Friday, August 8, 2014

First Things First Family Prize Pack #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 8/17 #FirstThingsFirst

Did you know:

• 24 million children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.

• Only 30% of divorces are due to infidelity, addiction or abuse, 70% of divorces are due to couples feeling disconnected.

• Couples who manage to devote time specifically to one another at least once a week are markedly more likely to enjoy high-quality relationships and lower divorce rates, compared to couples who do not devote as much couple time to one another.

• Fathers provide unique benefits to their daughters through their active and positive presence from the time of birth all the way through adulthood.

(Yes, that's my Dad and Mom!) I used to spend some time with my father when I was little. But instead of doing anything that I wanted to do, we always did things that interested him. He likes trains, so I spent time with my father playing with trains, chasing trains, following one of them in his Carmen Guia up the coast from southern California, up to northern California, going to train meets and sales, and more.

But, we never once sat down and talked about what I liked, or what interested me. I grew up learning that what I liked or was interested in, wasn't important to my parents. Being the oldest of three girls and having two younger sisters who had interests, meant more to them then what I wanted to do. So I tagged along to their meets for color guard, baseball, basketball, band, and more! And when I wanted to spend time with my parents, I involved myself in doing what they liked to do. This is probably why between the ages of 8 and 13, why I was shipping off to my aunt's or grandmother's homes for the weekends, because they got tired of having me around them all the time. At least, that's the way I felt.

My dad never rough housed or played with us when we were younger. Not that I remember anyways. Even now, I wonder what my children are missing out on, since their father doesn't really play with them.

Watch the video above, and I will ask you what you thought about it via the Rafflecopter form, so that you can enter for a chance to win the prize pack below.

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Disclosure: I will receive a $10 Amazon gift code in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The above video is in no way associated with Airplanes and Dragonflies. The opinions of the woman in the video are in no way associated with Airplanes and Dragonflies. Airplanes and Dragonflies is not responsible if you do not receive your prize pack. You will receive your prize pack from the sponsor.


  1. I enjoy all their videos that I have seen! I love all the things Dad did with the kids while Mom was away. I especially love the way they had fun using recycled cardboard: the stove, the boat, the girl's crown, etc!

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  2. I like what the Dad did while the Mom wasn't there.

  3. I enjoyed watching the dad having fun with his children.

  4. Video is so true. I know I worry about what he lets them do but I know it is important he gets time. Each of us offers our kids something different!

  5. This is so daughter wants her Daddy to do that to her hair with the vacuum now!

  6. I think she hits the nail on the head...and makes me grateful that my hubby has always played with our kids!

  7. I thought it was cute and I see my husband doing this.

  8. I thought the video was humourous, I catch myself all the time telling my husband to quit being so rough with our 5 year old.


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