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Tim Walker

Tim Walker is the managing editor for parent curriculum at Orange. He has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for over 20 years and has three sons—twin boys in high school and his oldest in college.

Character and Values | Imagine The End

Resolving to Endure

I ran a 5k once. Once is the operative word. I might do it again some day when the faint smell of impending death finally leaves my nostrils. The race… Read More

Family Life | Imagine The End

How to Embrace Mystery

When I was a kid, I wanted to be Joe Hardy from The Hardy Boys. Well, to be perfectly honest, I wanted to be Shaun Cassidy portraying Joe Hardy. There’s an… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

You Should Forgive Your Kids

“I sorry.” When those words are delivered by the high-pitched voice of a child, they melt you. Of course I’ll forgive you, you think. How could I not? Even if… Read More

Family Life

Welcome to the Next Phase

A few weeks ago, I went with my oldest son to his freshman orientation at a local university. We started out the day in two separate check-in lines—one for parents,… Read More

Family Life

Home on The Range

My mom was mischievous. One of her go-to ways to pick at my brother and me was to start singing. Off-key. Loudly. This especially annoyed me because I loved to… Read More

High School (9th-12th)

Letting Go

There's a pile of laundry in my oldest son's room, and it's driving me crazy. I want to sneak in there, grab an arm full of clothes, and at least… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

Cats and Dogs

Ah, middle school. The smell of axe wafting through the air. The endless group texts. The hormonal mood swings. It really is a magical time, isn’t it? When my oldest… Read More

Imagine The End | Middle School (6th-8th)

Middle School Cabbie

It takes a special set of skills to parent a middle schooler—especially two of them. Caterer. Counselor. Sports manager. Bank. But there’s nothing bigger than this one—driver. The role frequently… Read More

Fight For The Heart

Welcome to the Cave

My wife is incredibly social. She can talk to anyone, and anyone talks to her. She’s one of those people whom random strangers seek out to divulge all kinds of… Read More

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Raising Superman

Last weekend, I went to see Man of Steel with my oldest son. I’m a big superhero fan, especially DC comics superheroes—Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash. We’ve been superfriends… Read More