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My Kids Don’t Get An Allowance, They Get Paid
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My Kids Don’t Get An Allowance, They Get Paid

One of the coolest aspects of growing this here site and expanding the writing opportunities I’ve found outside of OWTK has been my ability to pay my two daughters for their creativity, time and effort. My girls contributed to most all of my old PBS Parents learning activity posts and […]

Growing A Girl In A Country of Men Who Piss All Over The Soil
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Growing A Girl In A Country of Men Who Piss All Over The Soil

There are moments of pride and happiness and hope, fleeting as they may be thanks to what I am tempted to say is the current sociopolitical climate in America. I hesitated on current. This cannot be thought of as exclusive to our time alive in America because anyone with half […]

For That Which We Cannot Plan
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For That Which We Cannot Plan

I have never stepped foot inside a Planned Parenthood location. Sure, I’ve seen them, driven past them and maybe even parked out in front of a Planned Parenthood once in Philly or Denver or somewhere else I’ve been over the years. But I’ve never been inside. And yet, AND YET, […]

Ottawa
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Ottawa

We were beat tired. Tired like the punchlines from her kid sister’s joke book. The two of us, dad and daughter. We’d completely run out of steam. After a long night and early morning of driving… After 75 minutes of hurling ourselves around a frozen curling court… After hours spent […]

Fake Baking in Seattle with zulily
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Fake Baking in Seattle with zulily

Rosewater spray, an ocean of wavy dark brown curls and eyelashes with more drama than a contrived soap opera actress. All real. A stiff as starch white button up shirt, two dresses and one denim vest. All real. Hysterical laughter, pink frosting on noses, and dad and daughter memories that […]

The Perfect Gifts For An Uncommon Father’s Day
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The Perfect Gifts For An Uncommon Father’s Day

I like to reciprocate, always. In fact, acts of service and gift giving are my love languages. It’s how I demonstrate love and affection for others. My yearning to give and to give back is true on Father’s Day too. Father’s Day is a day that is, by definition, carved […]

What I’ve Learned About Parenting By Parenting Tweens
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What I’ve Learned About Parenting By Parenting Tweens

There’s a graduation party for every grade now. A child “graduates” from Pre-K to Kindergarten. Then, a short 12 months later, there’s yet another ceremony to honor that illustrious year of building with blocks and inner ear infection co-pays. Some schools are also audacious enough to squeeze in a couple […]

Time Travel With A Rad 80’s Pizza Party
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Time Travel With A Rad 80’s Pizza Party

Whatever it means to be normal child, I’m pretty darn sure I wasn’t one. Some kids visualize hitting a 9th inning home run with the count full to win the World Series in walk off fashion. I longed to tend lovingly to the needs of my guests during a busy […]

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