Parenting Articles

Get Rid of Your Kids

Kids, they’re expensive. I don’t even what to think about how much it costs to raise a child from birth to age 18. And then there’s college. Hopefully they graduate and get into a decent career. Fingers crossed they aren’t in debt from student loans. Fingers and toes crossed they […]


“S.O.S. It’s going down, she’s asking questions, HELP!” This was pretty much the text I sent to Josh on the 6th of January 2017. Hello again, it’s thatgirljen, aka the wife, with another guest post. This post is about one of my many awesome parenting moments. :) The kiddo has […]

Encouraging entrepreneurial spirit in kids

Most entrepreneurs share similar stories about their earliest entrepreneurial adventures from their youth. These stories are often about selling something to their classmates and/or door to door in their neighborhood. Don’t think I’ve ever heard one about selling lemonade though. So how does one encourage their child to make similar […]

Empower your child by letting them cook dinner

Last Sunday was one of the busiest days I have had in a while. So busy that I asked my 10-year-old daughter to make dinner. I’m not talking about having her make us sandwiches or even just nuking a can of Chef Boyardi. I wanted a real meal. My not […]

How to ride a bike without training wheels

Training wheels are an abomination and should be forced into extinction. I say this as someone that struggled to learn how to ride a bike because my parent’s never took off my training wheels. Fortunately my neighborhood friends thought my inability to ride a bike was absurd and they helped […]

Shark Tank killed the magic

Shark Tank, you fucked up, you fucked up bad. I was watching the latest episode of Shark Tank (Season 7, Episode 5) with my daughter when I had to abruptly stop the show and make up an excuse as to why we were no longer watching the show. The segment […]

Get Homeschool News

The last few months I have been urging the wife to find something new to occupy her time other than sitting front of the television. We’ve been through a few ideas but the one that seems to have stuck, and she is the most passionate about is Get Homeschool News. […]

Empower your child with an allowance

If you’re like one of my many conservative friends you are probably saying to yourself right now that “allowances do nothing more than teach a kid about receiving handouts”. You may even be one of those awesome human beings that intends to use your child’s allowance as a way to […]

Having a child ruins your life

I started a new contract gig this week and one of my new co-workers was very candid in letting me know that having children ruins your life and implying that I in fact had ruined my life in doing so. To be quite honest, I was very taken back by […]

New Orleans is more than just Mardi Gras you know

Blogging from the French Quarter in New Orleans today. A recent bout of termite infestation has left us with a circus tent full noxious gas enclosing our house and no place to call home for a few days. We were originally going to stay down in Ybor City which is […]

Spell & Speak

One thing that I really enjoy about OSX (possibly the only thing) is the text to speech capabilities. The command line application say sounds good and doesn’t seem nearly as buggy as some of the open source counterparts. Now what I’ve been doing recently to help get my daughter acclimated […]