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Strand of Oaks And The Healing
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Strand of Oaks And The Healing

There’s more to the title of this record than four letters stuck in CAPS LOCK. It’s not a corporate acronym but a humble four letter word that is both a whispered prayer and bellowed marching order: HEAL. The new album from Strand of Oaks, Timothy Showalter’s one man Philly band, […]

Live From Camp Invention!
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Live From Camp Invention!

The Bear and Mouse are now knee deep into their first ever week of Camp Invention summer day camp, and I popped in this morning to see my giddy girls building, deconstructing, and being active. But it wasn’t just my pair, every single kid I saw was smiling, energized, and […]

The NFL’s Ray Rice 2-Game Suspension And Why I’m Not Raising My Daughters on Football
Parenting Blog Humor

The NFL’s Ray Rice 2-Game Suspension And Why I’m Not Raising My Daughters on Football

2 games. 1/8th of a single season. That’s the going rate for knocking your fiancée out cold, on camera, during the NFL offseason. That’s what a woman is worth to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the Baltimore Ravens football team, and the rest of the NFL machine in 2014 — 2 games.  […]

Preserve the Playdate!
Parenting Blog Humor

Preserve the Playdate!

There’s been a lot of fuss lately made over “dad blogger” Chris Bernholdt’s cockamamie scheme to, as he puts it: “BANISH THE PLAYDATE.” In Bernholdt’s world of make believe, kids would use “rotary phones” to “spontaneously” “play” with their “friends.” And they would climb something called a “tree.” WITHOUT ADULT […]

The 7 Things I Stopped Worrying About As A Parent
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The 7 Things I Stopped Worrying About As A Parent

I’ve been at this parenting game for a while now. Not as long as my wise sage of a dear pal, Jim Higley, mind you, but long enough to have accumulated quite a bit of dirt beneath my parental fingernails, which have been painted numerous times and in a variety […]

Remember When July was Called Summer Break not Back To School Season?
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Remember When July was Called Summer Break not Back To School Season?

The week of July 7th, it turns out, is when the big red button was pushed. Somewhere, maybe in a boardroom, or in a committee pre-meeting about the actual meeting but before the follow-up meeting to discuss what was discussed during that very same meeting, or possibly in a sterile, […]

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