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Not In Any Hurry For Anything Tonight
Parenting Blog

Not In Any Hurry For Anything Tonight

She should’ve been in her bed 30 minutes ago. Instead, she’s lying with me atop of mine, beneath a spinning fan pushing unseasonable cool air around the room. She’s chuckling, flopping around from side to side, getting out the evening goofs. Her teal hair are windshield wipers in front of […]

Our Last Road Trip
Travel

Our Last Road Trip

Our Last Road Trip This one was an expensive, drawn-out lesson. It took our two-week, one-way summertime drive from the Carnival Cruise port of Seattle to the driveway of our suburban Philly home to realize what we probably already knew, deep down, but didn’t want to admit. At least the […]

The Importance of Adult Male Friendships and Saying I Love You IRL To Battle Depression
Parenting Blog

The Importance of Adult Male Friendships and Saying I Love You IRL To Battle Depression

“Even though we may be surrounded by loved ones, kids and spouses, and chat and tweet with buddies whose little faces pop up on our phone 24/7, it is imperative, for me at least, to hug my friends, to see their smiles light up a room in person, and to […]

Going Back To School With Netflix And The Great British Baking Show
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Going Back To School With Netflix And The Great British Baking Show

In a dream world, my daughters would have gone back to baking school in a lush Yorkshire garden this week not elementary and middle school tucked into the back of a corporate park’s asphalt parking lot. Instead, because their lives are not being lived #1) in Britain or #2) in […]

The Back To School Checklist
Parenting Blog

The Back To School Checklist

Not to be all ‘doomsday clock’ on ya, but…we’re running out of time! Sure, it’s super hip these days for parents to share memes that eagerly count down to the beginning of the school year and we all make quips saying that we can’t wait for school buses to take […]

A Conversation With Morgan Taylor of Gustafer Yellowgold Fame
OWTK Kid's Music Monthly Podcast / OWTK Kindie Music News

A Conversation With Morgan Taylor of Gustafer Yellowgold Fame

I loved talking with Dan Elliott of Pointed Man Band, but if I had planned it perfectly, I’d have started the OWTK Kindie Conversation Series with this guy right here, the guy behind Gustafer Yellowgold. Morgan Taylor, creator, the songwriter, illustrator of Gustafer Yellowgold was my family’s entry into the […]

Haven Life and The Death Of One Of The Last Hold Outs Of The Modern DIY World
Parenting Blog

Haven Life and The Death Of One Of The Last Hold Outs Of The Modern DIY World

Auto and home. Our thermostats and in-home lighting. 401(k) investments and everyday banking. Movies and TV. Even live sports! We are alive in a self-directed, DIY, on-demand, “give it to me right now, no, even quicker!” world. And, up until very recently, there’s been an old-school-but-not-in-a-rad-way hold out: life insurance. […]

Photo by: Joshua Hicks
Travel

The Focus and Fun of Cave Kayaking Around the Channel Islands

A snow-capped mountain at dusk. The top deck of a cruise ship at sea. Swimming among sea turtles in Hawaii. Along a wooded path at the local park with your cheery dog. Soaring above Provencal lavender fields in a colorful hot air balloon. Belly down on a massage table along […]

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