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The Snowman Apocalypse

Posted by on December 22nd, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

I remember avidly reading Calvin and Hobbes through my youth. Seeing this little boy’s seasonally majestic, twisted and hilarious snow creations made me wish for something most people grow to dread where they live. Snow! It’s officially winter in L.A. And by that I basically mean I can’t comfortably wear shorts anymore and my nipples […]

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Board Game Ragers

Posted by on October 9th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Comic by According to Devin.   I used to loooooove board games as a kid. Still do. Oh the sweet, cardboardy smell of the package! The satisfaction of slowly removing the top with that corner taped-up from an invariable accidental foot stomp! The thrill of setting up the pieces, anxiously hoping they all made it […]

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Java – Comic by Lunar Baboon

Posted by on September 9th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Lunar Baboon Comics   Never let your kids know your weaknesses. At least not until they’ve moved out… Okay, not even then. Maybe coffee isn’t your kryptonite. Maybe it’s that you can’t stand seeing them hurt; watch out, they’ll make ketchup look a Hollywood makeup effect to get out of something. Or maybe you have […]

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Family Dinner – Fowl Language Comics

Posted by on July 6th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Fowl Language Comics   I really don’t understand this whole “raising children” thing. I use the “air quotes” because it feels like my version of parenting is false and just wrong. My older son is a VERY picky eater and the subject of fruits and vegetables is so contentious that I am almost at the […]

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Maximumble: Use for Toys

Posted by on June 24th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  Call it a side effect, a byproduct or an outcome, but fatherhood can lead to some rad consequences. It’s the most responsibility and pressure you can earn, but it’s also a perfect opportunity. I see a lot of “dads are buddies” stereotypes. It can be confusing to witness. There’s a pervasive myth that we’re […]

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Maximumble: Toy for Jimmy

Posted by on May 19th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  There’s no doubt about it. Becoming a parent opens the Jurassic Park doors of childhood fun. Between introducing your kids to things you grew up with and getting current with the coolest new toys and technology, it’s pretty awesome how much parenthood has to offer. I mean, yeah, the love, compassion and responsibility and […]

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Maximumble: Hot Tails

Posted by on April 15th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  Sometimes, we tell our kids things for the sake of humor or because we don’t know. It’s kind of fun to re-imagine things and tell a story to our kids. But I’ve had it backfire on me. My brother, for example, tells me that I told him a story growing up about mayonnaise. Apparently, […]

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Maximumble: Monster Under the Bed

Posted by on April 2nd, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  It’s easy to dismiss kids and their amazing imaginations. Sometimes they are off in the stratosphere when it comes to reality. But isn’t that something we want to encourage to some degree? If we can ground our kids in the nature of what is real, but give their dreams, and not their nightmares, the […]

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Maximumble: Play with Food

Posted by on March 24th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  I can’t tell whether the thing my sons do with food could be considered playing with it, but they sure do mess around with it. Is there such a thing as food bullying? In an event, distracted eating seems to be a universal theme. – Join Maximumble’s Facebook page: GO HERE! Check out his […]

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Maximumble: Baby Brother Toys

Posted by on March 18th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  As a brother myself, I have some idea of how hard things are for Finn. A new, smallish person invaded his life and he was forced to share his parents. It’s brutal. But nothing says brotherly love like seeing his younger brother, Arden, grab for one of his toys. Did you have a sibling? […]

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