Tantrum Tuesday (#021)- Time Out Edition!

After a long hiatus, Tantrum Tuesday returns with a special “Time-Out Edition.” We would love to feature both your child’s tantrums or the unique locations you had to put them in time out. Keep that iPhone or Android handy, snap a picture, and shoot it to us via email!

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Over the course of our parenting years we have had to place our children in time out at the most inconvenient times, in the most random locations- restaurants, truck stops, malls, sporting arenas, parks, elementary schools, theaters, coffee shops, IKEA, and even the State Fair!

Tantrum Tuesday (#020)

One of the things I love about Tantrum Tuesday is that old photos of our children, where all the kids are smiling and happy, except one, take on a whole new meaning.


My sister-in-law sent this over to me last week after I posted a new tantrum, and I couldn’t stop laughing. I also became a little sentimental. I had forgotten all about this picture. It was taken nearly a decade ago on our front porch when all of our kids were really little. Here’s her comment from the email this picture came attached to…

Tantrum Tuesday (#019)- Special Adult Tantrum Edition!

We all knew this moment would arrive….eventually. It’s Tantrum Tuesday, but today we’re throwing a small celebration for adults who’ve had those colorful moments.


One of the reasons I love having kids is that they keep you on your toes. Our kids sure do. Yesterday the shared server that hosts this blog failed and the blog was inaccessible. People were texting me, calling me, emailing and sending Facebook messages, from all over the continental US, letting me know they could not access my new post.

Tantrum Tuesday (#018) “Family Pet Edition!”

As family (and life) would have it, children aren’t the only ones who throw tantrums. Please stop pointing at your spouse! 🙂 Turns out, our pets love to get in on the action. We are pleased to introduce (straight from Berrynation), “Tantrum Tuesday- Pet Edition!”


More on this picture in a moment…

If we weren’t crazy enough with 8 children, we also have 3 dogs. Our third (and final…until death do us part), dog came to live with us this past May after a duckling massacre that had the makings of a Hollywood epic (another story, for another time!). Yes, our 3rd dog was a rebound pet, we admit it. What are you supposed to do, however, when you come home to duckling bodies all over your back yard, your daughter in tears, and your other two dogs cowering in a corner with feathers hanging out of their mouths, looking as guilty as sin?

Tantrum Tuesday (#017)- Video Edition!

If there’s anything better than snapping a picture of your kid having an epic meltdown, it’s capturing a video of your kid having an epic meltdown! We’re excited to introduce our very first VIDEO Tantrum Tuesday, courtesy of our son, of course…

Here’s the context….

Recently we went, as a family, to serve in the storage warehouse of an organization we support. It was a fun-filled day and all of our children had a great time. Near the end of our time there, my son, Sam, wanted one of his toys out of our van so I went outside with him to help him retrieve it.

On the way back into the warehouse he was walking next to me but he tripped over the threshold of the entrance. In a flash (I’m really not sure how I could have pulled this off) I reached down and caught him before he smacked his face on the concrete floor.

He jumped up and screamed at me and ran back outside. I happened to have my iPhone in my hand so I started filming. If you listen closely you can hear him laughing as he jumps over the seats in the van. This is usually the case when he realizes he overreacted, or he’s not very committed to the tantrum. You have to love parenting!

Do you have an epic tantrum caught on camera or video? Email it to us, along with your child’s first name, your first name, and a brief description of what’s happening, and we’ll include it in a future Tantrum Tuesday!

Question: Is your kid a master at throwing monstrous tantrums over petty things? Share your story with us! You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Tantrum Tuesday (#016)

Happy Tuesday friends! It’s time for another epic meltdown, courtesy of Tantrum Tuesday…


We are so excited to introduce you to our 6-year old son Jake. This is his first appearance on Tantrum Tuesday. To be honest, we are surprised he made it this long. He doesn’t have many tantrums, but when he does, they are epic! Up until last week, he has always been able to dodge the camera! His two brothers could probably learn a lot from him.

Jake decided that he wanted the green bowl of crackers during snack time last week. In this picture, he’s upset because his younger brother, Sam, reached into the bowl and grabbed a hand-full of Jake’s crackers (big shocker). The meltdown was on!

Kristin couldn’t reason with Jake so she did the next best thing: took his picture! Thank you technology, and iPhone, for giving us the capabilities of capturing moments like this.

  • If you have an epic meltdown caught on camera, send it to us in an email, along with your child’s first name, your first name, and a brief description of what’s happening in the picture.

Question: What’s your favorite part about your child’s tantrums? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Tantrum Tuesday (#015)

In this frigid winter weather (at least in the Midwest), the best way to warm up is with a good laugh, a pizza, and a cup of coffee. We can’t supply the coffee or the pizza, but we can supply the laugh! It’s time for another Tantrum Tuesday!


This is our youngest son Sam. We’ve pretty much decided that if we ever turn Tantrum Tuesday into a book, Sam will be on the cover. In fact, (fun historical fact): we actually got the idea for Tantrum Tuesday from Sam. He’s such an inspiration!

Tantrum Tuesday (#014)

If there’s one thing we love most about Tantrum Tuesday, it’s a progressive tantrum. We’re impressed with the mad skills of parents who can capture a sequence like this, but also, how funny they are. This week, we are pleased to feature the second Progressive Tantrum Tuesday of its brief history…


This is Daniel. He’s actually making his second appearance on Tantrum Tuesday. You can see his first appearance by clicking here. Here’s the sequence Daniel’s mom gave us for these awesome pictures: