How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Don’t Shake The Babies – Jiggle Them!

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I mean… They say never shake a baby. But this is something we’ll have to make an exception for. It’s more like “Don’t jiggle a baby” which is completely different and super warranted. I’m for it. I don’t even know what this device is for but it seems like baby jiggling is a thing that […]

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Serious Subjects Can Get Seriously Silly with Kids

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When you tackle a subject with your kid that’s one of the more life-lessonie topics, it can be pretty dang interesting. You start to find out what they have -100 clues about, and what they’ve picked up from wherever. But, like a lollipop that rolled under the couch, sometimes some pretty unusual stuff sticks to […]

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Dad Jokes Hall of Shame – Part 8

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The effects of a Dad Jokes can be great in one of two ways: 1) they’ll either make your belly wobble a lot or maybe just an amused snort, OR 2) you’ll be appalled and they’ll make every other joke seem hilariously better by comparison. So, love ’em or hate ’em, it’s basically a total […]

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When Sassy Kids Attack

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Sometimes your kids have a leg up on you. They know that whole “unconditional love” thing hangs over our heads and can be used to bend us to their will. Meet “No, No Baby” — a little girl whose sass is literally off the charts. She is not having what her dad is laying down. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #324

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It’s not like we don’t loooooove love love our kids. But kids are proof positive you can have too much of a good thing. After a long day of doing all of the things, non-stop, there’s a point where your kid being removed from the mix couldn’t come soon enough. Sometimes this point occurs when […]

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44 Bad Parent Tattoos, But I Mean HORRIFICALLY Bad

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We’ve all got our opinions about tattoos. Some of us love ’em and some of us don’t, but it’s a safe bet that we can all sit down together and agree that these tattoos are just friggin’ awful. I completely understand that the love a parent has for their kid could create a strong impulse […]

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When Your Kid Is A Deception

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I’m not gonna lie. I cried my ass off in the original Transformers: The Movie. Spoiler alert: When Optimus Prime buys the farm, I couldn’t deal with it. It left me reeling from that moment. The creature I knew to be the leader of the Autobots had died. It was hard. It gave me a […]

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Toddlers Priceless First-Time Reactions to Fireworks (Video)

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I remember being astounded by fireworks as a little kid. I love them, but… well, it wasn’t really a love-hate relationship, it was more of love-terror thing. Now that I’m all grown up with three kids that are well past toddlerhood, I’ve had the chance to see the evolution of their awed reactions as they […]

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My Wife Just Said… #323

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Listen, we’ve been through this before. Threenagers. They’re brutal. Everything that’s hard about raising teenagers compacted into tiny, uncoordinated little bodies bent on hurting themselves. To complicate things, our son is somewhat speech delayed. When he gets angsty, things break down quickly. It’s not easy to navigate. Sometimes we just have to take things day […]

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14 Children’s Book Quotes That Are Better Than Any Motivational Poster

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Sometimes you’re reading the silliest, weirdest story to your kid, and you happen upon a line of text that leaps off the page and hits your mind like a splash of cold water. Adults see a lot of inspirational posters and motivational statements, even mottos and taglines from products in ads are trying to encourage […]

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