The Awkward Family Podcast

March 24th, 2017

The Awkward Family Podcast - Photos

We are proud to introduce the The Awkward Family Podcast, a heartfelt and humorous look at the cringeworthy side of family. AFP co-founder, Mike Bender and his wife, journalist SuChin Pak, interview the real people behind the most talked about awkward photos while exploring those universal uncomfortable family moments we all experience.

In their first episode, Mike and SuChin explore the theme of marriage by talking with Mike’s parents, who have just passed a significant milestone in their own marriage and uncovering the mystery behind one of the most iconic photos on the website called, “Mask Boy.”

This is part of the #PanoplyPilotProject, where YOU help decide what gets turned into a series.

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Mike & SuChin learning what a microphone is.

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Kid Apparel

March 28th, 2017

Kid Apparel - News That Makes Us Feel Awkward

Being a mom is a tough job, and this photo of a Texas-based photographer and mother of four sums up that sentiment perfectly.

Melissa Wardlow of Grand Prairie, Texas, wears many different hats in addition to “mom.” She’s a full-time teacher, she owns a photography business, and she’s married to a high school football coach. As you can imagine, every day is jam-packed with activities. And when she can’t get a babysitter, the kids have to come with her.

The photo here was taken on a typical Friday night for the family. While Dad was coaching, Melissa was on the sidelines taking photos of the team, and her two youngest kids literally came along for the ride. (If you’re not impressed yet, just imagine getting a great sports photo with a couple kids strapped to your torso.) Then, another photographer who works for The Dallas Morning News took a photo of the encumbered Melissa, posted it on the paper’s social media, and the image went viral, particularly among the Baby Bjorn-using set.

In case you were wondering how she gets the kids onto her, they have a routine: “The baby goes on first,” she explained to the paper. “My 3-year-old stands behind me. He puts his leg through the strap and it’s like putting on a backpack.”

She makes it sound so simple. Color us impressed with Melissa’s master-level Mom skills.


(via The Dallas Morning News)

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Nathan’s Famous

March 28th, 2017

Nathan’s Famous - Dad

“My drunk dad ordered 42 hot dogs last night.”

(via source)

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The Catmaid

March 28th, 2017

The Catmaid - Mom

“My mom sent me an email with the subject ‘She won the contest.’ This is what mom meant.”

(via source)

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Resting Scared Face

March 28th, 2017

Resting Scared Face - Babies

“So my mom sent me one of my baby pictures.”

(via source)

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Caddyshack 3

March 28th, 2017

Caddyshack 3 - Celebs

“My mom was told to tell the ‘homeless man’ he couldn’t loiter near her workplace.”

(via source)

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March 28th, 2017

Desperado - Dad

“My dad at marching band practice in 1985.”

(via source)

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March 28th, 2017

No-Burns - Dad

“Be careful what you wish for. This is the result of my mom nagging my dad to get a haircut. Glorious.”

(via source)

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