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How Disney made me a liar

January 18, 2013

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The floor under the seats of the local movie theater where I grew up was really quite remarkable. Decades of non-diet soda coated the concrete with a thick layer of sweet syrup. It was like flypaper that caught only popcorn and blobs of gum.  I know this because I spent a lot of time under […]

Why your child looks at you like you’re an alien

September 12, 2012

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Welcome to this week’s instalment of WTF Wednesday, where it’s Christmas all year round, but Santa’s on leave, so don’t get all excited. This week’s question was asked in person with a request for anonymity.  Personally, I think the bag over her head was a bit dramatic, but I don’t judge. Although it did kind […]

Stuffing your toybox with Happy Meal toys

February 15, 2012

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Welcome to another installment of WTF Wednesday, where the advice is free but following it might cost you more than just your reputation. Today’s question was submitted by John Brown (a.k.a. @jbrown3079) of Twitterville Indiana. He’s also the owner of Bellbottom Blog. We don’t yet know if the other 3,078 JBrowns on Twitter endorse his […]

A no-fail way to cope when your child won’t shut up at the movies

January 17, 2012

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Welcome to this week’s installment of WTF Wednesday, where the quality of our answers is matched only by the inverse of the quality of your questions. This week’s question comes from Julia Warrender, owner of Life With a Parasite and tweeting as @jwarrender, who writes: Dear IBMP, When you learn your child is one of […]

Five benefits to keeping your child on a leash.

January 11, 2012

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Welcome to another edition of WTF Wednesday where we give really good Bad advice. This week’s question comes from Matthew Peregoy, a.k.a, @realmattdaddy,  proud owner of  The Real Matt Daddy blog, who writes: Dear IBMP, Do you think that it’s okay to use a toddler backpack leash thingy? Matt, like all useless information, the answer […]

Why dog ownership is good preparation for having children

December 28, 2011

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Welcome to this week’s instalment of WTF Wednesday where I don’t need to be an expert; I just need to know more than you. This week’s question comes from a good friend who writes: Dear IBMP, Is getting a dog good preparation for having kids? Yes, of course getting a dog is good preparation for […]

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