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‘Minions’ Isn’t The Ideal Kid Movie

The Minions accidentally kill people and Sandra Bullock is evil.  Why are we thinking this is a cute movie for the kids?  

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Watch This Girl Pull Her Own Tooth With a Sling Bow

Parents have all sorts of tricks for pulling their kids' teeth.  My dad tied a string to my tooth when I was 7, and tied the other end of the string to a chair and then tipped the chair over to yank the tooth out. It worked.  This sling bow trick one-ups my dad's chair for sure.  How creative!  Watch this.

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‘Inside Out’ Helped My Kids Pick Their Favorite Emotion

"Inside Out" might be the prefect movie for kids and parents.  It's animated and keeps the kids engaged, and parents can sit back and ponder things like emotion and regret and sadness, and what makes the brain tick.  I loved it!  Well, except for one thing it did to my kids that may have damaged them forever.

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Move Over Kids, the Adults Are Going to Bounce

The Insane Inflatable 5K looks like one of those things that you can't really fully prepare for, and just have to wing it once you're in it.  Kinda like parenthood!  

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Kids Get Cell Phones at Age 6 on Average

How long do you hold off before getting your kid a cell phone? 

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The Fish Died and the Kids Don’t Know. Now What?

So this happened.  I made the discovery that our pet betta fish was deceased, lying on the bottom of the fish tank, and the kids weren't home to see it.  

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Is Texting and Driving an Instinct That’s Hard to Fight?

One in five will admit to texting while driving, and they say it's such a strong urge that they can't control it. It's like a reflex.

Does having precious cargo in the car stop you?

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Do Your Kids Get Messed Up By the Time Change?

We've got to spring forward one hour this weekend, and that has a tendency to mess up family life.

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Freak Injuries! Something Parents Will Always Have To Deal With.

 

One thing I've learned as a parent - it's awfully tough to plan how your day is going to go.  You just never know.  Sometimes it's better to go with the flow, and leave some space in your day for trips to Urgent Care.

See that faint vertical line that follows the cut on Kallan's face down to her eyebrow?  That's the mark of a wall at preschool.  The corner of the wall won that battle.

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Boise State Students Make Room For Parents Next Weekend

Parents are a big part of the college experience, right?  They may not be on campus going to class or delivering pizza to the dorms at 11pm, but they are probably the biggest moral supporters a college student can have.  And sometimes they're footin' the bill!

Boise State is having Parents' Weekend soon, and there are tons of events planned that parents and students can attend together.

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