What is the Best Audiophile Turntable for my Money - For a Kid
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What is the Best Audiophile Turntable for my Money – For a Kid

I am a Wannabe Audiophile and My Kid is into Vinyl. What is the Best Audiophile Turntable for my Money – For a Kid? My 14yr old daughter has taken an interest in vinyl. I must say, I’m pretty happy about that. I love music… but Vinyl? I don’t know the first thing about record players or records themselves. My generation was cassette tapes and CDs. My Dad, on the other hand, Mr. Techie, Mr. Audiophile, was very happy to hear that she likes vinyl. (I claim he is an audiophile, he is modest). So for Christmas, they bought her…

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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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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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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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The History of Air Jordans

History of Air Jordans airjordanretros: How many have you owned? Which ones? For me, I had some of the older ones. I used grass cutting money to save up for them. As I got older and they got more expensive, … I tapped out. That’s Dad Stuff

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Teach Kids about Money Give Spend Save Jars
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Teach Kids about Money – Give Save Spend

Teach Kids About Money: My wife and I have been on and off the Dave Ramsey bandwagon for 5 years now. The Dave Ramsey Baby Steps have really changed how we manage our money. (Be on the lookout for my Dave Ramsey post in the near future!) The way you manage your money will be the financial foundation for your kids. Believe it or not, your kids are watching you and how you manage your money. Talk about the credit card? Use the credit card? Your kids will believe that credit cards are good and OK to use. Use coupons?…

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Kids Waste Water Water heater math
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Kids Waste Water – Water Heater Math

Kids Waste Water – Water Heater Math: I have a 10 and a 13-year-old. They both like showers and that’s a good thing and all, but man, they take very long showers. It never fails, after they take their shower, there isn’t enough hot water for me. Now before you say, “You need a bigger water heater”, its 55 gallons and simply put it boils down to the amount of time in the shower.  That’s Dad Stuff  @thatsdadstuff So I gave the kids a lesson in “water heater math”.  Kids Waste Water – Water Heater Math I took the kids…

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Birthday Party Idea
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Birthday Party Idea – You’re a Dad. Suck It Up!

Birthday Party Ideas: This weekend was my daughter’s birthday party. My wife wanted to do something different for her and was really struggling with what to do for my daughter and her friends. After what I experienced this weekend, I can truly tell you that no matter what your interests are, there is a party theme or location to host your party. The Birthday Party Idea: Birthday Party Idea: My wife found Kitten In Cups. It’s a Cat Cafe. You read that right. A Cat Cafe. My daughter was ecstatic. I was not! At. All. I’m allergic to cats. Deathly…

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