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Candlelight Vigil Held for Father Killed Protecting Son From Gunfire

Candlelight Vigil Held for Father Killed Protecting Son From Gunfire
5 years ago

Candlelight Vigil Held for Father Killed Protecting Son From Gunfire

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A candlelight vigil was held last night for a father who was shot earlier this week protecting his 8 year old son from gunfire.

The shooting happened in Inglewood, …
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Pro Golfers Struggle to Balance Work and Time With New Babies
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Pro Golfers Struggle to Balance Work and Time With New Babies

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Chances are that if you’re not excited about the start of the baseball season, then you’re into golf. So if you prefer fairways to outfields, the New York Times
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John Fabris’ 20 Tips for Taking Kids to a Baseball Game
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John Fabris’ 20 Tips for Taking Kids to a Baseball Game

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It’s officially baseball season, and that means stadiums packed with fairweather fans and – come to think of it – fair weather. But it’s also a great time to take your kids to a ball game, and John Fabris of the OC Register knocked 20 tips for doing so right out of the park.

At first, you’ll think “20? Can’t we do this in five?” You can, but Fabris is just so darn convincing. And Fabris, we should mention, specifically talks about bringing your kids to an Angels game, but almost all of his suggestions are suitable for any team, coast to coast.

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One Father’s Guide to Setting Up an iPod touch for Your Kids
5 years ago

One Father’s Guide to Setting Up an iPod touch for Your Kids

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Editor in Chief of TUAW, Victor Agreda, Jr., decided to get an iPod touch for his kids last Christmas. Being a divorced father, he wants to keep in contact with his kids while they’re with the other parent. What Agreda found was a bunch of experiences that can help to serve other fathers – both married and divorced.

“I do recommend that parents think hard about getting their kids iOS devices before making the leap,” says Agreda. “Most kids I have met under 10 are not responsible enough to ‘own’ an iPod touch without a lot of supervision.”

Agreda’s advice is a little more cautious than the balls-to-the-wall advice we heard back in October when we talked to the WIRED GeekDad Ken Denmead.

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Things Public School Teachers Are Afraid to Tell You
5 years ago

Things Public School Teachers Are Afraid to Tell You

I received my first teaching job right out of college. I have been fortunate enough to have had teaching experiences with students who come from all different places on the socio-economic scale. I have had many interactions with the parents of my students, both positive and negative and when my daughter was born, I began thinking more heavily about education from the parental view, as well as the teacher side.

If you happen to be the parent of a child in the public school system, or even someone who doesn’t live under a rock, then you are aware of the current trend of attacks on teachers and teachers’ unions for being greedy, lazy and ineffective, how our schools are failing, and how everyone should put their kids in private or charter schools. There are, however, many aspects of the teacher side that are not told because of either fear of professional reprisal, or because parents simply don’t want to hear them.

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5 Places NOT To Take A Toddler
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5 Places NOT To Take A Toddler

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There’s ‘an hilarious’ article up on the Rants From Mommyland that goes into detail about WHERE you should NOT take a toddler. It lists the 5 places as:

  1. The pediatrician
  2. The barber shop
  3. Shoe shopping
  4. The library
  5. A restaurant

I read it, and I really wanted to like it so I could begin my day on a positive note and bait it like The Consumerist and say OH SNAP TOTES TRUTH BITCHES!!1one!… but I just can’t.

The Consumerist blogger, Mr. Phillip, invites you on this fantastic voyage with the first set of gentle (yet manly) key strokes, “Some parents think its adorable for their tykes to scream their ABCs in public or use waiting room chairs as jungle gyms. Most others, though, are simply annoyed by the presence of unruly rugrats and would rather not be subjected to their antics while they try to take care of business.”

Damn you, children… YOU USELESS PUSTULES. If ONLY there were suitable mentors to assist in the disciplining of these barbaric and soulless monkeys then ALL of our problems would cease to exist and NOT have to be treated with alcohol and prescription drugs!

WHY DIDN’T WE JUST GET KITTENS! F*CK!

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PQotW: What Are Your Favorite Apps For Your Kids?
5 years ago

PQotW: What Are Your Favorite Apps For Your Kids?

This week’s Podcast Question of the Week is about your phones:

What are your favorite apps for your kids?

No matter the age, you can find apps for iOS …
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Episode 024: Balls To The Face
5 years ago

Episode 024: Balls To The Face

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Episode 024: Balls To The Face

This week’s episode covers the following stories on 8bitdad.com for the week leading up to April 3rd, 2012: PQotW: Do You Ever Leave …
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