Guest Post By A Ghost – Yo-kai Watch

Guest Post By A Ghost – Yo-kai Watch

I’m part of the Yo-kai Watch campaign you’ve seen around the Internet (you can find some great posts on social media using the hashtags #YokaiWatch and #YKWdad), and I’ve been looking forward to watching the Disney XD show with the girls and sharing our adventure with you. But something has happened. Or somethings. Every time(…)

3 Reasons You And Your Young Ones Need Alphabet Rockers In Your Lives – Hip Hop For Kids

3 Reasons You And Your Young Ones Need Alphabet Rockers In Your Lives – Hip Hop For Kids

There’s an anxious murmur that swells the room to the rafters. Throngs of children, thigh-high to their parents and filled in from the front row to the back-of-the-house, huddle in front of the empty stage. Sunshine from skylights paints awaiting faces until the tension is suddenly snapped  by a deep, down-tempo bass beat that starts(…)

And A Netflix New Year – A Bit More About Family Traditions

And A Netflix New Year – A Bit More About Family Traditions

(Bonus: Want to build a Netflix switch that turns on your TV, brings you right to Netflix, dims your lights, silences your phone, and even orders you food? You’re going to want to read to the end!) But for now, a bit more about family traditions. When I first told you about our family cabin, we(…)

San Francisco Dads Group Gives Back With A Huge Helping Hand From Pampers®

San Francisco Dads Group Gives Back With A Huge Helping Hand From Pampers®

“In a perfect world,” I wrote, “you have the Pampers semi truck pull up to our Dad’s Night Out/Diaper Drive event at 6:30 PM. The side gates roll up, as if by magic – confetti and balloons set aloft – and a team of Santa’s elves unloads pallet after pallet in a seemingly endless parade(…)

The Golden State Warriors Go 20 and Ohhhhhhhhh! (Move over Kobe, there’s a new Cali King – and I’m talkin’ smack!) Giveaway

The Golden State Warriors Go 20 and Ohhhhhhhhh! (Move over Kobe, there’s a new Cali King – and I’m talkin’ smack!) Giveaway

You know all of the festive Holiday jingles. Sing em’ with me. “♪ It’s beginning to look a lot like REPEAT, ehhhverywhere Dubs go…♫“ “♪ Ohhhh holy crap, the Warriors are off to the greatest season start in all four major sports historyyyyy…♫” “♪ All I want for Christmas is for Steph Curry to continue to(…)

Imagination – Don’t Leave Home Without It

Imagination – Don’t Leave Home Without It

Back when I was still knee-high to the grown folk and living with my mom, “Back East”, as us Californians call it, I spent the majority of my days playing “Dinosaurs” in an unforgettable forest of sorts, in a giant park called Providence. I’d cross the street from our apartment and descend the gravel path,(…)

Giveaway: Lasers, Robots, and Fire. Oh My! STEAM Carnival Family 4-Pack

Giveaway: Lasers, Robots, and Fire. Oh My! STEAM Carnival Family 4-Pack

After its highly successful inaugural run in Los Angeles, STEAM Carnival (San Francisco) is finally coming to our beloved City By The Bay and, for the next two weeks, I have your chance(s) to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets by entering the giveaway in the widget at the bottom of this post! Many thanks(…)

An Open Letter From My Car Seat: Parents, You’re Doing It Wrong

An Open Letter From My Car Seat: Parents, You’re Doing It Wrong

Dear Parents, You’ve all seen the commercials. Two opposing vehicles approach an intersection at full speed. In the passenger cabin of the first car, the man at the wheel is rocking out to a driving guitar riff on his radio. In the other, a father takes his eyes off the road ahead and whips them(…)

Nina, I Thought I Knew You: ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

Nina, I Thought I Knew You: ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

“But what happened, Miss Simone? Specifically, what happened to your big eyes that quickly veil to hide the loneliness? To your voice that has so little tenderness, yet flows with your commitment to the battle of Life? What happened to you?”- Dr. Maya Angelou, Redbook Here’s what I knew about Nina Simone: I knew that(…)

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