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Little Lessons in Gratitude and Appreciating More Than What’s Directly In Front Of You
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Little Lessons in Gratitude and Appreciating More Than What’s Directly In Front Of You

It was our second-ever Frank Turner concert and the English frontman did the same thing on both occasions. Something 99.9% of bands don’t think to do. At some point near the middle of his passionate, blistering punk-folk sets, Turner paused above a steady but subdued back beat to show gratitude, […]

How To Make Leftovers The Most Exciting Thing Ever For A Child
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How To Make Leftovers The Most Exciting Thing Ever For A Child

Leftovers are boring. Like, historically boring. The prospect of eating leftovers for dinner on any night but especially on a FRIDAY NIGHT! is akin to watching grass grow, paint dry, and the 2015 Phillies at the plate. We’re talking supreme, turn it up to 11 level of boring when it […]

The Secret To Raising Great Kids In 4 Simple Life Lessons
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The Secret To Raising Great Kids In 4 Simple Life Lessons

The well containing all of the knowledge we wish to pass on to our kids is bottomless. I reckon, in fact, that it goes on quite a bit further than that. Frankly, I’m not certain if there are fewer or more than one secret to raising great kids. Hell, I’ve […]

Helpful Idea: Stealing From Toms Shoes
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Helpful Idea: Stealing From Toms Shoes

It’s not a dollhouse, but it ain’t a McMansion either. We bought a modest ranch home 14 years ago; before the stuff of children, before the claws of cats, before we could afford window treatments in every room. Now, our quaint suburban bungalow is overstuffed with, well, it’s overstuffed with […]

Can We Talk About How Crappy Target Kids Clothes Really Are?
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Can We Talk About How Crappy Target Kids Clothes Really Are?

I know, I know, I get it, they are too freaking cute: the 3/4 length leopard print tee for $7, the pseudo-inspirational female-empowerment text-based hoodie on sale for $12, the plaid skirts at $14.99, the ripped retro jeans for a few bucks more or less maybe if you use Cartwheel […]

OWTK’s Helpful Idea #11: Portion Control
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OWTK’s Helpful Idea #11: Portion Control

It’s the mighty return of the ridiculously sporadic OWTK Helpful Ideas series! Yay! This one is all about eating well, living healthy, and NOT stuffing your food hole when out at a restaurant. OWTK Helpful Idea #11 is simple, so simple that I CANNOT BELIEVE NO ONE IN THE HISTORY […]

OWTK’s Helpful Idea #10: Do What Makes You Happy
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OWTK’s Helpful Idea #10: Do What Makes You Happy

The Pacific Ocean. The warmth of the sun cutting through a cool breeze coming in off the coast. Feet dug into the soft sand. Again the juxtaposition of disparate temperatures. The crashing of waves. Kids with pants rolled up, unprepared for this impromptu pit stop, jumping into the water as […]

OWTK’s Helpful Idea #8 Remodeling Without Spending A Fortune
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OWTK’s Helpful Idea #8 Remodeling Without Spending A Fortune

Can’t afford to gut the bathroom and remodel like a champ? I hear ya, us neither. That shit is eeeeeexpensive. But maybe you don’t have to spend thousands to make new a space in your home that is screaming out for a do-over. I’ve found that, in the bathroom for […]

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