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13 Lies Parents Have Told Kids

Posted by on August 21st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I was browsing Tumblr the other day, and came across a post that blew my mind. Someone had written out lies they’d heard people told kids when they were little. Yikes. Some of these are beyond nuts. In my weaker moments, I’ve fast tracked the truth and sanded down some edges on reality. Do you […]

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Diners, Dives & Dribble

Posted by on July 22nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Recently, a story hit the news cycle and stirred up a ton of debate online about a certain diner in downtown Portland, and its cheerfully enraged owner, Darla Neugebauer. The debate, at its core, centers around etiquette and proper table manners, which is obviously the most important issue, both foreign or domestic, that could be […]

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A Better Circle of Life

Posted by on June 10th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

We have a conundrum in this country. People are living longer, but their standard of care is diminishing. As a culture, we are obsessed with youth and our elders seem to be left out to dry. The number of adults aged 65 and older is likely to double in the next 25 years. Double. So, […]

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Parenting Unfiltered

Posted by on April 27th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

We’ve partnered up with Plum Organics because they had a brilliant idea that fit our site and purpose perfectly: to create an online convo where parents could tell it like it is, to see and show others they’re not alone, and to laugh or cry at the wonderful and grim realities of parenthood. With social […]

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My Wife Just Instagrammed… #202

Posted by on March 4th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Real Jedis use their hands. And feet.” -Avara   Finn has gotten so fixated on things being certain ways. Sometimes, when we read aloud to him and mispronounce characters’ names from Harry Potter books or Star Wars comics, he just gets very particular. I respect it, usually. Cut to: his brother wielding a lightsaber incorrectly. “Dada, […]

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Your Certificate of Not Losing Your Sh*t

Posted by on February 19th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

[ Click for a printable .pdf ] Your patience wasn’t tested, it was napalmed. But you didn’t blow your top, even if you didn’t quite “keep your cool.” Whether it was because of your kid, your significant other, your boss or whoever, you made it though a day that wasn’t just awful, it was what […]

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“Toto” : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

Posted by on December 5th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Meeting new friends can be scary for little kids. Heck, it can be scary for adults! Parents are often called on by their little ones to act as ambassadors of sorts, “wing parents”, making introductions and helping to break the awkward ice. Once they get going though, you’ve served your purpose and it’s time for […]

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Animal Parents (18 Amazing Photos)

Posted by on November 11th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

The emotional bond between a parent and a child is powerful and beautiful. It’s so basic and deeply rooted in us, we often don’t give it much higher-level thought. This series of pictures shines an interesting light on parenting, casting a familiar and perspective-inspiring shadow by showing us our clawed, winged and four-legged animal counterparts […]

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Gifspirational Posters (Honest Ones for Parents)

Posted by on October 8th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

When you’re a parent, the already daunting road of Life can seem hard enough to travel without having to drag along flailing kids and all the gear that comes with them. We could all use a little inspiration from time to time. Besides coffee. Inspirational quotes by famous figures, and nuggets of wisdom from smart […]

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Types of Boogers (A Cartoonized Guide)

Posted by on October 2nd, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

When we’re younger, we’re nearly always poorly educated about boogers. It’s obvious kids are fascinated by them, but parents and adults don’t tend to go much beyond “stop that” and “oh god gross” and “get that out of your mouth!” when it comes to the subject. Kids are typically left to explore the two tunnels […]

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