High Need Parenting: Playlist for the Car

Time in the car can be tricky for lots of families. Hurtling projectiles, brain piercing shrieks, tiny bodies noodling out of all safety constraints, and, almost ubiquitously, incessant talking. So, journeys of any duration require both fortitude and equanimity, on the part of the driver especially. And we’ve found that this is best accomplished, for […]

Music & Marijuana: Belle and Sebastian Want to Dance

  One of the many rewards of being a stay-at-home-dad is that you are allowed to operate on a totally non-normative schedule. Grocery stores are always empty, you don’t have to wait to get an oil change, and it’s pretty easy to be first in line to buy concert tickets. So when Belle and Sebastian […]

Functioning Member: Call It Compulsive, Call It Insane

  This is a highly anticipated week for fans of established bands, with Belle and Sebastian and The Decemberists both releasing new material on Tuesday, not to mention the return of Sleater-Kinney. Weekend Review Kit is excited, so excited that we’re making a special trip to our local late night record shop, but we’re going in […]