BYO Kids, Wine, or Weed?: The Art of the Brick at OMSI

“Papa! You didn’t bring the snack I wanted!” I’m the only dad on the playground, so I’m self-conscious already. I don’t want to be at the center of a scene. I’ve tried to be prepared. I packed a shit ton…

Games & Strains: Sushi Go + NYC Diesel

Who doesn’t love sushi? Who doesn’t love cuteness? Gamewright knows these things and has capitalized on them. I am a shameless fangirl of Gamewright. Yes, they are a company that develops children’s games. Why am I so obsessed, then? Because it…

We’re Not Here ‘Cause We Want to Entertain: What I Learned When I Took My Daughter to See Sleater-Kinney in Brooklyn

A tiny girl in a silver beanie, blond bob peeking out from underneath, stands on a plush red chair a dozen or so rows from the stage, an act that is strictly prohibited here at the King Theatre in Flatbush,…

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Picture Books

One of my favorite ways to introduce new concepts to children is through picture books. These are especially helpful with historical figures, because sometimes the far and away can be tough for little ones to grasp. Stories bring us all…

5 Tips for Talking to Children about Cannabis

As a followup to yesterday’s Coming Clean with our Kid about Cannabis, the Splimm Team would like offer a few pieces of advice about having the talk. Everyone’s conversation will be different, based on the child/ren you have, your family dynamics, how…

Coming Clean with our Kid about Cannabis

The “drug talk” is a topic that weighs heavily on the minds of most parents, and it becomes infinitely more complex when you advocate for or work in cannabis. When do you launch the conversation? How much detail do you reveal about…

Winter Crafts and Homemade Gifts

Because there are a lot of days in winter break, and you probably have to spend some of them with your kids. (Also, you can practice these crafts now, and you’ll have some great homemade gifts for next year. Or…

Happiest of Holidays from the Splimm Team

We go high for ALL the holidays! From our families to yours, the Splimm Team wishes you the happiest of holidays! May your season be filled with warmth, joy, beauty, and wonder. Take a moment to appreciate your blessings, express your gratitude,…

This is How We Normalize: Ten Tips for Splimm Parents

Despite widespread legalization and our own best efforts, we know there’s still a stigma attached to cannabis consumption. The taboo is magnified for parents, because parents are scrutinized for everything we do. ‘Are you a helicopter mom? Give that kid…

Don’t Make Me Pull This Car Over

A sampling of the things we do on the road to ensure we don’t go so crazy we drive off the road (also applies to trains, planes, and other forms of transit with children).   Games on the go:  Because…