#003: Christmas, Birthday Parties, and How to Have a Great Week

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About This Episode:

In this episode, you can sense my struggle in keeping the time light and fun while learning a few things I need to work on with my parenting, as I clearly haven't conveyed the true meaning of holidays like Christmas and Easter well enough, and Pavlos is locked into discussing why he didn't get all the presents he wanted.

That's a really awesome thing I've gotten from this show – listening to these conversations and learning how I can become a better dad!

Pavlos and I also chat about birthday parties, have a quick Q and A, and then Pavlos closes with step-by-step instructions on how to have a great week! 

Thank Yous:

Before we get to the resource of the week, thank you so much for all the reviews and ratings you have left!  Pavlos and I read them all and will be posting and saying Thank You to each of you in future episodes!

Pavlos gets so excited to see all the stars, especially when we went to the iTunes app on the computer because they're gold there….

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Resource of the week:

Google ChromeCast – I screwed this up on the episode, saying it's a litle plug you put in the back of your computer.  You actually plug it into the back of your TV.  It's about $35 on Amazon and there are no monthly fees.  Once you connect it to the internet (simple to do) you can stream shows or music from your phone or computer right on your TV.

We use this with the free Pandora app (or website) and play kids dance music right on our TV when it's raining on a Saturday or when we want to just have a fun dance party with the kids.  It's a great way for them (and you!) to move around and get some energy out!  So check it out!

Don't forget the past resources of the week, too:

Episode 2: Generation Grit – Generation Grit is bringing to life a collection of characters, inspiring boys to live their best adventure. Each character has an action figure, books, and accessories – all created to spark hours of reading and imaginative play.

Episode 1: Ivy Kids – Ivy Kids is a monthly educational subscription box service, started by a friend of mine, for children ages 3-8. Our goal is to make every moment with your child “quality time.” Have the tools at your fingertips to ensure your child has a solid foundation in math, literacy, and science. Help your child build confidence and be well-rounded in all disciplines to ensure future academic success. The activities in the Ivy Kits have been created by certified early childhood teachers with children of their own.

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