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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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My Wife Just Said… #313

Posted by on April 24th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

This boy😍 P.S. He picked the flower for my hair❤️ A post shared by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Apr 16, 2017 at 12:27am PDT We just went camping for the first time as a whole family yesterday. When you’re outside of your normal surrounds, it’s easy to tell what kind of person you are. You […]

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Watches Food Network Once…

Posted by on April 19th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

It’s always been true that parents struggle with feeding their kid, at least in one way or another. We want them to eat healthy, sure, but once some of us realize what savagely picky food critics our kids can be, we occasionally downshift our standards, and just concentrating on getting them to eat. ANYTHING. But […]

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Stay-At-Home Fatherhood Captured in Hilarious Sticky Notes

Posted by on April 11th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Most of us leave Post-In notes around for ourselves or for our partner in child rearing. As fulfilling as parenthood is, it sure can be devastating on ones wits and memory. But this post is about someone who went beyond written reminders plastered all over the house. Somewhere heartwarming, hilarious and occasionally off-color. Chris Illuminati […]

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28 FAILS That’ll Make You Feel Like a Great Parent

Posted by on April 7th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Parenting automatically comes with a fair amount of self-doubt and second- or seventieth-guessing, but it’s made even worse when we see the never ending online parade of other parents’ manicured glamour shots and stories of parenting perfection. Guinness-World-Record worthy craft projects on Pinterest. Facebook posts of 4-year-olds writing cursive in another language. All of it […]

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Learning the Different Differences of People

Posted by on April 5th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, VIDEOTAPE

There isn’t just one single point that every parent experiences with their kid learning about the difference of other people. Because they’re all different, in usual and in unique ways, you’ll run into several experiences. Little ones don’t tend to get too caught up in the abstract differences of character and personality, so they tend […]

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The Profoundness of Children

Posted by on April 4th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Apr 2, 2017 at 3:07pm PDT We sat on a bench watching the trees sway in the wind and heard the birds chirp. It felt like something we could’ve done for hours. These calm moments, these reflective pools of emotion don’t visit too often for parents and […]

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My Wife Just Lost Something… #310

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My wife is so good at putting things away, by golly, they STAY put away. Sometimes for years. Only to be rediscovered when we move. Maybe. I can’t fault her, though. When you look at the bazillion things she juggles, it makes sense that some things would slip through the cracks. As understandable as it […]

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12 Weird & Edgy Family Comics

Posted by on March 28th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A good ol’, safe-for-kids joke has it’s place. Typically in front of kids. However, there’s a vast world of jokes that aren’t safe for kids, but don’t necessarily get super internet-gross or offensive. A funny, happy middle ground between the sweet innocence and sociopathic derangement. Let’s set down the kids-lunch juice box and enjoy a […]

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Counting to Three

Posted by on March 24th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

We don’t all to do it with our kids, but whether it’s counting up or down, a whole friggin’ lot of us parents have. “I’m going to count to three!” As with everything having to do with kids, results will vary wildly for this disciplinary time bomb. Some kids are “you had me at One” and […]

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