Thank God I married a smarter person than myself.  For that reason, my kids have a fighting chance.  Unfortunately for my wife...that means her husband has tapped out of helping with homework already.

4th grade, I'm pretty ok.  We're inverting fractions and converting them into whole numbers and stuff like that.  And once my 4th grader taught me how to do it I agreed that he was correct and let him proceed.

That's how I help.  "Yup, looks good.  Now you're on your own."

The 8th grader is left out to dry.  When she has a math problem she needs help with I take a look at it and say, "sucks to be you" and move on with my day.  That's what teachers are for.  Teachers teach.  DJ's make snide comments to make the others in the room laugh and look for the nearest beer.

A new poll found 40% of parents have done their kids' homework FOR them at least once.  But unfortunately, like myself...50% of parents have a hard time understanding their kids' homework assignments.  So maybe you shouldn't. 

By the way, it's across ALL subjects but math is the one kids tend to ask for help with the most. 

I don't agree with parents outright doing the kids' homework.  But also, I don't agree with homework.  If the kids need to bring stuff home to work on it's because of poor time management.  And time management should be taught at an early age.  Something you'll use you're whole life.  Unlike inverting fractions.

Best "Irish Pubs" to Celebrate St. Paddy's in the Quad Cities

In alphabetical order...here are the best "Irish Pubs" to celebrate St. Paddy's Day in the Quad Cities...
 
Let's drink up!

What The Quad Cities Did For Fun in the 90's

Many times over the years, I'll be talking with friends about years gone by and I'll say "take me back".

Every generation goes through this, I assume. Looking back at a more simple time where responsibilities haven't set in and life seems fun. Opportunities are endless.

Let's go back to the 1990's to Wacky Waters, 50 Cent Beer night and revisit Mallards Mania!