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Friday, May 13, 2016

Dad’s View: My Changing Interests for the Sake of My Daughters

By John G. Warren

It’s no secret the family name ends with me. Having all girls means three proms, three weddings, and three occupied bathrooms. That’s fine, for if it were a household of all boys, there would be no Beauty Shop, Easy Bake Oven Test Lab, or the many other wonderful benefits of the pink world. But in days of late, my girls seem to be gravitating toward their mother. I suddenly noticed I’d lost my grade school sports commentators to the reality shows about interior design or families involved in some kind of dance team drama. What happened to the days of large hot chocolates while watching college football for hours on end?

With a broken heart I realized that they could care less about the NCAA Basketball Tournament. I will forever cherish the memories of their asking, “How come you can’t dribble a puck?” and “Why do catchers and goalies get to dress like turtles?”

I resented my wife for taking my buddies away from the upstairs couch: the closest thing to a Man Cave I’ve ever had. What happened to my rowdy cheering squad of pig-tailed girls in flannel gowns? They’d left me alone on one floor while they giggled with their mother over their newfound passion of house renovation on another floor.

One night, sipping my hot chocolate alone while watching my team lose, I realized the only thing left to do was convert. I was spending my time alone while the most important people in my life were going about life without me. If I was to be with them then I had to go to their world.

The Fantasy Football League was soon replaced with Flip This House and Design on a Dime. And they’ve accepted me with open arms. Heck, I was surprised to find out how much time we get to spend at Lowe’s and Home Depot. And the best part of it all is we’re together.

How do you stay connected with your kids as their interests change? 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

What To Do This Weekend: Festival Fever

You don't have to wonder what you'll be doing this weekend. We have it all figured out for you!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Win a Birthday Party to Remember

Give your child a birthday to remember! Enter today’s giveaway to win a free birthday party package to the Louisville Mega Cavern’s Mega Quest Course, the only fully underground aerial ropes challenge course in the world! You will receive two hours on the Mega Quest Aerial Course, pizza and unlimited drinks for the participants (minimum of 10), and Mega Quest invitations you can mail to your guests. Get ready for an adventure!  See Official Rules for details.

The lucky winner is Jenni Gohmann!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Steal This Idea: Develop a System for Toys

By Keri Foy 

Grayson Chisholm embraces order. Photo by Tiffany Chisholm

After a play date with Grayson Chisholm, age 5, my kids felt like they were on Easy Street.

When we offered to help Grayson, son of Ryan and Tiffany of Henry County, clean up the toys, he politely refused and asked that we leave the toys on the floor of his room. Tiffany casually called out from the other room, “Grayson likes to put his toys back a certain way.”

Monday, May 9, 2016

Everyone Can Play a Role at Mealtime

By Sandi Haustein 

Kenna pulls out utensils to set the table for dinner at the Hayes household in the East End.  Photos by Patti Hartog

Enjoying time together is what makes mealtime special at the East End home of Eric and Kari Hayes. After a full day of homeschooling and extracurricular activities, Kari, and her four children, Kira (10), Eli (8), Ella (6), and Kenna (4), look forward to dinner time with Dad. "Dinner signals that it's time to wind down," Kari says. "We've worked hard all day, and now we get to sit down to eat together and enjoy an evening doing something fun."
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