Bluey!

The increased time spent at home by our family during this pandemic has meant that among other things, we’re definitely watching more television than we usually do. That sometimes means trying to discover family-friendly fare we haven’t already seen, or re-watching old favorites. However, there’s one particular instance where the kids wanted to show usContinue reading “Bluey!”

Odds & Ends (and the end of an era)

It seemed like an era came to a close on PBS Kids recently, and if you’ve been watching Odd Squad with your kids (or maybe on your own, I do it. It’s okay. It’s a great show no matter how old you are), you know exactly what I’m talking about. PBS Kids recently aired theContinue reading “Odds & Ends (and the end of an era)”

Touring the crayon factory with you, neighbor

Maybe it’s the calm feeling of the wax being poured into the molds, or the soothing narration as each yellow stick gets stacked, sorted, and place amid a rainbow of color sticks for boxing. Whatever the timeless appeal is, every day for the past several weeks (no exaggeration. I mean every day), our three yearContinue reading “Touring the crayon factory with you, neighbor”

Six Halloween cartoons to watch with your kids…or by yourself this October

The crinkle of leaves, the windy nights. You can go ahead and enjoy all the pumpkin spice whatever you like. I’ve never been a fan of pumpkin other than decoratively. For me, other than the aesthetics of a neighborhood or roadways lines with multi-colored leaves, the thing I look forward to the most this timeContinue reading “Six Halloween cartoons to watch with your kids…or by yourself this October”

There’s never been a better time to be a PBS Kid (or Parent!)

Did you watch PBS when you were a kid? I did. I certainly can’t remember all of my viewing habits, but I can tell you unequivocally how comfortable, safe, and accepting it felt even as a toddler to be joined by furry friends on Sesame Street every afternoon. Or how I would run to grabContinue reading “There’s never been a better time to be a PBS Kid (or Parent!)”

Nostalgic for Mypos, the 80s, or just my childhood?

If you know me, or heck, if you’ve read past entries on this blog, you know how nostalgic I can get – longing for previous times, or pieces of culture from various parts of my life, or even before my time. I admittedly get that way about a lot of things – cartoons, films, videoContinue reading “Nostalgic for Mypos, the 80s, or just my childhood?”

Something very odd is happening

When something’s odd in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Nope, not those guys. Not the ladies currently carrying the torch either. Nope. You’re going to call a group of kids who work for an organization run by kids to investigate the odd. You call Odd Squad. I make no bones about my love ofContinue reading “Something very odd is happening”

Regrets, I’ve had a few (tv edition)

Sorry for the Sinatra (or Sid Vicious, based on your musical tastes) reference, but ever since this weekend, I have carried with me a great sense of regret. After our boy got his very first bath in the kitchen sink, I sat him down on my lap and watched some classic 1940s Donald Duck cartoons.Continue reading “Regrets, I’ve had a few (tv edition)”