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Wes Tank raps Dr Seuss books over Dr Dre songs

We cannot recommend the Dr. Seuss / Dr. Dre mashup rap stylings of Wes Tank highly enough

Wes Tank raps Dr Seuss books over Dr Dre songs

Our kids may never believe it, but there was a time when we responsible old fogeys were preeeettty cool. We used to hang out with friends, play video games, and be able to identify currently popular dance moves. We sometimes even listened to rap music.

That’s right. Mom and Dad used to be all that and a bag of chips.

Like many parents however, we found that once we had cute little kiddos, with attentive little ears, and impressionable little minds running all around our house, we had to start watching what we were listening to. Which meant that the Straight Outta Compton cassette tape that Andy nervously bought at the mall record shop with his friend Tony back in like sixth grade even though neither of them sufficiently advised their parents that they contained almost nothing but explicit lyrics hasn’t been played in years.

But thanks to our new favorite YouTube MC Wes Tank, all that is about to change.

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Think Like a Baby parenting book now 50% off!

parenting books 50 percent off think like a baby


NOTE: This article was originally posted on December 11, 2018. It’s been updated to include a NEW discount code for 2019. Enjoy!


Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift, Hanukkah gift, birthday present or baby shower gift to buy a parent you know? Are you also looking to save yourself a little cash?

Well you’re in luck, because right now, our parenting book – Think Like a Baby: 33 Simple Research Experiments You Can Do at Home to Better Understand Your Child’s Developing Mind – is on sale for 50% off! Check out the deal link and promo code below.

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The very best gift for parents EVER!


NOTE: This article was originally posted on December 3, 2015. It’s been updated to include a NEW discount code for 2017. Enjoy!


Looking for the perfect Christmas gift, Hanukkah gift, birthday present or baby shower gift to buy a parent you know?

Well we already told you about the second-best gift for parents you can give – so there’s certainly no shame in getting somebody one of those.

But if you really want to wow all the child-rearers on your shopping list, you need to go for the gold, shoot for the stars, spare no expense and get the very best gift any parent could ever hope for.

(And no, we’re not talking about an offer to babysit so they can finally have a diaper-, mess- and whine-free night out. Although now that we’ve typed it, that sounds like a pretty good option too.)

We’re talking about the one and only, VERY BEST gift for parents EVER…

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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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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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Benjamin Chaud's The Bear's Song

Kids Book Review: The Bear’s Song

Benjamin Chaud's The Bear's Song

Our family loves the library. For us, there are few things better than setting the kids loose at the entrance of the children’s section, and letting them gather sacks and sacks of as many books as their tiny arms – and library card limits – can hold. Sure, we wind up having to carry most of those big, heavy stacks of books ourselves, but it’s worth it. Especially when the kids come home with a real treasure…

Which is exactly what they found in Benjamin Chaud‘s The Bear’s Song.

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Ranking the buttons on our baby monitor, from worst to first

baby monitor buttons ranked
Our baby monitor, after an unnecessarily thorough analysis.

When you’re having a baby these days, there are lots of must-have items every parent puts on their shopping list. Cribs, car seats, strollers, clothes, parenting books, poopy diaper receptacles, and of course, baby monitors.

For our first baby, we had a simple, straight-out-of-the-Stone-Age audio monitor, which only let us hear what our baby was doing, without actually seeing anything that was going on…How primitive, right?

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