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6AM TODDLER Energy Beverage (Bad Product Idea #20)

Posted by on June 21st, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

​ ​One might think this was actually a good product idea. Maybe the best energy drink ever conceived, but no. So shower-cry sadly it is not. This energy drink wouldn’t turbocharge you with raw pulse-pounding power when you wanted it. 110% nope. Every kid-owner already knows. No matter what time of day or night, it’d […]

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My Wife Just Yawned… #269

Posted by on June 15th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I guess I should be glad that she’s still willing to push through the exhaustion and power-lift her lead-heavy, kryptonite eyelids to stay up with me. Though, honestly, the number of shows episodes and ends of movies we’ve had to rematch because of this has to be in the triple digits now. She doesn’t snore, […]

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5 Frustrating Kid’s Bed Allergies

Posted by on April 22nd, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

This post is sponsored by Tempur Sealy, but all the crazy talk here is mine, to spread the word about Cocoon by Sealy’s unique frustration-reducing mattress solution.   Sure, these may not be “real” allergies, classified by “real” doctors. But, MAN, kids sure do make it seem like they are. Kids actually are great with […]

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“Sleeping” : Convos With My 5-Year-Old

Posted by on February 2nd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

The first thing that’s funny about this video is that it’s title: “Sleeping.” HAH! Ugh. The rest is pretty damned funny, too. It’s not funny when you’re experience a terrible night’s sleep because the kids have invaded your bed, but it’s funny to watch the misery unfold with two kids being played by grown men. […]

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Does Your Kid Have #Narkidlepsy?

Posted by on October 16th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Yes, I freaking used a hashtag in a title of blog post. No, I don’t think the whole world is going to come crashing down because of it. Shall we press on? Simply put, I want to know if your kid falls asleep in the most random places and positions. Because my kids, while they […]

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Sleep – Scrabble Scribble #16

Posted by on June 9th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Whether it’s a cruel wake up call at 4:00am or a brutally sudden interruption of an attempted nap, kids can be relied upon to bring about the swift extinction of the already endangered species of their parents’ sleep. A close friend told me recently that one morning his kids got up way too early (so […]

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My Wife Just Said… #216

Posted by on June 8th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“It’s after 7:30am and both my boys are still asleep. An hour to hour and a half later than their normal wakeup time. But then I remembered it’s MONDAY. Of course they’re sleeping in…” –Avara   We made a little agreement with my oldest son that he DOES NOT come into our room before 7am. So, […]

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Saturday Morning: With Kids Vs. Without Kids

Posted by on February 27th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

Here’s a painfully funny and accurate before-and-after comparison by @robfee, showing how a person’s Saturday morning goes WITH and WITHOUT the wild, miniature humans we call kids. For those of you with kids, you’re probably laughing or simply rolling your eyes with really breathy been-there-done-that sighs. For those of you without kids, pay close attention […]

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My Wife Just Said… #184

Posted by on October 27th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“The title for my autobiography will be ‘And Then I Fell Asleep…’” –Avara   Missing this guy terribly and it's only our first night apart😢 A photo posted by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Jul 7, 2014 at 9:32pm PDT You don’t want to miss a moment. Of any of it. But sleep is needed to make the […]

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My Wife Just Said… #180

Posted by on September 29th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“You know you’re tired when given the choice between shopping and sleeping, you’d choose sleep. “ –Avara   Priorities change when you become a parent. And not only that, your sleep patterns and meal sizes probably have too. We try to retain our pre-kid lives as best we can, but sooner or later we give in. […]

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