How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

The Dream of Every Parent

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If you are suffering from the following symptoms, please watch this video: -Feeling Unappreciated -Tired of Being A Parent -Had Enough of Your Kids -Need Some Onions Chopped -Looking For Your Feels -Etc. This is my most self-centered goal as a parent: For one of my kids to look at me like this baby looks […]

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Toddler Cars: Beyond Fury Road

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I just recently rewatched the original Mad Max and was surprised by how well it survived the passage of time. I remember watching it as a kid and being struck by the sad desperation of a post-apocalyptic world, but, because I was kid, I was obviously way more struck by how totally flippin’ awesome it […]

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The Zen of Family Camping

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A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Apr 25, 2017 at 5:10pm PDT Last weekend, we ejected out of the urban sprawl and divebombed headlong into nature. It was our first time camping as a whole family. Last year, I took Finn on his first mountain adventure, just the two of us. But it […]

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Getting Older (7 Fowl Comics)

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We all get older, sure, but having kids seems to accelerate every aspect of the aging process. We hear popular music come on and look at our radio as if it has lost its mind. When we have kids, we cringe at our kids repeating the lyrics. We notice hairs growing in places no self-respecting […]

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My Wife Just Said… #313

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This boy😍 P.S. He picked the flower for my hair❤️ A post shared by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Apr 16, 2017 at 12:27am PDT We just went camping for the first time as a whole family yesterday. When you’re outside of your normal surrounds, it’s easy to tell what kind of person you are. You […]

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​Surviving Being a Passenger When Your Spouse Is Driving

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​ Okay. Maybe they’re not terrible, crazy drivers (unlikely). Maybe it’s because we’re used to driving ourselves (probably not). Maybe your faith in their skill is shaky because they just hit their head on the fridge door or asked you where something was while they were holding it in their hand (now we’re talkin’). Whatever […]

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Dads Just Gotta Dad

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Sure, we don’t get a lot of sleep as parents. But did you know the fun doesn’t stop when we actually get to sleep? That’s right. The fun never ends when you have kids because even when you’re sleeping, there’s a solid chance you’ll be dreaming about your kids or having nightmares about parenthood. It’s […]

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Watches Food Network Once…

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It’s always been true that parents struggle with feeding their kid, at least in one way or another. We want them to eat healthy, sure, but once some of us realize what savagely picky food critics our kids can be, we occasionally downshift our standards, and just concentrating on getting them to eat. ANYTHING. But […]

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Welcome to Elmo Nightmares

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So, on the list of things I really, really wanted to see in my lifetime, this is not one of them. I have this sneaking suspicion I will be dreaming (nightmaring) over this for a few days. Kill it with fire? Sure. Burn the whole house down? Why not. But there is no material known […]

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My Easter Bunny Just Said… #312

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Here’s a pretty funny story about how my wife, EHEM! I mean, the EASTER BUNNY got a little tripped up this year. Our 7-year-old woke early Easter morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Which of course means my wife and I also woke, but a little more like roadkill. He rushed to the kitchen, with us stumbling […]

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