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Created on Mon Dec 30, 2013
Way back when I was just barely a father, it just didn't occur to me that one of the things I'd have to do (get to do?) is teach my children to ride a bike. It's just not on the radar when you're ...
To hear my wife tell it, I present no shortage of difficulty when it comes to Christmas trees. She's probably right. Before our second Christmas I barnstormed with fury that we forget a tree and get ...
Show video, mention that it's for inspiration. Quote the dude. Link to the metolius PDF because it's about as good as it gets for instruction on what you need to know to build a good climbing wall. ...
Seriously, there is no shortage of Youtube videos of little kids surfing. Yet who could ever get tired of watching them? Check out little Triston Gailey who gets big stoke from staying active with ...
It seemed to me that a short slow-mo vid of a dude huckin' a ball with an endearingly happy puppy just might make my furry-headed 14-month-old daughter smile. So I gave it a try . . .
Created on Thu Oct 31, 2013
It may be that the only devils out there are the ones in costume. You know how they get when they've had too much candy. While we all have some quirky neighbors—perhaps our neighbors believe we're ...
There's a can-do philosophy that seems to characterize the brand Patagonia, no doubt an attitude forged by founder Yvon Chouinard, and it reflects well in this new pull-over fleece for girls. Meaning ...
Click on in to see this short, sweet video . . .
Created on Thu May 23, 2013
Real quick, did you know that the very LEGO® bricks (you and) your kids play with first came out in the 1950s? And the concept for how these little suckers stick together has largely remained unchanged. ...
  My oldest daughter, Chloe, is 5 years old and bonkers about My Little Pony. And I'm not. One night last fall I fed my newborn baby daughter a bottle around the time Chloe was supposed to be ...
What is it that we can say about a device invented to satisfy the hole in humanity's heart that only the sheer joy of leaping great heights and distances can fill? And what is the internet if it isn't ...
File this one into your daily dose of cute. Awesome cute. Professional mountain biker Eric Porter rides for Team CLIF Bar and also has a son named Milo—so here's how the little grom learned to ride ...
Created on Wed Apr 3, 2013
Photo by NASA It's no wonder:while bike riding with my daughter one evening at dusk that she hollered at me, "Look at the moon!" It's fascinated humans since the dawn of it all, evidenced in thousands ...
Created on Thu Mar 28, 2013
To the blissfully ignorant non-parent, replacement bite valves for Camelbak bottles and reservoirs aren't worth the pixels to talk about. Why would they ever need to be replaced? But to you, me, and ...
At first, you think there's absolutely nothing to do at these little seaside fishing villages on certain empty stretches on the coast of Mexico. In one sense, you're right. No restaurants, no stores, ...
My daugher's school dedicates one week every winter to Project Week, a week in which all the kids give a little presentation. Chloe is in kindergarten, and all the kindergarteners had to pick an Arctic ...
Child carriers and backpacks are not all that new, but you probably knew that already. The entirety of human history all over the globe show examples of slings, pouches and cradle boards used for ...
Given the last week's news of Lance Armstrong coming clean about, oh, earning his Tour jerseys and resulting millions of dollars by fraud, it certainly has to give us parents some pause about the ...
As much as I hate to say it, raising kids is awfully scary business. And I prefer to think of myself as the sort of gent who looks for the opportunity in a situation, not the problem. But I'd be a fool ...

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