#CommonCore, The Destruction of the American Student! #Education #stopcommoncore

The Common Core curriculum was introduced in 4th grade as far as this old parent can remember. At the time I thought it was odd as the reading levels for elementary and middle schools in NYState had risen two times in five years. Educational standards were already being increased, I was confused. Then I wondered […]

Wordless Wednesday – Crazy Paul! w/Linky!


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“Destiny” Video Game For The Xbox 360 by @Activision For My 11 Year Old Son!


“Destiny is an action game from the creators of Halo®, set in a mysterious future. In this game you can create a unique and powerful character, customize the way you look and fight, and explore what remains of our solar system. In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to […]

Wordless Wednesday – Duct Tape Weaponry! w/Linky!

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Hot Wheels RC Street Hawk™ Remote Controlled Flying Car Jumpstarts Outdoor Play! #skexpert

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One of my goals is to make sure my son plays outside as often as possible. It is far too easy to pick up one of many forms of electronics and to focus on them, and not the art of outdoor play. In relation to this I had a talk with my spouse. Middle School is […]

Top 10 Tween Holiday Gifts! #giftguide #holidaygifts


1. Cash – many will chose not to give this as it is impersonal, but you have to admit, it is the single most versatile gift for anyone at any age! 2. Gift cards – Visa/Mastercard, or American Express. I find the Visa gift cards to be the most user friendly. These are the next […]

Wordless Wednesday – Summer Camp! w/Linky!


It was his first time away at sleep away camp for an extended period. We can’t tell if he enjoyed himself or not! Share the post “Wordless Wednesday – Summer Camp! w/Linky!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

Wordless Wednesday – Graduation! w/Linky!

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5 Things I Hated About My Son’s Elementary School.

1. I was told they hate boys. And that was true. They treated boys like garbage. Granted, my son was difficult and we needed extra guidance, but the school culture was one where they made it clear your boy needed to be docile or you would receive constant phone calls. All available literature, and I […]

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