kids stuff:

I commute 44 miles to-and-from work every day of the week, and a couple of days I'm also in charge of drop-off-and-pick-up for my daughter who is in pre-school. Her school is five miles in the opposite ...
Created on Sun Apr 24, 2011
Yeah, yeah yeah.  I know it's Easter and you probably should be hiding eggs right about now. And it's good and fun, but you can do that in a minute.  Watch these cute little girls hit the waves.  This ...
Not a week goes by that I don't get an email from someone asking about photography. Shamefully, it's a difficult task to coach people on photo tips with the written word as my only tool. It's even ...
We might not know the origins of the mighty unicycle, but there is no doubt whatsoever that we all get a little giggle and must stop to stare when we see someone riding one. The American author ...
"Kids suck at riding bikes. I'll tell you that right now. Amateurs. All the energy you gotta have TO RIDE TO THE END OF THE BLOCK." If this doesn't nail it right on the head . . .
Created on Mon Mar 7, 2011
Location, Location, Location: The important element in a successful hammock siesta. Chloe's enjoying the Pacific side of Baja the proper way. The day Brooke hung a hammock from a mesquite tree ...
Created on Wed Mar 2, 2011
Here's to the man behind those zany books we loved as kids, and especially that one we all likely received upon graduating from high school, Oh the Places You'll Go! Theodor Seuss Geisel was born ...
Created on Sun Jan 23, 2011
To the kid in all of us who loves a good road trip. Via kcowyo
Okay, so it's time to say it . . .  Some videos made by parents are the kind that only grandma and grandpa would enjoy because they're, you know, like 38 crooked-camera-shaken-minutes of a child ...
First, some background facts. My first rock climbing experience was of the old school method: outside. We're talking about a 45 minute drive down a 4wd road to an approach hike to a big granite mound ...
When your little future belay slave sings, "Now I know my ABCs, / Next time won't you sing with me?" your heart has a whole new reason to melt. You can thank Seth Neilson for it. Check this out . . ...
You know how it is: there's a little friendly competition among moms and grandmas in the quest for the absolute cutest baby clothes.  We all know it exists, but no one talks about it aloud. You go ...
Clark Griswold would have a hard time keeping up with that babe in the Ferrari if he was in this family. The Vogel's - mom, dad, and 11-year-old twin boys - hit the road on their bicycles two and ...
Created on Thu Sep 16, 2010
There was once this bumper sticker that put it all into perspective: "Maybe the hokey pokey really is what it's all about." That's the Zen of bumper stickers.  They all do a fine job ...
We parents likely will never lift the veil from the mystery of how to get our kids to eat, consistently, the good food we've worked hard to prepare at camp. But we still try, right? And the old adage, ...
I'll tell you what.  The reasons for packing a squirt gun along on any awesome trip will never end.  Add "putting out a campfire" to the list. I was going to do some witty waxing about how clever ...

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