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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 around to a kid in the car seat in back where an untimely tantrum is in full swing. (Read the rest)

When The Father’s Day Dust Settles: Making New Memories With Netflix

When The Father’s Day Dust Settles: Making New Memories With Netflix

Father’s Day has come and gone, again. All of that dad-centric attention that fills your TV screens with grill ads and sports car spots has settled back into business as usual and I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a slight hangover effect from all of that focus on fathers. (Read the rest)

21 Instagram “Photography Dads” You Should Be Following

21 Instagram “Photography Dads” You Should Be Following

Tis the Season Of The Dad and the internet is once again awash with lists of all things for, from, and about dads. This year, I wanted to toss my hat in the ring with my very first Father’s Day-esque post, and rather than simply contributing another list of gift ideas, or scouring my brain space for another anecdotal post about treasured Father’s Days of yore, I decided to incorporate two of my relatively newfound passions : Fatherhood and Photography. (Read the rest)

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)

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)

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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