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All is fair in love and the remote control war. Be a fly on the wall in our living room. It’s a family affair.

| Dec 2016

Merry Christmas! Celebrating what went right.

This year was hard. That seems to be the consensus across the internet right now. Slate asked “Is this the worst year in history?” So did Newsweek. It’s hard not to agree. Just watch the news for 5 seconds – you will get bummed out. For our family, I was really affected by the death of […]
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| Dec 2016
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Merry Christmas! Celebrating what went right.

This year was hard. That seems to be the consensus across the internet right now. Slate asked “Is this the worst year in history?” So did Newsweek. It’s hard not to agree. Just watch the news for 5 seconds – you will get bummed out. For our family, I was really affected by the death of […]
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| Nov 2016
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Turkey with a side of passive aggressiveness

A Thanksgiving recipe from Kim’s family: Take one family and divide it into two political parties Add a divisive election Add a splash of alcohol Stir it all together at a family gathering Wait about 20 minutes after your crazy uncle arrives and you have a giant, HOT MESS. Isn’t it bizarre how one family […]
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| Oct 2016
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PUT DOWN THAT PHONE: A new family adventure

I have this fear that what my children will remember most about me from their childhood is the top of my head. You see, I’m always looking down at my phone. Or .. I  *was* always looking down at my phone. Our business relies on us being responsive and communicative in an instant. Technology has […]
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| Oct 2016
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Device addiction: He’s texting and I know it.

We have a confession to make. Penn and I are dependent on our our phones in an unhealthy way. We admit it. We run a business that depends on consistent communication and fast responses. The phone has become an appendage that pulls our attention with every beep or ring. We aren’t proud of this, in […]
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my heart will go on
| Apr 2016
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Penn’s secret talent revealed!

When I was in fourth grade, practicing diligently on my recorder, I heard my mother mutter “…… THE DEVIL’S FLUTE…” cover her ears and walk away. Now that I’m a mother, I get it. The sound of a plastic recorder being played by tiny, unskilled hands could be considered torture by some governments.  I mean, […]
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| Apr 2016
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Homework. It sucks.

And we made an instant parody. Which doesn’t suck. Homework. It’s a topic so draining I can’t even form words to write this post. But I will. Because, you know BLOGGING. Penn has this super cool party trick: he can write an original song or parody in just a few minutes. These super powers have […]
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| Mar 2016
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A Note in the Pocket | Undies on our head!

There are a few things I’m certain of in this life: Life is too short to spend it doing a job you don’t love. Luck is created by hard work. Chocolate cures most emotional distress If you’re able, you should help. Always. Sometimes helps comes in the form of something simple, like putting away the […]
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| Feb 2016
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It’s so hard. Every. Single. Day.

Cue up the Boyz II Men. It’s time to talk about our morning routine. Most of our songs just write themselves. For those who follow us, you know that it’s a simple formula:  Look at what’s going on in our family.  Make it rhyme. Set up a camera. From conception to completion, this video took 72 […]
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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.