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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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Who’s Your Favorite? (A Hilarious Interrogation)

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

Parenting isn’t a competition. Well. It shouldn’t be. But, even for parents who work together perfectly, your heart can kind of feel like it got the silver medal and lost a little in some moments. You ask if they want you to read them a story and they say, “I wan’ Mommy to wead to […]

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Minecrack

Posted by on March 16th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

I should have known what was going to happen. I’ve been addicted to… um, IN LOVE WITH Minecraft myself for years, so it shouldn’t have been a shocker for me when I introduced it to my then 5-year-old that he’d go bonkers for it, too. I’m a gamer. My wife is not.  So, when we […]

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The Spark Inside Us

Posted by on March 15th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Mar 10, 2017 at 7:11pm PST My sons, There is an important distinction between being a puppet and the one who creates the magic. When you confuse yourself for your work or your art, you will lose track of the spark that makes you powerful. You animate […]

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Kids Are Masters of Life-Napping (20 GIFs)

Posted by on March 14th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

For people who can fall asleep nearly anywhere (in any position, at any time of day, while doing anything), children sure can be impossible to put to sleep. They’re like little dozing narcoleptics who also have terrible insomnia. To say this is frustrating for parents is like saying the sun is a bit toasty. Sure […]

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Job Description: PARENT

Posted by on March 10th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Job Title: Parent (Mother / Father) Department: Human Development Hours & Schedule: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year Location: Everywhere Job Description Updated: Hourly     Position Summary The care and feeding of a miniature human. Backbreaking and mind-numbing manual, mental and emotional labor. Keeping your cool under pressure, […]

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