Sunday Share: Week 45

Can you believe there are only 6 more weeks until Christmas morning? If you follow me via the Insta you’ll already know we’re down to 43 sleeps.
51 until next Halloween. We’ve got loads of time on that one, my friends.

Dream Big, Dream Often
The best five tips ever in the history of the world of blogging…

The Dad
Cutting the cables on your doodads… love or hate?

My Upward Spiral
Being reminded of what perfect really means

Dorky Mom Doodles
We all forget sometimes… Some of us forget more often than others. Thank you Tooth Fairy.

Coach Daddy
Just a dad answering his kids questions as truthfully and honestly as possible…

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Sunday Share: Week 44

We just fell back an hour on this side of the equator. It’ll be dark by 5:30 this evening. Blah. At least at 6:30 yogurt time (the cue to start getting ready for bed) I won’t have to hear, “BUT IT’S STILL LIGHT OUT!” Maybe I’ll try the it’s-dark-out-time-to-get-ready-for-bed trick at 5:30. I can’t complain too much though. They did sleep until 7am (would have been 8 am yesterday). So you either have an extra hour to read this week’s picks or you have extra daylight to read this week’s picks.

Either way, happy reading!

Bearded Fury
1 year 9 month and 12 day old takes her parents on tour of a castle and someone gets a red hot poker up their posterior.

Twin Daddy (found through Victo Delore)
Looking in the mirror and not seeing you, but you’re there… And a beautiful piece on depression…

Wonderoak
Adulting might be difficult, but at least we have swearing. Jessica tells of a few other things she’s teaching her kids about, too…

Man vs Mommy
When bad behavior is wrongly translated to bad children, we must defend them…

Ballsed Up Parenting
On gender stereotyping children…

I’ll also share my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for you to follow…

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Sunday Share: Week 43

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Day 4 of 7 days. 7 Black and White Photos of your life. No people or explanation.
Thanks A Momma’s View for nominating me for this challenge!


The whales are back – two humpbacks. The eagles number in the several dozens. As do the Atlantic White Sided Dolphins (not the Miami kind). The seals are always here. The Atlantic Saury (aka billfish or skipjack) are in by hundreds of thousands and that’s what all the rest of higher food chain creatures are after. They are so amazing to watch. If you’ve been following my blog for more than a year you will remember my adventures with them from last year. One of these years they will accept me as one of their own. If you’re looking for some incredible photos of all this, check out the amature photographer’s FB page! You’ll be amazed!

One Good Dad
A vacation trip, 1355 steps, and one good lesson…

A Momma’s View
The guilt trip of parenthood ain’t no vacation…

It’s Good to be Crazy Sometimes
Do we really need a new norm? The old norm was bad enough…

Grubbs-n-Critters
The food in Hungary looks amazing! So glad she doesn’t have my picky eaters…

Trying to Be A Superwoman
Questioning whether or not you’re ready for number 2 when you’re still not sure you’re ready for number 1, yet and he’s 3, is a question all parents have asked themselves…

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p.s. Just 7 weeks and a day until Christmas!

 

Sunday Share: Week 41

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A little hike today. This was before the red hatter jumped in the water…

16 days until Halloween. We’ll have a skeleton and an alien knocking on doors. The skeleton’s Halloweens are limited. He’s 10 now. He might have 2 more. However, there is no clear cut off age for trick-or-treaters.

11 weeks left of this year.
10 weeks until Christmas. 10 Sundays left.
15 days into October and we have yet to turn the heat on. We’re doing well. I have a hunch it won’t be long until we start hearing those little clicks of warmth coming from those baseboard heaters. The mornings have been 5 degrees (41) and while the days have been nice, we’re no longer reaching 20 (70). Like the Starks always say, “Winter is coming”. Well, duh. We’re in the North.

This Girl’s Dad
We parents have it tough. Kids can have it tougher, especially when there are consequences. This Girl’s Dad carefully weighs the “punishments” his daughter will face in school and then handles like a caring father would…

Wonderoak
Jess is the mom of four and this poignant post she eloquently discusses “kid shaming”.  Having kids is a decision, your decision. Not your neighbors. Not that crotchety old lady behind you in the checkout line. Not that couple next to you at the restaurant. Don’t apologize. These kids are the future…

Skinny and Single
This isn’t a post about a stupid, ugly kid. Okay, yes it. But, it’s also about how to raise them so they don’t get beat up. How to raise them into perfect 10s.

The Return of the Modern Philosopher
Ever wanted to have some deep thoughts with Satan? Austin did. Or at least he tried. He tried to put Hell’s Warden out of a job. Then the Prince of Darkness delivered…

Ah Dad
Dubai is long way away from South Africa. It’s also more humid. Especially since South Africa is moving from winter to spring while Dubai is moving from Summer to fall. I’m pretty sure one air conditioner just saved his life…

I’d also like to share that you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Sunday Share: Week 39

30 days to Halloween! What are you going to be this year?
85 days to Christmas! 60 days until we put up the Christmas tree, signaling Woody and Elfis to return from the North Pole.

I’ve been going through my list of blogs I subscribe to. I’m finding many that haven’t posts for 6 months or more. I know blogging isn’t something everyone keeps doing. People fall off the blogging bandwagon all the time. Perhaps they didn’t like writing after all. Perhaps it was because they didn’t go “viral”. Perhaps they were abducted by aliens. How long do you allow someone to not blog before you kick them off your subscriber list because you figure they’re done or alien abducted? I’d like to clean up my list by removing those who are done. Do you do that? It sure would make looking for great posts to share much easier.

The Salty Mamas
A stress free, picture perfect picture day for your kids… Or not…

Snoozing on the Sofa
Saving the family from invasion…

Motherhood Made Me Do It
Small talk or get naked? Both?

Lisa Pomerantzster
Solving the world’s problems around the supper table…

Riddle from the Middle
The next Driver’s Ed course…

All In A Dad’s Work
4 question my kids asked me…

You should see what I’m sharing on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, too!

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Sunday Share: Week 38

Exactly 3 months from today, 91 days. 12 weeks.

Canadian Thanksgiving is a few weeks away. Then Halloween. Then American Thanksgiving.

Yes. We celebrate both. More turkey for us.

But as I sit here writing today’s Sunday Share, I can’t help but think about life. We’re watching (aka catching up) on the AGT finales. We’re watching their final performaces and just saw Evie Claire. We’re floored that her dad passed the week of the finale from colon cancer, yet, here was this 13 year old girl pouring her heart into What A Wonderful World on the world’s stage. Even if she doesn’t win, she is the toughest young lady.

On a side note, I love that none of the judges on American’s Got Talent are American. There’s two Britains, A German, and a Canadian.

Dorky Mom Doodles
Healthy food, a vagina, and an excuse not to eat…

Tracey Tobin
An awesome book for a dollar. I know it’s awesome because I read it. So did DW.

A Momma’s View
Knowing the fight that others are fighting and the strength of a smile…

The Return of the Modern Philosopher
A visit from the Prince of Darkness to discuss some REM lyrics…

Modern Mommy Madness
On flaws, self praise and a hole in the couch that means love…

All In A Dad’s Work
My new look…

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Sunday Share: Week 36

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They’re so much cuter when they get along…

There are 365 days in a year.

52 weeks.

We’re on number 36. That leaves 16 weeks until the end of 2017.

15 until Christmas morning. I feel torn posting how many day until Christmas like I usually do. The way Harvey, Irma, and now possibly Jose wreck havoc. There are wildfire burning. There’s flooding around the world. People aren’t looking to Christmas. They’re looking to tomorrow. Recovering what remains. Trying to save what’s most important. Waiting for the storm to arrive, waiting for the storm to blow through, waiting to pick up the pieces.

Yet, I still see news anchors arguing with scientists by asking, “Do you have definitive proof that climate change is the cause of all this?” Nah, three consecutive record strength hurricanes is just coincidence. That’s a rant for a whole post of it’s own…

Stay safe Florida and Caribbean!
The rest of us can do some reading.

Accidental Hipster Mum
Shh… Be quiet and listen to everything 

Europe 2 Australia
Whether there’s a lot to say or nothing at all, together time is the best time…

Dream Big, Dream Often
Have a laugh with some Friday Funnies on a Sunday…

Hopeless Mom Antics
On fear, dragonflies, and running faster…

Fatty McCupcakes
When your asshole jeans tell you the brutal truth…

All In A Dad’s Work
Never know what the kids will say when you ask them a few questions…

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Monday Share: Week 35

In exactly 16 weeks it will be Christmas night. The gifts will all be exchanged. Santa will have made his magical appearance and elves will have hitched a ride off their shelf. Maybe there will be snow, this year. Maybe it’ll be 20C (70F) again. Bellies will be stuffed with stuffed turkey. For just one day, all will be right with the world…

But for now, it’s September. The kids backpacks are stuffed like Christmas turkeys with all their back-to-school supplies. They’re all fresh and clean and smelling like their bath bombs from Lush. The youngest is a bit sparkly from his and he loves it. His mother sniffed him and he was furious. He fussed at her, Don’t lick my sparkles off! 

Whether your part of the world is beginning to settle and chill into winter’s sleep or it’s just waking from it’s slumber, sit back and read a post that I forgot to share yesterday because I forgot what day it was…

I think I like the Monday Share better, anyway.

ps. I hope you had an amazing Labor Day weekend!
pps. Let me know down the comments which link you checked out. Thanks a bazillion!

Wonderoak
A runner, a whiner, and $100 bucks unclearly spent, but at least back-to-school shopping got done. Mostly.

Three’s A Herd
When you want to live in the now, but you also need to know what tomorrow brings…

Harsh Reality
When you put in the time, the time gives back…

Damn, Girl! Get Your Shit Together (Thanks to Riddle from the Middle for this little gem)
4 things Millennials might not know…

Tania 2 a Tee
When you’re kids are more excited to return to school than you are…

All In A Dad’s Work
A little rant about the end of summer, back to school, and teacher support…

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Sunday Share: Week 34

What a whirlwind of a weekend y’all.

The kids are finally in bed after 2 late nights and early mornings. That turns them into gremlins. Not the cute fury kind, either. The kind that wants to eat your face off if you get them wet.

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DW got some new clothes and wicked dress that makes her look like a bombshell. Dynamite. TNT. I got 2 books – Nicholas Sparks’s Two by Two and Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena. I got the boys some books, too. Fairytale Land for Crash and two easy chapter books about puppy dogs to read to Bang. The boys used their gift cards to get two new games for the Switch – Splatoon 2 and Arms. They haven’t had the chance to play them yet because they were too busy playing with their cousins. Today we hit up Hope for Wildlife and got to meet Hope Swinimer – the one the boys love to watch on the TV of the same name. It’s a wildlife rescue and rehab center. We got to see baby raccoons and a deer hawk, red tailed hawk, broad hawk, barred owl, a kestrel, a seal, some foxes, rabbits, chinchillas, ferrets, baby emus, a crow and many others.

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That’s Hope in purple.

Also, I got to see the Mayweather vs McGregor fight with my brother-in-law at his office party. I don’t like boxing. I find it a senseless sport. Hey! Lets repeatedly punch each other in the face and whoever falls and can’t get back up loses. But I found myself enjoying that fight. Mostly because Mayweather was undefeated at 49-0 and McGregor was 0-0. Technically, he too was undefeated, but it was his first ever boxing match.

Spoiler!
Mayweather is still undefeated.

What did you do this weekend? You can end it by reading and relaxing with some great blogs…

Coach Daddy
On being kind to Dipsh*ts

The Return of the Modern Philosopher
Thanks doesn’t have to wait until Thanksgiving…

I Like That Old Time Rock and Roll
A muse that Clapton used…

Millennial Millions
A millennial’s argument in favor of marriage…

Man vs Mommy
Back to school and ADHD

All In A Dad’s Work
Is it wrong of me to include my own post in these weekly shares? Nope… Here’s a post spanning my entire year being 40…

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Sunday Share: Week 33

There are 18 days of summer left here.

There are 72 days until Halloween. I’m going as either Captain Underpants or a ghost. DW is going to be Mrs. Underpants. Crash says he wants to be either Luigi or a cat. Bang says he wants to be Captain America. What are you going to be?

There are 127 days until Christmas. That’s just 18 more Fridays. I haven’t even started my shopping yet! Have you?

While you’re waiting for Christmas you can read these blogs that I read, too…

Robby White – Black Coffee and Bourbon
Kids need to be careful not use up their allotted word for the day…

The Salty Mama’s
When the CEO doesn’t know how much bread costs, buy diapers…

I Didn’t Have My Glasses On
Finding heroes is easy when you know where to look (especially if you’re looking for glasses)

Snoozing on the Sofa
On conquering the 3 big milestones of being a kid parent…

Green Grapes
On the day that changed them forever…

All In A Dad’s Work
A funny story on striking out to win the game…

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