I’m Breaking-Up with Little Debbie

I did it! I made it a year without soda! It feels amazing to reach that goal and to surpass it, feels even better.

For all the life that I can remember I have always drank soda. That delicious Mountain Dew or tasty Dr. Pepper. Those were my favorites. For the longest time I have been trying to quit the sugary drink but always failed. This time around though I stuck my heels in and managed to make it a full year without soda. It feels good not wanting a soda. It’s nice not being so addicted to soda that you’re cranky when you don’t have one. It’s even better to lose all that weight from cutting out all of that sugar… wait… that didn’t happen. Which is why I am here, I am breaking-up with Little Debbie.

I regretfully did not lose any weight by cutting soda out of my diet. It’s probably because during the pandemic my relationship with Little Debbie got a little too hot and heavy, but today that all changes! If I can quit drinking soda and stay off the corn syrupy nectar, than I should be able to break up with Little Debbie as well. So that’s what I am doing today, me and Little Debbie (as well as her friends Hostess and Mrs. Freshly) are breaking up. No more snack cakes for me!!!

I will be starting a new Days Since to track my struggle with this break up. It’s a hard thing to do, but it needs to be done. Little Debbie, I’m sorry but it’s over between us!!!

Happy Birthday Mom!

This week you would have been celebrating your 59th birthday. Even though you are not here to celebrate with us, we can still celebrate your life for you. So this week is dedicated to you and just how amazing you are.

Happy Birthday Mom! We love you and miss you!!!

How to Make More Money Without Giving Up Family Time

When you are a parent, you realize there are two things you never seem to have enough of; money and time. Raising a family can often be an expensive task and is also a busy one. Many moms and dads feel like they don’t spend as much quality time with their kids as they would like, as other essential commitments such as work get in the way. Finding ways to make extra money without sacrificing time spent with the kids can be challenging, and you may be considering working extra hours or taking on another job on the weekends. But, there are other ways to increase your income without missing out on precious time with your family; you can even do them when the kids have gone to bed. Here are some money-making ideas that you can try in your spare time at home without spending time away from your kids:

Start Online Trading

If you have always fancied dabbling in the world of trading, then why not give it a try? Thanks to modern technology, trading is far more accessible to people than ever before. Using online trading platforms and brokers, it is possible to trade CFDs, which is a popular form of trading that you can try at home. Many people enjoy the process of learning all about trading, as there are so many different ways to do it. Once you have become familiar with how to trade, you may feel ready to try for yourself and see if it becomes a successful way to make money for you.

Launch an eCommerce Store

Many people love shopping online and enjoy the wide range of choice available and the convenience of having your goods delivered to your door. During the pandemic, the popularity of online shopping increased even further while bricks and mortar stores stayed closed. Each of these factors combined means that eCommerce can become a lucrative second income stream. Who knows? Your eCommerce store could be so successful it becomes your main job rather than merely a side hustle. 

If you want to gain the benefits of running an eCommerce store without taking the time needed to arrange for delivery of the items, you could choose to use a dropshipping model instead. Dropshipping means shipping the goods is handled on your behalf, so you get to make money while spending more time with your kids and less time packing up orders.

Share Your Expertise

Making the most of your existing skills and knowledge is an excellent way to make some extra money at home. Maybe you are a talented artist and can spend some time painting or sketching each evening and then sell your art online. Or perhaps, you have experience teaching others new skills. If so, you could set up an online training course and share your expertise with people across the world. Whatever your area of expertise, there should be a way to monetize it and make some extra cash for you and your family.

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

Lights! Camera! ACTION!

That’s right! Filming has started on the newest short-film coming from St. Louis Dad and his tiny cast and crew. This time we are picking up where Jason Beware ended. It will be our first sequel/prequel film with the premise being it starts off where the first Jason Beware ended and then quickly sends the audience back in time to learn the true beginnings of this new generation of horror.

The film is filled with an all-child cast except for one highly notable name that will be announced soon! The kids are doing everything from acting to working as the crew behind the scenes with help from myself and my amazing wife. The sequel had been in the pre-production stages for a few months before we finally got everything in place for production to begin this past weekend. We will be shooting on an iPhone and in 4K HD, and editing in Sony Vegas! We also have a sound engineers working on an absolutely spectacular sound design for this fan-film. We plan to premier later this summer for free on YouTube. Be on the lookout for more news, clips, and more for Jason Beware 2!

We shall see how everything comes together over the next few weeks of principal filming. Then it will be onto post-production where we edit it all together, put some sounds to add some depth, and of course the special effects!

Wish us luck!!!

Jason Beware 2 is being produced by Missouri Mobile Productions and is starring Alex Williams reprising his role as the deranged serial killer Jason! Abby Williams will be playing a new character Investigator Annie Summers, and of course we have plenty of supporting roles that will be announced very soon! Check out the original Jason Beware fan-film to see where it all started! I am super proud of these kids. They are working hard memorizing their lines and helping getting the sets ready to go.