How many of you like commercials featuring cute little babies? Come on now, be honest. Okay, what if I widen the question to include computer “enhanced” babies as well? Does that change anything? There have been several companies that have done well by featuring babies in their commercials. The latest that comes to mind is the talking babies for E*Trade. Their commercials were introduced during the Super Bowl and made quite a stir. There have been several others in the past as well.
Just for the fun of it I have collected a few below. I am sure there
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Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. (Image: Vasiliy Koval)
Summer time is here! It is about time, if I may say so myself. There are only so many ideas one can come up with to entertain three little kids. Especially in Iowa where winter lasts for a good six months. Anyway, it is warm and wonderful outside now. Cabin fever has subsided and a new cabin is in view.
Yep, you guessed it. Summer Camp! To be honest, we do not have plans for attending a summer camp this year. Our adoption is keeping us
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There is no quick fix to help parents get the sleep they need. (Image: Adam Borkowski)
I am pretty sure there isn’t actually a real medical condition called parenting induced insomnia (PII), but there should be. Technically I guess it should be parenting induced sleep deprivation. I am pretty sure I could sleep if just given the chance. Regardless, I thought I would take some time and look into the details of this anomaly. I am sure our family isn’t the only one that suffers from this every now and then.
What It Is:
As we get older
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Today’s trek to the lighter side comes from a master of funny. You might consider this a classic, I do. I am pretty sure the theology is not completely accurate but the intent is quite freeing. I still say that whoever says kids are inherently good and learn to be bad has simply never been around kids. You don’t even need to have one, just being around them for oh…. 30 seconds should be enough to prove this. That is right, from day one they just come that way. Here is Bill Cosby’s explanation of why!
Whenever your kids
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Some jokes are funny. Some jokes are funny and true. This happens to be one of the later. I don’t know that it is a true story, but I expect similar conversations have taken place hundreds of times. So, true or not, enjoy the dialog as a teacher in Texas helps a little kindergarten boy put on his boots.
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He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn’t want to go on. Finally, when the second boot was on, she had worked up
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Every once in a while we, as parents, get the perfect opportunity to embarrass our kids. Be honest, most parents are actively looking for these opportunities. I bet some of you may even try to create them (that is fodder for another post though). When it comes right down to it we may not even be the cause of the embarrassment but there still something rewarding in it all. Don’t get me wrong, we love our children (at least I love mine) and would never do anything to intentionally hurt them. However, a good dose of embarrassment
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Welcome to RandomActsOfParenting. I have spent quite a while thinking of what to post for my inaugural post. My mind raced between some of my favorite resources for parents, several of which have greatly improved my life, and the latest humorous escapade tackled by my oldest. After a long thought, okay, several long thoughts, I decided a quick introduction was in order first. Sure, there is an about page here on the blog, but seriously, who actually reads those. An introduction allows me to focus in on the purpose of this blog and
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