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Coming Up – A Long Weekend in Maine

In two weeks, OWTK will be packing up the family car and heading north – to a lakehouse in Central Maine, for a long weekend. My brother and his family have graciously extended us an offer to join them for a spell during their two week stay in the Pine […]

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Visual Awareness "Game" – Selective Looking

Quick post today…Follow this link to a fun little experiment that was featured on Dateline NBC two and a half years ago. You will need Java to run the video. Instructions from the developers: “When viewing the video, try to count the total number of times that the people wearing […]

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At the Car Wash – A Cure for the Oppressive Heat

Here is an idea for some good ol’ fashion family fun that is as productive as it is enjoyable. Get in your bathing suits or old clothes, grab the hose, a bucket, multi-purpose cleaner/soap, a few rags and/or sponges, the radio/cd player and wash the family car together. This activity […]

Keeping a Journal – writing to and for your kids
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Keeping a Journal – writing to and for your kids

I received, as a holiday gift last year, a handsome leatherbound journal. It has been doing nothing more than taking up space on my dresser for the last 7+ months. That all changed a couple weeks ago when I finally picked it up, blew off the thick layer of dust […]

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Poolside – Better than Sesame?

On Saturday morning, we told our daughter that we were not going to Sesame Place. She responded: “Okay”. Hmmmm. A month of build-up and she was not even bothered by the bad news. We as parents may be shielding our kids from too much. There was debate, the evening prior, […]

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100 Degree Heat – Sesame Place will have to wait

With the forecast calling for a Real Feel tempature of over 100 degrees, OWTK has decided to postpone our daughters’s potty training prize – a day out at Sesame Place. While it is not fair to break her little heart two weekends in a row, we feel that standing in […]

Potty Training Success – The Sesame Place Prize
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Potty Training Success – The Sesame Place Prize

Since the end of last year, at 18-20 months old, our daughter has been telling us when she had to go to the bathroom but she had plateau-ed in her progress towards diaper independence. During the 4th of July holiday, coincidently enough, facing a stretch of 5 consecutive days home […]

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XPN Music Festival – Washout and Meltdowns

If you are a regular reader of OWTK you would know, at least, two things: 1) that our plans for this past weekend included attending Day Two of the XPN All About the Music Festival and 2) we love the music of Josh Ritter. The XPN Festival would be the […]

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