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My Wife Just Swore… #249

Posted by on January 25th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I never swear. Well… rarely. When I do, I usually say ‘motherf**king c**ksucker’.” –Elizabeth   One could easily describe my own speech as “colorful.” I like to think of statements as recipes, and swear words are some of the zestiest ingredients. My wife’s speech tends to be pretty bland as far as cursing is concerned, […]

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100% Accurate Animated Video of Juggling Two Kids

Posted by on January 20th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Imagine you are holding a child. Or a running chainsaw. Now, imagine doing that with two chainsaws. Or children. Once you go from 1 to 2, you’re juggling. And if they’re chainsaws, you’re probably also on your way to the nearest ER soon. People without kids tend to… not get it. What it’s all like. […]

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5 Photos that Show What Parenting Is ACTUALLY Like

Posted by on January 14th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

We’re teaming up with Clorox to share some of the sweet and sour realities of parenthood.   Imagine if someone was recommending parenthood to you, like a movie recommendation. They might say you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll lay awake sleepless at night (for years probably), you’ll be on the edge of your seat (except you […]

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The Heights of Growing Up

Posted by on January 4th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

We teamed up with Clorox to tell you some stories of the trials and treats of parenthood.   We want them to grow up, it’s our job as parents, but at the same time we soon learn how bitter-sweet it can be. When their tiny little fists let go of our thumbs. When we can’t […]

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Unfiltered Year-in-Reviews Are the Way to Go

Posted by on December 10th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

We collaborated with Plum Organics to give you this unfiltered, unprocessed, BS-free look at holiday sharing parenting moments.   Parents capture the moments of their lives to share with others, and for their future selves, honestly. A major side effect of parenting is… um… where was I going with this? Oh yeah, a crappy memory! […]

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One Less Worry For Parents

Posted by on September 1st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Worrying about our kids is practically encoded in us. Some of us worry more than others, but there’s always something that nags at any parent. Even if it’s not logical. Like what if our kids chose Kanye West as their ultimate hero? The stuff of nightmares. Well, today, we’re doing something we’ve never done before. […]

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13 Lies Parents Have Told Kids

Posted by on August 21st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I was browsing Tumblr the other day, and came across a post that blew my mind. Someone had written out lies they’d heard people told kids when they were little. Yikes. Some of these are beyond nuts. In my weaker moments, I’ve fast tracked the truth and sanded down some edges on reality. Do you […]

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Diners, Dives & Dribble

Posted by on July 22nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Recently, a story hit the news cycle and stirred up a ton of debate online about a certain diner in downtown Portland, and its cheerfully enraged owner, Darla Neugebauer. The debate, at its core, centers around etiquette and proper table manners, which is obviously the most important issue, both foreign or domestic, that could be […]

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A Better Circle of Life

Posted by on June 10th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

We have a conundrum in this country. People are living longer, but their standard of care is diminishing. As a culture, we are obsessed with youth and our elders seem to be left out to dry. The number of adults aged 65 and older is likely to double in the next 25 years. Double. So, […]

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Parenting Unfiltered

Posted by on April 27th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

We’ve partnered up with Plum Organics because they had a brilliant idea that fit our site and purpose perfectly: to create an online convo where parents could tell it like it is, to see and show others they’re not alone, and to laugh or cry at the wonderful and grim realities of parenthood. With social […]

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