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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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My Wife Just Said… #179

Posted by on September 23rd, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I want to cry. But I just don’t have the energy… I’m SO tired of being high maintenance! I didn’t used to be!” -Elizabeth   She was misty-eyed and exhausted in my arms. I was sitting there listening, occasionally making quiet, encouraging sounds that said I understood and felt for what she was feeling. When […]

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My Kid Just Said… #49

Posted by on May 23rd, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Wake up wake up good mohning! It’s fwee five eweven o’cwock. You can cwose yo eyes again, I’m done tawking. G’night!”-Lucas (2014, 4.5 years old)    It’s 35:11 o’clock. Do you know where your good night’s sleep is? I probably mumbled something really intelligent like: Whu? Whu time’s it? Whu’s hmmmrphumph still dark… mmrphh… back […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #161

Posted by on May 19th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

  My phone lit up by my side as I was working late. I read the text and knew it probably meant that the part of my 4yo son’s mind that manufactures nightmares was also working late. I made an awwww face as imagined the little guy stumbling with drowsy desperation to our room, to […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #152

Posted by on March 17th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My son comes from a long line of sub-par sleepers. Growing up, I had every sort of parasomnia you could imagine: sleepwalking, sleep-talking, night sweats, night terrors — the whole deal. I once peed in someone’s sink thinking it was a toilet. And it wasn’t college. I was 8-years-old. Hopefully, Finn won’t have the same […]

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My Wife Just Said… #149

Posted by on February 24th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Your snoring last night kept me up for hours. You sounded like a hyena choking on its own snot. Yes you were! I recorded it…” [ Presses play on her phone ] -Elizabeth   I watched her nighttime video intently, more importantly I listened to it. Um. So yeah. We’re lucky a neighbor didn’t call […]

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Bad Product Idea #14: Jell-O Espress-O Shots NEW FLAVOR

Posted by on July 19th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

“THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR JELL-O.” AND SINCE, FOR PARENTS, THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR SLEEP BUT NEVER ACTUALLY ANY… WHAT IF WE COULD LIVE THE WILD LIFE, ENJOY DESSERT AND DRINK HIGH-POWERED ESPRESSO ALL AT ONCE IN THE FORM OF JELL-O SHOTS!?! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! DESSERT FOR BREAKFAST FINALLY MAKES SENSE!! WATCH OUT, ENERGY DRINKS! WHO NEEDS “WINGS” […]

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Tired Parent Motel

Posted by on July 8th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

It’s Friday night. You’ve reserved a babysitter seven days in advance, the calendar is marked, and now that the time has come — you’re dead tired. You WANT to have a good time. You NEED a break. But it’s the end of the week and you can barely spell “Floccinaucinihilipilification.” That’s a real word, by […]

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Baby Sleep Positions: “The Petting Zoo”

Posted by on March 12th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  Yeah. It’s actually a book now. Yeah. We pretty much can’t believe it either.   Here’s a sneak peak at one of the new Baby Sleep Positions from our book, The Guide to Baby Sleep Positions. Get the book for all new illustrations and some survival tips for co-sleeping!   Maybe you had “kids” […]

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