Thursday, May 24, 2018
When you are a DMD flying on your own with three young kids whose ages range from 5 months to six years you don’t do it to be a hero or because you are brave. You do it out of necessity to get on with the task at hand, however ugly it may turn out because you are a...
Stratton Family
“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind .”  - Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich What is a DMD Mastermind and why did I start it? by Shawn Stratton Have you ever had days where you feel like you are not cut out to be...
In my mind, I was going to get all these projects done around the house. Yard work, painting, clean the garage, it was going to be awesome! Boy, was I in for an awakening, lol. Lets just say, I never drank coffee until my son was born. Before I jump into my fatherhood experiences, let’s back up a bit.  Hi, I’m Andy! It...
Dads: Foster Kids NEED You By Derek Williams If you are taking the time to read this article, the odds are you are already a dad. Maybe you’re new or maybe you’ve been a dad longer in life than not, but either way, you proudly claim the title and your heart melts a little each time one of your kids say...
I've done some soul searching and one of the conclusions I came up with was that I spend way too much time on social media than is healthy. We all focus on how much screen time our kids have. My son is allowed 30 mins a day on his iPad but I would spend hours on my phone. I...
There are lots of ways to maintain your manhood. One in particular is teaching your son how to properly ask a woman out on a date. And what better person to start with than your mom? video of him asking soon coming... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPMCXR0Yw9Q
Is BPA Free Plastic safe?
Plastics have played an enormous role in increasing our quality of life. There is practically nothing that we do that hasn’t been improved or made possible by plastics... so the importance is not really up for debate. The concern, however, is whether it is safe to use plastics which come into contact with our food and our developing children. As...
The Houtz Family
So...you married a doctor. All of your buddies are 'high-fiving' you since, now, YOU just made 'easy street'. Mom and dad are holding that straight face around company, and whisper to one another how smart their boy is behind closed doors. Sure, maybe you won't have to worry as much about affording braces but like everything in life, nothing good...
This Week in Parenting is intended to be a weekly look at parenting talk around the web, amongst the DMD community, and occasionally, just stuff I'm dealing with around the house. The language is occasionally strong and the opinions reflect only the author. Let's dig in.  Strong-Willed Children, AKA: Possession-Prone Toddlers My son hasn't technically reached the "Terrible Twos" yet, but...
This post has a small amount of strong language. I feel like I've earned it. If you're not already familiar with Disney's Little Einsteins series, that's no reason for you to come here and rub it in... As I've established previously for readers, I have the privilege to care for an awesome little boy as I run a software development business...

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