Whiteboard Data Viz: Lay One on Me Time-line

Whiteboard Data Viz: Lay One on Me Time-line

With Valentines day practically here, we wanted to find a way to visualize just how smitten we are with each other. We decided to track the most basic of relationship gestures, the kiss. Over the past week we simply recorded each occurrence of a big smacker. We only tracked the kisses between each other. (avoiding the layered data collection that would be the kids’ diverse array of kisses. read more on that here.) For the visualization, we recorded each kiss as…

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Obscure Valentines

Obscure Valentines

We are in the midst of our weekly data collection. This week’s subject? KISSES. After all, cupid’s arrival is less than a week away! DataDan has been tracking smooches between the two of us since Monday. We thought about collecting data on the kisses we exchange with the kids, but then decided that could complicate things. Talk about layered data…including what constitutes a kiss? Butterfly kisses? Eskimo kisses? Belly raspberries? How much slime, food or questionable contents are delivered along with…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: Super Bowl

Whiteboard Data Viz: Super Bowl

As much fun as it is to analyze our habits, routines and parenting tendencies with data collection, we really get a kick out of sourcing our content from YOU. You’re our little community. Made up of friends, co-workers and families just like ours. Your lifestyle is interesting, and pulling data from your input always makes for a fun visualization. You may remember our last audience data collection all about snow days. We saw great participation in that poll, so we figured we’d…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: Manic Mileage

Whiteboard Data Viz: Manic Mileage

It was not long ago that our travel was so uncomplicated. A single day often consisted of a ride to work and back, maybe interrupted by a quick errand on the way. These days are no more. Between school, work, errands, extra curricular activities and the like, we spend a TON more time in the car than we would like. After tracking mileage for a week, we drove a total of 366 miles (wince). Those of you with more than a 5 minute commute…

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5 Podcasts We Can’t Quit

5 Podcasts We Can’t Quit

Lynsey and I seem to always be on the go. Although we both love to read, sometimes it is hard to sit down with a book…and driving while reading is not advisable (ask Lynsey how many times she’s almost rear-ended someone in the car rider lane). ENTER the podcast. This talk radio/books on tape inspired audio trend is essential to our way of life at the moment.  Podcasts are a great way to keep yourself current on almost any topic you can find. It’s…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: A Week of Wake-ups

Whiteboard Data Viz: A Week of Wake-ups

Just how early do you need to wake up to experience one of those euphorically depicted mornings complete with meditation, full hair and makeup and the entire family gathered around the table for a wholesomely home cooked breakfast? After collecting data on our morning routine, we’ve come to a conclusion. 3:37AM…that’s what time you’d need to get your ass out of bed in order to live out the picturesque scene commercialized by breakfast cereal brands.If waking up at the same time you went…

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Coffee: A Love Story

Coffee: A Love Story

we like coffee. we like it in the car. Coffee and crazy pants. What more does a gal need to crush her Thursday? #coffee #yogapantsforlife #entrepreneur #bossbabe #productivity A post shared by Lynsey (@hey_lynsey) on Oct 6, 2016 at 7:59am PDT we like it from a jar. If you find me wandering governors ave in a state of caffeine confusion…at least you'll know the source, and it's delicious. @chameleoncoldbrew #coffee #monday #caffeine #letsdothis #boomerang A post shared by Lynsey (@hey_lynsey)…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: Snow Day Scenarios

Whiteboard Data Viz: Snow Day Scenarios

It’s only January and we already have a day and a half of “snow days” under our belts. If you live in Delaware, then you already know that this could potentially be just the beginning. We have mixed feelings about snow days in our house. If school, work and everything else in between is cancelled, then SUPER. But our reaction to a school closure depends on a number of other variables. How many snow days do we have behind us at…

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3 STEAM Activities to Rock Their Next Snow Day

3 STEAM Activities to Rock Their Next Snow Day

I don’t know about you guys, but this last snow storm really caught DataDan and me off guard! The pantries were bare and so were our creative parenting brains. Luckily, DataDan is an avid snow slope builder, and he provided hours of entertainment for our tribe. I however, was only interested in the snow while it was falling. After about two rounds of  playing “chase, tackle, zip, button, lace” with Gus, I was ready for a hot mug of coffee and some arts…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: Say My Name

Whiteboard Data Viz: Say My Name

As soon as Lynsey thought of the title for this visualization, the family was exposed to an eye opening “Teen Lynsey” lip sync flash back.  As the parents of two kids, we hear the words ‘Mom’,’Dad’,’Mama’,’Dada’,’Daddy’ and every other variation…a lot. There’s only two of them, so we have a solid 1 on 1 situation in our household. Can you imagine how this mom of quadruplets feels?  ↓↓↓↓↓  So this weekend we decided to collect and visualize just how many times…

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