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…

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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…

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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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Monday Share: Week 31

I’ve learned a lot since I started coaching baseball this summer. For instances, it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, but it does matter how you win or lose. I’ve learned that it’s also not about winning and losing, it’s about how much fun you had. Lastly, I learned that winning is more fun. There is a post in progress about it, actually. Tonight, however, our ball team won. There were good plays made in the field. There were good hits made at the plate. There was even a homerun. We allowed just 1 run in the first inning and 2 runs in the last 3 innings. We won 17-11.

Now here are some winning posts…

A Momma’s View
On seeing for the first time what’s been there the whole time…

WonderOak
On what to say (and not to say) to a mom with full hands…

Four Princesses and the Cheese
When minds spin like spin classes…

Grubbs-n-Critters
On a nail polish that both excites and saddens at the same time…

Home with Peanut
On the funniest meme’s on Facebook

All In A Dad’s Work
On kids answering questions about an upcoming trip…

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Sunday Share: Week 30

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One triple o.

On another note… One double o. One. Zero. Zero. 100. 100 days until Halloween. Hope you have your costumes ready! I think this year I’m going to as Captain Underpants.

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All I need is some tighty whities and a red cape. Hope it’s not cold this year. If it is, I’ll be Captain Obvious.

Fatty McCupcakes
A Birthday to remember…

Matthew Wakelee
Just enjoying the parks and taking advantage of a warm, summery day…

Black Coffee and Bourbon
On answering a child’s question…

Welcome to the Nursery
Kids pooping on the road (not literally)…

Lutherian Liar
Story time! About a trip to the Midwest. Complete with accents…

Stomperdad
A coin, a bridge, and backed up traffic

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I’m off to watch S04Ep03. Joffery just died and all hell is about break loose! What are you watching tonight?

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Monday Share: Week 25

I hope all you dads had great day yesterday. Moms, I hope your children’s father and your own father had a great day.

Even all of you who fill the fatherly role.

Hope you were able to play your “Dad Card” to get out any unwanted duties. Now we’re back to real life so it’s back to working and cooking and cleaning and jumping on trampolines and putting kids to bed and doing whatever it is you do as Dad.

Motherhood Made Me Do It
The death of a good morning…

Four Princesses and the Cheese
Hatchimal craze anyone?

Green Grapes
Seeing the light means being thankful…

Return of the Modern Philosopher
The Prince of Darkness’s father?

Who’s My Favorite Today
Cucumber trees?

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Got to love a good Dad joke…

Sunday Share: Week 23

It’s officially June.

I was talking to a boy on the playground last week at school. He told me, “There’s a June bug over there” and pointed to the ground in the corner of an asphalted area.

I replied, “Oh, show me.”

“I stomped on it.” He explained. “It’s not June, yet.”

Had that bug just waited one more day, he would have been in the correct month and would have survived. Though I know that boy made a many people happy. To some, the only good June bug is a dead June bug.

KS Beth
Hilarious troubles I’ll never face…

Home With Peanut
Funny parenting FB posts…

Sauce Box
About free samples…

Ipuna Black
Earning and giving…

Fatty McCupcakes
Being positive about your body…

All In A Dad’s Work
A shameless self promotion – Go Ask Your Father

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Baseball “tryouts” start tomorrow for Crash!

Sunday Share: Week 22

 

In case you’re counting, there are 210 days until Christmas!

You’re probably not counting, though. Neither am I.

But just like Christmas Eve, not a creature is stirring. The boys are asleep with visions of God knows what dancing in their dreams. The parrot is covered and quiet (until she screeches for a treat at 9:30). With it so peaceful, I leave you these good reads for this evening. Or morning for those of you on the other side.

One Good Dad
Where do you sit?

Hopeless Mom*Antics
Keep on Killin’ it!

Mom of Two Little Girls
Is all of it necessary?

Hold Me, Don’t Hold Me
Our kids are jerks (sometimes)

A Momma’s View
Making more love…

I’m still singing Nancy Mulligan

She was Nancy Mulligan
And I was William Sheeran
She took my name and then we were one
Down by the Wexford border

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