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An Exclusive Look Inside A Carnival Cruise Ship Kitchen
Travel

An Exclusive Look Inside A Carnival Cruise Ship Kitchen

It’s lunchtime on day six of our maiden 8-day voyage aboard the Carnival Sunshine and I’m going in for a salad from the Lido Marketplace because to this point, I’ve been a drum in the meat parade that’s been beaten pretty soundly by Guy Fieri. Back on land, 6-day-old lettuce […]

That Time I Won An Iris Award
Photos of Growing Up

That Time I Won An Iris Award

A few years ago I could basically only push down upon the button and now here I am winning an Iris Award for Best Photography in parent blogging at the 2016 Mom 2.0 Summit in Laguna Niguel, California. In my speech I thanked exactly no one. Here’s a paragraph to […]

Don’t Call My Daughter A Moody Tween
Parenting Blog Humor

Don’t Call My Daughter A Moody Tween

We’re wrapping up dinner, passing around the bowl of string beans to finish them off because they make for dreadfully rubbery leftovers, when I make a relatively harmless remark she doesn’t appreciate full stop. The mood around the whole of the kitchen table sours as her shoulders drop. She then […]

The Chase for a Top Four Finish
Sports

The Chase for a Top Four Finish

Maybe you’ve heard the news: Leicester City won the English Premier League on Monday. Only, they hadn’t kicked a ball since Sunday. How’s that? Well… There are no playoffs in English football. That’s right. No playoffs. That’s a strange concept to an American sports fan, I know. “You mean, the […]

The Last Thing They Needed
OWTK Toy News & Reviews

The Last Thing They Needed

“The last thing any suburban middle class child needs is another stuffed animal.” — Me Meet our two new stuffed animals, Jenny Dee and Onion. That’s right, Onion…in a cowboy hat. What? I’m weak, don’t judge. I’ve been traveling a lot over the course of the past few months, far […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts From The Seat of Your Pants
Parenting Blog Humor

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts From The Seat of Your Pants

I had just strolled into my oldest brother’s bedroom when I smelled the smoke. My feet barely brushed the fabric of the carpeted steps as I bolted downstairs, calling out to my mom. Fire wasn’t something I was accustomed to being afraid of, but my 13-year-old brain knew something wasn’t […]

Discovering New Family Movies on Netflix
OWTK MOVIE NEWS

Discovering New Family Movies on Netflix

While the Bear and I danced to Santigold in concert in Philly (and stayed out way too late on a school night), the Mouse and mom climbed into bed beneath a few blankets on a surprisingly chilly May 1st and flicked on Roku TV in hopes of discovering new family […]

OWTK Podcast May 2016 Kindiecomm Audio Unboxing Special
OWTK Kid's Music Monthly Podcast

OWTK Podcast May 2016 Kindiecomm Audio Unboxing Special

Because I received a massive package of albums from the bands and artists who’d attended this year’s Kindiecomm music conference in Philadelphia, I decided to do a special episode of free kids music dedicated only to the bands who made the trek into Philly to learn about the business of […]

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