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Dads Like It Hot…and Spicy!

EAT, eat, family meals, holidays By June 7, 2016 Tags: , , , , 20 Comments

Dads are hot. Yes, you read that right.


And they also like hot things. And cool things, because they’re also kind of cool.

It’s pretty commonly accepted around town that husbands and dads aren’t the bomb-diggity anymore and single guys have all the game. But, a man who can be an amazing life partner, help his little girls play softball, teach his son how to drive, and cook us all an amazing dinner—I’m telling you, that is the real definition of hot.


Joy aka Evil Joy is wife to one Dr. Evil and mother to four children she often refers to as spawn. Joy is a snowboarding fanatic and loves to share her exploits - snowboarding and otherwise - on Instagram. She currently spends copious amounts of time taxiing her children from one place to another. Frequently funny, always honest, and occasionally serious Joy blogs about everything from dealing with messy teenagers to navigating life after PTSD. Joy has been published in the anthologies "Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor" and "Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee" and featured on Sammiches and Psych Meds and In the Powder Room.

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Dads Are Not Babysitters

baby, FAM, kids By April 18, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

Society generally portrays dads as having it pretty easy. I am not going to lie – sometimes I think they do too. Raise your hand if you don’t think you occasionally do more than your partner, and I will personally nominate you for sainthood.

I am the default parent of our daughter in that I look after snack-day, what needs to be in her daily backpack, or when it’s time for her next shots. This is not because I am the mother, but because my partner has a memory like a sieve and the poor kids at daycare would never get their cupcakes.

Jennifer Pitt

I became a mother for the first time at 37. I know, I know – what the hell was I thinking? P.S. I also believe in eating the last butter tart while my husband is sleeping, because snoozing = losing. I also blog at

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Our 16 Favourite Family Halloween Costumes

FAM, kids, LIVE, play By October 29, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments


Halloween is just a couple of days away! Does your family have their Halloween costumes yet? There is nothing better than having your doorbell ring on Halloween night and opening the door to a family with a themed costume. My family got very busy this year and our kids are into very different things, my daughter wanted a Littlest Pet Shop costume and my son wanted to be Spiderman, but in past years we’ve had lots of fun dressing up as a family.

One year my family dressed up as a Little Red Riding Hood themed costume:

Family Themed Halloween Costume. Little Red Riding Hood

And the year my son was born he and I went as mommy and baby zombie (we took a cue from The Walking Dead)

Mommy and Baby Halloween Costume. Zombie Mom and Baby Walking Dead Costume

Since I’m lamenting the fact that my family isn’t dressing up as a theme this year, I decided to hit Pinterest and pull together some fabulous family Halloween costumes.

Peter Pan and The Lost Boys Family Halloween Costume
Peter Pan and the Lost Boys from A Beautiful Mess
Where's Waldo Family Halloween Costume

Where’s Waldo Family Halloween Costume from The Homes I Have Made

The Avengers Family Halloween Costume

The Avengers Family Halloween Costume

Angry Birds Family Halloween Costume

Angry Birds Family Halloween Costume from Sugar Bee Crafts

Star Wars Family Halloween Costume

Star Wars Family Halloween Costume from Under the Sycamore

Mommy and Baby Popcorn Vendor Family Costume

Mommy and Baby Popcorn Vendor from Blooming Bath

A Christmas Story Family Halloween Costume

A Christmas Story Family Halloween Costume from Costume Works

Historical Figures Family Halloween Costume

Historical Figures Family Halloween Costume (they are Davy Crockett, Albert Einstein, Rosie the Riveter, Wyatt Earp and Amelia Earheart) from Yellow Pears Photography

Mommy's Pregnancy Cravings Halloween Costume

Mommy’s Pregnancy Cravings Family Halloween Costume

ratatouille family halloween costume

Ratatouille Dad and Baby Family Halloween Costume

Solar System Family Halloween Costume

Solar System Family Halloween Costume from Martha Stewart

We love it when celebrities get in on the family Halloween costume spirit too!

Jason Priestley's Mountie Costume

Canadian boy Jason Priestly as a Canadian Mountie with baby as Uncle Sam

Kangaroo Family Halloween Costume Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan’s family dressed up as a kangaroo family for Halloween complete with baby in a pouch!

Neil Patrick Harris Wizard Of Oz Family Halloween Costume

Neil Patrick Harris has just about the cutest little family in the world. This Wizard Of Oz family Halloween costume makes us love him even more.

What are you and your family dressing up as for Halloween this year?