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7 Reasons We Have the Best Dad Ever!

In celebration of Andy’s 7th year as a father, Amber and the kids have listed the 7 reasons we think he’s the best dad ever!

1. He fills our life with music

Dad fills our life with music

Andy brings music to our days in so many different ways. Like playing songs on the piano that our one-year-old baby girl sings along to, teaching our seven-year-old daughter and four-year-old son piano lessons, and picking out fun songs to play for the kids – including the recent family favorite: “Raining Tacos.”
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The LEGOLAND ads that remind us how much we love our children

We recently stumbled upon some LEGOLAND ads that really got us thinking about how much we love our kids.

(We also recently stumbled upon some actual LEGOS lying on the stairs that had the exact opposite effect on us. But that’s another story for another time, we suppose.)

Anyway, here are the ads we’re talking about:

legoland ads - bring her before it's too late legoland ads - bring him before it's too late

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Think Like a Baby books English Indian Korean

‘Think Like a Baby’ now available in Korean!

Think Like a Baby books English Indian Korean

Are you a parent?
Would you like to know what’s really going on inside your child’s head?
And do you also speak Korean?

If you answered yes to all of those questions, we have some great news for you:

Our fun and informative parenting book, Think Like a Baby: 33 Simple Research Experiments You Can Do at Home to Better Understand Your Child’s Developing Mind, is now available in Korean!

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impractical jokers

The Impractical Jokers Guide to Parenting (which you clearly should NOT follow)

impractical jokers

Taking care of kids all day long really takes it out of you. That’s why, many times after we finally get all of our little ones tucked into their beds, we like to plop down on the couch, flip on the TV and totally veg out.

And one of our absolute favorite shows to watch at times like that is Impractical Jokers.

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the secret of life – and parenthood

The secret of life (and parenthood)

the secret of life – and parenthood

A friend of ours lost her father recently. Being Jewish, she invited mourners over to pay their respects at a shiva. Not being Jewish, we had never been to one of those before.

But it was a truly lovely evening – family and friends gathered together in her home, reciting traditional Hebrew prayers, singing traditional Hebrew songs and sharing heartfelt stories about their lost loved one (that part was in English, fortunately for us).

The rabbi leading the ceremony told one story that really stuck with us. It was about a time someone asked him to explain the secret of life. Via text message.

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tired family pics

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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