Category: Family

Who you know Connections!

Who you know Connections Kid Communities Part 4 Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below! I’ve learned through the years that it’s not so much what you know – it’s who you know. As an adult, I find it difficult to explain this at times to the younger generations. Everything from job seeking to…
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October 1, 2018 0

Kids Communities and 4H

Kids Communities and 4H Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below! A single strand of rope can be broken easily. Two strands is a little tougher to break. But weaving three or four strands together you will find how strong a tightly knit community can truly be. Just like rope that is intertwined, the…
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September 24, 2018 0

Kids Communities – Part 2: The Pack

Kids Communities – Part 2: The Pack Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below Kid communities are a critical part of growing up and learning to survive. Having a network of friends was and still is a critical part of how you can identify with a group, what you can contribute, and where you…
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September 17, 2018 1

Emergency Bag Basics!

Emergency Bag Basics Jordan “A Family Affair” Audio player provided in this post So here it is. What do you keep in your emergency bag? Are you carrying items that are necessary for you and your family. In our household we have a bag for each individual. Do you? Do the children and the adults…
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September 16, 2018 0

Kids Communities!

Kids Communities! Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below! Growing up, the kids we ran with set the stage for who we would grow up to be. We had our own Sandlot and Platoon and Mission Impossible teams. But even in our little groups there was a sense of understanding that one of us…
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September 10, 2018 0

Home Security for Kids!

Home Security for Kids Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below Growing up in a typical American suburb, I remember our threats outside the front door were very different compared to today. There were some outside threats that are similar today, but not nearly as many. We could do simple, everyday things to prevent…
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September 3, 2018 0

Handling loss and suffering!

Handling loss and suffering! Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below! A child’s first exposure to the idea of loss and suffering often comes through the death of a family member or family pet, divorce, separation. The world as they know it comes to an end. This fixture, once a permanent part of their…
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August 27, 2018 0

Kids, Technology, and Altered Reality!

Kids, Technology, and Altered Reality Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below! Technology as a tool is an amazing advantage that our kids have over our generation. They have more in the palms of their hands than we did by far, and we had more than our parents. But the ongoing trend of absolute…
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August 6, 2018 1

Family First Aid on A Family Affair!

Family First Aid! Jordan “A Family Affair” Audio player provided in this post! Your out on a trip with your family and the unthinkable happens, someone in your group gets hurt. What if that someone is you? Do you know what to do? Do your children know what to do? If your bleeding or serious…
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August 5, 2018 0

Responsibility as parents with guns!

Responsibility as parents with guns Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below! Growing up my dad used to say to me that “gun control is a steady hand” whenever an argument percolated in the media about restrictions on firearms. As a youngster, it was not a slogan or a gimmick. It was not an…
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July 30, 2018 1

The Ant and the grasshopper… work activities!

The Ant and the grasshopper… work activities! Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below! Raising the ant, not the grasshopper: Reasons Why Preparing Several Months Ahead Helps to Eliminate Fear, Worry and Stress. Many of us have heard the fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper. It is one of Aesop’s more widely known children’s stories.…
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July 9, 2018 1

Family… Power Outage Preparedness!

Family… Power Outage Preparedness! Jordan “A Family Affair” Audio player provided! In may of 2017 over 150,000 individuals in the Mid-South found themselves without power for over two weeks. In that same year 320,000 people and businesses in Boston and surrounding areas went with out power from the storm Sandy. What about the 1.2 million…
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July 8, 2018 0

Ground Rules The Premier of “A Family Affair”

Ground Rules The Premier of “A Family Affair” Jordan “A Family Affair” Audio player provided! Did you ever have dreams of being and astronaut, fireman, or a police officer? Did your parents have dreams of you being something more? Such as a surgeon or doctor. In life we ended up as something Greater. We became…
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July 1, 2018 0