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My Wife Just Said… #317

Posted by on May 22nd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We’ve been hearing about the Hamilton musical for a while but once my wife and eldest son, Finn, saw the play in New York back in January, it hasn’t been turned off in our house. Sure, there are some intense themes and curse words, but there’s so much my son loves about the play. He […]

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My Wife Just Said… #315

Posted by on May 8th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We are trying literally everything to potty train my three-year-old. We’ve heard from many other parents on the subject about their mysterious black magic ways of getting their kids to evacuate their bowels into a water whirlpool pot. Alas, my older son has started weighing in on the subject (as quoted above). I’m not sure […]

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My Wife Just Said… #313

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

This boy😍 P.S. He picked the flower for my hair❤️ A post shared by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Apr 16, 2017 at 12:27am PDT We just went camping for the first time as a whole family yesterday. When you’re outside of your normal surrounds, it’s easy to tell what kind of person you are. You […]

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My Wife Just Said… #309

Posted by on March 27th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My wife and I have been together for almost 17 years. We share a lot of common obsessions and interests. Sure, we diverge on certain topics but who doesn’t? This weekend proved to be a realization of our secret, hidden obsessions. We finally came clean with each other about our love for pie crust. Pie […]

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My Wife Just Said… #307

Posted by on March 13th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Hmmm… To be an adult or not? #choices #unicornsftw” –Avara   The choice is pretty clear, right? Given the choice between a unicorn and NOT A FREAKING unicorn, why would anyone choose not-at-all-a-unicorn for any kind of bandage? And for the record: not-adulting is pretty awesome sometimes. PS: You should by my friend’s book she illustrated. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #304

Posted by on February 15th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

If I had to guess, nine out of ten of us probably question our abilities as parents on the daily. There’s no guidebook, manual, instructions or even a coloring book on the best ways to parent. Sure, there are lots of experts and gurus out there, but it can feel confusing. My wife usually takes […]

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My Wife Just Said… #300

Posted by on January 16th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We have some weird traditions in our household. We hug a lot. We cry together. We talk a lot. We’ve been talking more openly and specifically about equality. In a few days, my wife and son are going to New York. It will be my son’s first time. While I will be here with my […]

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My Wife Just Said… #298

Posted by on January 2nd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Both of our kids have had hair that made Tarzan looks like a corporate officer. For some reason, my wife just hated cutting their hair. I can’t blame her because she made two cute, little hippies but there was a varying amount of confusion about them because of their hair. Sure, we joke about man […]

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My Wife Just Said… #296

Posted by on December 19th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Second children are so fascinating. Things you thought were easy, are hard. Things you thought you knew aren’t the case. And things you thought would be hard, end up being the easiest aspects of parenting them. My youngest is the polar opposite of my older son. They require such different parenting styles that I feel […]

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My Wife Just Said… #294

Posted by on December 5th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Kids make sleep an endangered species. My kids are particularly antipathetic toward my sleep schedule because no matter how late they go to bed, they wake up at the same hour. WHAT THE HELL. THAT’S NOT HOW THIS WORKS, KIDS. But you’d never expect the fallout of having children to include everything they own ALSO […]

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