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kids swearing

September 17, 2017
by Creed

Kids Swearing: It’s okay, you know, sort of…

When you hear kids swearing, conclusions are made. Almost instantly, hearing any number of kids swearing brings the listener to a conclusion, either about the kid or about his or her parents. It is unfair, however, to jump to conclusions … Continue reading


May 19, 2017
by Creed

Why Spanking Ruined My Life

My parents never spanked me as a child. In fact they never hit me at all. I think this is where my dysfunction began. In the absence of spanking. I was punished, albeit, benignly. Spanking wasn’t in my parent’s handbook … Continue reading

baby clothes

May 7, 2017
by Creed

How to be Fearless

Fear is a primal emotion. Everyone has been scared. Even in adulthood, everyone is scared of something. People try to couch their fears inside rationality—nest them in a space of solace—so as not to have to realize them. This doesn’t … Continue reading

May 3, 2015
by Creed

Do Not Spareth the iPhone Lest you Spoil the Child

What a time to be alive. Modern innovation and ingenuity has radically changed the way we live our day to day lives. The advent of technology has created an intertwined global marketplace through mediums like social media and while it … Continue reading

April 7, 2015
by Creed

Marine Iguanas and the “Terrible Twos”

Colloquialisms abound in the world of parenting. One of the more common is the term “terrible twos.” This popular expression serves as a harbinger for parents who have not yet experienced having a child between the ages of 2 and … Continue reading


November 16, 2014
by Creed

The Piñata

Young children do not need further incentive to be mischievous. It is a relatively well-known fact amongst the parent population that kids have an uncanny ability to find trouble where seemingly none exists. If manufacturing malfeasance was an industry, child … Continue reading

famous babies

November 4, 2013
by Creed

The Next Famous Babies

There is literally no way to predict if a baby will become famous or noteworthy. The few famous babies who did enjoy a brief run in the spotlight do not typically become famous adults also. Those adults who gain or … Continue reading

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