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A little background story first to set you in the mood. Our dog Riley, should probably have been named Houdini, as he must be the best dog escape artist I have ever seen. It doesn't matter what we get him he always finds a way to get free. We used a chain link collar attached to a tree for a while and in some way he managed to get the collar off his neck and just roamed freely. That ended up with all our tulips being dug up and eaten.

So we got our first dog kennel

At first, we thought it was the best idea we've ever had but after a while we found him digging his way out of there and roaming the yard free, once again.

So what do we do, do we just give up or do we fight on to beat him another day?

This isn't Rileys first rodeo and he has been like this since he was a pup. He opens doors with ease and is the nicest dog there is. But this is for his own sake, we are afraid that he might leave our yard and there is a road going just a few meters outside. Therefore we started looking at better dog kennels that might hold him in place for once and found a great source where they've had tested exactly the right thing for us.

Now Riley is happy and the family is more than happy with his new compound that is both secure and has a flooring, rooftop a little dog house. His own private space in our backyard that is. We now feel comfortable enought to leave him unattended, as you should be able to do with your dog if he is in an enclosure. But I don't think Riley's given up, he is just working on a new master escape plan. Our own little Michael Scofield.

""> What to do when your dog is an escape artist

June 25 2017, 22:14pm

A little background story first to set you in the mood. Our dog Riley, should probably have been named Houdini, as he must be the best dog escape artist I have ever seen. It doesn't matter what we get him he always finds a way to get free. We used a chain...

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Electric scooter for kids

First and foremost I want to explain myself. I just purchased an electric scooter for my kids, found an excellent kids scooter for a decent price. Finally gave in after about a year and a half.

Compromise electric scooter vs hoverboard 

There were compromises being made, so I don't feel like a total loser. 

Let me explain.

For over a year and a half, my kids have been at me about getting one of these new hoverboards, but I've stayed consistent with it and I didn't budge an inch. I felt a bit sad about their friends having these things and being the "bad dad" to most of the kids I can take, but seeing them unhappy and not letting go of the idea got me thinking. 

What if I could find something else to keep them occupied and so that they could join their friends and ride around whenever they like to. 

So I asked them about what type of ride on toys there were and they came up with a few, mostly go kart, ATV and crazy stuff like that. 

Finding an electric scooter for kids

So I started searching the web of course with the help of my old pal google. Finally, I came across Envyride which had some good points on why electric scooters would be perfect for kids. A few minutes after reading through their list of benefits I was on my way to purchasing the first one for my boy, only to uncover that there are like a gazillion scooters to choose from. 

Seriously who makes so many scooters for kids? I mean what we really need is one reliable with a few different speed differences and colors. That would make the choice so much easier, but as always we need to complicate things with different twist-throttle, push-throttle, gas pedal? 

Finally we settle for one with a moderate speed of 10 mph which I think is more than enough for my 11-year-old boy. The little lady of the house got a smaller one in pink, of course, her favorite color. That one did about 5 mph which I think is great and it had a seat, wider standing pad and a push-start which means that she needs to push off before the throttle has any effect.

Do they expect that parents know what all this stuff mean for as simple as a scooter?

I mean if I wouldn't magically have come to this guide I would never have known that there were all these safety precautionary functions which some scooters lacked. Thank god people are so into sharing this stuff, and that google is so good at finding the things we need. 

Leaving you with a question, what would the world look like if google just vanished into thin air and we were back in the early 90's? 

I know my kids wouldn't have had scooters that are for sure!

""> Electric scooter for kids

January 27 2017, 01:03am

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First and foremost I want to explain myself. I just purchased an electric scooter for my kids, found an excellent kids scooter for a decent price. Finally gave in after about a year and a half. Compromise electric scooter vs hoverboard There were compromises...

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Another great thing with these kids Youtube videos

Another great thing with Jake and the Neverland pirates is that there is so many good hidden messages for the kids learn and evolve while they’re watching these types of youtube video. Ryan could probably spend hour after hour in front of youtube watching his favorite episode of jake and the his pirates over and over again if I’d let him. Fortunately I do not let him watch that much tv/youtube every day. I remember when I had a computer while I was young. My parents told me I couldn’t sit at the computer for too long and I had like a schedule for how much I could sit each day. But they had no problem with me sitting in front of the TV or going to see a movie or playing video games. That was so much more normal. Even though computers had more educational purpose and the well the TV commercials can brainwash any kid to say the least. That is my thoughts on the whole computer/youtube/TV point of view when it comes to kids. IT is educational and I think our kids learn so much thanks to these new technologies. Even though there are bad guys like captain hook in jake and the Neverland pirates they have made him much nicer in the cartoon series compared to what I used to watch as a kid. We are going in the right direction if you ask me!

""> What makes jake and the Neverland pirates videos so great?

February 21 2016, 00:43am

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Jake and the neverland pirates is one of my kids favorite cartoon characters, these little pirates which airs on disney junior each day seems to be the only thing on that channel for kids Ryans age (7). That Special agent Oso is more appropriate for smaller...

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Something I love thinking about and the best book for motivational purposes

So i've read the 4 hour work week by Timothy Ferris and I have to say it's one of the most motivational pieces I've ever read. I say read but i did not do this I listened to it on Youtube. Some guy with a very nice voice told me about all this stuff. What a great book and the reader was very into the whole cituation making it even more impressive.

All in all here is a quote I do try to keep in mind:


“For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. "Someday" is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it's important to you and you want to do it "eventually," just do it and correct course along the way.” ― Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek

You can find the book on sites like amazon or any other prefered bookstore you might like to get your books from!

""> Something I love thinking about and the best book for motivational purposes

February 11 2016, 00:56am

Posted by Romeo

So i've read the 4 hour work week by Timothy Ferris and I have to say it's one of the most motivational pieces I've ever read. I say read but i did not do this I listened to it on Youtube. Some guy with a very nice voice told me about all this stuff....

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