How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Preventing the Impossible: Kid Stains

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M’kay. So maaaaaybe these aren’t such good ideas. It’s always surprising, the sheer number of inevitable stains that happen in a family. However, this surprise can sort of pale in comparison to the shock of HOW some of them happen. The other day, I was walking from the couch to the TV with a glass […]

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My Wife Just Said… [Got milk]

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This would have been a funny, slightly dysfunctional Got Milk ad. Well, it would have been funnier if I wasn’t living it, and having to drive back to the grocery store for a single item. One thing I was never prepared for in parenthood is the mind-boggling number of times I’ve gone to a grocery […]

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GROWN-UP Goosebumps Books

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Most people are familiar with the popular children’s series of scary stories known as Goosebumps. But adulthood is filled with it’s own terrors, too. Real terrors. We don’t need made up monsters or fantasy phantoms to make the hair stand up on our neck. Let’s take a look at some spooky book titles that would […]

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Kid’s MIXED Reaction to STAR WARS Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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Whether you love or hate the first of the Star Wars Prequels, you’re probably going enjoy his reactions – they kind of have something for everyone. He was actually really nervous about seeing it for the first time. He knows the whole story and all the characters, but he also knows that tons of people […]

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In Real Life Dad Jokes (Hall of Shame pt. 11)

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Anyone with lungs and the ability to speak can tell dad jokes – man, woman or child really – but it takes a special commitment to turn them into prop comedy. Here are 16 such real-life dad jokes for your en-groan-ment! 1) Strong enough for a man, but made for a dad.   2) Happy […]

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Father & Son Go Camp Tripping

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Though I don’t get to do as much of it as I’d like these days, I loved camping as a kid. My parents did, too. Which always works out great; when the budgetary stars, parental planets and children moons all align for something. The camping I did as I got older became a lot more […]

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Anti-Kid-Sharing Snack Packaging

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It’s almost magical how kids can suddenly appear at the tiniest crinkle of a plastic bag. But it’s that crappy magic like a bad luck curse or the summoning of demons or evil spirits. We’re adults. We have earned the right to have our OWN snacks. Without our kids making us feel like we’re wearing […]

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Kid’s ANXIOUS Reaction to The Last Jedi

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[ This post and video contain massive spoilers ]   (open video in a new window) A truly awesome number of people have been thrilled with my son’s reactions to watching the Star Wars movies, and it’s clear to everyone that he’s a huge fan of Luke Skywalker. His emotional investment is painfully obvious when […]

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10 Made-Up Words Parents Just Might Relate To

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Sometimes it feels like language falls short and we seem to be missing the right word for something. Since parents are masters of making sh*t up as they go, I’ve done just that with these made up words. Parenterms. See what you think! Sadly, there’s no ancient golden treasure hidden in this gross upholstered mobile […]

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How Home Tasks ACTUALLY Get Done

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Thanks to Clorox for sponsoring this post and arming us parents with the products we need to get ready for summer fun, without the summer funk.   Everyone has had it happen. You said you’d do it. You set phone reminders that you kept arrogantly flicking away like annoying insects. For weeks, your spouse reminded […]

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