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Tim Burns

Tim Burns is the father of 9-year-old twins. He blogs about the adventures of parenting from a fun-loving dad's perspective at ageekdaddy.com. A connoisseur of comic books and remote control cars, he enjoys family road trips and is an avid Detroit Tigers fan.

What Superheroes Teach Our Kids

As a kid, I was enamored with reading comic books and having fun with my friends at the playground pretending to be our favorite heroes from the popular Super Friends cartoon that aired on Saturday… read more

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How to Toss Aside Training Wheels from Your Kid’s Bike

One of my most memorable moments as a parent was the time I surprised my kids with their first bikes. I don’t think they’ve ever had brighter smiles on their faces than they did that… read more

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Inspire Future Careers Through Childhood Play

Kids can pretend to be doctors while dressing up in a white coat and giving check-ups to their dolls. They can imagine being race car drivers while spinning their Hot Wheels across the floor, or… read more

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Great Video Games for Grade School-Aged Kids

I’m dating myself here, but during my childhood video games weren’t anymore violent than a shoot out in Atari’s Outlaw. In contrast, many games today contain gore, sexual content, and violence that make an R-rated… read more

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Make Lasting Memories with Fun Family Movie Nights

Family movie nights are a great way for parents to spend some quality time bonding with their children. As every parent learns eventually, as kids get older hanging out with mom and dad doesn’t maintain… read more

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Fun Ways to Pass the Time While a Kid Heals for a Broken Leg

A broken leg isn’t an easy experience for anyone to deal with, but it can be extremely tough on kids. My daughter recently was hurt playing soccer, and it has been a struggle to keep… read more

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Games Everyone Knows (But Don’t Know How to Play)

One of my family’s favorite road trips is taking the hour-long drive from our home to Michigan’s Little Bavaria. We travel there so we can enjoy a world-famous Frankenmuth chicken dinner. We go a couple… read more

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Keeping Kids Active: Fun with Flying Discs

School is back in session, but there’s still time to play outside and stay active! Flying discs may seem like simplistic toys, but they can provide kids with countless hours of fun. There are an… read more

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Toy Soldiers for Today’s Generation of Kids

Did you know that children have been playing with toy soldiers for thousands of years? Archeologists searching ancient Egyptian tombs discovered that these toys have been around since the days of the Pharaohs. Sculpted from… read more

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Summer Stay-cation: Fun Ideas For the Whole Family

Some of my best childhood memories are of fun family moments during summer vacations. A limited budget or time restraints may not make an exciting cross country road trip adventure feasible. However, there are options… read more

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