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How To Fail Beautifully

Posted by on June 24th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I’ve talked a bunch about trying to teach my older son the value of losing and making mistakes. It’s been a battle. I’ve given him lots of examples of how losing or failing can lead to bigger or more sustained success, but he still can’t quite grasp the concept. Instead, I’m thinking of just showing […]

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The World’s Largest Nerf Gun Is The Only Toy You Need

Posted by on June 22nd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

When you’re a kid, the world is larger than life. So you reenact the adult world and all its glory: foot races, gunfights, negotiations, playing house — the full continuum, as far as you’re concerned, is up for grabs during playtime. Generationally, however, it now seems we’re predisposed to reversing the order. We want all […]

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Why Do People Think This Is Okay?

Posted by on June 14th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, VIDEOTAPE

Before I had kids, I certainly experienced moments lamenting sitting next to upset, crazy or scream-o-crying children. I would glance over and hope, nay pray, they’d quiet down. Screaming kids and babies can feel grating to your soul. Hell, I would huff under my breath or roll my eyes, judgmentally. It’s frustrating to be near […]

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Disney Princesses Sing In Their Native Languages

Posted by on June 8th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I’m a big fan of representing cultural depictions with as much authenticity as possible. We learn so much more and can teach our children so much better about the world if we are constantly giving opportunities to see the real deal. I think we can all agree whitewashing cultural moments and characters is bad for […]

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The Emotional Moments When Military Fathers Come Home

Posted by on June 7th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

With Memorial Day just behind us and Father’s Day right around the corner, I found myself thinking about what it would’ve been like if I’d served in the Armed Forces. The first thing that struck me — and I must confess that it had never really fully hit me before — was how much I’d […]

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Literally Nothing Cuter

Posted by on May 31st, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Sure our kids are the cutest, amazing thing in the world right? Well, this video gives them a run for their money. I don’t even want to write words down to describe it because none of them will suffice. But I will say this: THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS PUP. Have you guys played […]

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The 5 Best ‘How To Dad’ Videos

Posted by on May 27th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Recently, I randomly made a “How To Dad” video after camping. I figured this site could use a little more helpful content. Though it was a totally random act, it reminded me of something. A little while back, we posted a video of a Kiwi dad with a hilarious review of various baby holds. Well, […]

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An Out Of This World Sleeper

Posted by on May 17th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Even Hal 9000 could tell you that kids don’t sleep “like babies.” Sleeping like a baby is combination of gymnastics, wrestling, opera singing and jailbird rattling of the bars. This kid in particular is a prime example of what we’ve dealt with in our own house. Sometimes we would turn on the monitor to witness […]

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The Misunderstanding of a Six-Year-Old

Posted by on May 13th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Have you ever dealt with a child who misunderstood what you telling them, and couldn’t convince them that they’d misheard you? This is basically the cutest example of it I’ve ever seen. Sidebar: I have to say kids with accents are the cutest ever. Maybe it’s because I’m used to hearing my sons with their […]

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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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