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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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The Five-Year-Old And A New Heart

Posted by on March 9th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

You don’t need to have kids to know what it means to save a life. But watching the possibility of this boy’s life being saved? It’s almost incomprehensibly precious. Get your tissues ready. Meet Ari. After waiting 211 days for a new heart t Boston Children’s Hospital, the call came. The sacrifice necessary to make […]

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The Wall Climb

Posted by on March 7th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Mar 4, 2017 at 1:02pm PST The metaphor just fits. Finn, watching you climb that wall is as close to parenthood as it gets. We watch our children stumble. We entrust their safety, heart and brilliance to others. They come to us when they fail or can’t […]

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Why Don’t Parents Let Kids Swear?

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Comic by Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comics My 7-year-old son recently learned some shiny new dirty words and has been asking me about them incessantly. I typically take a pretty casual approach to most of these kinds of subjects, but he kept asking about the meanings, derivations, proper pronunciations and histories of some REALLY fun […]

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20 Hilarious Parenting Memes

Posted by on February 10th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Parenting has a lot of funny moments to it, and even the not-so-funny moments can be made fun of pretty damn majestically. There are a truck ton of hilarious kid-owners out there shouting their jokes from the social media rooftops as humorous text, picture of video memes. I have the pleasure of knowing a bunch […]

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History’s Freakiest Baby Products

Posted by on January 19th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

Sometimes we parents will come across ads or informercials for baby and kid-related products that seem silly or kinda useless. If we look back in time, though, when “men were men and women were women,” and both apparently didn’t seem overly concerned with infant or child safety, we can behold some very weird or outstandingly […]

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Our Futuristic Photo Albums

Posted by on January 17th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

We live in a very futuristic today. The world is so technological, in ways very few people could have ever anticipated. And since parenting is the most basic building block of humanity, it’s obviously been affected in many ways. Back in the day, a mom might have made a scrapbook (without the help of Pinterest […]

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