Parenting

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Recording children singing in stereo

One of my favorite podcasts is Random Tape. The description reads, “A cabinet of auditory wonders for the 21st century.” An older description captures the podcast better, “Random Tape is a radio show that features bizarre voice messages, rants, poetry, music, found recordings and other Random sounds.” The most recent episode, “Este Mundo“, is a …

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Getting a BOOM boomerang

Have you ever used the interjection “BOOM!” when you think you are right, but actually you aren’t? If someone corrects your BOOM, they boomeranged you. Last weekend, I was explaining something to my three-year-old daughter. At the end of the explanation I confirmed it with a “BOOM!” But then she corrected me and gave the …

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Unicorns I love them: in my Spotify Discover Weekly

When your 3-year-old influences your Spotify Discover Weekly

Amusing to see “The Unicorn Song” in my Spotify “Discover Weekly”. This cute song starts with a little child saying “Unicorns da dumm. Unicorns da dumm”. It sounds like she is saying something about unicorns, but I can’t make it out. This unicorn phrase repeats for about 36 seconds, then a little techno electronic beat …

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Mister Rogers suggested to me from Google News for you

Google suggests Mister Rogers to me

People freak out about Google following you around and making creepy suggestions. But here is a story about a very nice suggestion from Google. My wife and I have been limiting my 22-month-old daughter’s screentime to Sesame Street songs on the iPad’s Youtube. She gets to watch a few songs before lunch and dinner. Last …

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baby name Velcro

How you can name your child Velcro

Velcro. Wouldn’t that be a great name for your child? Velcro, I’m stuck on you! I like to joke around with my wife that our 18-month-old daughter’s name is Velcro. Sometimes I’ll tell my daughter we almost named her Velcro. I love the name Velcro. But in our household that name will never fly–even as …

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2006-2015: Aiden, Jayden, Brayden, Ayden, Kaiden-2006 2015

Most popular baby names: Aiden, Jayden, Hayden, Brayden, Jaden

In the top 1000 baby names for 2006 there are twelve name variations based on Aiden: Jayden, Hayden, Brayden, Jaden, Caden, Kaden, Ayden, Braden, Cayden, Kaiden, Caiden, Jaydon. Hayden the originator: The first name to appear in the top 1000 was Hayden, so you could say that all these variations are based on Hayden. Braden …

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