Tag Archives: parenting

  1. Blogger And 8 Damages Done

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    September 6, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    8 Ways To P!ss Into The Wind Relax, there’ll be no pissing and moaning around here. Never have, never will. …
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  2. Make Mine A Micro…cosm, Chapter 2

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    May 20, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    COACHING Modern sports are an accumulation of rules and endurance. Every variation of movement that can be taught and repeated …
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  3. The Wrestler And The Damage Done

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    March 30, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    or, How Not To Deal With Unruly Children Disclaimer: I was one of the guys who said they’d never get …
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  4. From A Wrestling Mom To You

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    August 15, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    “Not much else in life compares.” In this excellent guest post, a Wrestling Mom tells what she learned from the mats. …
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  5. 7 Mother’s Day Dampeners

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    May 11, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Father And Bad Step-Father Response 1.  The kids forget Mother’s Day cards. Father: “Let’s make something together.”  Step-father: “Try and remember …
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  6. FAT: Fatherhood Admission Test

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    April 26, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Who’s Your Daddy A strong male presence in the household is a good thing?  That’s the common solution for single mom’s with …
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  7. Sauna Difference – 7

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    March 29, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Mom To Mom Schooling  A sauna is no place to parse words.  Not when it’s 180 in the shade.  In this oven, there’s …
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  8. Willamette Writers Will-Call

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    March 2, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    You Still Have To Do The  Work Do you belong to a writers’ group?  Not a critique group, a writers’ …
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  9. Why England Rules

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    January 29, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    It’s More Than KEEP CALM AND PUT THE KETTLE ON, But That’s Where It Starts A broad view of history …
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  10. New Year Puncher

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    January 3, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    After the Christmas Kicker I thought all the fun and games of the holidays would be over.  Wrong.  Way wrong.  But …
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  11. Michelle Obama vs Sarah Palin, MMAuthors

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    December 23, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    With Matchmaker Ken Kesey   Great fights all have build-up, a sense of the inevitable, just before it goes all wrong. …
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  12. 7 Fears Of Non-Wrestling Dads

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    November 16, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (and wrestling dads)   1.  Fear Of My Kid “If my kid wrestles, I’ll lose my physical dominance over them.  My …
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  13. Family of One

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    July 8, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Is a father and a father-figure the same thing? Not when one of the common questions is ‘Who’s your daddy’, or …
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  14. How To ‘Dad’ pt.3

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    May 25, 2010 by David Gillaspie

      The Dad Game has plenty of theory.  One theory is to say yes to every question.  Maybe you know …
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  15. How To ‘Dad’

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    May 24, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    It begins with an understanding.  The ‘Dad’ candidate understands before having kids that he alone will function in the Dad …
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  16. NBA Wrestler

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    April 27, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    If you’ve wondered why Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz is a different kind of player, then read on for the …
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  17. The Hood

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    December 2, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    A surf-wife stayed over last week, a chain smoker with one arm in a sling. “Windsurfers flock to thriving Hood …
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  18. Dad Duty

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    June 29, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    Parents still hold primary responsible for socializing their offspring; fitting them into a cultural framework.  In the end, if they …
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