How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

This Baby Plays Better Basketball Than You

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I feel like a baller if I hit any part of a trashcan or laundry basket I’m aiming for, and IF I MAKE IT? Well that’s like winning the World Olympics Stanley Series Super Championship Cup for me. I’m a nerd (if that wasn’t evident), so it also makes me feel telekinetic. The reason for […]

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My Wife Just Said… #176

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“Labor Day has as much to do with childbirth as Father’s Day does with Christmas.” -Avara   On the plus side, Avara met this Vet/Sage/Zombie Survivalist. We’ve both been seeing lots of posts about breakfast in bed for moms and “I labored for 34958735 hours with my kids.” Yes, it’s Labor Day everyone. Honoring the Merkan […]

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7 Things That Are Worse Than Going Back to School

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Sometimes it’s easier to soften something by comparing it to something way worse. School can be one of those tough somethings. As our kids go back to school parents and/or kids can dread it. But there’s that great quote that goes: “If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d […]

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Our ALS Ice Bucket + Mentos & Diet Coke Challenge

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Of course we had to do it. Aside from being nominated several bazillion times, the ALS ice bucket challenge has evolved explosively into a cultural and global phenomenon that we’ve been delighted to witness. From celebrities to the people next door, there have been so many inspiring, clever, and not so clever or inspiring (yikes) […]

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Live Free or Drive Safe!

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Driver safety is something you probably thought you’d never have to revisit after narrowly passing your driver’s license test, right? Wrong. Aside from texting or messing around with your phone, there’s a vast number of things that people shouldn’t need to be told not to do while driving but seem to need to be told […]

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Awkward Dadly Photos

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Pictures are worth a thousand words, but awkward pictures are worth a thousand awkwards. You’ve probably seen some of the pics from our friends at awkwardfamilyphotos.com, but you’re missing out if you haven’t seen the hilarious titles, captions and backstories that go with the crazy photos. Their site is like the Smithsonian of utterly terrible […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #175

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My wife is so considerate. She’s always so polite and dainty like a Victorian lady twirling a parasol. Unless she happens to be wrestling a particularly stubborn pickle jar or battery compartment, then she’s more like a sailor-mouthed ex-con with anger management issues. But mostly it’s pinkies out and poots in private. Too cute. Regarding […]

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10 Ways Not To Use A Baby Carrier

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Babywearing and parents go together like apples and cheese. Wait, is that only me? It’s a thing, I promise. Anyway, wearing babies is not only an amazing, comfortable way to be mobile with your bundle of boy or girl, it’s also fashion forward. Or forward facing, if you will. But you have to do a […]

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Your Weekly Cute: It’s A Rocketship!

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Oh my goodness. OH MY GOODNESS. THIS VIDEO IS ALL THE CUTE. I mean I thought I got giddy about NASA and space exploration and interstellar stuff, but this? “ISSAWOCKETSHIIIIIIIIP!” doesn’t even begin to describe the awesome. Check it out. Your cute for the whole week in one small dose. It’s like alcohol. A little […]

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My Kid Just Said… #55

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“Daddy? How does Dark Vader eat?” -Lucas (2014, 5 years old)   To answer your question: the Disney store. That’s where we got these ridiculously amazing PJs. (ALSO IT HAS A TINY DETACHABLE CAPE!) There he stood, my little Dark Vader in his new PJs. My feelings were conflicted at first, the wincing inner nerd […]

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