FoF: Savor the Blink

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How’s your summer going? Or is it already gone? Whatever your schedule, and whatever you were able to see and do with your family, summer’s commonplace truth is: Blink and it’s over. Right about now, staring down the barrel of yet another Back-To-School barrage, we’d like to use our Spidey Senses to slow the summer down and savor these finite moments when kids can be kids.

In the coming weeks, we’ll surely discuss the school year, the football schedules, the vacation slides, and the Have You Started Your Homework Yets, but today, let’s live in the moment. With sand on our feet and new shoes on the horizon, let’s celebrate August 4, whatever it means now, and what it will mean when you look back on it. When you’re at that sweet spot between memories and milestones, you enjoy it more if you slow down and recognize it.


When his twins were born prematurely, this dad decided to embark on a rather sweet charity mission. Hint: It involves fundraising, bees, and his face.

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We are big believers that art is life, and vice versa, and that you could replace either of those with fatherhood. Jonathan Jui, an Ohio-born, London-based cartoonist, gets it. Here are a couple of his cartoons (via Instagram) where everything comes together:

And it's always in the middle of a crosswalk too! 😡 _____________________ #GetOutOfMyWay #parentproblems #honestyhour

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