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Exploding Breakfast Sandwiches! An Easy and Exciting Breakfast for Little Kids

A while back, my infinitely creative wife culled up what turned out to be an exciting, very fun and super easy breakfast idea for our five-year-old son. An unofficial culinary wizard (by that I mean she binge-watches cooking contest shows entire seasons at a clip while studying and learning from them), but incredibly busy building her non-profit

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bedroom converted to therapy room for hyperactive child

Active Therapeutic Sensory Bedroom for our Angry, Hyperactive Child (ODD & ADHD)

My son is and always has been very energetic.  When he was 1-2 years old, anyone that took care of him, be it a nanny, a sitter, or a daycare worker would be sure to let us know.  Early on, the nicer caregivers politely termed him as being “very busy.”   Then it was “strong-willed.”  As

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helping my hyperactive son learn to read using swing movement therapy

How I Help My Angry Hyperactive 5 Year Old Learn To Read (ODD & ADHD)

While my son is still a bit too young to be officially diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), he has been officially diagnosed by a licensed child neuro-psychologist as having ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder).  The psychologist has also indicated that the ADHD diagnosis is likely to come as he enters school age (he is

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8 Ball Pool by Miniclip start screen

8 Ball Pool by Miniclip – Gameplay Review & Tips To Help You Win More Games

A few weeks ago, I received a message on Facebook Messenger from my father in law to play a game of “8 Ball Pool”. I wasn’t expecting a game request to come on my phone’s Facebook Messenger app.  I thought it might be spam.  So I texted him, outside of FB Messenger, and asked if

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The Walmart Gift Card Fraud Scam that Walmart Doesn’t Care to Fix (Store 9115 RD)

Receiving Walmart Gift Cards for $1,500 My wife runs a local non-profit, Foster Kinship, that helps kids and their families.  Recently another non-profit purchased three $500 gift cards from a local Walmart store for a total of $1,500.  They gave the gift cards to Foster Kinship to purchase gifts for 50 kids as Christmas presents.

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InYard Therapy Swing Box Contents

InYard Therapy Swing Review (& Hammock Chair Swing Stand)

My wife and I adopted our (nearly) 5 year old son from the Clark County foster care system here in Las Vegas.  Once I figure out how I want to write publicly about our experience as foster and now adoptive parents (i.e. what to make public and what to keep private), I’ll be writing more

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Halloween Candy given up for toys from the Great Pumpkin

How to Get Your Child to Give Up His/Her Halloween Candy

Every year when Halloween rolls around our child suddenly has a bucket load of Halloween candy and because we don’t want him to ingest that much sugar, the question becomes, “How do we get our child to give up his Halloween Candy“.  Last year after watching an on-demand replay of the old ABC Halloween Special

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Piedrafina spots along sink edge

Piedrafina Review – Care & Maintenance

In this article I will review my experience in care and maintenance of a brand-name marble product called Piedrafina.   Piedrafina Marble is the brand name for a man-made marble product, touted by the manufacturer, to be uasable in a multitude of residential and commercial applications such as: Bathroom Vanities, Tub Decks, Shower Surrounds, Walls, Fireplace Surrounds,

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Mealime Review – Dinner Planning App

This article is my review of the Mealime dinner preparation app along with some background information for the basis of my opinions.  Mealime is a dinner meal preparation app geared towards time-strapped professionals looking to prepare healthy meals while learning to cook.  Mealime allows the healthy eater to save time by allowing the busy professional

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current state of desert loggia landscape

How To Landscape a Garden Loggia in the Rocky Desert Soil (or maybe How NOT to)

A couple years ago my wife and I decide to buy a house with a loggia.  At least the Las Vegas builder we purchased our home from termed the enclosed outdoor space at the front of the house a “loggia”.  I just did some quick research on the subject and while it is great sales propaganda,

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