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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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Bathroom Privacy – Scrabble Scribble #11

Posted by on September 30th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  Kids have a very particular set of skills; skills they have acquired over the entirety of their young lives. Skills that make them a nightmare for people like you and me; parents. No matter what you do, they will look for you, they will find you, and they will do and say ALL OF […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Six

Posted by on September 5th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we described what parenting is like when kids have siblings. It’s basically like juggling angry kittens Today, let’s chat about getting your kids home from the park, school or some other event. Any time you absolutely have to leave and get the kids in the car, it’s not a good time for your […]

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Tough Little Guy

Posted by on August 21st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

Since I was a kid I had a problem with the concept of “being tough.” I’m sure some meathead out there will explain to me this is because I was a total wuss and then crush a beer can on his forehead. As I grew up though, my understanding of “toughness” slowly evolved from the […]

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TODDLER BINGO! Because Parents Deserve to Win Something

Posted by on August 19th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

The thing about playing Bingo is that you’re going to go through an epic crap ton of numbers before anyone hits five in a row. The same is true for Toddler Bingo. Parents will experience a vast array of toddlerisms before they hit the jackpot. Refusing to eat something, wanting to eat things they shouldn’t, […]

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