Growing Up

My daughter came downstairs an hour after she was supposed to be in bed. I had recently smoked marijuana and had just witnessed one of the greatest runs of basketball I’d ever seen, the Celtics coming back from a 24-point deficit…

Games & Strains: Dabble + Mad Hatter

For this edition of Games and Strains we’re pairing Dabble, a fast moving word game, with Mad Hatter, a fast moving cannabis strain.    The Splimm Team has always loved word games. And not just because co-founder Jenn Lauder is…

Take a Hike! BYO Kids, Wine, or Weed?

Truly, there’s not much that beats a hike for your body, mind, spirit, and soul. So how can Splimm parents prepare for and make the most of upcoming hikes? Bring your own kids, wine, or weed? Let’s figure out what…

The Highs and Lows of Being a Black Canna Dad

As low as I get thinking about prohibition and its effects on black and brown people, I get high knowing we are on the precipice of a new country as cannabis legalization spreads.   Being a father has been the…

How Cannabis Can Help Us Raise the Generation the World Needs

Why talk about cannabis? Real educators teach children not what to think but how to think. They encourage the next generation to engage critically with the world around them and not to reproduce the same paradigm but to innovate, evolve,…

Last Minute Kids’ Gifts Splimm Parents Will Love

Wow, that went fast. December always does though, right? Obviously we’ve acquired all the gifts for all the special people in our lives. We were prepared enough to get out to our local shops and support the small businesses that…

Splimming with Mothercraft: Can Craft While High

Yesterday I destroyed a My Little Pony gingerbread house I was trying to construct with my daughter. After many years of successes, we experienced our first monstrous fail. And though I did tantrum for a minute, I knew how to…

That’s My Candy: Halloween Pot and Parenting Q&A

So the stories are circulating again. For years now, prohibitionists been on red alert around Halloween, warning parents of the dangers of cannabis-laced candy in their children’s stash. And for years, believe it or not, no one has given away…

Knowledge is Power: Emergency Preparedness for Children

My father was a first responder, and I came from a firefighting family, so emergency preparedness was a common topic around the house. We kept batteries and flashlights and bottles of water in the basement, had a meeting place and…

We Go High: Autumn at the Apple Orchard

The pumpkin spice takeover came so swiftly. First it was the pumpkin spice latte at various local coffee shops and national coffee chains. Then it was a few things at Trader Joes. Then it was all things at Trader Joes.…