How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Why Be Afraid of the Dentist When You Can Be Terrified

Posted by , under SNAPSHOTS

A lot of people are terrified of going to the dentist. Some eventually outgrow their fear, of course, but it’s safe to say it’s a bit of a pants-peeing experience for kids. Just look at it from their perspective. “Okay, little [kid’s name]. Sit in this strange, slippery chair with the spotlight on it so […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 0

What If Real Life Were A Video Game?

Posted by , under NOTEBOOK

Listen, I like video games as much as the next dad. But I’ve always wanted a life as simple and precise as a video game. Sure, my life can feel like a game; I lose and gain points. I level up occasionally. I find myself facing new worlds of challenge. Now, we are at the […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 0

A Wild Baby Attack with a Chocolate Milk Ending

Posted by , under VIDEOTAPE

Here we see dramatic video footage of a mom’s boob being viciously attacked by her ravenous newborn! No, not really! Haha! But her adorable little daughter, Ava, seemed to think so. When she toddles into the hospital room where she caught her mom breastfeeding the hungry new arrival, she didn’t seem to know what to […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 0

My Wife Just Said… #321

Posted by , under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

When you’re a parent, sometimes milestones come in the form of poop, smiling, throwing up and even your kid’s choice of underwear. Finn has always had the coolest clothes. We wears stuff I wish they had in adult sizes. So when he said he was “done with character underwear” — that one hurt. I mean, […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 0

28 Completely Unnecessarily Honest Notes from Kids

Posted by , under SNAPSHOTS

The other day my 7-year-old son and I were headed home from an errand, and he asked me if we had time to play when we got home. I told him, sure, but when we started talking about what we would play, he started disqualifying certain things. “We shouldn’t play tag, because I know you’re […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 1

A Link to Fatherhood

Posted by , under NOTEBOOK

The ‘hero’s journey’ concept is something that’s always been on my mind to some degree but even more so lately. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the increased turmoil our world faces every day, seeing Wonder Woman and nearly crying my eyes out when she decided to single-handedly face down an […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 0

World’s Greatest Mom Is Hilarious (6 Clips)

Posted by , under VIDEOTAPE

The German comedienne, Martina Hill, does a ton of wild and amazing short comedy sketches. The fact that these are not in English will matter not one single solitary bit, trust me! The humor is so universal, they transcend language and it’s absolutely no wonder so many of these have gone crazy viral globally. Enjoy […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 0

This Swedish Guard Is Every Parent

Posted by , under VIDEOTAPE

You’re walking around the house in the middle of the night during your standard issue bathroom visit, snack break or sleepwalking. And what should befall you in the shadowy corners of your home? A LEGO PIECE UNDERFOOT. Yes, strategically placed for maximum damage and dismay, rogue Lego pieces have haunted the lives of parents for […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 0

My Wife Just Lost It… #320

Posted by , under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

In the fevered rush to get ready for summer break, sometimes you have a bit of an emotional break. Getting schooling and homework all done, projects, rehearsals for the end of school show, plus every other goddam thing in the life of a child wrangler, it can get to you. Everyone has their breaking point, […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 0

We Are The Weird

Posted by , under NOTEBOOK

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Jun 8, 2017 at 5:08pm PDT I started a new job a couple months ago. It was a leap of faith in many ways because the work this company does and the goal it’s aiming to achieve are both unique. When I tried to describe it to […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 0