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Counting to Three

Posted by on March 24th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

We don’t all to do it with our kids, but whether it’s counting up or down, a whole friggin’ lot of us parents have. “I’m going to count to three!” As with everything having to do with kids, results will vary wildly for this disciplinary time bomb. Some kids are “you had me at One” and […]

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Minecrack

Posted by on March 16th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

I should have known what was going to happen. I’ve been addicted to… um, IN LOVE WITH Minecraft myself for years, so it shouldn’t have been a shocker for me when I introduced it to my then 5-year-old that he’d go bonkers for it, too. I’m a gamer. My wife is not.  So, when we […]

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Kids Are Masters of Life-Napping (20 GIFs)

Posted by on March 14th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

For people who can fall asleep nearly anywhere (in any position, at any time of day, while doing anything), children sure can be impossible to put to sleep. They’re like little dozing narcoleptics who also have terrible insomnia. To say this is frustrating for parents is like saying the sun is a bit toasty. Sure […]

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Job Description: PARENT

Posted by on March 10th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Job Title: Parent (Mother / Father) Department: Human Development Hours & Schedule: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year Location: Everywhere Job Description Updated: Hourly     Position Summary The care and feeding of a miniature human. Backbreaking and mind-numbing manual, mental and emotional labor. Keeping your cool under pressure, […]

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My Kid Just Said… #63

Posted by on March 6th, 2017, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

There are so many memories you collect in the raising of your mini human. They’re not all equal, though. To put it figuratively, some of them are just poorly jotted down in pencil you can’t even read later, some are painstakingly written down with a pen, and some are recorded with a permanent marker in […]

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Things You Thought Would Be a Bigger THING, Growing Up

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

As a kid, I was given several impressions that didn’t quite pan out as an adult. When you’re growing up, your head is soaking up everything like a good little sponge. Or maybe a lollipop that fell under the couch. It can come from rotting your brains on cartoons, shows, commercials and movies, or from […]

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My Wife Just Mommy-Brained… #305

Posted by on February 20th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We had boxes and bags of old toys we’d finally convinced (bribed and begged, basically) our seven-year-old son to part with. But little kids have a rather random and fast-changing mind, so we knew we needed to get them out of the house and over to Goodwill, ASAFP. The past three nights our little guy […]

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19 WonderAWFUL Kid Valentime’s Day Cards

Posted by on February 14th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

In addition to the wild spellings kids come up with for “Valentimes” Day, their messages range from hilariously adorable to hilariously disturbing. So, if you ever thought you were bad at writing a sweet or romantic messages, these are going to make you feel like the greatest poet that ever lived. You’re NOT going to […]

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20 Hilarious Parenting Memes

Posted by on February 10th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Parenting has a lot of funny moments to it, and even the not-so-funny moments can be made fun of pretty damn majestically. There are a truck ton of hilarious kid-owners out there shouting their jokes from the social media rooftops as humorous text, picture of video memes. I have the pleasure of knowing a bunch […]

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My Wife Just Sobbed… #303

Posted by on February 6th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

She was obviously in a funk, so I made sure I hadn’t stepped on her emotional toes somehow in a clumsy husband way. But her mood was shadowed by the upcoming school field trip. A sleep-away trip. The school was going to a place in the mountains and the kids would all stay the night […]

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