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The Profoundness of Children

Posted by on April 4th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Apr 2, 2017 at 3:07pm PDT We sat on a bench watching the trees sway in the wind and heard the birds chirp. It felt like something we could’ve done for hours. These calm moments, these reflective pools of emotion don’t visit too often for parents and […]

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7 Harry Potter Sequels NO ONE Wants to Happen

Posted by on February 22nd, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Whether it was the book or the films, a lot of us were sad when we came to the finale of the Harry Potter series. We got a brief glimpse of his future, older, married with kids, and were left to wonder to ourselves about the rest of the adult life of the Boy Who […]

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Children’s Classic Books Ruined with Modern Times

Posted by on December 8th, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

The times they are most definitely a-changin’. Today’s kids hear a record scratch sound effect in movies to punctuate abrupt stops, but have no idea what a vinyl record player is. Sadly, it seems, times they are also a bit more a-troubled. So, without getting too dark, let’s see what some classic children’s books would […]

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4 More Books My Sons Have To Read Before They’re 11

Posted by on April 21st, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

As I said in my last post, which you can visit if you want to get more ideas about some really amazing books, my older son Finn and I love to read together. He also loves to read on his own and then boast about how he’d finished books without me. Anyway, your mileage may […]

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11 Books My Sons Have To Read Before They’re 11

Posted by on November 3rd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

My son, Finn, and I have been reading up a storm lately. He loves it. I love reading to him, and he loves reading to me. Reading is such an important part of my life, and I’m so glad to be sharing it with my kids. I mean Finn is already on book three of […]

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Bathroom Reading

Posted by on November 15th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Remember that time we published a book and went crazy spamming you about how awesome it was? Wasn’t that a blast? Well, Reader’s Digest thought it was pretty cool so they decided to do a little piece about our book! Go pick up this month’s issue on stands (December), they show a couple of positions. […]

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Dad-miration Week 2013, Day Four: Books, Dummies!

Posted by on June 13th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

This year seems to have no shortage of funny, fun and helpful books in the parenting realm. One book in particular has us sitting up and paying attention. It’s “Raising Digital Families for Dummies” by Amy Lupold-Bair. These days, it’s nearly impossible to live free of devices, computers and phones. How the hell do we […]

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Curious George: Instructions for Parents

Posted by on May 30th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

I was slacking on my dad duties after a weekend of camping and tin foil battles and pole dancing. I was beat. So, I decided to sit on the couch with my son and watch some “Curious George” with him. I was a big fan of the books growing up but I always identified with […]

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Story Time: Because I’m Your Dad

Posted by on May 28th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Today’s book is by a man you may know for his first, or his last name. Both are equally cool. Ahmet Zappa is the son of late rock musician/composer, Frank Zappa. “Because I’m Your Dad” is apparently both a promise to his daughter, Halo, and a tribute to his happy childhood. The book is both […]

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Story Time: Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects

Posted by on May 15th, 2013, under EQUIPMENT

We have been talking about books so much lately that we finally realized: there are an insane amount of great books out there! Not the boring, frumpy kind of books. THE BUTT-KICKING AWESOME KIND! So, we decided to start sharing them with you. Today’s book is by a gentleman who deserves both praise and a […]

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