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This Singing Kid Is My Life

Posted by on September 16th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

This has been a long week, too. Life has been a tough go, and even some of the joyful things have been brutal. This kid is everything. He commits to singing these ABCs even it apparently causes him physical pain or something. Sure, I get very nervous singing in front of people. It’s sort of […]

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The Coolest 4th Grade Teacher Ever

Posted by on August 23rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

My son is only in first grade, but I believe I’ve met the coolest 4th grade teacher ever. As written in the description on this video, Mr. Reed sounds like the raddest: “Instead of sending out the boring, old, “Welcome Back” newsletter, Mr. Reed, a first year teacher from Chicago, wrote a rap song for […]

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The Most Talented Baby Pianist In Ever

Posted by on October 22nd, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

It seems like the flow of information in this internet age has produced brilliance and talent at never-before-seen rates. Child prodigies seem to be cropping up faster and it’s humbling to see the level of genius possible in such tiny people. It’s honestly intimidating. Today I want introduce you to the most brilliant pianist I’ve […]

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5 DOs & DON’Ts for Being a Rad Concert Dad

Posted by on September 23rd, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

This Instructional Diagram is sponsored by Vivid Seats, because they share our quirky sense of humor and our love of going to concerts and sporting events.   Most of us have great memories from when we were kids, and music or sports are often a precious part of the treasure trove of our adolescence experiences. […]

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Can’t Get Some Peace – End of Summer Jam

Posted by on September 22nd, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

Are you sick of I Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd? Well, fear not. Here’s the antidote. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past two weeks, or hate nice things, then you probably haven’t heard this parody song. Our friends at Shuggilippo and MomSpark made a music video that, well, sums […]

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‘Baby Band’ Is Everything You’ve Ever Wanted In A Video

Posted by on June 4th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

A couple of weeks ago, a video came across our desk. Wait, that sounds like an olde timey telegram. A video flashed across our screens! (There, that’s better) It came from YouTuber “MysteryGuitarMan” and featured his little 8-month-old Jonah. I met MGM at a #DisneySide awards ceremony where we were honored together for our work […]

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“Let It Go” with Phonetically Accurate Lyrics

Posted by on January 2nd, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Anyone who can read sheet music probably doesn’t need a guide to properly sing Let It Go from Frozen, but since the majority of us can’t sing our way out of a box… that’s open, and on fire… these simple, phonetically accurate lyrics and tips for screaming along may help you or your kid in […]

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Dad Uses His Kid as a Human Drum Machine (VIDEO)

Posted by on December 19th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

If rhythm was a language, it’s clear I’d have both a stutter and Tourette’s. I can’t tap out the simplest beat on my steering wheel, let alone my kids. So, this video is super specially especially amazing to me. It’s not okay to beat your kid… unless you’re harmlessly dropping mad beats like this dad. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #174

Posted by on August 18th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Is it strange that I’m already planning my kid’s first concert experience?” –Avara   I grew up in a household that played music too loud and too much. Just kidding. That’s not possible. Sort of. Anyway, Avara and I love music a great deal. We rarely find a difference of opinion about the same song. It’s […]

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My Wife Just Said… #168

Posted by on July 7th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“That moment when you start humming a song while getting your toddler dressed when he asks what song it is, you realize it’s ‘Push It’ by Salt-n-Pepa and say, ‘Sorry honey, I don’t remember the name.’ Yeah, that just happened.” –Avara   We don’t shield our kids from every little thing but there are certain realizations […]

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