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Look at her reaction!
| Feb 2016
Man Cave

Diamonds are Forever. But Tattoos are cheaper. And foreverER.

This is the 11th Valentines Day with my wife.  The first 10 have been very standard, and very predictable.  Flowers.  Dinner.  A card.  The card is the most important thing to her, which makes sense.  We eat dinner every day, and we see flowers every day.  I write with my hand so infrequently now that […]
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| Feb 2016
Family Room

Sports, the way we like it. A new series (we hope)

I’ve been a sports fan for longer than I’ve been able to read. I still remember Saturday Mornings watching UNC Basketball with my dad. He was busy and it was the most time I spent with him all week, so they were very happy memories. I also remember my dad using it as a teaching tool. The coach […]
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Pantsuits and wigs on fleek
| Jan 2016
Family Room

Introducing INTRO TO Hillary and Trump |A kid friendly guide to candidates

It’s finally happened. Our children asked questions about politics. “Mommy, if there is global warming, why is it so cold?”   “Daddy, why do farts smell?” Every. Day. Every. Single. Day. Our kids come up with these questions that leave us just . . . amazed.   Some questions are easily answered in a Google search, (Why […]
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This is 40
| Jan 2016
Mommyness

This is 40.

I mark my 40th trip around the sun in March. I will admit, I’ve been slowly tip-toeing towards my 40th birthday waiting to feel anxious or upset or … something. But from where I sit, at this moment, I just feel ready. It’s like I’m eyeing the finish line to the race called “your 30s” […]
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| Jan 2016
Kitchen

When kids take over the kitchen | Chopped cooking challenge

I had had enough. I’d had enough of carefully preparing healthy, delicious meals only to see my children reject them. I was DONE. So I made them cook. Yep. I told my six year old and eight year old they were in charge of dinner. “I will show them,” I thought. “They’ll collapse in a […]
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| Jan 2016
Mommyness

Walk a mile in my Spanx.

I recently went for my yearly physical and here’s the conversation I had with my doctor: Me: “I’ve gained about 10 pounds over the last year and I’m tired all the time.” Doctor: “Well, this is common of a woman of your age.” A WOMAN OF MY AGE. MY AGE??? In reality, I’m 39. But […]
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| Dec 2015
Family Room

I took my kids to see Star Wars: A SPOILER-FREE family review

Seeing Stars Wars was a family event. We tailgated (Watched Jedi next door over dinner). We got dressed up.  My 5 year old son was a Stormtrooper, my 8 year old daughter – Darth Vader in a tutu. We lived it. We loved it.  I felt like an 8 year old again (how old I […]
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| Dec 2015
Family Room

#ELFED | Christmas Jammies 2015 | The Holderness Family

Here’s our Christmas Jammies 2015 … the #ELFED version. (Kendrick Lamar, “I love myself” parody). We loved surprising friends an strangers dressed as Santa’s elves in New York City and our home state of North Carolina. “If everybody acted more like elves, I’m sure the world would be a lot happier.” Thumbs up if you […]
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The Holderness family has been dancing in pajamas and singing during snow days for years — but last year they hit the record button on the camera and published their goofy video on YouTube. Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles continue to make hilarious videos around tent-pole events and circumstances most families face.
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