Throwbacks! 10 Things Our Kids Will Never Know About

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The other day, I was talking to my teenage daughters and mentioned Cyndi Lauper. This may show my age, but for my senior year, the homecoming theme for my high school was based on her song “Time After Time”!

“Cyndi who?” they asked. (Head hung down in shame. Dare I bring up Menudo?)


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I get it. Time is moving on, and I realize that each generation has its “thing” that doesn't make it to the next generation. Oh, we had some good times back in the day! Do you remember what the first cell phones looked like? (They came in big boxes that took up an entire seat in your car!)

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Today, I am sharing with you a list of 10 throwback things that kids today will never get to experience! How many of these do YOU remember?

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Rotary phones. We found one of these in the barn the other day, and my kids were flabbergasted. “OMG, it must have taken you forever to call someone,” they said. Yeah — that, and they had those big long cords and came in cool colors like vintage green and yellow.


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Payphones. I took my kids on a trip the other day, and we couldn't find a payphone within 55 miles. I didn't realize that payphones were becoming extinct.


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Cartoons without words. I loved Road Runner as a kid. Today, the old Looney Tunes wouldn't hold a child's attention for more than 10 minutes (if that!)

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Throwbacks! 10 Things Our Kids Will Never Know About

Stef Daniel is the 40ish year old, experienced (meaning crazy already) mother of count ‘em…4 daughters (yes, she takes prayers) who have taught her nearly E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G she needs to know about raising kids and staying sane. She hails from a small town in Georgia where she lives with her family in a red tin roofed house (w ... More

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