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At 1AM This Morning A New Life Entered Our World

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope John May 21, 2014. 8 Replies

At 1AM  5/20/2014 my little nephew Owen was born. My sister and brother-in-law are new parents, our parents new grandmothers and grandfathers, and I am a new uncle. I just wanted to share this…Continue

Family Issues that leave me conflicted.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton Apr 25, 2014. 29 Replies

Ok, so as the title says, I have what I feel is a rather large family issue leaving me conflicted.To give a bit of background, my sister is married and pregnant, this is the first grandchild for our…Continue

Need advice about buying a car

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Dec 11, 2012. 9 Replies

ok, so my old car recently died on me and I am looking at buying a used car.I came across a nice 2007 Subaru Forester, or nice by my limited knowledge on cars.I had my mechanic look at the car and…Continue

Looking for Woodworking help.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Nov 28, 2012. 4 Replies

Hello everyone,I recently received a bed which doesn't have a headboard, having only a little experience with wood working but an active interest I figured I'd build a headboard for it. I went…Continue

 

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Pope John replied to Matt's discussion At 1AM This Morning A New Life Entered Our World
"Congrats Matt! Long life to him!"
May 21, 2014
Gentleman Engineer replied to Matt's discussion At 1AM This Morning A New Life Entered Our World
"Oddly enough, my youngest brother became an uncle at birth."
May 20, 2014
Gentleman Engineer replied to Matt's discussion At 1AM This Morning A New Life Entered Our World
"My congratulations are offered to both yourself and the mother (the father shall be excluded from any congratulations). Just consider the fine collection of noses you may now accumulate!"
May 20, 2014
Matt replied to Matt's discussion At 1AM This Morning A New Life Entered Our World
"Thank you everyone. Unfortunately today I was unable to see him when I went to the hospital. When I arrived he was in an area of the Nursery that only the parents and grandparents are allowed. So I was unable to take pictures. But he is now very…"
May 20, 2014
J. D. replied to Matt's discussion At 1AM This Morning A New Life Entered Our World
"Matt: Congrats on becoming an uncle. I remember when it first happened to me when I was 14. I always felt good about being able to calm him down when even his Mom couldn't, back when his parents lived with us. I just became a Dad last week, and…"
May 20, 2014
Rick Shelton replied to Matt's discussion At 1AM This Morning A New Life Entered Our World
"Congratulations to your family Matt!!!!"
May 20, 2014
Matt B replied to Matt's discussion At 1AM This Morning A New Life Entered Our World
"My nephew (the first in the fam) just turned one this week. It's incredible just how much love there is for the little guy. "
May 20, 2014
Allen Winston Cook replied to Matt's discussion At 1AM This Morning A New Life Entered Our World
"Congratulations Matt! I am sure you will be a wonderful Uncle."
May 20, 2014
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At 1AM This Morning A New Life Entered Our World

At 1AM  5/20/2014 my little nephew Owen was born. My sister and brother-in-law are new parents, our parents new grandmothers and grandfathers, and I am a new uncle. I just wanted to share this momentous event with all of you, seeing as how AoM has helped me become more of the man I should be. I will post pictures when they become available, I unfortunately am unable to see him until later today.See More
May 20, 2014
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Apr 30, 2014
Rick Shelton replied to Matt's discussion Family Issues that leave me conflicted.
"I don't know the full story here and probably never will.  But from your first paragraph it sounds as if your sister is saying any issues and you'll be out on your ear.  If that's true then maybe you should just let her go.…"
Apr 25, 2014
Sir replied to Matt's discussion Family Issues that leave me conflicted.
"I'm willing to believe validation is the most likely motive.  But if you can not care what the motive is, I think you'll feel less involved."
Apr 25, 2014
Matt replied to Matt's discussion Family Issues that leave me conflicted.
"I claim validation because even after we ended the conversation he was still dead set on convincing me. He wanted to continue to conversation at a later date, if he wanted to just vent and inform, technically in that phone call he did, why press to…"
Apr 25, 2014
Sir replied to Matt's discussion Family Issues that leave me conflicted.
"So there are some clear boundaries ("I don't expect family members to pass things through me, and they don't need my permission for a damn thing"), there are some that still seem fuzzy to me.  So suppose some comes to you to…"
Apr 25, 2014
Matt replied to Matt's discussion Family Issues that leave me conflicted.
"I can understand that to an extent, and when it comes to the actions like she is taking... its not actually very representative of the rest of the family. She dragged others into it, and manipulated multiple people to get the outcome she wanted to,…"
Apr 25, 2014
Penelope replied to Matt's discussion Family Issues that leave me conflicted.
"I've seen seemingly happy families that always share holidays, etc., fall completely apart when something shifts, like a new baby.  Suddenly everyone's bringing up grudges from 60 years ago.  You can't always account for…"
Apr 25, 2014

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30 days to a better man Day 1.

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 9:59am 0 Comments

Hello everyone, I am Matt and I figured I would do the 30 days to a better man as blog posts. I am looking forward to going through this.

Day 1 is "Define Your Core Values", it is suggested to choose only 5 but having gone through this I had a hard time limiting it down to 5, but I got it down pretty close so hear it goes. My Core Values as I see them at this point in my life.

 

1. Wisdom and Knowledge is not only something I value highly but seek to atain for the rest…

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At 5:35pm on October 17, 2012, Experimental Wife said…

Thanks for the positive feedback! It means a lot coming from a man with such great core values.

At 3:39am on August 1, 2012, Tarquin Anstruther said…

Hi Matt,
enjoyed our chat yesterday!

 
 
 

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