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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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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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Little kids + big words = total awesomeness

Kids are scary smart these days, aren’t they? The “exasperated” kid’s mom certainly knows what we’re talking about:

It seems like almost every time we turn around, one of our miniature megaminds is surprising us by saying some crazy big word – like “disintegrate” from our four-year-old, or “booger” from her little brother. (Most of the time, they even use the words accurately!)

And it’s not just words.

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Making Mardi Gras family friendly

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Mardi Gras after baby

Mardi Gras is a special time for the Doctor and the Dad, because it marks the anniversary of when (and where) we first met. Although it turned out that we were living in college dorm rooms about fifty yards away from each other at the time, it took each of us making a 1,000-mile road trip to New Orleans with separate groups of friends for us to meet on Bourbon Street.

We know what you’re wondering – did we exchange beads (wink, wink)?

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The Berenstain Bears theme song makes either no sense, or more sense than you could ever hope to comprehend

Here’s what happened when a family of four waxed philosophical over the most cryptic lyric in children’s television.

If you’re like most parents of young children, you’ve been subjected to way more kiddie cartoons lately than you care to admit. As a result, your brain is now completely filled with shows and shows’ worth of simple, sugary and excruciatingly infectious theme song lyrics. This is why you sing “Doc McStuffins, Doc McStuffins, come on let the visit begin, the Doc is in” while shampooing your hair. And why your coworkers hear you belt out “Max and Ruby, Ruby and Max, Max and Ruby, Ruby and Max” when you think your phone is on mute during conference calls.

But there’s one theme song that sticks with a person more than any of the others – not because it’s the catchiest (it isn’t), but rather because it contains the single most enigmatic song lyric in the history of music.

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Happy (Family) Meals

If you’re like most Americans, you’re making plans for a pretty important meal later on this week. And no, we’re not talking about 4 a.m. corn dogs in the Kohl’s parking lot Black Friday morning.

Eating together won’t make your family look this pretty. But it will give you some pretty sweet benefits.
Eating together won’t make your family look this pretty. But it will give you some pretty sweet benefits.

Thanksgiving dinner is a wonderful time to sit down and connect with family and friends. But if holiday meals seem to be the only times your family ever sits and eats together, you might want to rethink your family’s dining habits.

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How science can help you steal your kid’s Halloween candy

First off, let us just say that we know your kids are really smart. They’re basically geniuses, right? That thing that your son/daughter said the other day? It was both adorable and incredibly insightful about the human condition. Definitely Facebook-worthy.

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An innocent little angel being completely misled by her mother.

But be that as it may, your kids are still kids. And a lot of times, kids are easy to trick. (Which works out great for you on days when their inherent cuteness has allowed them to acquire their approximate weight in miniature pieces of chocolate.)

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