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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lola 2016-04-12
| 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
Family Room

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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| 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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| Jan 2016
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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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| 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
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#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.