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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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14 Children’s Book Quotes That Are Better Than Any Motivational Poster

Posted by on June 29th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Sometimes you’re reading the silliest, weirdest story to your kid, and you happen upon a line of text that leaps off the page and hits your mind like a splash of cold water. Adults see a lot of inspirational posters and motivational statements, even mottos and taglines from products in ads are trying to encourage […]

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My Wife Just Said… #322

Posted by on June 26th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

After my wife said this – well, after I was done laughing – I told her she just might have happened upon a billion dollar idea, there. Those Kidz Bop albums (with little kids singing covers of pop music) seem to sell like hot cakes, and I’m pretty sure if there was a “Fart Bop” […]

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Why Be Afraid of the Dentist When You Can Be Terrified

Posted by on June 22nd, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A lot of people are terrified of going to the dentist. Some eventually outgrow their fear, of course, but it’s safe to say it’s a bit of a pants-peeing experience for kids. Just look at it from their perspective. “Okay, little [kid’s name]. Sit in this strange, slippery chair with the spotlight on it so […]

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28 Completely Unnecessarily Honest Notes from Kids

Posted by on June 16th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

The other day my 7-year-old son and I were headed home from an errand, and he asked me if we had time to play when we got home. I told him, sure, but when we started talking about what we would play, he started disqualifying certain things. “We shouldn’t play tag, because I know you’re […]

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My Wife Just Lost It… #320

Posted by on June 12th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

In the fevered rush to get ready for summer break, sometimes you have a bit of an emotional break. Getting schooling and homework all done, projects, rehearsals for the end of school show, plus every other goddam thing in the life of a child wrangler, it can get to you. Everyone has their breaking point, […]

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Box of Imagination

Posted by on June 1st, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

Amazing comic by The Awkward Yeti, a must-follow (his Facebook). – Kids have wild and vibrant imaginations. Imaginations that also have some seriously long-distance endurance. Nearly any adult playing pretend or listening to a kid tell a story they’re making up as-they-go can start to look around with slightly frantic eyes after a while, looking […]

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The Care Baes: A Childhood-Ruining Remake

Posted by on May 11th, 2017, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Modernized classics tend to be pretty awful. But like, ugly awful. There, I said it. It might be because we’re used to them a certain way, like knowing someone with a beard and them looking like a creepy failed clone experiment after they shave. Maybe we hate a remake because we’re old and set in […]

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Caught in the iAct!

Posted by on May 9th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

Kids break things. It’s in their DNA. Okay, maybe it isn’t, but there’s a lot of klutziness between the time their little-human DNA becomes big-human DNA. We’ve all done it, as kids ourselves, and I think it’s fairly safe to say that every parent has experienced with their own kid. Committing some “crime” or accident, […]

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Toddler Cars: Beyond Fury Road

Posted by on April 27th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

I just recently rewatched the original Mad Max and was surprised by how well it survived the passage of time. I remember watching it as a kid and being struck by the sad desperation of a post-apocalyptic world, but, because I was kid, I was obviously way more struck by how totally flippin’ awesome it […]

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