For budgeting to work effectively, there MUST be an open dialogue of what is working and what is needing improvement. Like we mentioned last week, setting aside chore moneys for the actual reward/vacation is crucial to feeling like there is actual value in the work done. It doesn’t ever have to be a trip to…

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Let’s face it; having to worry about money sucks. We’re not going spout statistics or scold you for how you have spent your money. We’re not your mom, nor your 11th grade Statistical Analysis teacher. We we can do is offer a load of different “this worked for me” suggestions and hope that something works…

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I am horrible at a routine. This is part of the reason that the 30-days your way is going to be so excellent for the Creative Journey folks! I can participate in getting time… well, maybe not time, but definitely routine to schedule some sanity. Okay, even that’s stretching it a bit too far. I…

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Missed it the first time? Join Trey,Drew, and Al as they balance the ever difficult task of balancing gaming and parenting. This week we discuss the Educational Gaming. Below you will find  some links that we found interesting. Click here for a link to this weeks podcast! Main Topic Research Pages: What Makes a Good…

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Missed it the first time? Join Trey,Drew, and Al as they balance the ever difficult task of balancing gaming and parenting. This week we discuss the Motion Picture Association of America. Below you will find  some links that we found interesting. Click here for a link to this weeks podcast! Gaming News: Age of Sigmar…

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Missed it the first time? Join Al, Drew, and Trey as they discuss how to break your kids away from the screen. Click here for a link to this weeks podcast! Topics this week: Steel City Con! Website! Dates: August 7th – 10 – 9 August 8th – 10 – 8 August 9th – 10 – 5…

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Missed it the first time? Join Al, Drew, and Trey as they discuss gaming addiction and how it affects children. Click here for a link to that weeks podcast! Or follow the Geeks and Geeklets podcast network on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting sites! Articles used that week: Parenting News: https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/parents-under-investigation-after-11-year-old-121600960882.html http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/jun/17/because-i-said-so-four-little-words-tha/ Gaming Addiction: http://www.video-game-addiction.org/ http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/features/video-game-addiction-no-fun http://www.empoweringparents.com/how-to-set-limits-around-video-game-use.php…

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I am not one to clean out my Microwave as much as I should.  During a week-long obsession with Pot Pies by my Three year old, we had a few mishaps with pot pies spilling over, exploding, and all around wreaking havoc upon the insides of our poor little microwave. As you can, see – it’s a…

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One of the things I had to prepare for in my move to the Caribbean was that there were no actual “pet stores” around Nevis and St. Kitts. We’ll eventually be able to ship things in, slowly, but in order for us to get used to how things are, we have to either go without,…

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And we are at it again! The Trouble Box is making a return to our household! I first talked about The Trouble Box back in June when our daughter was being super difficult and lost her listening ears. Pre-K Blues It now seems that with the start of Pre-K that the ears are missing again,…

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Join Trey,Drew, and Al as they balance the ever difficult task of balancing gaming and parenting. This week we discuss the Educational Gaming. Below you will find  some links that we found interesting. Click here for a link to this weeks podcast! Main Topic Research Pages: What Makes a Good Learning Game What Makes a…

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Join Trey,Drew, and Al as they balance the ever difficult task of balancing gaming and parenting. This week we discuss the Motion Picture Association of America. Below you will find  some links that we found interesting. Click here for a link to this weeks podcast! Gaming News: Age of Sigmar Age of Sigmar Rumors Parenting…

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Click here for a link to this weeks podcast! Topics this week: Steel City Con! Website! Dates: August 7th – 10 – 9 August 8th – 10 – 8 August 9th – 10 – 5 Price: Single Day Pass – 20$ 3-Day Pass – 40$ Main Topic: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/five-ways-to-break-your-kids-screen-addiction-and-85327297754.html http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Your-Children-Away-from-TV http://www.abundantmama.com/creative-ways-to-break-a-tv-habit/ http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/managing-your-childs-screen-time/ Case Studies https://www.commonsensemedia.org/research/zero-to-eight-childrens-media-use-in-america-2013 http://kff.org/other/event/generation-m-media-in-the-lives-of/ http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=204780…

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Click here for a link to this weeks podcast! Articles used this week: Parenting News: https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/parents-under-investigation-after-11-year-old-121600960882.html http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/jun/17/because-i-said-so-four-little-words-tha/ Gaming Addiction: http://www.video-game-addiction.org/ http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/features/video-game-addiction-no-fun http://www.empoweringparents.com/how-to-set-limits-around-video-game-use.php http://www.akademiai.com/doi/pdf/10.1556/JBA.1.2012.1.1 From the DSM – proposed May 2013 http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/Internet%20Gaming%20Disorder%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201407/internet-gaming-disorder-in-dsm-5 Wiki of info! – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_addiction Think that you or someone you know may be addicted to video games? Call 866.869.4530 for help!

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Quality vs Quantity of Time Study In recent parenting news was an article posted in the Washington journal by Brigid Schulte regarding the lifelong question of ” What is best for your children quality time, or quantity of  time?” For the first time ever, a “large-scale longitudinal study of parent time to be published in…

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