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Live From Camp Invention! Live From Camp Invention!
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Live From Camp Invention!

The Bear and Mouse are now knee deep into their first ever week of Camp Invention summer day camp, and I popped in this morning to see my giddy girls building, deconstructing, and being active. But it wasn’t just my pair, every single kid I saw was smiling, energized, and […]

OWTK Kindie Album Reviews Music Missed: Red Yarn

Music Missed: Red Yarn

The cracks, they have widened. Not because of a seismic shift, but rather, due to tiny, incremental decisions sometimes made quickly. I tend to do that a lot as I move from this to that and so on. It’s exciting, has its positives, but things can be missed. I get […]

Frugal Fun For Kids New Adventures in Learning Ideas on PBS Parents

New Adventures in Learning Ideas on PBS Parents

Not sure I’ve mentioned it here on OWTK yet, but I’d love for you to know that all summer long I’m over on PBS Parents sharing cool ideas to avoid the summer slide with unique math, writing and, today, engineering projects for your young kids. Check out my latest, the […]

OWTK PHILLY LOCAL OWTK Philly Local: Art Splash at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

OWTK Philly Local: Art Splash at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

I don’t know what all the sculptures represent. I haven’t a clue about brush strokes. And I can barely dance my way around explaining impressionism to my kids. But I believe in art and I believe in art museums as exciting destinations for families with young children. Sometimes, you have […]

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Music Missed: Red Yarn
OWTK Kindie Album Reviews

Music Missed: Red Yarn

The cracks, they have widened. Not because of a seismic shift, but rather, due to tiny, incremental decisions sometimes made quickly. I tend to do that a lot as I move from this to that and so on. It’s exciting, has its positives, but things can be missed. I get […]

Strand of Oaks And The Healing
OWTK Not Kids Music

Strand of Oaks And The Healing

There’s more to the title of this record than four letters stuck in CAPS LOCK. It’s not a corporate acronym but a humble four letter word that is both a whispered prayer and bellowed marching order: HEAL. The new album from Strand of Oaks, Timothy Showalter’s one man Philly band, […]

The NFL’s Ray Rice 2-Game Suspension And Why I’m Not Raising My Daughters on Football
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The NFL’s Ray Rice 2-Game Suspension And Why I’m Not Raising My Daughters on Football

2 games. 1/8th of a single season. That’s the going rate for knocking your fiancée out cold, on camera, during the NFL offseason. That’s what a woman is worth to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the Baltimore Ravens football team, and the rest of the NFL machine in 2014 — 2 games.  […]

Remember When July was Called Summer Break not Back To School Season?
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Remember When July was Called Summer Break not Back To School Season?

The week of July 7th, it turns out, is when the big red button was pushed. Somewhere, maybe in a boardroom, or in a committee pre-meeting about the actual meeting but before the follow-up meeting to discuss what was discussed during that very same meeting, or possibly in a sterile, […]

Preparing for Camp Invention
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Preparing for Camp Invention

A few weeks ago, I chaperoned the 1st grade field trip, marking the first time I’d done anything even remotely like that with children not my own, in a vehicle I was not in control over. It was a long, hot day in a school bus without a/c for nearly […]

New Kid’s Music on Cooper & Kid
OWTK Kindie Album Reviews

New Kid’s Music on Cooper & Kid

After a very long absence from the kid’s music review scene, I have delivered 5 mini write-ups of five albums perfectly suited to soundtrack your family’s summer. This is just part one though! I have five more lined up for later this month. That’s what happens when you spend the […]

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