Posts Tagged ‘ parenting ’

If It Doesn’t Spark Joy, Discard It!

April 15, 2019
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Miss NackawicChris Helgason is the illustrator behind The World According to Miss Nackawic. He grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, spent 12 years in the army and now works as an aircraft maintenance engineer.…

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‘What are you doing, Alexa?’

March 22, 2019
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The siren-loud noise of indie pop at 5 in the morning on a Saturday was not what I wanted at 5 in the morning on Saturday. My 15-year-old son tends to sleep through his alarm,…

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The Secret Rules of Chess

February 19, 2019
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[The following is a partially true story.] As a parent, I have long tried to be a role model for my children. I have always striven to teach my daughters fundamental values like integrity, honesty…

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Teaching your teen is not impossible

November 16, 2018
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My 15-year-old no longer has patience—not with inconvenience, not with failure and not with learning, which is often the takeaway in times of inconvenience and failure . . . if you have patience. It seems…

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Brian Kiley’s Twitter Comedy

August 23, 2018
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              To enjoy more of Brian’s humor and storytelling, check out his debut novel The Astounding Misadventures of Rory Collins. Available on Amazon in paperback and eBook. Brian KileyBrian…

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Getting older leads to sleepless night

August 17, 2018
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I was going to bed late, had to get up early for work—probably should’ve skipped that cup of coffee—and I was getting old. Wow, my son turned 15! I am old. I lay in bed…

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HumorOutcasts Radio Interview with Dorothy Rosby

August 1, 2018
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This podcast is an interview with Dorothy Rosby. Dorothy is the author of “I Used to Think I Was Not that Bad and Then I Got to Know Me Better,” who refers to the book…

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My Overdue Thank-You Letter

June 5, 2018
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Several years ago, someone told me a story about “discovering your grateful heart.” So, I decided to work on that. Over the course of the next year, I sent one thank-you letter each week to…

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“You Kids Have It So Easy!” (Parental Lecture, Year 2038 Edition)

March 20, 2018
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Growing up, I routinely was on the receiving end of my dad’s lectures about how cushy my life was compared to his when he was a youth. “You have no idea how easy you have…

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Dad’s got a ticket to ride

March 16, 2018
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I heard the best time to go to Disneyland is Super Bowl Sunday. That’s because no one goes on the unofficial national holiday, when even churches are closed. According to the Nielsen Company (a global…

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