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Fashion Police Son Tries to Arrest His Dad’s Sweater

Posted by on May 12th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Apparently someone forgot to clue this kid in on the fact that it’s not only NOT against the law for parents to embarrass their kids, that it basically is some kind of law of the universe for them to. It’s this little guy’s first day of school, though, so he’s mortified at the mere thought […]

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My Wife Just Said… #232

Posted by on September 28th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Finn’s first kindergarten homework assignment DONE! Wonder how much longer I’ll think homework’s cute?” –Avara   Well, I can tell you right now that homework is a bit less cute. She posted the pic below, and said this little ditty about a month ago. But it isn’t because homework has become drudgery or Finn isn’t engaged. […]

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5 Tips For School Dropoffs

Posted by on September 10th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

School has begun and people have begun inundating our social feeds with quaint, sappy photos of their sweet little bags of questions and poopies. Today, I’d like to speak to you, parents, visiting the school to drop off your kids. I’ve been going for a few weeks now, and I’ve noticed a couple of trends. […]

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21 Things I’m Nervous About With My Son Going Into Kindergarten

Posted by on August 7th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

My son starts kindergarten in less than two weeks. I’m feeling a little pantspoopingly nervous about it, if I’m being honest. The worst part is when I look for resources on preparing for Kindergarten, the articles usually state or start with “stay calm.” I WAS ALMOST CALM UNTIL YOU SAID THAT. Those articles with lists […]

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7 Extreme (Probably Definitely Horrible) Back-To-School Measures

Posted by on September 18th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

As you can see, these back-to-school ideas are utterly terrible. No “probably” about it. Not only due to the terrific waste of time and money, but also because they’d result in bulldozing your kid’s individuality while making them a complete outcast laughingstock at school. What parent doesn’t want the best for their kids? With the […]

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The Third First Day at School

Posted by on May 15th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

My youngest son just had his first day at school. As it turned out, it was so much easier for him than it was for us. You’d think it’d be no big deal, Lucas being my third son, with my two older boys having been in school for nearly a decade. Nope. You’d be wrong. […]

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Your Turn: Worst School Photos!

Posted by on March 5th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

None of us are immune. One day, it will happen for your kids. Or has happened to us. For some of us, that day will happen… many times. Over and over. THE BAD SCHOOL PHOTO. My son came home from school with an envelope this week and inside were his school portraits. Witness the magic: […]

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Our First Day of High School

Posted by on August 30th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Me at age 12. Look at how much I adored school. (Click to look closer at the love.) Why would I say this was our first day of High School, you ask? You came to the right person! I mean me. Anyways, you see, I never went to High School. Not one day. I left […]

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Back to School Nitro-Booster Giveaway!

Posted by on August 23rd, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Listen, unless your kid is going to Hogwarts or the Jedi Academy, back-to-school can be tiring. So, let us help you… We are giving away a Citiz espresso machine with an Aeroccino milkfrotherthingy by Nespresso. It’s worth over $300 and it just might help you stay awake for all the lunches, school projects, laundry and […]

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My Son: The Preschool Cannibal

Posted by on July 15th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

I wrote this a few months ago but needed some time to let things play out a bit. We seem to be out of the storm, for now, but it still stands as a snapshot of my experience. I hope other parents read it knowing someone else felt conflicted about discipline, diagnosis and decision-making. We […]

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