Get Your Kid Ready for Bed Bedtime Strategy
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Bedtime Strategy #2– Plan Your Attack

Bedtime Strategy # 2 – Plan Your Attack. How often have you tried to initiate bedtime, only to be thwarted by the “I’m hungry” defense?  It’s easy to dismiss if we’re sure they ate a solid dinner, but on those nights, that dinner was light or a little early, and there’s a chance the kid is actually hungry and he/she may have a point.  Of course, we give them a bowl of cereal before bed, but you’ve just conditioned the child to get a 20-minute extension just by faking some hunger pangs.  Yes, Pangs… (I recently learned its pangs and not…

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Clif Bar Survival Math

Clif Bar Survival.: tidalwave-prince: Clif Bars Ok so one day in AP Environmental Science someone brought up the floating garbage island and started to wonder how many Clif Bars you would need to sustain yourself for your whole life. So being the person I am I calculated how many Clif Bars an average US male would need to survive for life (including infancy). Clif Bar Survival. The average US male lives for 81 years. 81 years is 29,565 days. 29,565 days X 3 (meals per day) = 88,695 meals. Average calorie intake for an adult is 2,000. There are 270…

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Card Collecting and Grading

Card Collecting and Grading: If you recall from my last collecting post, Card Collecting Stars with Dad … part 3, I did my first submission with PSA (Professional Sports Authenticator), I got a soul-crushing grade on a Jeter SP rookie, other low grades, but did score a nice Jordan Graded 10. For more on that submission check out the post. Thatsdadstuff.com @thatsdadstuff  Card Collecting and Grading – SGC After educating myself more on the grading process, what graders look for, how they grade, etc, I decided to put myself through this again and send a submission to SGC (Sportscard Guaranty…

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Bedtime Strategies
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Bedtime Strategies #1 The Bell

Bedtime Strategies Strategy # 1 – The Bell ~ From a Dad in North Carolina. Kids don’t like surrendering control of their situations.  Since they can’t tell time you can imagine how their stomachs drop when we announce “its bedtime!”  Sure, giving them a 5-minute warning helps, but when that 5-minutes turns into 30 minutes because we got distracted then you’ve conditioned the child to understand that “5-minutes before bedtime” could be 1 more commercial break or could be an entire episode start to finish.  So when you finally try to round them up for bed they are more likely…

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Audiofile Set up
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An Audiophile’s Set Up

alandistro: An Audiophile’s Set Up An Audiophile’s Set Up: Some of you who have been following me for years know that I’ve been on a mission to listen to, research, and rate every single song I own. Currently that is 32,706 songs, all ripped losslessly from CD, hi-res DVD or Blu-Ray Audio, digitized cassettes, or needledroped vinyl. That’s 3,011 titles (a title is any individual release, so a CD single, an album, a 6-disc boxset… each of those count as one title). I haven’t posted about my progress in a while so thought it was time for a little update……

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I HATE Public Speaking Public Speaking can be stressful. PowerPoint, and an interactive audience helps a lot!
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I Hate Public Speaking

I HATE Public Speaking. A large part of my job is to give presentations. 60-90 mins presentations. Sometimes it could be in front of 10 people, or as many as 60. I accepted the job so I could meet people and do trade shows. The job has changed over time and the presentation part is critical to the success of my job and department. For the first time in a long time, I can say I love my job. I really like the team. Sure, every job has peaks and valleys, and maybe right now, I could be at the…

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Get Your Kid Ready for Bed Bedtime Strategy
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Get Your Kid Ready for Bed – Bedtime Strategies

Get Your Kid Ready for Bed – Trying to get your kid ready for bed? The following series comes from other Dads… What works for you when trying to get your kid(s) ready for bed… I welcome your feedback, and please comment on what methods you use… That’s Dad Stuff @thatsdadstuff Bedtime Strategies for Dads Intro My son suffers from a syndrome not yet recognized by the American Medical Association which I call BTB.  It stands for “belligerent time bomb” and goes like this:  The Mornings The instant my son wakes up in the morning around 6:30am, he is the most…

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A Wannabe Audiophile

A little bit about me. I love music. I love music when it sounds good too. However, I’m a Wannabe Audiophile without a high-end stereo. A good high-end stereo, with good speakers, can really open your eyes to what instruments are being used on a song. A good song on a standard stereo, on your echo dot, or in your factory car stereo may sound good enough, but once you hear your favorite artist or song on a high-end stereo, you will understand what I am talking about. In fact, you may actually find your self asking “I didn’t know…

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5 Steps to Make Your Lawn Green
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My Yard Sucks…

Yard Work Help My Yard Sucks – I need some yard work help. My yard sucks. I am not remotely close to a green thumb. I need some yard work done! My neighbor’s yard is like carpet; no crabgrass, no dandelions, nice and green!. They also work at it… I… well, Don’t. That’s probably why I am in need of some major yard work help. This fall I am going to start giving my yard a little TLC. Who knows if it’s the right time of year, but I figured I should do this now before the winter. My Yard…

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Teddy Roosevelt: Did You Know

In 1912, Teddy Roosevelt was shot just before giving a speech. Teddy Roosevelt He began with: “Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose. Fortunately, I had my manuscript – I was going to make a long speech – and there is where the bullet went through, and it probably saved me from it going into my heart. The bullet is in me now, so that I cannot make a very long speech,…

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