Never forget the sacrifices that were required for Old Glory (Image: ##http://www.photoxpress.com/stock-photos/stars+and+stripes/american+flag/old+glory/5411089##dwight9592##
Today is Memorial day. I, like most of you, enjoy having a day off and spending it with friends and family celebrating the beginning of Summer. Wait a second…. The beginning of Summer? Isn’t that on June 20th? You know the Summer Solstice! Then what is Memorial Day? Ah, that’s […]

Memorial Day: Remember



Kids will not learn how to wisely manage money on their own, we must be willing to teach them. (Image: ##http://www.photoxpress.com/stock-photos/sun/bank/box/659832##jeancliclac##) 3
If you have found yourself here via CPF then allow me to give you a warm welcome!  I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and say hi. There were many reasons I started to blog. Several are explained on the About page. One of my primary reasons was […]

Welcome CPF Readers



There is no quick fix to help parents get the sleep they need.  (Image: ##http://www.photoxpress.com/stock-photos/woman/female/face/4341036##Adam Borkowski##) 3
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 […]

Parenting Induced Insomnia



It is hard to play a group sport without a team. Parenting is similar.  (Image: ##http://www.photoxpress.com/stock-photos/red/black/orange/4439124##Saskia Massink##) 4
Have you ever considered parenting as a group sport? Maybe you should! I am convinced that this parents vs. kids mentality we have in our current culture is not exactly how it was intended to be. Let’s look at this in a little more detail. We will start with a […]

Parenting Should be a Group Sport



There are times when kids will be kids.  How we react can hlep them grow!  (Image: ##http://deanstudios.net##Dean Studios## 1
Every once and a while my wife and I get frustrated because our son acts like a three year-old.  Oddly enough, he is.  So why does this surprise us?  That my friend is a very good question.  Yet for some reason we still look a little shocked when he comes […]

Acting Like A Three Year Old



These cookies will delight everyone and no one will mind the missing egg.  (Image: ##http://deanstudios.net##Dean Studios## 2
Everyone enjoyed the Healthy Homemade Granola Bars so much I thought I would pull out a few of our other favorite recipes.  I am not sure how often they will show up, but we have a lot and they are fun to share.  Anyway, I am betting the bigger question […]

Eggless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies