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22 Odd & Edgy Relationship Comics

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Let’s all let our hair down and loosen our belts and have a good ol’ laugh at relationships. In general. Not our own! That’s a bit risky, of course. Getting too nitty gritty about our relationships can be a ride on a stage coach filled nitro glycerin, clattering at […]

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Kid’s NERVOUS Reaction to STAR WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clones

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He was so nervous about EPII he actually rejected watching for a few months. Because of spoilers, he knows the basic story of the Prequels and was very anxious about seeing Anakin fall to the Dark Side. After we saw The Phantom Menace, I didn’t understand his lack of excitement to watch the next movie. […]

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QUIZ: 9 Alcohol Cheats in Animation

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Brought to you by responsibility.org for their TalkEarly campaign.   In the past, animated films and shows were, um… rather boozy. A review of every G-rated movie created from the 30s up to 2000 said 47% showed alcohol consumption, and in that same period about 9% percent of all cartoons did as well. That’s a […]

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22 Festively Edgy Holiday Comics

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With all the sweet family movies and cheery holiday music, the overall G-rated, brightly-colored wonderful time of the year can get to be a bit much. You can’t eat dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner and expect to live long. Take a break from the marshmallowy wonderland and sink your teeth into these bitter, darker-toned […]

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A Store Is Born! shop.howtobeadad.com

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Like most everything in parenting, this store’s delivery, I mean launch is very late to the holiday party! Now you can shop a few items just in time for last-minute, probably-too-late panic shopping! [ VISIT THE STORE ]     Cast Your Vote for the Future! Also like a baby, this store is starting out […]

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Baby Sleep Positions: 11-20

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[ click the image to enlarge ] The term “co-sleeping” is an odd one, because it implies that sleep is actually happening. When the topic of the baby sleeping in the grown-up bed comes up, some parents or not-yet-parents will sneer and growl, “NEVER!” That’s their choice, to not co-sleep, or to be a jerk […]

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Maybe We CAN Have Nice Things

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The things we parents do and the sacrifices we make for our kids are pretty countless. We give our lives to theirs, so their lives can be better than ours, or the best we can manage. Even if it means wearing underwear that’s older than they are. There’s a running joke about kids: “this is […]

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My Wife Just Rambled…

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Of course she just gave me that look. I should be more specific, though. Couples develop and collect tons of looks in marriage. There’s the “shhhh don’t say anything” wide eyes, the “I’m so entirely done with this shit” eye roll, the “maybe later tonight” wink, the “don’t you even start” laser glare. The list […]

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MAN-ternity Pants for Food Babies

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If women can wear “boyfriend jeans” any time they want for casual comfort, then dang it men should be able to rock a pair of maternity pants for the eating Olympics of the holiday season! But most men aren’t very comfortable with wearing women’s clothing. Hmmmmm. But what if there was an answer?! Think of […]

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Excelsior!

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I won’t say I had the “rare” opportunity to meet Stan Lee, because the man was a famously extroverted character, and he saw and met an unbelievable amount of humanity in his 95 years. But our meeting was rare for me. The year was 1987 and I was (11 years young) already ferociously addicted to […]

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