| 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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| Sep 2015
Man Cave

The reality of Fantasy Football.

We think this video sums it up… check it out, then read more. OK, AGAIN, FOOTBALL IS HERE! Odds are you either smile ear-to-ear, or you cringe at that exclamation. In our family, it’s one of each. Especially the NFL season, which brings with it Fantasy Football, which can lead to some occasional horrible parenting […]
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| May 2015
Man Cave

Penn goes into labor: behind the scenes video

A few days ago we published our Mother’s Day tribute (click here to watch that gem). Many of you asked for behind the scenes video of Penn’s labor experience. Here it is! Keep in mind, Dr. Sameh Toma with NCCRM who helped us with this — estimates these simulated contractions were about a third of […]
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| Apr 2015
Man Cave

A basement intervention (aka a fabulous MAKEOVER)

This is a no judgement zone. So, please don’t judge our basement. It was full of furniture first acquired in college: a chair I found on the side of the road, a table from IKEA’s first collection, and a rug I think I may have accidentally took with me when I moved out of a […]
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| Apr 2015
Man Cave

Penn gets a bikini wax

Post by Kim: First, thank you to Cary Med Spa & Wellness for waxing Penn’s parts. And apologies to the woman in the room next to us expecting a relaxing spa day. We will now be posting videos every Tuesday and Thursday to our YouTube Channel. We will be out trying, learning, and experiencing new […]
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| Feb 2015
Man Cave

Farts. Lots and lots of farts.

I am farting a lot. A lot. And so are my kids.  They are pretty psyched about it.  There is nothing better for a kid than farting at a quiet dinner table or sitting on a couch next to your parents.  Lola even goes as far as to try and waft the smell from her […]
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| Feb 2015
Man Cave

And now for something completely different…

from Penn I am an insanely gigantic fan of Monty Python (thus the title of this blog).  Part of their legacy, and a huge reason for their success, was their staying power.  Their comic genius has spanned six decades so far.  And it all started with their sketch show Flying Circus.  At the core of […]
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| Oct 2014
Man Cave

This dad FINALLY gets to celebrate Halloween (and he’s doing it in a MOOSE costume)

Post from Penn: I can’t tell you how psyched I am about Halloween this year.  Not because of the near perfect weather, the chance to check in with neighbors, the fun block parties, or the increasingly skimpy adult female  costumes (whoever is responsible for this trend deserves a medal, in my opinion – Kim begs […]
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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.