Can Football Be Fixed? The Dove Men+Care “Care Always Wins” Campaign

Can Football Be Fixed? The Dove Men+Care “Care Always Wins” Campaign

(Bonus: Guest interview of Super Bowl champ Kevin Butler by Chris Bernholdt of “Banish The Playdate.” Fame.)

Football is dominating the news these days and needless to say, it’s not all good.

I won’t subject you to ghastly security cam footage or reactionary league backpedaling or any of a number of articles on pending player safety litigation or incidents of conduct unbecoming.  (Read the rest)

Why I Raised My Daughter A Rapper – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: Guest Post

Why I Raised My Daughter A Rapper – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: Guest Post

(Bonus: Video!)

Remember once upon a last April when I wrote this, apparently, “illmatic” attack on the rap industry? What I intended as more of a creative treatment of a wholly personal parenting decision in the form of a break-up letter, for the sake of my young daughters, caught a bit of fire when The Huffington Post re-ran it, and the naysaying haters came out of the comment woodwork. (Read the rest)

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)

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