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44 Bad Parent Tattoos, But I Mean HORRIFICALLY Bad

Posted by on July 7th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

We’ve all got our opinions about tattoos. Some of us love ’em and some of us don’t, but it’s a safe bet that we can all sit down together and agree that these tattoos are just friggin’ awful. I completely understand that the love a parent has for their kid could create a strong impulse […]

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14 Children’s Book Quotes That Are Better Than Any Motivational Poster

Posted by on June 29th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Sometimes you’re reading the silliest, weirdest story to your kid, and you happen upon a line of text that leaps off the page and hits your mind like a splash of cold water. Adults see a lot of inspirational posters and motivational statements, even mottos and taglines from products in ads are trying to encourage […]

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Why Be Afraid of the Dentist When You Can Be Terrified

Posted by on June 22nd, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A lot of people are terrified of going to the dentist. Some eventually outgrow their fear, of course, but it’s safe to say it’s a bit of a pants-peeing experience for kids. Just look at it from their perspective. “Okay, little [kid’s name]. Sit in this strange, slippery chair with the spotlight on it so […]

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28 Completely Unnecessarily Honest Notes from Kids

Posted by on June 16th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

The other day my 7-year-old son and I were headed home from an errand, and he asked me if we had time to play when we got home. I told him, sure, but when we started talking about what we would play, he started disqualifying certain things. “We shouldn’t play tag, because I know you’re […]

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11 Parenting Comics that Will Make Parenting Seem Not So Awful

Posted by on June 8th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

I’m a designer and sort-of illustrator, so I have a natural affinity toward web comics. There’s something more important about them for me, though, and why I love to share them with you. When you can take some friction points of parenthood and apply some humorous lube to… um, wait. Let me state that differently. […]

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Babies + Dogs = Heckin Cute! (19 Clips)

Posted by on June 2nd, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Before they can play fetch, or even hold a ball in their fist, when they’re juuuuust starting out in life, a kid can form bonds with their dog and chisel memories into their heart that will last a lifetime. Each of these 19 moments is like watching the origin story of a kid and their […]

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Box of Imagination

Posted by on June 1st, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

Amazing comic by The Awkward Yeti, a must-follow (his Facebook). – Kids have wild and vibrant imaginations. Imaginations that also have some seriously long-distance endurance. Nearly any adult playing pretend or listening to a kid tell a story they’re making up as-they-go can start to look around with slightly frantic eyes after a while, looking […]

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6 Stunningly Terrible Baby Product Ideas

Posted by on May 25th, 2017, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

We’ve all seen ads or stores selling baby-related products that had us tilting our head and muttering, “Really???” Sometimes it’s because they seem useless and stupid, or downright unsafe. It’s hard to believe sometimes, but they’re actually out there, for someone with money in their pocket and sh*t for brains, apparently. How ’bout, we take […]

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Parenterms: “Adorablewhelming”

Posted by on May 19th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Our kids can achieve levels of cuteness that, before becoming parents, we would never have believed even possible. It doesn’t need to be some viral YouTube video of a moment. It can simply be the most mundane thing our kid does that turns us into glowing emotional wrecks. A lump in our throat makes our […]

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Sea Inside

Posted by on May 16th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on May 12, 2017 at 4:47pm PDT Dear Boys, There’s an ancient Icelandic word I recently learned, “innsæi.” It has multiple meanings. It can mean “the sea within,” which pertains to the inner world we experience, ever-changing. It centers around that current of intuition inside all of us. […]

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