| 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
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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
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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
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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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| Sep 2014
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PENNterest: Penn takes on a Pinterest project

Post by Kim, craft by Penn I grew up in an incredibly crafty, do-it-yourself family. Long before Pinterest, my mother and grandmother went to the store and bought patterns to make a lot of our clothes. Before home improvement superstores, my father would take on massive projects around the house.. for fun. The house needs […]
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| Jul 2014
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MY WIFE COMES HOME IN AN HOUR – A True Story

It is the panicked thought that goes through every dad’s mind, one hour before your family comes back in town.  About once a year, dad is left home alone, and  many of us take that opportunity to revert to our primal selves – We eat horrible food, we don’t make the bed, we meet up […]
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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.