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Slacklining: A Homeschool Class? Recess? Whatever.

By |May 7th, 2016|

Meanwhile, at a slackline homeschool meetup: I set up the line with help from a dad whose four year old already plays chess, and had a lovely conversation with a […]

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Almost Two & Almost Four; Introducing Unicycling to Children

By |March 3rd, 2016|

The best thing a parent can get for their kid who wants to learn to unicycle is a unicycle for themselves too.
As a long time unicyclist and brand new dad, […]

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When You Get The Blues : School until 1am

By |February 15th, 2016|

11pm : The wee one wakes up and comes to see me for some reason.

1am: I send him to bed. He’s done.  His sleep schedule was a little off with […]

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The window was down, the doors unlocked, and a homeless bum walked right up my kids in their carseats

By |January 15th, 2016|

What would YOU do?? I could have rolled up the window, but I didn’t bother. I could have locked the door, but it was already wide open.

While waiting for mommy […]

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Sound education; a new batch of tools

By |December 29th, 2015|

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From Wikipedia : “The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was […]

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My toddler volunteered our assistance to a 9 fingered man

By |December 11th, 2015|

We were on the bus. He was entertaining himself with his dinosaur. A older-than-me guy sits down next to him, and asks him if that was a dinosaur.

He […]

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“Hey, I’m not mad. But I have a question…”

By |December 9th, 2015|

“It could smash into the TV. I don’t think I want to do that again, dad.”
He played with more in the one day he decided it was a shunosaurus […]

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You have a fire evacuation plan. Do you have a crib evacuation plan? I didn’t.

By |November 27th, 2015|

Resale value of crib : Now $0
Those weren’t the screams of a hungry kid. Something was up.
She was in pain.
She has been trying to get her legs and […]

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Had my toddler had not loved practicing unicycling, he’d be dead right now. If I had been a second slower, me and his sister would be.

By |November 22nd, 2015|

I never knew a car could get going so fast in reverse with such little warning
Yesterday on a walk to gramma’s, (down the sidewalk of a lightly trafficked laneway…only parked […]

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15 months and she knows what’s going on

By |November 21st, 2015|

I told the toddler I was going to take a shower and then we were going to go get some groceries.

I told the infant I’d be right back, and her […]

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Babysitter Takes Charge On City Bus

By |October 15th, 2015|

I was standing on the bus next to the stroller. The toddler was sitting by himself a few seats over and on the other side. (I know an […]

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Second Time Around : Already having the proper toys

By |October 15th, 2015|

Other than the completely opposite daily sleeping routine the kids have, it’s 100x easier the second time around (for us it was, anyway).

Knowing what worked what didn’t, and what wasn’t […]