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Little Lessons in Gratitude and Appreciating More Than What’s Directly In Front Of You
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Little Lessons in Gratitude and Appreciating More Than What’s Directly In Front Of You

It was our second-ever Frank Turner concert and the English frontman did the same thing on both occasions. Something 99.9% of bands don’t think to do. At some point near the middle of his passionate, blistering punk-folk sets, Turner paused above a steady but subdued back beat to show gratitude, […]

Memories of The Burren in Ireland with Kids
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Memories of The Burren in Ireland with Kids

Ireland with kids was lovely. But Ireland for us was complicated. As I wrote upon returning home from vacation last summer, the Emerald Isle proved something of a cataclysmic glitch in our epic U.K. holiday and, ultimately, in our marriage. We overcame, barely, and have grown significantly as people and […]

How To Avoid Flu-Induced FOMO
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How To Avoid Flu-Induced FOMO

Last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the very next day you threw up everything into the toilet. Hold up, hold up right there: that’s not at all how the song goes. As bad as that tune is, and let’s not mince words, it is T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E, I’ve somehow managed […]

How Craft Root Beers Are Like Van Halen’s Brown M&M’s
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How Craft Root Beers Are Like Van Halen’s Brown M&M’s

The tale of Van Halen’s backstage candy demand is the stuff of legend and in the decades since it occurred has often acted as a kind of stand-in synonym for a highfalutin diva lifestyle, but if you believe that faulty parallel — NO BROWN M&M’s = DIVA — then you […]

A Dream of Cuba
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A Dream of Cuba

There’s never a time when I’m not dreaming of traveling to somewhere new and exciting but those dreams come fast and furious, and often become concrete plans, while I am traveling. It’s a super way to pass the time on planes, trains and ships. Hmmmm, where shall we explore next? […]

The Best Of What We Can Be, Together
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The Best Of What We Can Be, Together

There’s a woman on stage. She’s not as young as she used to be, who is?, and yet her snarl persists, this in spite of having been softened by time and age and the experience of shedding skin to become something new. Familiar but new. Parenthood can’t help but do […]

The Incentive To Demystify Healthcare
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The Incentive To Demystify Healthcare

Every year something changed and so, every year we had to re-enroll and make brand new or validate prior choices regarding our healthcare coverage. I’d then spend the next 12 months fumbling through the differences between co-pay and deductible, max limits, preventative versus sick visits and dreading needing to go […]

OWTK Kids Music Monthly Podcast 2017 Grammy Award Special Playlist
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OWTK Kids Music Monthly Podcast 2017 Grammy Award Special Playlist

Holy smokes what a handful of Grammy nominees in the Children’s category we have this year! The 2017 Grammy Awards will be graced with the likes of Frances England and Recess Monkey (each for the first time), returning nominees Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could and Secret Agent […]

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