more...]

Unique in Their Own Way

Just a random post today.  I've got some house cleaning to do and won't be on the computer much today.  I thought I'd post a photo of each of my loves.  They are all tired and filthy but still cute.  They all are so unique and it's always interesting to see what they're gonna say or do next. Da' Man is drinking a beer after a long day at work.  … [Read more...]