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Hands On Activities For Kids Friday At The Museum — Dave’s Diary

The 4th annual Blossom Festival take place at the Yakima Valley Museum this Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. It’s a hands-on extravaganza of fun for kids.  Activity booths will be themed to match the different exhibits found in the museum including decorating and planting a flowerpot to take home, face painting, hair feathers, crafts, music, games and more!  Child-friendly food and beverages will be served and included in your ticket price

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On Mother’s Day Thank Mom For Being A Nag! — Dave’s Diary

As we zero in on Mother’s day, Web MD posted a question and answer for moms and daughters—“Q: Why do mother-daughter conversations often seem so complex and explosive?

A: Women talk more than men. Talk is the glue that holds a relationship together. But the more you talk, the more chance there is to put your foot in it. And unlike men, women love to exchange secrets and talk about their troubles. So women make themselves more vulnerable. “

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Category: Families, Mother's Day
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Save your Heart: Have Daughters and One Wife Only! — Dave’s Diary

SO how’s your heart? The Daily Mail  reports on two situations I want to tell you about that have potential implications for heart disease.  Both make sense when you think about it.

1.)   Working moms with boys and 2.) Men with multiple wives!

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Another Reason to Put a Stop to Bullying — Dave’s Diary

This headline should make every school counselor, teacher and administrator sit up and take notice: Being bullied as a child can do more damage to a person’s mental health than abuse or neglect at home.

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Category: Families, Medical, Study
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The Importance of Reading to Kids Can’t Be Overstated — Dave’s Diary

In my role as grandfather ("G-Pop") to my 11-month-old grandson, Jackson, I'm busy researching all the parenting info I somehow managed to miss (HA!) and am happily force feeding to Jackson's mom, my daughter Sarah.

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Anxious Parents Lead To Overly Anxious Children — Dave’s Diary

Proud Pops Dave here has to brag a bit.  Awesome daughter Kate aka The Gator, now 6 years old and in kindergarten, last week was  awarded her second student of the month award for this year.  The first one was for character and she definitely IS one of those!

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You May Be Cranky, But You Trust More As You Get Older — Dave’s Diary

The “cranky old man”  is a universally recognized and understood image. For many of us, it’s Clint Eastwood’s “get off my lawn” showdown with the neighborhood punks in "Gran Torino." He’s snarly, irritated, uncompromising and perhaps not a reflection of reality

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We Miss Our Buddy Brian Teegarden — Dave’s Diary

It’s a beautiful weekend in Yakima. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming and everything should be great. But it’s not. We are a little sad around the radio ranch these days since a corporate reorganization cost the employment of our friend and co-worker Brian Teegarden, the heart and soul of KIT for nearly four decades. We understand what happened and why and it wasn’t anything about the quality or quantity of work accomplished by the hardworking Mr. T -- but all those years of fun and camaraderie still make it hard to swallow.

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Five Things Your Kids Will Remember About You – Dave’s Diary

I’m looking forward to a trip to Vancouver this weekend to see my two oldest daughters.  Sara 30 and Dacotah 25  are a couple of fun, funny, kind, cool kids but as children of divorce, I always worry in the back of my mind about how my part in their childhood affects them today

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What Motivates You? Could It Be Genetics? – Dave’s Diary

The Morning News with Dave & Lance is often a perfect Petri dish to test out any number of society’s studies, theories and assumptions.  Take this latest study about kids and their attitudes about school. 

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