| Feb 2016
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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
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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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| Aug 2015
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For Alison and Adam

We didn’t know Alison and Adam, but we feel like we do. I know, that sounds like something a politician would say, but in this case, it’s more true than you think. Kim and I worked in local news for a collective 30 years. There is a pretty unique kinship between everyone in the biz. […]
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| Aug 2015
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The Other Side of Ashley Madison

This has been, I imagine, a horrible week for a lot of married couples around the world, thanks to the Ashley Madison leaks. It’s hard to have sympathy for the “victims” of privacy invasion, considering they willingly signed up for a website that helps them commit adultery, but I don’t wish that kind of pain […]
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| Jan 2015
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Everything is a competition here. Even the flu.

Everything is a competition here – even the flu. Don’t get me wrong: Penn and I have a great marriage. But we bring out the best (read: competitive) side in each other. It’s more fun than it sounds. Trust me. We are each other’s main competition and biggest cheerleaders. Example: I encouraged Penn to take […]
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| Dec 2014
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HOLY %$*& SNL just made fun of us … and it was AWESOME

We LOVE Saturday Night Live. LOVE. Obsessed.  If we were only cool enough to stay awake for it we would have seen them spoof our video. THIS. MAKES. MY. LIFE. Except for the affair and sociopath children — this is pretty spot on.  
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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.