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The Third Annual Doctor+Dad Family Awards!

Everybody always warns us that the time we spend raising kids is going to fly by before we know it. And we believe them.

That’s why we make sure to hit the “pause” button at least once a year, taking some time to look back at some of the sweetest, silliest moments from the past twelve months of our family’s life.

We did it in 2014, we did it in 2015, and we’re doing it again right now. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, here are the winners of the third annual Doctor+Dad Family Awards!
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Here’s why we’re having a Happy Thanksgiving

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Our kids are thankful for art supplies, apparently.

As family and friends gather together for another Thanksgiving feast this year, there are countless reasons we should all give thanks:

Pumpkin pie, whipped cream, and a lot more whipped cream, to name a few.

But while we are deeply appreciative of those three extremely important items, they aren’t the only things our family is thankful for this year. In fact, here’s what everybody in our household said when we asked, “What are you thankful for this year?”
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Family Traditions Are Fantastic

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Last weekend, the Doctor and the Dad packed up the car, buckled up the kids and headed up the coast for our absolute, no-doubt-about-it favorite event of the year: The California Avocado Festival.

For three days, our family consumed as much of the green stuff as possible, including fried avocado wedges, avocado ice cream, avocado whoopie pies, avocado beer (Mom and Dad only, of course), and chips with loads of delicious dip scooped straight out of the World’s Largest Vat of Guacamole.

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Why ‘The BFG’ movie should be a BFD for your family – UPDATED!

This article was originally posted more than two years ago, on May 16, 2014 – as our family was just beginning to anticipate Steven Spielberg’s The BFG movie. Now that it’s finally out (and we’ve finally seen it), we’re back to tell you what we thought. Read the whole post below, or skip ahead to our update!


Did you hear the news that Steven Spielberg is slated to make a new movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book The BFG? We did, and we are super excited about it.

"Go ahead, little girl. I'm all ears." - The BFG
Go ahead, little girl. I’m all ears.

The BFG is a delightfully adventurous story about a Big Friendly Giant with bad grammar and an interesting hobby of collecting dreams who befriends and adopts a little orphan girl. We read the book as a family several months ago, and we all loved it. Then we saw the whacked-out, old-school, basically-unwatchable-after-you’ve-been-spoiled-by-anything-from-Pixar 1989 cartoon version of the movie – and were collectively disappointed.

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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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What our family is thankful for

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Thanksgiving is here again! A time for family members everywhere to gather around the table, share a delicious meal together, and reflect on everything they have to be thankful for.

The Doctor and the Dad’s family decided to start gettin’ our thanks on a couple days early this year – and we jotted down some notes about it, too. So without further ado, here is what our family is thankful for this year!

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The First Annual Doctor+Dad Family Awards!

When you’re a parent, simply making it through the week often feels like a reason to celebrate. So when you actually manage to survive an entire year, it’s time to start handing out the awards.

That’s what we’re doing right now – commemorating some of our family’s favorite, funniest and most foolish moments from our past 365 days together.

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re honored to present you with the winners of the first annual Doctor+Dad Family Awards!

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