Friday, May 25, 2012

Ikea Tip #1 - wife is a genius part 2

Now on post kid Ikea project #4 I feel that I am starting to move beyond apprentice Ikea assembly person to novice. But I still lag behind my wife who has come up with this trick to avoid the end of project befuddlement when you either can't find a piece or have too many pieces left over.

Before cracking open a beer and putting the tool belt (which is just for effect considering an Allen wrench is usually all that is needed) grab a muffin thinger to sort and count all the pieces. It makes getting to the pieces you need faster and helps keep count to make sure you are on target to finish with no pieces needed or left over.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Family rides for the summer

Thinking of getting outside with the family and leaving the Chevy behind? has gathered an amazing number of biking options from simple toddler seats, to contraptions that look more like a pedal powered Fiats than bicycles.
Check me out.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

It's Kite Season

To kick off kite season if like to share this do it yourself from howstuffworks kids.

Know of some more kite making resources or have a plan of your own? Please share!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Why You Will Fail At a Great Career...and mess your kids up in the process

Economist Larry Smith's evocative TED Talk warns parents not to use their family as an excuse for not pursuing your passion. Don't be a pussy. Show junior what life is about. But first, watch the video.

Big thanks to Stunt Dad Ben B. for sharing.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My wife is a genius

I've had sippy cup issues for almost 4 years now. It started innocently enough. I would forget to put in the rubber regulator once in while that would prevent the sippy cup from drowning our child and letting milk spill all over kid and couch. My problem progressed as we purchased more sippy cups. They had different tops and different threads, and like socks I struggled to find the matching pair and often would result to force fitting whatever top to whatever bottom was readily available. I would strip threads on sippy cups as if they were Ikea furniture. But this morning my wife has solved my issue in one simple step. She put the sippy cup together when putting it away! I can't believe it took this long to figure that one out. Now all I have to do us stumble into the kitchen, grab assembled sippy cup, twist open, pour juice, twist top on, open beer, give kid beer, drink sippy cup.

Thanks wife, you are a genius!

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Family Days Out

Looking to get outside and do something fun for the family? Tired of the same ol' same ol'? Check out to find something new to do. StumbleUpon Pin It Now!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Some Daddy's Little Girl: Kate Upton Showing off Her Cat Daddy Skills

We were going to write something witty about this video, but let's face it: nothing needs to be said at all.

Find yourself a bathroom, lock the door, and enjoy.

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