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Parent Service Announcement: Clowns

Posted by on December 12th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Most everyone is familiar with Public Service Announcements (PSAs). Back in the ’50s they taught useful things like ducking down and covering your head with your arms to ensure survival from an atomic blast, or that women are a distracting and deadly menace to the workplace… um… okay, those were probably horrifically misleading, but later […]

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Birthday Boy Version 4.0

Posted by on October 4th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Dear Finn, Tomorrow is your 4th birthday. You’ll be 126,182,881 seconds old and, as such, you deserve a prize for dealing with the stupidity of people older than you, listening more to me and your mom, and learning to have fun in the most obscure ways I’ve ever seen. You have grown these past twelve […]

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Happy Auld Lang Birthday, Charlie!

Posted by on May 6th, 2013, under VIDEOTAPE

For my cyborg genius partner, Charlie, a little Birthday sing along Andy-Herald-style this weekend with a festival crowd of writer friends at the Mom 2.0 Summit. Happy Birthday, Charlie! -Andy  

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Birthday Boy Version 3.0

Posted by on October 4th, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

Dear Finn, Today is your 3rd birthday. You’re now 94,694,400 seconds old and, as such, you deserve to be applauded for putting up with the stupidity of adults, and monotony of a more routinized life. As part of my annual tribute to your radness, here are 16 photos from each three-month quarter of your life. […]

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

Posted by on April 27th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Today is my mother’s birthday. She has put up with a lot between raising me and my brother. I would love it if you left a comment wishing her a happy birthday, but also, tell her what your mother means to you. Then, if you feel like sharing this post around it will make me […]

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It’s A Wonderful Bloglife

Posted by on April 1st, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Ed. Note: This cake didn’t last long. It exploded all over us, like our April Fool’s joke did. April Fools. That’s what we are. It’s our website’s birthday/anniversary today. We agreed a year ago when we launched that we would do an April Fool’s joke, but the joke’s on us. We hope the video below […]

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Homemade Birthday Cards 2004: Max’s 4th / Cody’s 6th

Posted by on October 21st, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

Cody’s Sixth Birthday: 2004 Max’s Third Birthday: 2004 To recap: I make birthday cards for each year my boys. Lucas (2), Max (11), Cody (13). As they got older, I started designing them around what seemed to rock their socks off. I was thrilled the year Cody turned 6 and Max 4 and they were […]

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So That Happened…

Posted by on October 7th, 2011, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

 My contribution. –Andy Hey Guys, Nice to see you again! Our site had been down for almost two days until we finally got back up on our feet just now. Yikes. Andy was raging. Big time. If we were cyber terrorists, let’s just say electronic horse heads would be stuffed in someone’s computerized bed. But […]

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Birthday Boy Version 2.0

Posted by on October 5th, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

Dear “Wordless Wednesday” or whatever you bloggers call it, Kiss my baby-soft butt. Today is my son’s 2nd birthday. He’s 63,072,000 seconds old. Words are going to be said. As a tribute to his radness, please leave a comment below with a birthday wish, advice, a funny story, or anything you’d like to share. I […]

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Homemade Birthday Cards 2003: Max’s 3rd / Cody’s 5th

Posted by on June 23rd, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

  Max’s Third and Cody’s Fifth Birthday: 2003 I know what you’re all thinking. And you’re right. There is no spoon. Oh, that’s not what you were thinking? Maybe you were thinking, “WTF? Andy, you let your 5- and 3-year-old watch the Matrix movies!?!” No. But they were so taken by the previews, and because […]

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