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Kids art painting confidence
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Lacking confidence? Take action

Sometimes the best way to overcome doubt is to just get started.

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Light show tunnel into the future
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Slow down: Why are we in such a rush to get to the future?

Get ready for the future. But don’t miss the life in front of you right now.

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Family dinner time
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How family dinners add up over time

A small daily investment amounts to hundreds of hours of family time per year. Here’s how to calculate the potential.

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quote "Beliefs are hypotheses to be tested, not treasures to be protected."
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“Beliefs are hypotheses to be tested, not treasures to be protected.”

Situations change. People change. Here’s why actively open-minded parents are better at predicting the future.

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Lilac chaser, disappearing dots optical illusion
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Show this to your kids: magic color change optical illusion

Change purple to green, and make colors disappear—all you need is your eyes.

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Find your blind spot illustrated examples
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The hole in your eye: How to find your optic blind spot

Discover a hole in your eye—a spot right in front of you, where you can’t see.

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Kurt Vonnegut quote on gratitude - family sunset in Delta d'Ebre
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“I urge you to notice when you’re happy, and think, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’”

A sunset, a cold beer, a moment with your kids. Here’s Kurt Vonnegut’s two-step process for expressing gratitude.

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“It’s not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.” 1920 1080 Looking out Loud

“It’s not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.”

How do you make sure your life is full of time well spent? Here are some reminders.

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A bit lost audiobook
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A Bit Lost [audiobook]

Listen: When Little Owl falls out of the tree, it takes some help from new friends to track down his mummy. Fun voices keep kids engaged.

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Boxing gloves title
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“Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.”

We all carry multiple titles. Which do you prioritize when you walk in the door?

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Review of 2022
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My 2022 in 1 minute

What happened in 2022? Here’s another 365 days compressed into one minute.

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Christmas Eve guilt

Did we get them enough? Did we get them too much? Every year the same questions, doubts, and guilt.

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“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled” 1920 1080 Looking out Loud

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled”

To teach our kids, we must know how they learn.

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Our AI future just knocked on my door

Today, I got triple smacked from a new breed of AI, and I’m mind-blown. What should we tell the kids?

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Broken Barcelona tiles
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“Press ‘B’ to skip tutorial”

It’s not always necessary to drive the lesson home. Even after a little blood.

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“Don’t be such a dad” – How do I do that? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

“Don’t be such a dad” – How do I do that?

I don’t know how not to be a dad. And I’m still learning how to be one, too.

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No, dads do not have their shit together

We are works in progress. We crash, and we keep trying. Because that’s what real dads do.

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The kind of dad who cries

I was once lost in Hong Kong. Not really lost, lost. But certainly wandering without a great deal of purpose. I walked through markets, noted…

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How to appreciate your body, right now 1024 768 Looking out Loud

How to appreciate your body, right now

You know that amazing feeling the day after you’ve been sick? Here’s how to notice it everyday.

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“Don’t spend too much time regretting…” 1024 768 Looking out Loud

“Don’t spend too much time regretting…”

Said my wife. “Focus on the time you have in front of you. Do your best and enjoy.”

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Boy in field of dandelions - seeing wishes not weeds
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“There’s a lot of wishes in this yard.”

Your perspective becomes your life. Do you see weeds or wishes?

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“Don’t take pictures. Stand here and see it”

How often do you take time to stop and really see what’s right in front of you?

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Drive the moment you’re in

A mountaintop snowstorm left us lost and scared. Solution? Keep going, one meter at a time.

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Waking to a 3am tornado warning

Safety first, but don’t freak out the kids. What would you do?

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Am I raising imposters? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Am I raising imposters?

Beware of that over-praise x criticism combo. And be kind to yourself.

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You f— up again. Congratulations! 1024 768 Looking out Loud

You f— up again. Congratulations!

Every time you notice you’ve reacted poorly, you take a step forward.

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Why (un)birthdays last two days in our house 1024 777 Looking out Loud

Why (un)birthdays last two days in our house

Kids are excited. The years go fast. Here’s how stretch out the special times.

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My 5 indispensable daily dad routines 1024 768 Looking out Loud

My 5 indispensable daily dad routines

I’m not a very routine person. But these small daily habits add up to big changes over time.

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Crosswalk coffee: a simple act of kindness

What little thing could you slip into your routine to warm up someone’s day?

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A simple Valentine’s Day gift you may have overlooked

It’s a game. But it’s really about family time together.

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Creativity is now as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”
— Sir Ken Robinson

Remember…

“The greatest development is achieved during the first years of life, and therefore it is then that the greatest care should be taken. If this is done, then the child does not become a burden; he will reveal himself as the greatest marvel of nature.”
— Maria Montessori

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them: work, family, health, friends and spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.

But the other four balls—family, health, friends, and spirit—are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.”
― Brian Dyson

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