Post Tagged with: "childhood"

The Mixed-Up Truck and More Picture Book Magic
OWTK KidLit + Comics

The Mixed-Up Truck and More Picture Book Magic

Technically speaking, my kids aged out of the picture book demographic…a half decade ago, but we all still appreciate the art, creativity and inspiration found in the best books written and illustrated for the toddler set. We love it when food talks, when inanimate objects come to life on the […]

On Boredom and Growing Up Extraordinary
Parenting Blog Humor

On Boredom and Growing Up Extraordinary

While it can be, how shall I phrase this, excruciating-mind-numbingly-awful slightly off-putting to parent a child who is making extraordinary claims of rampant, unimaginable levels of boredom, I contend still, even after 12 years as a dad (hah, maybe because of it), that there’s little else I’d rather my child […]

From Disparate Childhoods to a Dynamite Marriage
Parenting Blog Humor

From Disparate Childhoods to a Dynamite Marriage

From a purely geographical standpoint, my wife and I grew up in the same world. Although we didn’t know it at the time, we were exactly 26.2 miles from each other as kids. In every other category not measurable by running a marathon, however, our childhoods were worlds apart. For […]

Preparing My Body For An 84 Mile Hike Across England
Parenting Blog Humor

Preparing My Body For An 84 Mile Hike Across England

The PIN of my first bank debit card spelled out the word ‘FOOD’. This wasn’t a quiet cry for help but it was also no accident. I was 13 years old and that’s precisely how I decided, of free will, large belly and sound mind, to announce my arrival into […]

Mista Cookie Jar “BFF Goodbye” World Premiere Song Download
OWTK Kindie Music News

Mista Cookie Jar “BFF Goodbye” World Premiere Song Download

Just yesterday, I was brought on as a podcast guest to talk all things modern family music. I cannot remember exactly what I said — that’s par for the course when I’m spewing for long periods of time — but I do know that I remarked about how the all-ages […]

A Summer of Invention Is Waiting For Your Kids + A Camp Invention Giveaway
Invest in Childhood / OWTK Giveaways

A Summer of Invention Is Waiting For Your Kids + A Camp Invention Giveaway

It’s awfully difficult to project the long-term impact of this or that when they’re 7, 8 and 10. A museum exhibit or a day at the zoo. A mid-week baseball game or a weekend ballet recital. We just don’t know what will come of what. As a strident believer in […]

Inventing With Amazon’s Annedroids
OWTK TV News

Inventing With Amazon’s Annedroids

“We didn’t fail, we found a new way of doing it wrong.” That sentence, cheerfully said by Anne in the first episode of Amazon’s original live action kid’s show Annedroids, defines the core tenant of inventing. We fail but we do not give up. We fail but we learned something […]

5 Ways to Counteract the Baby Proofing of Modern Childhood
Most Popular / Parenting Blog Humor

5 Ways to Counteract the Baby Proofing of Modern Childhood

It was called husky back then, but I was what I was: a fat boy who rarely saw the sun. Years before websites, blogs, and vanity url’s would become actual things, the furnished basement of my parents suburban home was my domain. And a Nintendo gaming system with a protruding […]

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