I am sick and tired of being lumped into the baby changin' , play date arrangin', bottle washin', Stay At Home Dad category. I am a WORK At Home Dad...meaning a I create a significant income from home. As a matter of fact, my income is large enough to offer my wife the option of working outside of the home or not. She chooses not. (Although that is not 100% true because she is always volunteering at our children's school).
I seem to remember writing about my wife being a Stay At Home Mom, yet she is never home during the day.
But I digress. Here is the deal. If a mother is the money earner and the father is staying home with the children, I don't really have a problem with it, but it would be nice if Daddy-O would start a business that would enable his wife to quit her job so that she can enjoy the beauty and fun of raising her children.
Don't you think that two parents at home raising their children is better than 1 (or none)?
Irish rock star Bono on Friday launched the U.S. version of his “Red” campaign that turns shopping into a funding stream to fight AIDS in Africa.
The program — the brainchild of the U2 singer and Bobby Shriver, nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy — encourages shoppers to buy Red-branded goods, while manufacturers pledge to channel a portion of the profits to AIDS programs financed by the U.N.-backed Global Fund.
I spent an afternoon at the Seattle Street of Dreams last Friday and toured 6 beautiful multi-million dollar homes. As I thought of the possibility of one day owning such a home, the amount of money it would take to cover the mortgage came to mind.
I found out that the monthly payment for a $6 Million home would be about $35,000 - $40,000 a month give or take and I figure it would take an income of roughly $100,000 a month to justify such a home.
They don't call it the Street of Dreams for nuthin'
The parent company of Ameriquest Mortgage Co. is closing 229 branch offices and laying off about 3,800 workers, effective immediately.
Ameriquest has two offices listed in Honolulu. Calls there were answered by a machine that directed callers to leave a message. The company Web site said Hawaii customers are serviced by a regional center on the Mainland.
Happy slapping is the term used to describe a fad where an unsuspecting victim (usually person on their own) is attacked by a person or group, while an accomplice video records the assault (commonly using a camera phone or smart phone). It is thought to have first become popular in South London, but it has now spread across Europe.
Now that I think about it. We used to "neck slap" each other in high school. Brilliant.
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