Articles By: Jeff

New Parenting Style: Multihyphenated Parenting

New Parenting Style: Multihyphenated Parenting There are many synonyms for “parenting”. “Careful Captain” is one. That’s what I called my wife for the first, hmmmm, 8 years or so of our oldest daughter’s life. It was a parade of “Oh sweetie, be careful!” and “You’re too close to the street, be careful!” coming from her,... June 23rd, 2017 | Parenting Blog | Read More

6 Little Things That Make Being a Dad The Best Job Ever

6 Little Things That Make Being a Dad The Best Job Ever It would be easy for me to throw open the front door each weekday morning from mid-August to mid-June and send my daughters off to the bus stop with no more effort required than an honest smile and a gentle wave of my right hand. I don’t do this though, because I appreciate the little things in... June 21st, 2017 | Parenting Blog | Read More

On The Loop Trail In The Hoh Rainforest With An Umbrella

On The Loop Trail In The Hoh Rainforest With An Umbrella My boots were embossing the muddy trail alongside hers and from what I could tell, there was nary a bug in the rainforest. A steady breeze off the river found its way through the gnarly web of braches covered in chenille blankets of moss, and a chill hung in the air, trapped there under the thick... June 19th, 2017 | Travel | Read More

From Alaska to the Atlantic Down My Nervy Right Side

From Alaska to the Atlantic Down My Nervy Right Side It’s 3:26 A.M. and I’m awake. This is my new normal. There’s a shooting pain coursing down my right leg thanks to a shifted disc getting too cozy with a nerve, like a drunk guy leaning on the shoulder of a young lady at a bar. He reeks of strong cologne and cheap beer, and has been... June 16th, 2017 | Travel | Read More

The Challenge of Balancing It All As A Dad

The Challenge of Balancing It All As A Dad Melting chocolates, a pair of frames, prescription refills, vacuum the house, and a text that popped up a few seconds ago asking me to run sneakers over to the elementary school for a post-field day switch in case she gets wet. Got it. No, no I don’t. I don’t ‘got it’. Not even close. For starters,... June 14th, 2017 | Parenting Blog | Read More

Have A Summer Adventure With The Okee Dokee Brothers on Netflix

Have A Summer Adventure With The Okee Dokee Brothers on Netflix The Okee Dokee Brothers, a three-time nominated, one-time winner of the Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album, have quietly made three gorgeous films that accompany those remarkable Americana CDs. The three short movies, each under one hour long and each documenting the physical journey best... June 13th, 2017 | OWTK MOVIE NEWS | Read More

Fatherhood Gives You Grays

Fatherhood Gives You Grays I’ve got no complaints. That’s not a humblebrag though. It’s just that when I look around I see the home we own outright and the pleasant lawn out back that the kids have grown up on. I also see a loving wife, three moderately terrific cats (still not sure about that Trixie character... June 13th, 2017 | Parenting Blog | Read More

Taking Steps At Home To Become A Healthy Dad

Taking Steps At Home To Become A Healthy Dad I’ve been big my whole life. Too big. Uncomfortably big. Unhealthily big. You get the point. That was then. This is now. I’m taking steps at home to become a healthy dad. Big steps. I write for a living which by definition, save for those who dare rock a treadmill desk, isn’t the most physically... June 9th, 2017 | Parenting Blog | Read More
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