Monday, February 13, 2012

Resources, and a hint of something new


Well, Saturday was a great day.  We enjoyed the winter carnival here in Orillia, the weather even hinted at winter for the day, so that was good.  Bring on the spring now.  Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training this week and that always means spring to me.  And baseball.  And hope.  No predictions for “my” Nationals this year, except to say that third last year and one game below five hundred…I expect better this year.

Over the past several days I have been searching for some inspiring dad related blogs and web sites.  Obviously when there are hundreds of millions of websites, this may take a couple of more days to exhaustively search out!  However, I would like to introduce you to a few new ones to me that I have added to the links panel at the side of this blog.

First up there is Dave Ramsey’s site.  Many of you have heard Dave Ramsey on the radio doing his financial show.  I think his advice is so needed in today’s world.  My wife and I have been following a lot of what he suggests for the past fourteen months or so and are seeing the rewards now of staying “gazelle-like”.  If you want to get a grip on budgeting, debt-reduction, investing, etc, this is a great start.

Secondly, there is Family Matters with their focus on grace-based parenting.  This site has lots of inspirational posts.

Thirdly, Dr Kevin Leman…and I will be saying more about him soon.  In fact, I will leak a little information here.  Lets just say, that Kevin Leman has been nice to Dads UnLimited and the winner is you! 

Fourthly, Kevin East’s blog from Following to Lead.  He’s got information on being a leader and importantly for me, on being a foster parent.  My wife and I have been fostering for nearly one year and it has been a joy and life-changing phase of our lives. 

Next, The Best Daddy Ever…Inspiring you to be just what the title implies.

Lastly for today, DIYFather.com . hundreds of reviews, articles, ideas, fun, games, stuff!

8 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

My late husband was wonderful dad. He always took an interest in what they were doing and was over the moon when he became a grandfather. Sadly he passed away 2 months later. I now have four grandchildren how he would have loved the,

Thanks for your visit the other day and the comment, mush appreciated.
Yvonne.

Arlee Bird said...

I like Dave Ramsey. I've watched his financial show and have one of his books. I've run across a few good dad blogs as well as some that are pretty obnoxious.

Funny story to relate. The other night a phone solicitor for Nissan called about selling service for our car. The guy who was calling was reading off our address and mistook the CA abbreviation for Carolina. I figured he was calling from out of the country so I asked. He said he was 18 and calling from Canada.

I asked, "Toronto?"

"No about an hour north," he said.

And I asked where?

"Orillia," he answered.

I said, "Home of the Highwayman Motel?"

He replied affirmatively.

The I added, "That's where Gordon Lightfoot is from isn't it."

"Who? I don't know him."

I guess young people don't know this classic singer anymore. And come to think of it I don't hear his music much anymore. Good memories in that music.

I'm going to write about Orillia on my Wrote By Rote blog for the A to Z Challenge. And for "T" I'm going to write about the Tu-Lane Truck Stop that used to be down below Kitchener.

Lee
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog
Twitter: @AprilA2Z
#atozchallenge

Ron Easton for Dads UnLimited said...

We have a call center here in Orillia. I guess they must have a Nissan contract. That's great. Probably Gord gets played in Canada more than in the US, we've got rules for that...Canadian content, not Lightfoot specifically!
Orillia population is only around 30000 so that was pretty funny. Anyway, Gord comes back to Orillia to play every couple of years.
Thanks for stopping in!

And, thanks Yvonne for coming through, I know you make many stops per day, so I appreciate the comment here!

ninest123 said...

louis vuitton, polo ralph lauren outlet, ugg boots, louboutin pas cher, polo ralph lauren outlet, ralph lauren pas cher, louis vuitton, nike air max, gucci outlet, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, christian louboutin outlet, longchamp outlet, longchamp outlet, burberry, air jordan pas cher, louis vuitton outlet, chanel handbags, longchamp pas cher, michael kors, jordan shoes, longchamp, nike roshe run, oakley sunglasses, nike outlet, prada handbags, ugg boots, tory burch outlet, tiffany jewelry, louis vuitton outlet, nike free, ray ban sunglasses, nike free, oakley sunglasses, louboutin, prada outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, louboutin outlet, louboutin shoes, replica watches, sac longchamp, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, tiffany and co, louis vuitton, air max, uggs on sale, ray ban sunglasses, kate spade outlet

ninest123 said...

true religion jeans, hermes, north face, michael kors, true religion jeans, air force, michael kors, coach outlet, lacoste pas cher, kate spade handbags, mulberry, ralph lauren uk, nike roshe, vans pas cher, michael kors, lululemon, ugg boots, burberry, michael kors outlet, coach outlet, new balance pas cher, nike air max, nike blazer, michael kors outlet, ray ban pas cher, hollister pas cher, hogan, true religion outlet, hollister, oakley pas cher, nike free run uk, sac guess, burberry outlet online, ray ban uk, north face, nike air max, true religion jeans, coach purses, vanessa bruno, michael kors outlet, timberland, nike air max, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, ugg boots, tn pas cher, replica handbags, abercrombie and fitch, converse pas cher, michael kors

ninest123 said...

soccer jerseys, abercrombie and fitch, ray ban, timberland boots, hollister, babyliss, hollister, nike trainers, mcm handbags, beats by dre, baseball bats, vans, hollister, louboutin, herve leger, nfl jerseys, asics running shoes, valentino shoes, soccer shoes, chi flat iron, nike air max, vans shoes, converse, lululemon, p90x workout, celine handbags, new balance, longchamp, bottega veneta, north face outlet, reebok shoes, north face outlet, birkin bag, nike huarache, jimmy choo shoes, converse outlet, nike air max, instyler, ralph lauren, ghd, nike roshe, wedding dresses, giuseppe zanotti, insanity workout, mac cosmetics, iphone cases, mont blanc, oakley, ferragamo shoes, gucci

ninest123 said...

wedding dresses, karen millen, canada goose, louis vuitton, lancel, canada goose outlet, moncler, pandora charms, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, juicy couture outlet, moncler, moncler, links of london, barbour jackets, moncler, pandora jewelry, replica watches, marc jacobs, supra shoes, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, ugg pas cher, thomas sabo, pandora jewelry, swarovski crystal, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, barbour, montre pas cher, canada goose, moncler, bottes ugg, louis vuitton, hollister, canada goose, moncler, coach outlet, juicy couture outlet, doudoune canada goose, ugg boots uk, swarovski, canada goose, sac louis vuitton pas cher, toms shoes, canada goose uk, moncler, louis vuitton, pandora charms

ninest123 said...

wedding dresses, karen millen, canada goose, louis vuitton, lancel, canada goose outlet, moncler, pandora charms, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, juicy couture outlet, moncler, moncler, links of london, barbour jackets, moncler, pandora jewelry, replica watches, marc jacobs, supra shoes, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, ugg pas cher, thomas sabo, pandora jewelry, swarovski crystal, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, barbour, montre pas cher, canada goose, moncler, bottes ugg, louis vuitton, hollister, canada goose, moncler, coach outlet, juicy couture outlet, doudoune canada goose, ugg boots uk, swarovski, canada goose, sac louis vuitton pas cher, toms shoes, canada goose uk, moncler, louis vuitton, pandora charms