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My Wife Just Said… #326

Posted by on August 7th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Sometimes we put off things, kidding ourselves that they won’t be so bad when we do them later. HAH! I’m not sure how we fool ourselves into these utter interplanetary flights of fancy. Maybe it’s that our distaste for a task is so extreme that it gives us the delusion-fuel we need to con ourselves […]

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The Toddler Survival Guide You Need

Posted by on August 2nd, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Listen, we’re in the kid survival business. Always have been. It’s important to have lots of tools under your belt as a parent. Ignore all the fear-mongering from experts who’d have you believe there’s one right way to do things as a parent. Instead, study the learned ways of parents who’ve been in the trenches, […]

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Drama, It’s What’s for Dinner (Video Compilation)

Posted by on July 28th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

I can’t personally remember being an absolute douchecanoe about food when I was a kid. Then I thought this might be some kind of self-imposed amnesia our bodies perform, because if they didn’t, we might not procreate as a species if we had crystal clear memories of the little horrors we were. So, I asked […]

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11 Family Comics of an Edgier but Safe-for-Work Sort

Posted by on July 26th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A good o’l clean, wholesome joke can hit the funny spot nicely, but after watching G-rated animated shows and films practically on loop until your eyes see brightly-colored pixels, you can develop a hankering for something a little more mature, a little darker maybe. Not evil dark, or porny mature, but just some humor that […]

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My Wife Just Shouted… #325

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

We all want our kids to be themselves. Until “being themselves” is them hollering down grocery aisles with a baguette lightsaber and their shirt wrapped around their head. Kids can come up with some pretty record-scratchy, startling comebacks that leave us parents speechless; either because they’re so spot on, it’s hard to counter their really […]

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Are You a Better Parent?

Posted by on July 21st, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Fellow joke teller and new friend of mine, Karen Johnson (The 21st Century SAHM) recently posted this and, though it’s written from the perspective of a mom, it spoke to me as a father. Yelled at me, really. Her words are truly universal to parenting, and they’ve since gone completely bat-shit viral. I’m not at […]

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Serious Subjects Can Get Seriously Silly with Kids

Posted by on July 18th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, VIDEOTAPE

When you tackle a subject with your kid that’s one of the more life-lessonie topics, it can be pretty dang interesting. You start to find out what they have -100 clues about, and what they’ve picked up from wherever. But, like a lollipop that rolled under the couch, sometimes some pretty unusual stuff sticks to […]

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44 Bad Parent Tattoos, But I Mean HORRIFICALLY Bad

Posted by on July 7th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

We’ve all got our opinions about tattoos. Some of us love ’em and some of us don’t, but it’s a safe bet that we can all sit down together and agree that these tattoos are just friggin’ awful. I completely understand that the love a parent has for their kid could create a strong impulse […]

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My Wife Just Said… #323

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

Listen, we’ve been through this before. Threenagers. They’re brutal. Everything that’s hard about raising teenagers compacted into tiny, uncoordinated little bodies bent on hurting themselves. To complicate things, our son is somewhat speech delayed. When he gets angsty, things break down quickly. It’s not easy to navigate. Sometimes we just have to take things day […]

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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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