Cannabis for PPD in Good Housekeeping

We’re learning more every day about the benefits of cannabis. And while it’s generally accepted that this plant can help people battling cancer and struggling with other debilitating and chronic conditions, things get trickier when you start talking about PPD.…

Breastfeeding & Cannabis on The Lil’ Mamas

When our favorite mama blog, The Lil’ Mamas, asked us to share a story in honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we jumped at the chance. It’s been many years since nursing was a part of my daily routine, so…

Changing Hearts & Minds: Tips for Cannabis Ambassadors

When my mom first found out I was a cannabis consumer, it was not pretty. It wasn’t the worst fight that a mother and son have ever had; it wasn’t the worst fight we’d had ourselves. But it was not…

Cannabis Catharsis: Retreat, Ritual, Respite

When we were younger My wife and I work in Baltimore offices a block apart. We hate our jobs. It’s been a few years since we graduated college, but we still don’t know what we want to be when we…

This Trail Was Used To Displace Native Peoples & Other Tips for Camping With Kids

We love camping. We always have. When my wife and I found out nine years ago that neither one of us was sterile, one of the ways we psyched ourselves up for parenthood was imagining beautiful star-drenched evenings singing along…

Happy Father’s Day, Splimm Dads!

  “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by the little scraps of wisdom.” -Umberto Eco   Happy Father’s Day, Splimm…

Games & Strains: Battle Sheep + Golden Goat

Anyone who’s watched an episode of Planet Earth should leave with one conclusion: animals are assholes to each other. They only think about themselves, about their most immediate needs, even if that means eating a neighbor alive or driving rivals…

Happy Mother’s Day, Splimm Mamas!

A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin. -Amy Tan   Happy Mother’s Day. May you all feel loved and honored for your unique value. Thank you for beginning everything, Mamas! We wouldn’t be here without you.…

Happy 420, Splimm Parents: Good Job Getting Shit Done

We know it doesn’t mean the same thing when you’re a parent. If you’re up at 420 am, you’re probably comforting a crying baby or pissed that your preschooler is on a crazy sleep schedule. When 420 pm rolls around,…

Yes, I Still Read to My 9-Year-Old Every Day

A few weeks ago a friend and I were trying to schedule a phone conversation. I mentioned casually that I couldn’t talk at 8:30 because that’s when I read to my daughter every night. She was surprised, slightly horrified even. “You still…