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Win a Cool Airborne Mini-Drone from Parrot for Dad!

Like most things I am trying to juggle these days, I am a tad late in thinking about Father's Day.  To be honest, I was coasting on the assumption that the kids were making something at school for their dad.   I haven't actually checked up on this, so their could be a HEAP of disappointment come this Sunday. But what if you could tell him he was getting one of these babies? According to Parrot (creator and developer of advanced … [Read More...]

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How Ryan Lochte Became the Perfect Cautionary Tale for Teens

We at the house of crunch just finished a very interesting conversation with the teen.   I try to not post too much about his life or issues as I respect his privacy and dignity (and hold the threat of embarrassing Instagram pics over his head), but I think this is work sharing. Without oversharing, Adam had described an incident with a friend in a way that could have caused us, his over-involved parents to ...well...to go totally nuclear at … [Read More...]

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Are You Dreading Back-to-School Lunch Planning?

This summer, I think I got a bit shafted when it comes to all this 'feed the kids' nonsense that apparently us parents are supposed to get all organized and prepped for. As June wound down to a close, as the talk of final grades and report cards started to trickle in, I realized that I was going to get screwed.  I watched my Facebook feed fill with mom's celebrating NO MORE SCHOOL LUNCHES! And I realized I could not join in the celebration … [Read More...]

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Are You Dreading Back-to-School Lunch Planning?

This summer, I think I got a bit shafted when it comes to all this 'feed the kids' nonsense that apparently us parents are supposed to get all organized and prepped for. As June wound down to a close, as the talk of final grades and report cards started to trickle in, I realized that I was going to get screwed.  I watched my Facebook feed fill with mom's celebrating NO MORE SCHOOL LUNCHES! And I realized I could not join in the celebration … [Read More...]

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Pete’s Dragon 2016: Not the Movie your Mom Saw

Back in 1977, Disney almost lost me as a fan when they released Pete's Dragon.  As a lover of all things magical, especially dragons, this version of dragons and 'magic' was just NOT what I wanted to see.   I was horribly horribly disappointed in their cartoony, musical extravaganza.  So when I heard about a remake, I was not holding my breath, but had to admit that the teaser images were intriguing and mysterious. This version did not … [Read More...]

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How Ryan Lochte Became the Perfect Cautionary Tale for Teens

We at the house of crunch just finished a very interesting conversation with the teen.   I try to not post too much about his life or issues as I respect his … [Read More...]

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Are You Dreading Back-to-School Lunch Planning?

This summer, I think I got a bit shafted when it comes to all this 'feed the kids' nonsense that apparently us parents are supposed to get all organized and prepped for. As June wound down to a close, as the … [Read More...]

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How Ryan Lochte Became the Perfect Cautionary Tale for Teens

We at the house of crunch just finished a very interesting conversation with the teen.   I try to not post too much about his life or issues as I respect his privacy and dignity (and hold the threat of … [Read More...]

petes dragon 2016

Pete’s Dragon 2016: Not the Movie your Mom Saw

Back in 1977, Disney almost lost me as a fan when they released Pete's Dragon.  As a lover of all things magical, especially dragons, this version of dragons and 'magic' was just NOT what I wanted to see.   I … [Read More...]