There’s Magic In The Music: Alison Faith Levy’s Big Time Tot Rock

There’s Magic In The Music: Alison Faith Levy’s Big Time Tot Rock

One of the other dads bends down to hear my daughter over the band’s acoustic euphony. She blurts out her excitement, her phone chord curls bouncing in time with the beat.

“{{I have magic in my hands and I can touch the walls and turn them different colors but ACTually the magic is in my WHOLE body and if I want to I can BLAST it all out but there will always be moooore!}}”

She improvs a pirouette and darts back to reunite with the gaggle of kids hopping and twirling and otherwise gettin’ down at the foot of the stage, their faces painted in bliss. (Read the rest)

How To Teach Young Kids About Water Conservation

How To Teach Young Kids About Water Conservation

My almost-four-year-old knows we are in a drought.  At least she has heard me say it enough times that the term itself has started to register.

“Turn off that hose, we are in a drought!”

“No, I’m not going to fill the tub for you again, baby, California is in a drought.”

But, as all parents of toddlers can attest to, it can be extremely difficult for young kids to wrap their budding brains around certain intangible concepts that seem, well, “wider than the ocean, deeper than the sea.”  Especially when your routine playground backdrop is the entire San Francisco Bay and looks like all the water in the world to the eyes of my two tots. (Read the rest)

Win A Visa Gift Card Earth To Echo Prize Pack: It’s Not Just A Blog, It’s An Adventure.

Win A Visa Gift Card <em>Earth To Echo</em> Prize Pack: It’s Not Just A Blog, It’s An Adventure.

Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post, but the opinions herein, including the one where I’m ticked that I can’t take my own kids to see this flick, just yet, are wholly my own.

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Since starting this blog in February, my three year old daughter and I have been given opportunities to embark on adventures that have been, well, “out of this world,” to quote the colloquialism. (Read the rest)

Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled; What’s Your Take?

Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled; What’s Your Take?

 

In case you missed it: We are a Redskins family.

Redskins Trademark Canceled
That is to say, I was born and spent a great deal of my life in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and, personally, bleed burgundy and gold. My wife gets in to the good times, of which there are few, of late, and my kids can correctly identify the legendary logo all over our house and know enough to cover their ears on Sunday afternoons. (Read the rest)

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