7 Reasons We Have the Best Dad Ever!

In celebration of Andy’s 7th year as a father, Amber and the kids have listed the 7 reasons we think he’s the best dad ever!

1. He fills our life with music

Dad fills our life with music

Andy brings music to our days in so many different ways. Like playing songs on the piano that our one-year-old baby girl sings along to, teaching our seven-year-old daughter and four-year-old son piano lessons, and picking out fun songs to play for the kids – including the recent family favorite: “Raining Tacos.”
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A family of 5 reviews the Captain Underpants movie (in between fart jokes)

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In case you’ve been living under a whoopee cushion somewhere, or found yourself in a 3-D-Hypno-Ring-induced trance, or simply don’t live with young kids who are totally into this sort of thing, we thought we should let you know…

There’s a Captain Underpants movie now.

That’s right, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie hit theaters this weekend, and our family was among the very first to check it out.

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The LEGOLAND ads that remind us how much we love our children

We recently stumbled upon some LEGOLAND ads that really got us thinking about how much we love our kids.

(We also recently stumbled upon some actual LEGOS lying on the stairs that had the exact opposite effect on us. But that’s another story for another time, we suppose.)

Anyway, here are the ads we’re talking about:

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‘Think Like a Baby’ now available in Korean!

Think Like a Baby books English Indian Korean

Are you a parent?
Would you like to know what’s really going on inside your child’s head?
And do you also speak Korean?

If you answered yes to all of those questions, we have some great news for you:

Our fun and informative parenting book, Think Like a Baby: 33 Simple Research Experiments You Can Do at Home to Better Understand Your Child’s Developing Mind, is now available in Korean!

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Why ‘Shimmer and Shine’ just kind of sucks now

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A while back, we wrote a review of a Nick Jr. cartoon called Shimmer and Shine. The article was titled “Why ‘Shimmer and Shine’ is not the worst kids TV show ever” – and we meant every single word of it.

But my oh my, how things have changed.

While every episode of Season 1 featured the easy-to-get-behind message that you shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes, Season 2 is a whole different story…

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Bad Baby Names: Kid’s Edition!

So we haven’t written any “Bad Baby Names” in a while – mostly because we’re pretty sure we were the only two people around who actually thought they were funny.

But you know what they say: the Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow’s kid) doesn’t fall far from the tree (Gwyneth Paltrow, we guess).

That’s why we were only mildly surprised – and pretty darn amused – when our Six-Year-Old Daughter started cracking herself up the other night talking about some of the silliest names for people that she could think of. These included…
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What’s having three kids really like? UPDATED!


NOTE: This article was originally published when our third child was two weeks old. Now we’re updating it to let you know what it’s really like to have three kids…as we experience it! Keep reading to view the entire post in order, or click below to skip to your favorite section:


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So the Doctor and the Dad recently had another baby. Which, if you’re keeping score at home, means we now have three – count ‘em three – kiddos to cuddle, care for, and contend with.

Before Niña Número Tres came along, we’d heard a lot of stories about what it was like going from having two kids to having three kids. Things like:

  • You’ll need to switch from playing man-to-man to playing a zone defense,
  • Even though you’re only adding 50% more kid, it feels about 500 times harder,
  • They’re totally going to gang up on you, and
  • Two? Three? What’s the difference? You’re gonna’ be just fine.

So now that we’ve actually taken this triple-offspring plunge ourselves, we decided to record some of our own experiences and observations as they happen, so that you too, can discover what having three kids is really like!

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