How to speak Toddler: A cross-cultural education

Cross-cultural studies are regular academic fare at our house. So much so, we consider ourselves multi-cultural. That is, if you consider a toddler living with two adults culture blending. Which we do. Our home is a case study in a family made of people from the same ethnicity, yet somehow, different cultures. Any time you're … Continue reading How to speak Toddler: A cross-cultural education

No more cookies. No, really. Okay, fine.

If you are a parent, or you have ever been around a toddler, you know they have these obsessions. Compulsions. These "I can't help myself" moments. While endearing the first six times they pose a nonsensical request, in only a matter of seconds the charm wears thin and suddenly, I'm shouting, "NO!" with all my … Continue reading No more cookies. No, really. Okay, fine.

#NewMusicMonday: Lindstrøm & Todd Terje

It's Monday. Again. And you need to dance. Fortunately, with this song, that problem's solved. [You're welcome.] Today's selection is the delicious retro techno of Lindstrøm & Todd Terje from Norway, a tribute to all the places they want to go and the adventures they haven't had. Yet. (In case you've never heard of Lanzarote, the … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: Lindstrøm & Todd Terje