Joseph Capell

Joe Capell is a husband and the father of four children. When not herding the kids or working, he enjoys writing funny-ish things for the amusement of others. He’s also fond of naps and eating ice cream with his wife.

Searching for Perfection (In a Box of Macaroni and Cheese)

Nobody's perfect. Not even me.Over the years I've made a lot of macaroni and cheese. You're probably thinking, "Hey, we've all made lots of macaroni and cheese." But what I'm telling you is I've

We Are Not a Perfect Family

We have a perfect family. We have four cute kids. They are very well-behaved. They get good grades on their report cards. They are quiet and polite in church. They are always smiling and happy. T

Parents Aren’t Allowed to Take Sick Days

By Joe Capell Parents aren't allowed to have sick days.Parents can't just call in and say, "Sorry, I'm not feeling well so I'm not going to be able to parent today." You can't say, "Sorry kids, I

8 things NOT to get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day

By Joe CapellValentine's Day! It's an important day for anyone in a relationship. If you botch Valentine's Day for your sweetheart, the month of February, which is already cold and miserable, wil

5 common New Year’s resolutions and why we don’t keep them

By Joe Capell Why do so many New Year's resolutions fail? The reasons vary. Here are five common resolutions, and some reasons why they don't succeed:1. I'm going to eat healthier. Eating healthi

Let’s Give the Nod to Eggnog!

By Joe Capell There are two kinds of people: those who love eggnog, and those who are wrong.What exactly is eggnog, anyway? Is it milk? Is it eggs? Is it a milkshake? Is it dessert? Is it a drink

In Defense of Pineapple On Pizza

Pizza is delicious! It's one thing almost everyone can agree on. It's the do-it-all meal featuring bread, sauce, cheese, meat (usually), veggies (sometimes), and even fruit (occasionally.)Yes, I

Daddy, Are You a Pirate?

It really should go without saying, but I'm going to say it anyway: Parents shouldn't use curse words in front of their children.It's basic common sense. If you don't want your kids to swear like

How did we survive without our phones?

By Joe CapellThe other day I did something unbelievably amazing. I wandered into the bathroom and sat down on the toilet before I realized: I DIDN'T HAVE MY PHONE WITH ME! Yes, that's right, I ac

Cash or Credit Card?

By Joe CapellI like cash. Don't we all? (And I'm not talking about Johnny Cash. Although I can't help but sing along anytime I hear "Ring of Fire.") I like the look and feel of dollar bills in my

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