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Memories of a Good Sleep
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Memories of a Good Sleep

My best sleep memories as a dad were the mid-day naps I’d take with my youngest daughter six, seven and eight years ago. Her older sister had started full day kindergarten, leaving just the two of us and our sleepy orange tabby cat at home every day. After lunch, after […]

A Life Lived On A Lawn
Parenting Blog

A Life Lived On A Lawn

A lawn is more than grass and dirt. It’s more than the trees and bushes that dot the landscape of the spaces behind and around a home. A lawn is a place where kids grow up, where they have adventures both real and imaginary, and where family ties are bound […]

9 Things I Learned While Traveling In Europe
Travel

9 Things I Learned While Traveling In Europe

Traveling in Europe has the habit of teaching a person a lot about themselves and the world. Traveling in Europe for the first time can humble a person too. I was a 26-year-old man visiting England, France, Switzerland and Italy for the first time. Together with my wife we set […]

3 Simple Ways to Make Any Art Museum Awesome for Kids
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3 Simple Ways to Make Any Art Museum Awesome for Kids

We’ve all been there. It’s raining, has been for what seems like ages. The kids have been cooped up indoors and you’re going mad. You’ve got to get yourself and them O-U-T of the house N-O-W. While scanning the piles of unfolded laundry, mountains of toys and, is that a […]

On Most Days
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On Most Days

It’s a Niro hybrid I’m driving on most days, these days, so I tell myself it doesn’t matter that my oldest daughter and I drive home from middle school between 3:06 pm to 3:14 pm, only to make the return journey at 3:45 pm to collect the littler one from […]

On The Beach in Aberystwyth Wales
Travel

On The Beach in Aberystwyth Wales

The light reaches the country. It does, it must, but we never saw the sun in Aberystwyth Wales. To be fair to Wales, as well as to the sun’s capacity to shine in all places at least some of the time, we had but one night and two days in […]

April 2017 OWTK Kids Music Monthly Podcast Playlist
OWTK Kid's Music Monthly Podcast

April 2017 OWTK Kids Music Monthly Podcast Playlist

Here’s what you’ll hear on the April 2017 episode of the OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly Podcast: Stacey Peasley “April Fools’” single Karen K “Spring Day” from Blue Bike Chronicles Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band “The Best Day” from Greatest Hits Spring Bees “Used to Be” from Spring Bees […]

A Son and The Masters
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A Son and The Masters

On some base level it’s always been about the search for a connection. I’ve got two older brothers, 11 and 12 years my elder. One has the business he took over from our dad. That’s a tie that binds in ways on an off a Quickbooks payroll file.  The other […]

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