All posts tagged: kids

The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis // An Adorable 10-Year-Old & All The Feels

Originally posted on Book Enthral:
Firstly, I need to ask, WHY THE HELL MORE PEOPLE AREN’T TALKING ABOUT THIS BOOK??!! The One Thing is an awe inspiring book that makes takes you through the whole emotional spectrum, and has crazy awesome characters. If you haven’t read this, which I know a lot of you haven’t, YOU NEED TO! I started around 9ish at night and read through to ten to 4 in the morning because I JUST COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! Maggie lost her site six months ago due to bacterial meningitis, along with her bright soccer future, her close relationship with her mother, and all of her friends. One day while at her probation officers office (a small prank) Maggie slips, knocks her head and then suddenly a miracle occurs, she can see, but only Ben. This start’s Maggie becoming best friends with a 10 year old, crushing on his older brother (who happens to be the lead singer for Maggie’s favourite band) and her road to emotional and mental recovery Within the…

Fright Night on October 31.

Originally posted on SHEU QUEN | THE RACONTEUR:
Pumpkins, bats, witches, cats… how are you celebrating Halloween this year? | Photo by Aventure Parc. In four days’ time, you will have the perfect reason to break out the candy bars, restock the chocolates and sweets and all manners of tasty treats in your kitchen. Not because it’s football season (although the Barclay’s Premier League 2015-2016 has already began), but because in four days’ time, on October 31st, it will be Halloween. Children will come knockin’ on your front doors, trickin’ and treatin’. Say, will children end up with diabetes and toothaches as they grow older, after having devoured all the candies they received on Halloween? I used to ask myself how did Halloween come into existence. I thought it was a publicity stunt by Hollywood or Disneyland. Making up stories to scare the kids into behaving themselves, that sort of thing. Parents are pretty good at doing that. Especially when they want you to eat your greens or brush your teeth before bedtime or adhere to…

Judging A Dawson’s Creek Pocket Book By Its Cover

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
A couple of years ago, Molly was kind enough to send me a care package of books, most of which are geared towards a younger audience, because she gets me. One of the books in said package was a novelization of Dawson’s Creek, called A Capeside Christmas. Here I am reading A Capeside Christmas while we were waiting to get into the Dawson’s Creek Writers Reunion at ATX TV Festival in June It seems as if novelizing popular TV shows seemed to be a big 90s thing that brought in all the cash for these already hit programs. I’m pretty sure I read one or two of the Full House books, but there was also a collection of Buffy, Charmed, and Roswell ones floating around too. But the thing about these was that they were never *quite* in canon with the shows they were derived from. I recently finished A Capeside Christmas, and hands down, it was one of the worst things I’ve ever read. But I finished it, so…

What Childhood Movies Taught Me…

Originally posted on John Lee Taggart:
I’ve been having myself a good old nostalgia fest today – thinking back to some of the best films I loved during my childhood (and still do!)  I suppose I didn’t realise it then…but a lot of the films were teaching me valuable lessons on life – and in many ways I owe everything I am now, to them! Here are ten of the most poignant philosophies that I, and millions of others were taught ~ 1. “That breakfast food is the best – and there is no such thing as too much…” (Uncle Buck) This lesson in particular, has held true all of my life. Although I am yet to use a snow shovel to make humongous pancakes – it is definitely on my bucket list. 2. “That they don’t sell human eyeballs in supermarkets…” (Jumanji)  Just in case they were ever on your grocery list. Also we learned that not all board games, make you bored – as the name may suggest. Obviously having Robin Williams present helps massively. 3. “That everyone…

Staring At Menus

Originally posted on A Couple Talks:
On Saturday, Emily and I did the dishes four times that day. We also took out the trash four times. Laundry is also never-ending. As soon as we fold up and put away a clean batch of clothes, there’s another batch that needs to be washed. The piles are meshing together. It’s only a matter of time until I put on a dirty pair of boxers by mistake. Dishes. Trash. Laundry. All day, everyday. I love Del Taco. Apparently, this fast food chain only resides in certain states. It’s the better version of Taco Bell. As much as I love this place, I do encounter a problem with it from time to time. I see the menu and there’s so many damn options. I imagine a hot chick has a similar problem: she has so many suitors that she ends up staying single. I don’t know what to order sometimes, and it bugs the shit out of me. There is clearly a problem with abundance. Why does the world hate America so much? Because…

Originally posted on Millennial Type: Seven weeks into fatherhood, and I’ve already learned quite a bit. If you missed my first installmentof Breaking Dad, my intention is to share with you little things I want to teach my kids someday that still apply to all of us. Over these past few weeks, I’ve been reminded of something I took for granted: make time for play. Besides working full time, changing diapers, running a blog, running a podcast, cooking dinner,launching an eCourse, and sleep, there isn’t much time left in the day for playing. I know we can all relate in some way, even if you don’t have kids. Life happens, responsibilities pile up, so making time for fun is pushed to the end of our to-do list. Now I’m all for productivity, but sometimes taking time to play (with our spouse, friends, pets or children) leads to more productivity later. Here are just a few proven benefits of play: Read more…