How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

5 Parenting Lessons from Game of Thrones

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If you’ve ever thought parenting was a tough ride, you should try Game of Thrones. The HBO series is essentially a parenting manual in the form of a fantasy series with boobies and bloody battles. Sure, there are lots of moments with family politics and questionable decision-making, BUT THAT’S JUST LIKE REAL LIFE. Here are […]

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Kids’ Reactions to Museums

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It’s not that kids don’t appreciate art and museums, it’s that they do it in a much… “different” way than most grown ups. Let’s look at a collection of kids’ various reactions…   Sometimes it’s funny.   Sometimes it’s delicious.   Sometimes it’s inspirational.   Sometimes it’s scary. video source   Sometimes it’s ironic.   […]

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How Did Parents Let This LEGO Train Track Happen?

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My house is a constant mess of toys. Sure, I may have indulged my sons once or twice with my own need for childhood knickknacks, but I love playing with them. My boys, I mean. And the toys. Both. Anyway. Sometimes, I get fed up and wish the toys could all disappear. All of them. […]

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The Frequency of Saying “Poop” (Graphed)

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  We all know what our top words and phrases are, the ones that would make us filthy stinking rich “if I had a dollar for every time I’ve said… ” You’ll find your vacubalury and speech change direction dramatically once you become the proud owner of your very own, brand new little human. After […]

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My Wife Just Said… #262

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“Cuddles. Get ’em when you can.❤” –Avara   The older your kids get, the faster and more painfully distant they can become. I know I’m whiling away the hours and days before my sons push off into the vast seas of young adulthood. They will never know what it’s like to have a father who couldn’t […]

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5 Frustrating Kid’s Bed Allergies

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This post is sponsored by Tempur Sealy, but all the crazy talk here is mine, to spread the word about Cocoon by Sealy’s unique frustration-reducing mattress solution.   Sure, these may not be “real” allergies, classified by “real” doctors. But, MAN, kids sure do make it seem like they are. Kids actually are great with […]

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4 More Books My Sons Have To Read Before They’re 11

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As I said in my last post, which you can visit if you want to get more ideas about some really amazing books, my older son Finn and I love to read together. He also loves to read on his own and then boast about how he’d finished books without me. Anyway, your mileage may […]

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Dad Mode Senses Are Tingling! (25 Amazing GIFs)

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People loved the Dad Mode ACTIVATE! post, so I’ve scoured the internet to put together even more, and found a bunch you’ve probably never seen before. Some are overwhelming, some are just whelming, and some are anti-whelming, as far as Dad Mode moments go. Enjoy!   Catch the Monkey Rating: ​★★☆☆☆ Not too dramatic, but […]

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Learning To Fly: Man Takes His Brother Into The Sky

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Siblings and parents want to take their family into the clouds, to reach new heights. But one brother took his brother on a flight into the sky, and showed us what it means to fly. Meet Michael McMahon. His brother Robbie has Williams Syndrome, a genetic disease that causes medical issues affects 1 in 10,000 […]

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My Wife Just Said… #261

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She was right. Our son was in his room “playing” with action figures on the dog. The poor fluffy pooch was sitting there patiently but looked up with “save me” eyes. I extracted him with a finger wag to my son. ​There’s an ability parents gain, deciphering the sounds and cries their babies and kids […]

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