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Happy Father’s Day from our kids!

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In honor of Father’s Day, our five-year-old daughter and two-and-a-half-year-old son have generously volunteered to write this week’s post so Daddy could have some much needed time off.

So take some time off yourself and enjoy the post they typed, the pictures they took, and the wise and wildly entertaining parenting advice they decided to share with everybody!

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A Mother’s Day present from our kids

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Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend! And the Doctor and the Dad’s incredibly thoughtful children decided to give Mommy an amazing gift this year:

They wrote this week’s blog post for her!

From typing on the computer, to taking photos, to dispensing some truly sage parenting advice, our two-and-a-half- and four-and-three-quarters-year-olds have totally got this blogging thing figured out already.

So to all your mothers out there, please do what we’re insisting the Doctor does right now – sit back, relax and enjoy our kids’ post!

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8 ways becoming a parent is exactly like going to Mardi Gras

New Orleans French Quarter during the rowdiest party of the year, or a typical child’s playroom?
New Orleans French Quarter during the rowdiest party of the year, or a typical child’s playroom?

Every year, countless brave, adventurous souls leap far outside their comfort zones to do something absolutely crazy…

They have kids.

Or maybe they go to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras.

The truth is, we have a hard time telling the difference. Because when you really think about it, there is no difference between parenting children and going totally wild on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras.

And here are the top 8 reasons why:

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A four-year-old reacts to ‘Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown’

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Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! That means love is in the air, and yet another Peanuts holiday special is airing on TV.

So just like we did on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, the Doctor and the Dad sat down this week with our four-year-old daughter Sammy and her two-year-old brother Freddy to let them watch “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” for the very first time.

(Then we secretly wrote down all the ridiculously cute things they said during the show.)

Hope you love their comments as much as we did!

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A four-year-old reacts to ‘Happy New Year, Charlie Brown’

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We did it over Thanksgiving. We did it at Christmas. And now we’re doing again to ring in the new year!

When we sat down with our four-year-old daughter Sammy and her two-year-old brother Freddy to show them “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” for the very first time last week, we did more than just complete the Big Three Peanuts Holiday Special Trifecta in a single year…

…we also made some hilariously adorable family movie night magic!

Here’s how our little “peanuts” reacted to the show:

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Mom and Dad, Moment Collectors

The other day a friend of ours told us something really beautiful about his relationship with his teenage son. He said that as his child gets older, he feels more and more like a “moment collector,” gathering and cherishing as many memories as he can of all of the precious moments they get to spend together.

We think this is an amazing way to look at parenthood.

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