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Parenting Blog Make Halloween Handmade Again with Boxtumes

Make Halloween Handmade Again with Boxtumes

*This DIY Halloween costume story is sponsored by Amazon and Mom It Forward. All opinions expressed below are honest and unbiased, as always. It’s a cliche for a reason: cats and babies alike would be perfectly happy with just a box. We’re seasoned vets at this parenting game and yet […]

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At Home in La La Land

There were supposed to be more hours to kill in paradise on that Thursday morning. I’d gone Into The Mystic the evening prior, staying up later than advisable if not for the anticipation of a morning spent peacefully under a puffed white duvet until the haze of morning had faded […]

OWTK Kid's Music Monthly Podcast OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly September 2017 — New Music From Alphabet Rockers, Jack Forman, Gustafer Yellowgold, Lucky Diaz and More

OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly September 2017 — New Music From Alphabet Rockers, Jack Forman, Gustafer Yellowgold, Lucky Diaz and More

Phewff, this is a rollicking good time! There’s so much new music to get to and I did my best to spin the very best of the impressive bunch. We dig a bit deeper into the new Lucky Diaz and Gustafer Yellowgold, hear what Jack Forman of Recess Monkey is […]

OWTK THEATER REVIEWS A Marvel For All

A Marvel For All

I’ve attended exactly one Free Comic Book Day in my life. This was a few years back, during the heyday of Art Baltazar’s Tiny Titans comics which was the slow birth of my own daughters’ interest in anything fictionally superheroic. I cannot recall anything we took home gratis on that […]

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Make Halloween Handmade Again with Boxtumes
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Make Halloween Handmade Again with Boxtumes

*This DIY Halloween costume story is sponsored by Amazon and Mom It Forward. All opinions expressed below are honest and unbiased, as always. It’s a cliche for a reason: cats and babies alike would be perfectly happy with just a box. We’re seasoned vets at this parenting game and yet […]

The Young Man I Met Last Night
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The Young Man I Met Last Night

The band was still finding its footing, having just placed their drinks down and positioned themselves at or picked up their instruments moments earlier, but you had gone from zero to 60 with the first note. You bounced along to “I Am A Runner” with more spring than I have […]

Braces, Fractures, Spurs, Wolves, Digital Photo Frames and Finding Pure Joy All Alone
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Braces, Fractures, Spurs, Wolves, Digital Photo Frames and Finding Pure Joy All Alone

We’ve managed to avoid major childhood injuries and medical procedures, and the accompanying debt-inducing healthcare bills, for the first 13.5 years of family life but the streak has ended with a momentous clattering. Both of our daughters need braces. Oof. And the right-handed teenager took a nasty spill whilst playing around […]

I Get Better With A Little Help From My Friends
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I Get Better With A Little Help From My Friends

My definition of a friend was as rigid as glass when I was young. It all started with a song lyric from the album that changed my life when I was an impressionable 17 year old kid: “Your ideas, your image, your definition of a friend” Before this song, before […]

How To Raise Daughters To Love Their Bodies When You Hate Yours
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How To Raise Daughters To Love Their Bodies When You Hate Yours

I finish pissing and step up onto the digital scale for the 3rd time today, with more eagerness than the occasion warrants. There are water stains on the reflective black surface from the kids swinging their wet hands over to reach the hand towel after washing up. Every once in […]

Reluctantly Putting It All Away At The End of Summer
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Reluctantly Putting It All Away At The End of Summer

It’s over. The fat lady has sung. The dust has most definitely settled. The summer is over. Summertime is a memory now, fading slowly in the dying sunlight. School is on again and the associated paperwork is already taking over every flat surface of my home. The furniture in the […]

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Friday Night With Books and a Mouse

Her mother and sister had already left for their weekend away. They are heading up north. We aren’t pushing back until morning, going south to Virginia for soccer, history and hiking. I showered first and then she got in with a shower cap to continue preserving the dyed color that […]

On Throwing A Very Special Sweet Sixteen Party
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On Throwing A Very Special Sweet Sixteen Party

It would be too easy to blame the walls, to blame the regressive nature of what I swear was a dignified brown paint fifteen years ago, for our lack of entertaining. Over time, that evocative brown became emotionless beige and while we adventure together outside of the house, from Gaudi’s […]

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