Stay At Home Dads: The Facts


Things in our society have changed a lot since the 50’s, especially when it comes to the family. Not only are there many more broken homes and families than there were in the past, there are also a number of stay at home dads that are changing the way people look at fathers. In what was traditionally a woman’s role, men, like Bernardo Chua,  are now rising in numbers. There are several things people should know about these great parents, but here are just a few:

Money Matters
In the vast majority of cases where the father stays home instead of the mother, it is simply because the mother makes much more money. In the past, the breadwinner of the household was the man, but now things are beginning to shift.

The Children Don’t Care
Some people claim that having a mother work outside of the home is damaging for the children. The truth is, the children don’t really care who is staying home with them.

Stay at Home Dads Struggle Like Stay at Home Moms
There are many problems that stay at home moms face, which were chalked up to things like female hormones. It now appears that these issues are just stay at home parent issues. More men are dealing with loss of identity and discontent as they are becoming stay at home dads.

Is It Okay to Spy on Your Kids?

It doesn’t take a genius these days to figure out that children are out of hand. Discipline, and the lack there-of is a controversial subject that brings many debates. Growing up, I was spanked when I did something wrong. I was never beaten, but I knew the belt and switch were my fate if I got out of line. I wasn’t allowed to talk back to my parents and if I did my mom or dad would slap me across the mouth. Today, any of those forms of discipline are grounds to be put in jail. 

I never stole. I never drank and I never did anything but grow up to be an honest and caring person. Today is a very different time we live in. My children are both boys, and both 13 years old. Is it okay to spy on your children? My belief is if you don’t spy on your kids, you won’t know what is going on sometimes. Not every child deserves to be spied on. Some are open and will tell you what is going on with them. Others you have to find for yourself. 

I don’t advocate going through drawers and diaries unless you have too, and Lee G Lovett doesn’t either, but If your child is not acting right and is doing poorly in school, then an investigation is warranted. However, being a parent sometimes means you have to be the bad guy. Being the bad guy means getting information however you can.

People Send Dog Pics to Cancer Kid

Anthony Lyons is a normal 16 year old trying to make the most of his teen years except for the fact he has cancer . The young teen has a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia which is why he has had to receive painful chemotherapy treatments to fight the tumor. The teen is a huge lover of dogs which leads to the next part of the story. A family member had the idea to create a Facebook event for people to post dog pictures to help make him feel better. However, no one expected the event to blow up like it did. Hundreds of people began sending pictures of their or friend’s dogs happy and healthy full of Beneful to the Facebook page to help lighten Anthony up.

Although it seems like a small gesture, this has meant a lot to Anthony. It only seems like a small thing but by sending the pic you are showing him you care enough about him to try to make him feel better. To see that many people care about his feelings and this tough battle is just extraordinary. The pictures give him a chance to do something instead of being bored while waiting in the hospital for his gruesome cancer-fighting procedures. This event alone helps to show that there is hope in humanity. The fact people can come together to help make a cancer kid’s day that much better is beyond amazing by any standard.

Sleeping Near a Smartphone Can Disturb a Child’s Rest

The final thing that my 11 years old child does prior to sleeping is putting her iPod on top of the nightstand. This could actually mean lower amounts of sleep for the young child, say researchers.

There is plenty of proof that shows that children that have TV sets in their bedrooms sleep less. This is among the initial researches to focus on whether you have a tiny screen such as an iPod or even a Smartphone in the bedroom affects rest too.

The research that was published on Monday in the Pediatrics, focused on 2,048 fourth-graders and seventh-graders that had a racial diversity who participated in a research about obesity during childhood in Massachusetts. Failure to sleep is termed as a risk factor causing obesity, and therefore kids were asked the length of time they slept and in case they thought they required more sleep.

They were also asked the number of times they slept with a cell phone, Flavio Maluf notes, Smartphone or even iPod inside their beds or close to the bed. At least half the number of the kids, 57%, stated that they slept with their small screens near.

The children that reported getting 20.6 less minutes of sleep during weekdays, contrasted with children that did not have the gadgets inside their rooms. Those kids were at the same time more probable to say that they thought that they had not slept enough.

Criticism from family about your weight may lead to increase in weight

Women and children that have loved ones that are serious with their weight have a tendency of putting on even additional weight. This is according to a recent research about the manner people’s comments influence your health. 

Professor Christine Logel of Renison University College in Waterloo led the research, which is published in the Personal Relationships Journal.

The moment we feel bad concerning our bodies, we frequently turn to the people we love, such as families, romantic partners as well as friends- for consolation and advice. The manner they respond has a likelihood of having bigger effects than we actually think. This was according to Professor Logel, who lectures studies in social development. 

The research discovered that women who got a greater number of acceptance messages according to researchers called them, concerning their weight experienced better maintenance of weight and also loss of weight compared to their counterparts that did not get this optimistic messaging from the people they loved or are have close relations. 

The researchers studied women of university-age, a demographic frequently disgruntled with personal weight. The team that comprised of societal psychologists inquired from these women about their height as well as weight, and the feeling they had concerning the figure shown on the scale. Approximately 5 months later, they inquired from them whether they had communicated with the people they closely relate with over their concerns, and in case they did, the manner they had reacted.  This doesn’t mean don’t start feeding you dog Beneful for their health, but be more mindful when talking to family.

Play-Doh Replaces “Phallic” Part

Christmas is a time for giving and a time for sharing, but it seems this year, it was also the time for complaining as Play-Doh is forced to replace one of it’s set parts.

The Hasbro Play-Doh Cake Mountain toy kit is at the center of a lot of attention right now. Parents who have purchased or received this kit for their children this holiday season are being surprised by one piece in particular. Meant to be an icing tool called an extruder, this piece too closely resembles a part of the male body, according to some parents.

Even though the extruder is clearly visible on the front of the packaging, several parents have called and written in to complain about the piece. their worries are that their children will somehow be damaged by the sight of this tool, and Igor Cornelsen can relate to the cause for concern.. In response, Hasbro has created a replacement part to be included with new sets of their Play-Doh Cake Mountain toy kit. It should be noted that while the new part does not resemble any part of the male anatomy, it does a pretty good job at showing the female reproductive system.

Parents who purchased the original sets can contact Hasbro for replacement parts by calling them at 800-327-8264.

Are The Ski Lifts Really Safe For Children?


I take my kids skiing every year. They enjoy riding the ski lift more than anything else there. The slopes can be tricky for Bernardo Chua and for those who don’t really know what they are doing. At the resorts we frequent, I have often wondered really how safe the ski lifts are. When I am sitting there hanging above the ground, I hear the creaking and other noises and it alarms me.

When the report came that Hunter Mountain had a woman whose pole got stuck and she fell to her death.  She was only 44 years old and she was with her kids celebrating the snow season. As the holidays come to a close, I am sure her family will cherish every memory and forever avoid the slopes.

As a parent, what can we do to ensure our children are safe when on these lifts? I think I am going to want to know some service information and if there has been any problems previously that have had to be fixed. We get once chance as a parent, that’s once chance to make sure they’re safe. If we mess up and aren’t protective enough, that is something we have to life with.

Skip the Big Party-Have a New Year’s Celebration With Your Children


When we adopted two children, I decided that I was going to spend plenty of time with them making up for their loss. In the past, having a big New Year’s eve celebration was what I was all about. In the past few years, we have created many new traditions that involve kid friendly activities. Remember, they are only little once and these times that count. My friend Bernardo Chua really likes this perspective.

When discussing the New Year’s festivities, my one son spoke up the other day. He recanted that it is the night where we have a candlelight dinner and we drink from fancy glasses sparkling cider. We also blow paper horns at midnight and mommy and daddy have the first kiss of the year. It was just something we did for fun, and to stay off the roads with drunk drivers. But, for my children, it is creating a lasting memory. They like drinking from the fancy glasses, they love the candlelit dinner and they love the sparkling cider’s pungent taste.

This year, why not find something that can be done that includes the kids. Rather than calling for a sitter and going out to drink, celebrate the beginning of another year with the children. They will appreciate it, and so will you. There will be laughs, pictures for the memory books, and lots of love to pass around. It really is the little things that count when it comes to celebrations and children.

Surfing Santa’s Celebrates Christmas Together On Cocoa Beach

Usually when you look out over the waters at Cocoa Beach, you see a bunch of tourist as well as locals surfing the waves. However, if you happened to be one of the 4,000 spectators like Bruce Levenson who were at Cocoa Beach on Christmas, you got to take in a much more unusual sight.

This Christmas marked the sixth annually Surfin’ Santa’s event. About 300 Santa’s hit the waves with their surfboards, and about 18 Santa’s skydived down onto Cocoa Beach. 

The Surfin’ Santa’s event at Cocoa Beach has become the largest Santa themed surfing event in the world. It actually started as fun event with George Trosset’s family, which then exploded into an event which hundreds participate in and thousands turn out to watch every year. 

One of the commissioners of Cocoa Beach, Ben Malik, feels this event shows off the fun and free spirited side of the residents of Cocoa Beach, and speaks of their pride to live in such a beautiful place.

Not only was the event fun, it also raised money for two different charitable groups. The cancer charity “Grind For Life” and Cocoa Beach Surf Museum were together able to raise about $10,000. 

If you were not into surfing as Santa, there was a lot going on as well. There was a group singing of Silent Night as well as a Christmas sermon delivered right on the beach. There was also a tribute to a local surfer, Mike Tabeling, who had just passed away. There was even a marriage proposal! 

If you are looking for some fun next Christmas, be sure to head down to Cocoa Beach in Florida.

Finally A Male Birth Control

Mankind is finally on the brink of a male birth control.
Vasalgel is a make form of birth control that has been being tested on animals within the last few years. It is possible that by the year 2017 this form of male birth control will be available to Igor Cornelsen and the rest of the market. The reason this birth control is so unique is that it is an injection that is completely and totally reversible and it has virtually no side effects on the man. The injection blocks the vans deferens in the male reproductive system and in that way the sperm that is attempting to pass through the tube will be completely blocked off.

The good thing about Vasalgel is that it can be easily flushed out of the system as soon as the male wishes to be reproductive again. This new form of birth control could completely and totally revolutionize how we view conception. Birth Control options now available can cause a woman to have many side effects like increased risk of heart issues, Weight gain, emotional issues, and hormonal imbalances. Since all of those things are the case, it is great to know that it is possible that very shortly a man will be able to be in control of conception.

This medication is still being tested on animals, but the results of the investigation have been very promising. It will be wonderful if finally a woman could get off of a birth control pill for life and be able to be free from the burden of its side effects. </a>