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The end of the saying I’m referencing in the title of this blog post is pretty damn grisly. In retrospect, I probably should have changed it. I mean, yeah I am still typing and could easily swap it out for something else, something less suicide-y but instead I leave it/have […]

RECIPE BOX 4 Reasons To Have A Stuffed Animal Frozen Soup Party

4 Reasons To Have A Stuffed Animal Frozen Soup Party

It’s not at all unusual for our table setting routine to be preceded by a quick ‘let’s just put all of this stuff over there for now’ sweep of the maple wood surface of our lone shared dining space. Whether it’s the remnants of one of my PBS Parents learning […]

Travel Serenity Inside and Out at Vdara Las Vegas

Serenity Inside and Out at Vdara Las Vegas

I cannot personally vouch for the accommodations at Vdara — although the suites look world class (see below) and the lofts read as a wonderland of vacation bliss — but having spent ample time inside ESPA at Vdara and outside on the open-air patio lounge of Vice Versa, I can […]

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Get Outdoors On Earth Day and Arbor Day

Over on PBS Parents today, I’ve got a very leafy learning activity perfect for Earth Day, Arbor Day or any day this spring and summer. Take a look at how you and your kids can (and should) make a Book of Trees! I’m not the only one with the great […]

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4 Reasons To Have A Stuffed Animal Frozen Soup Party
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4 Reasons To Have A Stuffed Animal Frozen Soup Party

It’s not at all unusual for our table setting routine to be preceded by a quick ‘let’s just put all of this stuff over there for now’ sweep of the maple wood surface of our lone shared dining space. Whether it’s the remnants of one of my PBS Parents learning […]

Adorable Daughters Assemble
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Adorable Daughters Assemble

It’s hard to dodge the superhero deluge of 21st century American culture. I try my best to swerve into and out of Marvel’s hostile takeover of society, to find a comfortable balance of costumed heroics and plain clothes narrative. My daughters enjoy but are not overwhelmed by all things comic book, […]

Tis the Season of Mud
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Tis the Season of Mud

There’s a stream that runs alongside our home, just on the other side of the wooden fence we never weatherstripped and thus, the wooden fence that is falling apart one pathetic slat at a time. It’s not really a stream though. It’s a runoff water channel that is, at times, […]

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Ford Will Save Your Kid’s Life With Their Inflatable Rear Seatbelts

Well this is an absurd and ridiculously disturbing report: “The most recent National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) found that restraint use for children from birth to seven years old in 2013 dropped two percent compared to 2012, and child restraint use in the rear seats also decreased two percent during that time.” I mean, seriously? […]

Get Outdoors On Earth Day and Arbor Day
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Get Outdoors On Earth Day and Arbor Day

Over on PBS Parents today, I’ve got a very leafy learning activity perfect for Earth Day, Arbor Day or any day this spring and summer. Take a look at how you and your kids can (and should) make a Book of Trees! I’m not the only one with the great […]

A Movie for Mouse — Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom
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A Movie for Mouse — Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom

Ok, so using that Lorde song in this trailer is so killer! What a boss soundtrack to what promises to be Disneynature’s most charming and visually stunning film yet. My youngest girl, you may already know, is the Mouse, but that particular animal moniker has its origins in the way […]

Serenity Inside and Out at Vdara Las Vegas
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Serenity Inside and Out at Vdara Las Vegas

I cannot personally vouch for the accommodations at Vdara — although the suites look world class (see below) and the lofts read as a wonderland of vacation bliss — but having spent ample time inside ESPA at Vdara and outside on the open-air patio lounge of Vice Versa, I can […]

Running Away From Success
Parenting Blog Humor

Running Away From Success

Last summer, the Bear spent 90 minutes in a radio studio, live on-air on Sirius XM Kids Place Live with Jack Forman, quite literally Live From The Monkey House. Moments before she adjusted the Sony headphones and leaned into the fuzzy microphone, we were breaking bread with Jack and his […]

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