The Dad Hatter

Musings of an unschooling Dad

2015 Reading Roundup


2015 was a great year for reading in our house. We listened to a lot of great audio books as we drove around, and in September we started a new bedtime routine that involves reading a chapter book together for half an hour or so after dinner. Unfortunately we didn’t start that sooner or the list would be significantly longer. So without further ado, and in no particular order, here […]

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To My Son

Child #5

Hello Son. Allow me to introduce myself. I am your father. Of course you’ve already met me, in your fashion, but you don’t know me, and you don’t know what it means that I am your father. In time you’ll learn, but for right now you spend most of your time sleeping and eating, and cuddling with your mother. It will be a long time before you read this, but there […]

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How to Name a Man

You named the baby WHAT???

As you may know, Baby #5 is going to arrive in our household some time soon. Consequentially, we’re trying to finally choose names. But let me clarify something, because in contrast to the many baby name sites that parents-to-be frequent, we are not choosing a baby name. We’re choosing names for an adult.

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Fall Exploration

Fall Exploration

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Crisp air and the changing colors make me want to get out and explore. After the heat of summer and before the winter freeze is the perfect time to go wandering through forests and investigating leaf covered parks, preferably with camera in hand. There’s always something new around the corner, even if we’ve been there a hundred times before.

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