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My Wife Just Said… #317

Posted by on May 22nd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We’ve been hearing about the Hamilton musical for a while but once my wife and eldest son, Finn, saw the play in New York back in January, it hasn’t been turned off in our house. Sure, there are some intense themes and curse words, but there’s so much my son loves about the play. He […]

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The Dream of Every Parent

Posted by on April 28th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

If you are suffering from the following symptoms, please watch this video: -Feeling Unappreciated -Tired of Being A Parent -Had Enough of Your Kids -Need Some Onions Chopped -Looking For Your Feels -Etc. This is my most self-centered goal as a parent: For one of my kids to look at me like this baby looks […]

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Why Do We Even Celebrate Mother’s Day?

Posted by on May 3rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

So, the other day Buzzfeed emailed me and asked if I’d be in a video for them. They told me that I’d be getting drunk and talking about dad stuff. Which is new for me, obviously. So, I asked a more veteran dad, The Daddy Complex, to come with me and talk fatherhood. Nothing could’ve […]

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5 Ways You Can Royally Screw Up Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 11th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Lots of websites write theoretical, preachy lists about innumerable parenting and relationship pitfalls, but most don’t really live them. You can tell by the way the author speaks so authoritatively while remaining distant from their own material. For example, I read an article recently about some relationship issue and the writer made it sound like […]

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Welcome to Single Parenthood?

Posted by on January 10th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Growing up, the thought that my parents weren’t married didn’t really change my life. Sure, we went to my grandparent’s church a couple of times and I wasn’t allowed to eat a special cracker, but they loved each other. That was good enough for me. I was seven years-old when they broke up. It didn’t […]

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Bad Product Idea #13: The Mommequin

Posted by on May 29th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Kids never leave you alone when they’re yours. If you want alone-time, you’re really fighting a ridiculously losing battle. But now they don’t have to leave “you” alone. What if you could be present when you just really need to be absent? Now you can! With the purchase and set up a life-sized robotic figure, […]

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

Posted by on April 27th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Today is my mother’s birthday. She has put up with a lot between raising me and my brother. I would love it if you left a comment wishing her a happy birthday, but also, tell her what your mother means to you. Then, if you feel like sharing this post around it will make me […]

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Hypo-kid-dria (How Kids Present Illness and Injury to Parents)

Posted by on August 30th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] We’ve shown you a mother’s hypochondria (fearing the worst of a child’s illness or injury) with Hypo-mom-dria. With our Hyper-dad-dria illustration, we completed the parental picture by showing you a dad’s “put duct tape on it and walk it off” style of failing to see anything wrong. […]

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Hypo-mom-dria (The Hypochondria of Mothers)

Posted by on April 1st, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click the image to enlarge ] A study on a mother’s (especially a first-timer’s) reality versus perception. A mother’s hypochondria: hypo-mom-dria. Let’s take a look inside the heads of some moms (and sometimes dads) when confronted with childhood illnesses and injuries. Don’t misunderstand, mothers are rad and this is not a slight on them. […]

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