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The 2 Types of Parents on New Year’s Eve

Posted by on December 30th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

This post is brought to you by Responsibility.org, but (hopefully) it’s funny and relatable af!   There are two types of parents on New Year’s. Those that stay home for the evening, and then there are the lunatics. Okay, maybe the couples who go out aren’t lunatics exactly, and sure, there are more types than […]

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14 Christmas Comics We Can Actually Now Enjoy

Posted by on December 28th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Now that this year’s frenzied Christmas is finally done and nestled in its bed, we can take a moment to settle down and look back on it all for a laugh, hopefully. Sure, there’s still mountains of boxes and wrapping paper dunes that need to be dealt with, and gifts that need assembly or tech […]

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Toddlers Priceless First-Time Reactions to Fireworks (Video)

Posted by on July 4th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

I remember being astounded by fireworks as a little kid. I love them, but… well, it wasn’t really a love-hate relationship, it was more of love-terror thing. Now that I’m all grown up with three kids that are well past toddlerhood, I’ve had the chance to see the evolution of their awed reactions as they […]

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Grandpa Vader & Kylo, A Christmas Story

Posted by on December 22nd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

This is amaaaaaazing. Even if you’re not a stark raving Star Wars fan like me, you’ll still appreciate a lot of the relatabale moments shown here, when grandparents look after their grandkid. Sure, regular grandparents might not be spoiling your kid quite like Santa Vader, and when they break your rules, it’s necessarily your “no […]

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“Holiday Shopping” : Convos With My 6-Year-Old

Posted by on December 14th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I went shopping with my 7yo son recently, and I made use of the drive there to go over (over and over and over) the trip’s one ground rule. I had him repeat it. “What’s the one rule for this trip?” I asked as we rolled into the parking lot. “No asking for you to […]

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10 Christmas Comics from a Parent’s Perspective

Posted by on December 2nd, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Let’s face it. Christmas is mostly for the kids. It certainly is if you judge it by the utter hell parents put themselves through to make it special for the little, giggling present-shakers. Let’s enjoy these 10 Fowl Language Comics by Brian Gordon for a cartooned view of some of the things parents go through. […]

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11 Comics & Charts That Tell Thanksgiving Like It Is

Posted by on November 22nd, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time of reflection and appreciation. No really, I’m serious. It’s sometimes reeeeeally hard to remember that when you’re arguing with a relative, listening to Christmas music in traffic, or just stone cold comatose from overeating. What Thanksgiving winds up being is often a lot more entertaining to look at […]

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Stranger Things + Peanuts = YES

Posted by on October 28th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I know, I know. I don’t like it when Christmas encroaches on Halloween anymore than you do. But this is important, nay, NECESSARY viewing! On a scale of 1 to 10, this video is an ELEVEN. See what I did there? I have been watching the Peanuts Christmas special since I was a wee lad […]

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Guide to How Kids Judge Your Halloween Candy

Posted by on October 25th, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Everyone has their varying candy preferences, but sizing up what’s been plopped into the bag is a pretty universal part of Halloween. However grateful and well-mannered they are, it’s impossible for trick-or-treaters to avoid casting some judgement on the treat-giver-outers they encounter. You see, parents don’t often let kids eat the entire bag in one […]

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36 Mindsploding Costumes That’ll Make Others Look Like a Potato Sack

Posted by on October 21st, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

It’s not a competition. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any winners. Don’t sweat it, though. It doesn’t mean we’re worse parents if we don’t go full-Halloween on our costume game. We don’t all have the time or money or brain power. But these people most certainly do. Wow. We’re all winners when people […]

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