How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

12 Weird & Edgy Family Comics

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A good ol’, safe-for-kids joke has it’s place. Typically in front of kids. However, there’s a vast world of jokes that aren’t safe for kids, but don’t necessarily get super internet-gross or offensive. A funny, happy middle ground between the sweet innocence and sociopathic derangement. Let’s set down the kids-lunch juice box and enjoy a […]

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My Wife Just Said… #309

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My wife and I have been together for almost 17 years. We share a lot of common obsessions and interests. Sure, we diverge on certain topics but who doesn’t? This weekend proved to be a realization of our secret, hidden obsessions. We finally came clean with each other about our love for pie crust. Pie […]

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Counting to Three

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We don’t all to do it with our kids, but whether it’s counting up or down, a whole friggin’ lot of us parents have. “I’m going to count to three!” As with everything having to do with kids, results will vary wildly for this disciplinary time bomb. Some kids are “you had me at One” and […]

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The Best of Sleepy Eating

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The other day I posted this video of my son eating French fries while falling asleep… A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Mar 21, 2017 at 7:38pm PDT I have probably watched at least 50 videos of babies and toddlers falling asleep while eating. It’s just the best. They probably remind me of […]

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Who’s Your Favorite? (A Hilarious Interrogation)

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Parenting isn’t a competition. Well. It shouldn’t be. But, even for parents who work together perfectly, your heart can kind of feel like it got the silver medal and lost a little in some moments. You ask if they want you to read them a story and they say, “I wan’ Mommy to wead to […]

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Waste Of Time: Largest Gummy Bear VS Vacuum Chamber

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I think it’s really important to take lots of breaks. Lots of distractions. There’s too much going on in the world and in our own lives. Take this moment to enjoy a marshmallow gummy bear experiencing of the pressures a vacuum chamber. It’s sort of a metaphor for my body fat percentage since I’ve had […]

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My Wife Just Said… #308

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Our reliance on our phones has made us pretty terrible about tracking certain things. For instance, I can pretty much only remember my own phone number and 911. I might be able to guess about 5 or 6 digits correctly in my wife’s phone number. It’s the same with directions. Google and our map apps […]

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Best of BBC Dad!

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I was enamored when I saw BBC Dad, as he’s now known around the world, and his amazing wife coming in to scoop up their hilarious kids. There are lots of think pieces being written about various aspects of the TV moment. All I know is this father showed a side of work-from-home life that […]

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Minecrack

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I should have known what was going to happen. I’ve been addicted to… um, IN LOVE WITH Minecraft myself for years, so it shouldn’t have been a shocker for me when I introduced it to my then 5-year-old that he’d go bonkers for it, too. I’m a gamer. My wife is not.  So, when we […]

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The Spark Inside Us

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A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Mar 10, 2017 at 7:11pm PST My sons, There is an important distinction between being a puppet and the one who creates the magic. When you confuse yourself for your work or your art, you will lose track of the spark that makes you powerful. You animate […]

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