OWTK: WAY MORE THAN A DADDY BLOG.
It’s snarky, witty, & every word drips with brilliance. And that’s just the 1/2 of it. The other two thirds involves parenting, indie kid’s media, culture, reflections, and other stuff to impress the ladies. I also excel in math. And spelling.
A bit of a bio, if you’ve got the time. For credits, scroll down past the photo of me and my girls):
I’m Jeff Bogle and I started Out With The Kids (OWTK) when my 1st daughter (known around here as The Bear) was 2-years old. The idea was to document the way my wife and I “Parent Differently”, a tag I use from time to time around here. Since that modest blogging birth, OWTK has grown into a recognized and oft quoted voice in the kindie rock music world, and, occasionally, in the kid’s theater, literature and toy worlds…and my family has grown to include a 2nd child (The Mouse.) I am kid’s music’s toughest critic and most fearless champion.
There’s a lot of bad kid’s music out there, but you won’t read about any of it here. Same goes for children’s books. I have no desire to trash specific projects that others have dedicated time, energy and money to make. Plus, the majority of adults already have a negative view of kid’s music and books – my goal is to alter that perspective, not to enhance it.
I come from an indie/college rock background. My world was forever altered by music in 1993. I was 17-years old. I went on to schedule/promote indie rock shows, ran a very small record label and generally have a fondness for all things independent. That there exists a vibrant indie kid’s (kindie) music scene was just too perfect. That I am, on some level, a part of it, is exciting because I truly love, and have a real passion for, good family/all-ages music. OWTK exists, in part, to share that passion with you.
Additionally, I have a podcast called the OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly that you can subscribe to for free and thereby receive 10 songs representing the best & brightest in modern family music delivered to you on the 1st of every month, and I tweet @OWTK
I write somewhat regularly for Time Out New York Kids, Red Tricycle, Popdose, & Philly Kids Thing, and have penned articles in the past for The Huffington Post, iVillage, Cool Mom Picks, The Good Men Project, Mom.me, Mommy Poppins, StopBuyingCrap, North State Parent, EverydayChildhood, Curious Parents Magazine, and Families.com. There may be more too, it is getting harder to remember what I did yesterday let alone who I wrote for 3 years ago. I have appeared on HuffPost Live, and Headline News (HLN)’s Raising America has featured some of my work. I’ve also done some stuff on-air for NBC10 Philadelphia, and appeared on Fox News Live National Broadcast, you know, the fancy TV machine, and have appeared as a guest on WHYY’s fine radio program Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane.
I am available for appearances and speaking engagements on the topics of parenting, NOT saving for college, and all things childhood: toys, music, technology, gaming, books, kid culture, etc. Contact me here.