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Are You A Dad-er?

Do you do the daddy-ing?

Maybe you’re a father. Maybe you’re not.

Either way, the daddy-ing dads, stepdads, uncles, grandpas, brothers, cousins, neighbors, teachers, coaches, and many more do makes a huge difference for the better in the lives of the children they daddy.

Know that all of your efforts for the children in your life are appreciated and world changing, even if they aren’t acknowledged.

He Answered To “Easter Basket”

Just ’cause we love ’em doesn’t mean they’re smart.

We had a dog named Douglas. We loved him all very much.

But, and I mean that in the nicest possible way, Douglas was an idiot.

Often when I’d look at Douglas I’d say to him, “It’s a good thing you’re pretty.”

He was pretty. He was a lab and saluki mix, with shiny black fur that was soft like a rabbit’s.

I Want A Kids’ Shoes Tracking Device #whatIwantforChristmas

I Want A Kids’ Shoes Tracking Device
#whatIwantforChristmas
by Gina Valley

I want a kids’ shoes tracking device for Christmas. We, as in me, spend more time looking for my kids’ shoes than for anything else.

Hopefully, the tracking device will come with a setting to help me locate my shoes when one of my kids has “borrowed them” (my black suede boots are particularly prone to “wandering” this time of year,

What Do YOU Want?

What Do YOU Want?
by Gina Valley

We all know and love the Facebook November “What I’m Thankful For” schtick*

*depending on your point of view that may or may not be typed in the sarcasm font

Now let’s go with something a bit more down to earth and realistic. Let’s call it:

What I Want For Christmas

#whatIwantforChristmas

Note the cool matching hashtag.

That’s NOT A Kodak Moment!!!

That’s NOT A Kodak Moment!!!
by Gina Valley

It’s that time of year.

I’m a bit envious of all the Hallmark and Kodak moments everyone seems to be having. It’s even worse now that they arrive via email and Facebook, along with the ever faithful snail mail batches.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley That’s NOT A Kodak Moment!!! Holiday Cards Family PhotosYou see, we don’t have Hallmark moments or Kodak moments.

What we have is closer to America’s Funniest Video moments,

STUPID Stuff I’m Thankful For

STUPID Stuff I’m Thankful For
by Gina Valley

Maybe the reason I’m so bugged by those 30 Days of Thankfulness lists is that I don’t have such a grandiose collection.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly thankful for the biggies: health, friends, family, and my Savior.

But, most of the time, when I hear myself offering up spontaneous thanks, it’s for much less impressive stuff.