TODAY: Final Carpet Installation

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We have been working on upgrading our home for some time now.  Last week, the carpet was installed, but at the end of the job, the workers ran out of carpet before the last of the job could be completed.  The carpet is beautiful and feels so great on our feet, but if you step just right and land on the nails coming out of our "naked" steps, that doesn't feel too hot!  Of course our carpet selection wasn't in stock at the store, so the carpet … [Read more...]

Kayla Needs Your Help: Parent Survey

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Hi! My name is Kayla Landis and I am an undergraduate student at Clark University in Worcester, MA. I am currently conducting research in the Psychology Department with my adviser, Dr. Nicole Overstreet, as part of my senior honors thesis. My study is titled “Public Point of View: How Parents Are Perceived When Their Children Misbehave”. My research focuses on just that; I am curious to know how people view one’s parenting skills when … [Read more...]

Car Care Is A MUST


Men are usually the ones in the family who take care of the car maintenance.  I know some people who do not care to maintain their vehicles, and they do not realize the damage they are doing when they think their cars are fine! Think about the payoffs that come with maintaining your vehicle: Street smarts.  Feel safe, sound, and confidant by knowing that your car is in good shape and that you have emergency roadside skills. Save money … [Read more...]

Travis Got His Driver’s Permit

Travis Driver's Permit

Is it about time to start thinking about getting your son or daughter set up to take their driver's permit test?  Our son turned 15 in June, so we signed him up for driver's education class as soon as school started.  Within a week of starting this class, he was ready to take his driver's permit test.  We couldn't believe how quickly this happened, but our son was on cloud 9!  The driver's education class provided us with all the info. we needed … [Read more...]

Kicking A Bad Habit

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Do you have a bad habit that you would like to quit?  No judgment here!  We all have bad habits whether we realize it or not.  If we can develop a habit, we can CHANGE a habit!  As a dad, I find myself not going to sleep until the toys are all put away.  Sometimes I can’t face my desk without a giant cup of coffee.  I know someone who wants to quit smoking but they are having trouble with that. Think about the payoffs when dropping a habit you … [Read more...]

Sponsored Video: Denny’s Grand Slam Breakfast

Check out the latest Denny's commercial below.  Egg, Pancake and Bacon are back in the spotlight! . Making time for "family" is very important, this is when memories are made.  Think back to your childhood, can you remember times your family spent together on vacations, get togethers, holidays, etc.  In today's times, families are often on-the-go with after school events, sports,jobs, etc. which can make it very difficult to find time to … [Read more...]

One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta Recipe


Have you ever heard of Dump Dinners?  They are meals where you literally dump all of the ingredients into a pot and cook them and then dinner is ready. These are especially great for busy parents or couples who do not have time to cook a meal that takes an extra hour out of their day. Pasta is a staple meal in a lot of households.  This recipe only takes two minutes to prep, 15 minutes to cook and it serves 4 people. You will need the … [Read more...]