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Halloween

posted by Jason Boyett

The great thing about the persistently growing zombie fad is that anyone — at any point during their day, regardless of their activity — can be turned into a zombie and therefore find themselves stuck in that outfit for the […]

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Kids and Chores

posted by Jason Boyett

We’re of the firm belief that it’s important to teach kids — while they’re kids — about how the real world works. In the real world, people just don’t give you money for nothing. You have to earn it. So […]

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Back-to-School Shopping

posted by Jason Boyett

He went shopping yesterday with his cousin for some new school clothes. My mom sent this photo to update us on their progress. Apparently zip-from-the-front hoodies are now a thing. Also a thing? Guitar-playing skeletons. Both were distressed that they […]

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Why I (Still) Read to My Children

posted by Jason Boyett

Last week, after almost two years of weeknight sessions, I finished reading the Harry Potter series aloud to my kids. Occasionally my wife filled in, but mostly it was me doing the reading…and the voices…and the silent editing out of […]

Bats ARE Real!

posted by Jason Boyett

I went backpacking last weekend with some friends. At dusk, a smattering of bats came out, fluttering above the firelight. I told my kids about it in the car yesterday, while driving home from dinner. Son: “Really? There were bats?” […]

Kids, Sugar, Soft Drinks and Sports Drinks

posted by Jason Boyett

Here’s a question for you dads and moms out there: What kinds of stuff do you let your kids drink? I’m not talking alcohol or anything scandalous. Just regular drinks. Soft drinks. Sports drinks. That kind of stuff. My wife […]

What We Did This Weekend

posted by Jason Boyett

On Saturday, my son and I both competed in a local sprint triathlon. Mine was a traditional sprint with a 325-yard swim, 11.5-mile bike, and 5K run. His was shorter but no less intense: a 25-yard swim followed by a […]

Drawing Games with Your Kids

posted by Jason Boyett

In light of Monday’s post — which still fills me with warm fuzzies — I thought I’d share with you two of the drawing games we Boyetts have spent a lot of time playing. It’s great for kids to just […]

Words with Friends with Your Kids

posted by Jason Boyett

I originally posted this at jasonboyett.com a few months ago, but thought it would be worth posting here, too. If you already read it there, forgive me the re-post. ———— Within the last year, both of my kids have bought […]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

posted by Jason Boyett

If last week’s posting schedule seemed a little light, it was because I spent the week on vacation. My family holed up in a friend’s lake house at Beaver Lake, Arkansas, for 6 days of boating, skiing, tubing, swimming, kayaking, […]

Tram-POOL-ine

posted by Jason Boyett

Instructions for hot summer afternoons: 1. Get a round trampoline. The bigger the better. 2. Get a little inflatable kiddie pool. 3. Inflate the kiddie pool and place it in the middle of the trampoline. 4. Fill the pool with […]

How to Introduce Your Kids to Good Music

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m proud of my kids for a lot of reasons, but one of the things I’m most proud of as a parent is this: My kids know more songs by Mumford & Sons than they do songs by Justin Bieber. […]

In Praise of Boring Parents

posted by Jason Boyett

Over the past 8 years, I’ve written or contributed to something like a dozen books while also holding down a 9-to-5 day job. Ask me how I’ve been able to do it — while also being an active and present […]

Conversations: Inaccurate Television Predictions

posted by Jason Boyett

Occasionally we’ll order pizza or Mexican food for dinner and have a picnic in the living room while we watch something on the DVR. Most often it’s one of our many hours of recorded “Minute to Win It” episodes, because…well, […]

At Least You’re Not on Fire

posted by Jason Boyett

Around a year ago, at the dinner table, one of us was complaining about something. I forget what it was and who it was. Maybe it was me. Maybe I was frustrated with a project or a work situation. Regardless, […]

For Father’s Day, You Get $106.49

posted by Jason Boyett

photo © 2006 Kris Arnold | more info (via: Wylio)Father’s Day is less than two weeks from today. If you are an average dad, according to the National Retail Federation, you can expect your family to spend $106.49 on your […]

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The Crazy Physics of Starling Flight
Sorry for the paucity of posts this week and last. I've been knee-deep in my next book and am facing a self-imposed deadline. In the meantime, check out this video of a flock of starlings. The physics of bird behavior in flocks is absolutely ...

posted 10:08:18am Nov. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Robot Riding a Bicycle
Behold: a video of a robot riding a bicycle. In case that didn't register, I will say it again: A ROBOT RIDING A BICYCLE. What will they do next? Steal our jobs? Mow our lawns? Defeat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy? Start preparing your children ...

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Halloween
The great thing about the persistently growing zombie fad is that anyone -- at any point during their day, regardless of their activity -- can be turned into a zombie and therefore find themselves stuck in that outfit for the rest of their ...

posted 4:56:06pm Oct. 31, 2011 | read full post »

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