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kids watching kids be kids

February 5, 2017
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Kids Watching Kids Be Kids

There is an odd trend in the world of kids entertainment that seemingly defies explanation. This phenomenon is the act of kids watching shows about others kids who are literally doing nothing besides being kids. In a reality-style, DIY-ish video, … Continue reading

rife with failure

January 23, 2017
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Rife with Failure

Rife with failure. This expression can infiltrate your life at any juncture. Adulthood is rife with failure in so many ways that perhaps the most important tool any adult can develop is an immunity to failure, as it will surely … Continue reading

advice from a 3-year-old

January 8, 2017
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Advice from a 3-year-old

The simple reason you cannot trust parenting websites, blogs, forums, and books is because most if not all of them claim to be experts and typically they all have views on how to parent correctly. It’s well established in the … Continue reading

January 5, 2017
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Role Modeling Rage

Unless you’ve lived the entirety of your life as a noble and pious beacon of humanity and altruism, surely there are at least a few undesirable qualities that you possess. Qualities that likely are not considered ideal in raising a … Continue reading

May 15, 2016
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Intimacy and Parenting: A Lover’s Guide to Sex and Family

It’s a very well-known fact that having a child changes your life forever. Raising a small human requires an adult to totally reprioritize responsibilities. There are countless hours spent cooking, cleaning, and preparing all in the interest of keeping the … Continue reading

silence

May 15, 2015
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Silence is Golden and Other Noise-Related Lies

The ever-popular idiom “silence is golden” has become so engrained culturally that we inherently believe that silence is a sought after and desirable quality. As an adult, silence in solitude is a wonderful thing. However, silence is tricky because so … Continue reading

April 7, 2015
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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

March 30, 2015
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Dadvice – 5 Tips for Unparalleled Fatherly Success

It’s kind of scary, huh? You’re going to be a dad. You will be, at least partially, responsible for the life of a tiny, helpless baby. What a prospect! But fear not, new father, for contained within this one simple … Continue reading

March 7, 2015
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The Modern Capitalist Parent

Many years ago, I was a child to a stay-at-home mother. From my conception well through my 20th birthday, my mother was never employed. It was only after my younger sister and I were grown and moved out that my … Continue reading

January 25, 2015
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Toddler Language

My son has finally begun to make the transition from tiny parrot into petite human. His relative size and strength, however, are not what’s causing this transformation, it is the ability to acquire language and retain it. He is no … Continue reading

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