| Dec 2014
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Talk to Santa AND donate to St. Jude!

I’ll be honest – trips to see Santa at the mall have never worked for our family. The lines are long, the pictures are pricey, and one of our kids always freaks out. Evidence below:   So this year we got a chance to talk to THE Santa Claus using www.HelloSanta.com. It’s a live video […]
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| Nov 2014
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More couch time = less holiday stress

(This blog post and video are made possible because of a partnership with HSN. They rock) Call me crazy, but at this point in November I’m actually craving the craziness of the holidays. We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner for nineteen people at our house and I. CANNOT. WAIT. And let’s face it — I haven’t […]
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| Aug 2014
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How our kids handled a weekend in the spotlight

Post by Kim: Penn and I had everything we needed growing up. We didn’t necessarily have everything we WANTED (Guess jeans, a real Members-Only jacket, and Michael Jackson parachute pants), but our parents did everything they could to make sure we had the necessities (we got those jeans with the upside down triangle, a generic […]
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| Aug 2014
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HOLDERNOPOLY! Playtime with a Gaming Giant

Since we danced around in our driveway in ill-fitting pajamas, we’ve been lucky enough to get some memorable phone calls: The Las Vegas skydiving company wanting Kim to jump out of a plane in her Christmas Jammies (Kim gets anxiety attacks in turbulence. Jumping OUT of a plane would never happen). The dozens of families […]
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| May 2014
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Can a FROZEN song get my kid to eat veggies?

We try.  Really hard.  And we are failing. Hard. We’ve read books, watched documentaries, asked all of our friends, even befriended someone called the Food Babe, in our quest to eat healthy. We’ve learned we live in a world where food is rarely real food anymore.  Something as harmful as Macaroni and Cheese has PETROLEUM […]
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| Mar 2014
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The Oscars for Families Who Only Get to Watch Kids Movies

This is off the top of my head, no help from Google or IMDB… which is terrifying.  I’ve watched these way too many times.  Please, comment, share, agree and disagree. and check out our “Next Day Video” Best Actor – Flint Lockwood, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Honorable Mention : Gru, Despicable Me […]
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| Feb 2014
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SNOW DAY!

Families, how do you REALLY feel about snow days with your kids? We had a snow day yesterday (Wednesday February 12), and decided to use the day putting this together… Thanks to our neighbor Donnie, who drove our car through the cul de sac during the biggest snowstorm we’ve had in maybe a decade, and […]
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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.