How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

“Cat” : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

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I’m not sure if this is a “what, just me?” thing, but this video seems to indicate that it’s possible that it’s not just me. You see, I’m talking about that moment in parenting, when your kid asks you about something as it relates to when you’re dead… For me, the first time was being […]

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3-Year-Old’s First Skateboard Trick!

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Milestones vary in shape and size when you’re raising kids. And we all have ways of measuring our kids’ accomplishments. We mark lines on the doorjambs of life, to record how far they’ve come and things yet to be done. As a former skateboarder, I can say unequivocally that this dad’s video of his son […]

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My Wife Just Said… #223

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“Check out my earrings!” Me: Oh, wow. I didn’t even notice them all day. Haha! “Um. Actually, I’ve had these in for week now, honey.” –Elizabeth I just froze and made that awkward “I’m a bad person” face, but she let me off the hook with a casual laugh. I thanked her for not doing […]

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100 Years of Dangerous & Banned Toys

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It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye, or a finger, or gets cancer. Wait. WHAT?! Before I begin, I must admit that I’ve got a slight nagging worry that the only non-digital toys my children’s children will be legally allowed to play with are… well, none. Not even dirt. Or biodegradable gummy […]

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Video of a 10 lbs Baby Being Born IN A MOVING CAR!

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This… is absolutely incredible. It’s like The Fast And The Furious meets She’s Having a Baby. Watch this pregnant mother go from 0-to-Newborn in less than two minutes (seen at 2:14). Don’t worry. It’s not gross, it doesn’t show anything indecent, and aside from some much-understood shouting on the part of the (not for long) […]

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Diners, Dives & Dribble

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Recently, a story hit the news cycle and stirred up a ton of debate online about a certain diner in downtown Portland, and its cheerfully enraged owner, Darla Neugebauer. The debate, at its core, centers around etiquette and proper table manners, which is obviously the most important issue, both foreign or domestic, that could be […]

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“FORE” : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

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Teaching young kids something… anything really, can be the ultimate test of anyone’s patience. I’m surprised that kindergarten and preschool teachers don’t have nervous breakdowns annually. Despite the stress and frustration and occasional physical danger, the moment is priceless you see that cute, clumsy little pupil do it correctly (finally!) and then triumphantly squeal their […]

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My Wife Just Said… #222

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“Hey Summer Break, I NEED A BREAK!” -Avara   Having kids is like being on an emotional seesaw with poop smells and feelings. You want to spend as much time as you can with them, but too much time together with anything or anyone can be a bit much. There are so many things to get […]

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Hug Life For Real

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Sometimes something so impossibly cute comes across your internet desk (that’s not a thing) that your brain can’t even handle it. I don’t even want to use words or sentences to describe what you’re about to see. It’s too much. It’s just… HUG LIFE. But I will say that you will be starting your weekend […]

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A Movie So Tiny It’s Epic: ANT-MAN!

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Do you remember what it’s like to be a kid? Do you recall what it felt like to be a small person amongst a forest of tall bodies and sounds? Tomorrow, Ant-man will give you that feeling again, in both fun and size. Tiny-sized Andy enjoyed himself at the #AntMan premiere last night. I had […]

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