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Santa says Shhhh

Should you tell your kids the truth about Santa?

Santa says Shhhh
WARNING: The following article is NSFK (Not Safe For Kids). Children, please stop reading this immediately, and go clean your rooms. Santa’s watching…

While scrolling through our Facebook feeds recently, an alarming headline from The Guardian caught our eye:

Belief in Santa could affect parent-child relationships, warns study

We responded the same way any thoughtful, concerned and loving parents (who have also been telling their kids to believe in Santa Claus their entire lives) would:

“Huh? No!”

“What have we done to our precious children?!”

“Our family is doomed! Doomed, I tell you!”


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Law & Order: Family Fib Division

This week our family hit a major milestone – our firstborn child told her first big lie. And you know what’s worse? She told it…to cover up a crime!


Looks like we got here…a hair too late.

The evidence was pretty damning. We started finding little clumps of cleanly snipped hair all over the house. In the bathroom sink. On the kitchen floor. Even at the bottom of the stairs. It looked like a regular mane massacre in there.

And we didn’t need an elite squad of highly intelligent and super-sexy DNA analysts to figure out whose hairs they were. The length and color of the samples could only match two members of the family – the Doctor, and our four-year-old daughter. And Mommy’s hair was currently looking like a Real Housewives reunion show…way too long, and in desperate need of a cut.

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Hello, ad that makes parenting a tween seem terrifying

Have you seen that “First Moon Party” video that’s making the rounds on YouTube right now? It’s a commercial for HelloFlo, this website that sends women care packages full of menstruation-related necessities every 28 days or so.

The ad is a well-shot, nicely acted story of a young girl who fakes her first period to fit in with her friends, and her diabolical mother who throws her a huge, hugely embarrassing puberty party to punish her for the lie.

Here’s the commercial, along with reactions from the Doctor and the Dad:

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