Awesome Things: The Honest Toddler

New. Favorite. Website. Alert: The Honest Toddler — kid knows what’s up. This tiny human writes about the insanity that is toddlerhood. “The Super Nanny”, “The 7 Stages of Night Grief, Games”, “The Toddler Schedule”, “The Woman” {an endearing pet name for “mom”}, Instagram and more…

Here’s The Honest Toddler’s take on fruit… With the exception of a couple of other reasons, THIS is why we do what we do, folks.

Fruit tastes good and is good for you. My favorite fruits are apples, bananas, red popsicles, blueberries, and pudding. Toddlers, eat your fruit but don’t compromise your values.

This post isn’t for children people who can guess the obvious. It’s for parents who struggle with knowing which fruits are appropriate for eating and which ones should go into the trash.

Before you hand someone you love a piece of fruit, inspect it. Ask yourself:

1) Does it look like it was grown in an enchanted orchard or under a freeway?

2) Does this fruit look like it has come into direct contact with a rare strain of jungle bacteria causing discoloration or unexplained spots/bumps?

3) Is this fruit small enough to be held comfortable in a toddler-sized hand or it is 1 million pounds?

4) Is this fruit wet?

Once fruit has passed its initial inspection, please move on to the next set criteria.

Stalk our new favorite tiny human here: The Honest Toddler / Twitter / Facebook

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“Yo, Dad” - The Pete Shea Edition

Pete Shea is the dad to Miller, 4 (5 years old on October 19th) and the Director of Brand & Digital Strategy at Tank Design. The 3 things he can’t live without as a dad? Minot Beach, crayons and paper and really good beer.

Tell us about Tank Design in 2 sentences or less: We’re nice, we’re fun, we create real solutions to the problems our clients bring us, and we love to design the heck out of things. Also, we’re succinct.

What is your family’s biggest guilty food pleasure? Bacon. To be honest, though, I’m not sure how much guilt there is.

If you could launch back in time to the days of feety pajamas and robot night lights, which vintage flick would you pop in to your VCR for the ultimate 80’s experience? On my own, Raising Arizona. With the family, shoot, I guess Big. He hasn’t learned to scrape food off his tongue yet.

What is the best piece of Daddy Advice you’ve dished to your kiddo(s)? There is no such thing as can’t do it. There is only practicing it.

Finish this sentence: “In case I’m senile, please remind me…” …underwear, then pants.

Last but not least… we have to ask: If you could choose a Crayola crayon color to best describe your family life, would it be Sasquatch Socks, or Alien Armpit? Easiest question yet. We are so alien armpit.

Learn more about Pete here: Tank / Tank on LinkedIn

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Partner in Crime: Kids Learn to Hang 10 with ‘Surfer’s Way’

Yesterday, Jenna and Ashley took a little morning beach trip to frolic in the ocean and make mermaids/crabs/jellyfish out of sand. You know… very official beachy activities business.

But, the real reason for our trip was to check out, Surfer’s Way, based in Long Beach, NY. We joined volunteers, friends & staff from surf school Surf2Live to provide some healthy Tiny Fruit fuel to kiddos with special needs, who - along with their family and friends - lined up at the beach to splash with the pros while learning how to surf.

We had wayyyy too much fun; and you can contact them any time to help volunteer. Seriously… minus a couple of seagull attacks on our TIny Fruits mermaid bra it was by far one of the best days we’ve had this summer.

Learn more about the fun here: Surfer’s Way // Surf2Live


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