Husband first or kids first

Picking husbands first OR kids first is the absolute WORST!

Husband first or kids first

Pop quiz, moms…

Who comes first: your husband or your kids?

Think that’s a strange question? Well, so do we. (More on that in a sec.)

But multiple blogs have been written by lots of different people vehemently arguing one side or the other. “Husbands First or Kids First?” is one of those annoying debates that shows up in your social media feed several times a year, yet never gets close to being solved. It’s like a canker sore. It flares up suddenly, you’re not entirely sure what caused it, and it’s always painful.

And now we’re bringing it up too. (Sorry about that.)

But the good news is we’re not doing this to pick sides. We’re doing it to call out exactly what this debate is: complete and utter nonsense.

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What the Super Bowl means to our family

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Here’s what happened when a family of five reflected on the true meaning of this country’s most celebrated sporting event.

Another Super Bowl is nearly upon us. And folks young and old are all scrambling to get ready for the big game.

The Doctor and Dad household is no exception. But before we kicked off this year’s festivities, we thought it might be nice if we and the kids took a few moments during dinner to thoughtfully discuss what exactly this Super Bowl thing is all about.

Sound like a nice topic for a good, old-fashioned family debate? We thought so too. So here’s what happened when we asked our family:

“What does the Super Bowl mean to you?”

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Kid Joke Korner: A Crumby Conversation

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Welcome to Kid Joke Korner, where the punch lines are plentiful and the spelling is krazy kute!

Because joking around with your kids is seriously good for their development, we like to crack wise with our kiddos all the time.

Each Kid Joke Korner features a real joke set-up that one of our children made up, along with our family’s guesses as to what the punch line might be. See if you can figure out how each joke really ends – or share your own punch line ideas in the comments!

So without further ado, here’s today’s Kid Joke Korner kid joke, “A Crumby Conversation,” as told by Our Five-Year-Old Daughter:
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Andy’s a ‘Dad in the Limelight’

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Here’s some fun news!

Chris Lewis over at dadofdivas.com asked our own resident Dad, Andy, to be featured in his “Dads in the Limelight” interview series. Andy thought that was a totally cool honor – even though it turned out Chris had asked about 611 dads before him. (But hey, there’s plenty of limelight for everyone, right?)

Andy really enjoyed reflecting on the time he’s spent as a father so far, and we thought you all might enjoy hearing some of his thoughts on the topic, including answers to questions like: Continue reading Andy’s a ‘Dad in the Limelight’

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D+D on PBS: Using Gestures to Boost Kids’ Language Skills

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Think talking with your hands is only for mimes, stereotypical Italian families, and people who cut you off during rush hour?

Think again.

Our latest article on the PBS Parents website shows how the gestures that you use can do wonders for your children’s language development!

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An ‘Interview with a Toddler,’ with a good lesson for parents

The Doctor and Dad family has been sick with the stomach flu all week, so we’re keeping things light (much like the only food we can keep down at the moment).

We invite you to kick back, relax, and enjoy the best kid-related comedy we’ve seen in a while:

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The Second Annual Doctor+Dad Family Awards!

The New Year is officially upon us! And much like when a small child jumps upon your stomach at 6 am to wake you from what was just moments ago a perfectly delightful slumber, there’s no going back now.

Unless, of course, you’re like us, and you want to take one last look back at all the cute and crazy things your family did in the past year.

We did it for 2014, and we’re doing it again now. Ladies and gentlemen, here are the winners of the second annual Doctor+Dad Family Awards!
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D+D on PBS: Getting kids to listen to you

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Do you ever feel like your kids will only listen to you if you’re SCREAMING AT THEM AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS?!?!

Well guess what? You’re not alone!

Getting kids to listen to us adults is definitely no easy task. But it turns out that simply yelling at those little mischief-makers is rarely the best way to make it happen.

That’s why we wrote our latest article for the PBS Parents website – “Getting your Kids to Listen to You (Without Losing your Voice).” It’s full of useful tips you can use to help get your kids to hear what you have to say – before you develop a full-fledged case of laryngitis.

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