Kedric Francis with his wife Elaina, son Otis and daughters Rosie and Mabel.

We are family

BY KEDRIC FRANCIS
Kedric Francis holding his youngest daughter, Mabel. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

Babies by the book

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Kedric Francis holding his youngest daughter, Mabel. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

Screen king

Our 6-year-old is obsessed with Mario Bros., and I don't care...much
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Kedric Francis holding his youngest daughter, Mabel. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

Thankful things

We live wonderful lives but at time need to focus on the positive
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Kedric Francis holding his youngest daughter, Mabel. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

Scary stuff

Boo! Bad parenting horror stories keep us up at night
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Kedric Francis holding his youngest daughter, Mabel. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

Families on film

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Kedric Francis holding his youngest daughter, Mabel. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

Yearning to learn

If academic equality between siblings is the test, I'm getting a C-
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Kedric Francis holding his youngest daughter, Mabel. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

Lessons learned, in the classroom and out

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Kedric Francis holding his youngest daughter, Mabel. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

School's out for summer

On lessons learned in the classroom and out
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Kedric Francis holding his youngest daughter, Mabel. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

The creativity conundrum

Some parents need help encouraging their kids to be imaginative
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Kedric Francis with his three children. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

Harry Potter lands in L.A.

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Kedric Francis with his three children. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

Pondering our annual Disneyland passes

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Kedric Francis with his three children. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

Silly move puts Dad in a sticky situation

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Kedric Francis with his three children. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

California needs more kids!

With baby boomers aging and immigration at historic lows, the state needs bigger families for a brighter future
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Kedric Francis with his three children. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

Alas, my daughter thinks a woman's place is in the home

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Otis Francis after his first time on Star Tours at Disneyland with his dad, Kedric Francis, on Nov. 8.

Should the Force be with us?

Debating the merits of Star Wars
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Kedric Francis with his three children. (Photo by Elaina Francis)

Gray is the way: A few reasons old dads rule

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 Kedric Francis with daughter Rosey and son Otis.

Better later than sooner for my son to start kindergarten

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Mabel Sage Francis (Photo by Topher Delancy)

A dad offers tips on natural birth

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An invited guest is silhoutted against a colorful display during the launch of Disney California Adventure Park's

10 ways to improve Disneyland

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 Kedric and Elaina Francis with their children, Rosey and Otis. The family is expecting another child in June.

Going drug-free for birth No. 3

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Kedric Francis with daughter Rosey and son Otis. (Photo by Topher Delancy)

Partners in child rearing

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 Kedric Francis with daughter Rosey and son Otis. (Photo by Topher Delancy)

Obsessing over learning milestones is a fool's errand

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