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THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

Posted by on September 18th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

It’s one of the best kid’s games ever, jumping from furniture to furniture to avoid touching the ground, because it is lava. It turns out it’s also one of the best excuses ever. Come brush my teeth? Hah! Yeah right. The floor is lava! Time to do my chores? LAVA! You see, most parents don’t […]

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The Pickiest Eaters in the History of Ever

Posted by on August 2nd, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Kids are like a test. One that you can’t really pass. You just sort of go through it chewing on your pencil, sweat beading on your forehead. You’re looking around at the other students (parents) and seeing if you can’t catch a glimpse at their answers. But then you see their foreheads glistening with the […]

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Kid Definishons: “Undiewares”

Posted by on July 23rd, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

It’s a pretty safe assumption that if you’re reading this, you’ve probably been wearing underwear for several years. Hopefully not the same pair. Whatever the condition of your undergarments, you must admit it’s been a long time since your parents first slipped a pair of undies on you instead of a diaper. You probably don’t […]

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Kid Definishons: “Inpublic”

Posted by on June 27th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

What your kid gets from the words you use can sometimes be close, but not quite right. The sheer repeated context of a word can train them into a wrong association. My 4yo son now tells my wife and I that we’re being inpublic. He chuckles and admonishes us sagely, “Hah! Dat was inpubwic!” It’s […]

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Crust: A Child’s Natural Enemy

Posted by on April 19th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

As parents, attempting to feed your kids good food (or any food) can be an endless, nerve-wracking journey through Internet articles and grocery store aisles. For all the warnings and alerts out there, there exists a serious danger not posted online or on any package. A dietary risk to your child as unsettling as sugar […]

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Bad Product Idea #12: BeDoodlers Sleepy-Time Skin Markers (For Adults)

Posted by on February 26th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Picture it. The little ones have finally stopped talking and moving and mess-making and… needing. They’re finally sleeping like the rocks you now feel like you’ve been bombarded with. But after the kid-valanche, things can seem startlingly slow. A little boring even. Don’t turn to a screen to chill out and wind down, though. BeDoodle […]

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The Infinite Loop of Kids

Posted by on November 23rd, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

When your ass starts twitching, it’s usually due to the ignored impulse of your body telling you that it wants to run away (screaming optional). Fixed smiles and mechanical bobs of the head are often our last resort in being encouraging parents. Let me explain. Kid repetition > Parent patience   A joke told fifty […]

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My Wife Just Said… #81

Posted by on October 15th, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“You know there’s a problem when your son, who is a toddler, is telling you to calm down.” -Elizabeth   – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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How Kids Defend Against Loud Sounds

Posted by on October 4th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Fire engine sirens, jackhammers, alarms, elevator musak, oh my! It doesn’t matter what it is. Loud or awful sounds can freak a kid out. And every kid has their various ways of responding and even defending against these things. Here’s Lucas (3yo) holding up his toy tool box, demonstrating the Arm Muff technique as a […]

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Born to Run

Posted by on September 26th, 2012, under VIDEOTAPE

I know we’re pretty “funny” sometimes, but I watched this and it scared the shit out of me. I hope it does for you too. Let’s give them their 5 years back. May our lives never be the same. – Our Google Plus Page! Run to it and share this. Or die trying. Our Facebook […]

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