How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Saturday Morning: With Kids Vs. Without Kids

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Here’s a painfully funny and accurate before-and-after comparison by @robfee, showing how a person’s Saturday morning goes WITH and WITHOUT the wild, miniature humans we call kids. For those of you with kids, you’re probably laughing or simply rolling your eyes with really breathy been-there-done-that sighs. For those of you without kids, pay close attention […]

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Boot Camp for Feeding Kids

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We partnered up with Gorton’s to bring you this post because we feel your pain, parents. Also because of the bazillions of fish sticks my kids and I have gobbled up.   There are all kinds of boot camps to prepare for extreme challenges or achieve difficult goals. Feeding kids clearly fits these points, so […]

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Does Having Kids Make You Happier?

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I’m sitting up in bed staring through the darkness as my one-year-old cries just a short distance away. It’s about 65 degrees in my room but I’m sweating. I’ve been through this before, with both boys, but it doesn’t get easier. If I had a crystal ball, I’m sure it would show me that he’s […]

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Sesame Street’s ‘House of Cards’ Parody Wins My Vote

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Have you guys noticed how on point Sesame Street has been about their online content lately? It’s almost disconcertingly good. They always seem to have something that communicates to grownups as effectively as it teaches kids about a subject. And for that I am grateful. They have a long history of amazing parodies, from True […]

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My Wife Just Said… #201

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“I thought I had a big head, until I met you. Uhhhh… that didn’t come out right.” -Elizabeth   While the words that came out of her mouth were a little foot-flavored, they happen to be true. All my sons have big noggins, too. In fact, all the men in my family line seem to […]

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Maximumble: Dessert

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  Obviously, Chris Hallbeck has been to my house before. Or many times. I literally could not get my older son, Finn, to eat anything even if I were dying of a gunshot wound or some disease that could be cured by eating new foods. But I like Chris’ style. I, too, wouldn’t be able […]

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Your Certificate of Not Losing Your Sh*t

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[ Click for a printable .pdf ] Your patience wasn’t tested, it was napalmed. But you didn’t blow your top, even if you didn’t quite “keep your cool.” Whether it was because of your kid, your significant other, your boss or whoever, you made it though a day that wasn’t just awful, it was what […]

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5 Parenting Tips from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

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There are countless parenting experts with books, videos, courses, brochures and all sort of parenting propaganda. But we ain’t buying it. Instead, we prefer to learn the hidden lessons from our favorite movies and TV shows (do not try this at home). What if all of our lives were a simple calculation of deriving immense […]

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Adorablized Words: A Guide to Kids’ Pronunciation

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  Something wonderfully unexpected happened last week. I posted about how my 5yo says pesketti an meapbals, and a crap ton of you shared YOUR OWN kid’s adorablized words. There were so many great examples of how our little kidlets gnaw on the words they’re learning, and spit out their cute, weird or accidentally-vulgar mutations, […]

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My Wife Just Said… #200

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“I’d like to take a moment to thank Fifty Shades of Grey for replacing vaccines as the subject of hot debate amongst the ladies.” -Avara   It’s our 200th “My Wife Just Said…” so I think it’s fitting we go with the most alarming conversation we can, right? The internet seems to be built for speed, […]

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