Your Happy Place as a Parent: A Matrix Perspective

Parenting can be exhausting!  Anybody else out there agree?  The Lack of sleep, no privacy, constant questions, the never ending cleaning and all the other stuff that comes with being a parent sometimes catches up with you.  At that point, the will to continue on another 2-3 hours before the kids finally go to sleepContinue reading “Your Happy Place as a Parent: A Matrix Perspective”

Indoor Places for Kids in Central Iowa

When it is cold or snowy/rainy in Central Iowa, parents, and children are always on the hunt for places to play indoors! So what do we do now?  Where do we take the kids to keep them entertained and from driving us crazy?  Well, here are some Indoor Places for Kids in Central Iowa that you canContinue reading “Indoor Places for Kids in Central Iowa”

If You Have Kids: Buy these 2 Things for Summer

Okay, so in 2020 my goal was to get some things for my two kids to do at home since COVID was just starting off. 2 of the best things I got were my trampoline and then my sprinkler for the trampoline. Yes, it was a bit expensive (at least to me) at the time,Continue reading “If You Have Kids: Buy these 2 Things for Summer”

20 Things to do With Your Kids This Spring

Spring is one of my favorite seasons.  It’s a time when we break out of our winter slumber with outdoor activities and warmer weather fun.  It’s also a great time to get the kids outdoors and get them active and moving.  So take advantage of this time and make some fun Spring memories with yourContinue reading “20 Things to do With Your Kids This Spring”

Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights

So this is something that could be cool if you have younger kids. Blank Park Zoo is having a special Wild Lights festival April 1st thru May 31st that will have light up animals. Cost is a bit expensive I have to admit, but if you are looking for something to take the kids to,Continue reading “Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights”

10 Reasons Central Iowa Doesn’t Suck to Raise a Family

I love living in Central Iowa.  Sure we may not be close to an ocean or mountains, but we have a lot of other great things going for us.  In fact, Central Iowa is a great place to raise a family.  Here are 10 Reasons Central Iowa Doesn’t Suck to Raise a Family: Lots of School Options – WhereContinue reading “10 Reasons Central Iowa Doesn’t Suck to Raise a Family”

5 Parenting Lessons I Learned from Star Wars

Hi  my name is Thomas and I am a Star Wars nerd.  A proud one.  So the other day I was thinking to myself, how can I incorporate Star Wars into my parenting website?  Well, there are some parenting lessons to be learned from Darth Vader and the Star Wars Movies.  So I came up with my list ofContinue reading “5 Parenting Lessons I Learned from Star Wars”

The Bathroom: A Parent’s Escape?

Do you remember when the bathroom use to be a place where you could get away from the all the world’s problems? A nice quiet bubble bath, a hot shower, perhaps catch up on some reading while sitting on your throne.  If this all sounds nostalgic to you, then you must have young children.  BecauseContinue reading “The Bathroom: A Parent’s Escape?”

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