My best sleep memories as a dad were the mid-day naps I’d take with my youngest daughter six, seven and eight years ago.
Her older sister had started full day kindergarten, leaving just the two of us and our sleepy orange tabby cat at home every day.
After lunch, after the dishes were done and she’d... April 27th, 2017 | Parenting Blog | Read More
A lawn is more than grass and dirt. It’s more than the trees and bushes that dot the landscape of the spaces behind and around a home.
A lawn is a place where kids grow up, where they have adventures both real and imaginary, and where family ties are bound tighter.
Having been a rather lazy indoor... April 26th, 2017 | Parenting Blog | Read More
Traveling in Europe has the habit of teaching a person a lot about themselves and the world.
Traveling in Europe for the first time can humble a person too.
I was a 26-year-old man visiting England, France, Switzerland and Italy for the first time.
Together with my wife we set off for Europe shortly... April 25th, 2017 | Travel | Read More
We’ve all been there.
It’s raining, has been for what seems like ages. The kids have been cooped up indoors and you’re going mad.
You’ve got to get yourself and them O-U-T of the house N-O-W.
While scanning the piles of unfolded laundry, mountains of toys and, is that a smashed grape in the carpet??... April 20th, 2017 | Parenting Blog | Read More
It’s a Niro hybrid I’m driving on most days, these days, so I tell myself it doesn’t matter that my oldest daughter and I drive home from middle school between 3:06 pm to 3:14 pm, only to make the return journey at 3:45 pm to collect the littler one from elementary school. We could... April 18th, 2017 | Parenting Blog | Read More
Unedited evidence showing the brand of grey on offer along the beach in Aberystwyth Wales.
The light reaches the country. It does, it must, but we never saw the sun in Aberystwyth Wales.
To be fair to Wales, as well as to the sun’s capacity to shine in all places at least some of the time, we had... April 4th, 2017 | Travel | Read More
Here’s what you’ll hear on the April 2017 episode of the OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly Podcast:
Stacey Peasley “April Fools'” single
Karen K “Spring Day” from Blue Bike Chronicles
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band “The Best Day” from Greatest Hits
Spring... April 1st, 2017 | OWTK Kid's Music Monthly Podcast | Read More
On some base level it’s always been about the search for a connection.
I’ve got two older brothers, 11 and 12 years my elder. One has the business he took over from our dad. That’s a tie that binds in ways on an off a Quickbooks payroll file.
The other has Jack Reacher, Tom Clancy and... March 29th, 2017 | Parenting Blog | Read More