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How to Be a Dad

The Most Advanced Halloween Costume Ever

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Sometimes I wish I had more definable skills when it came to crafts. Specifically, I wish I could make better costumes and props for my kids. I love playing with my boys, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. My costumes are usually “meh” unless I have help. I suck at it. So, I get to […]

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Parenterms: “Poouquet”

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Like finely crafted wine, you can tell a lot by the fragrances of things, though in this case, a really groady cheese might be a more fitting analogy. Normally a wine’s bouquet refers not just to the first nostril impression of a particular grown-up grape juice, it also refers to the scent (or stank) it […]

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Pretend Parenting

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I’m not a perfect person. But, I like to pretend to think I am… When we found out WE were pregnant (I LOVE that phrase), I decided I would be the best father to ever walk the face of the Earth. All men before me would pale in comparison and children would flock from all […]

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My Kid Just Said… #56

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“I gonna take dis gwass of water an’ pour it in dat bowl of dirt. Because… ya aaaaaaalways need mud.” -Lucas (2013, 5 years old)   My cheeks cramped from smiling after he said this, but I kept watching with my spasmodic smirk as he happily turned dirt into mud with water, and my brow […]

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A Mother Photographs Her One-Armed Daughter in Scenes of Beauty and Whimsy

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Photographs can tell a story, show evidence, capture history and controversy… They can also enter into worlds of wonder and imagination, breaking the boundary of captured reality and enter into the suggestion of fantasy. Holly Spring, brilliant photographer and mother of her one-armed daughter, decided to create new worlds with her handimazing little girl. Ugh. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #184

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“The title for my autobiography will be ‘And Then I Fell Asleep…’” -Avara   Missing this guy terribly and it's only our first night apart😢 A photo posted by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Jul 7, 2014 at 9:32pm PDT You don’t want to miss a moment. Of any of it. But sleep is needed to make the […]

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A #FlushIQ Bathroom Twitter Potty!

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When Delta Faucet came to us and said, “We want to party with you guys about toilets” — we couldn’t say YES fast enough. Getting a chance to talk about bathroom bravery and funny mishaps? WE’RE IN. Delta Faucet wants to tell you all about their #FlushIQ toilet, which sounds like a cyborg and a […]

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How to Be… the World’s Best Father?

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We tend to celebrate and poke fun at our insecurities, failures and doubts as dads on this website of ours, ironically named HowToBeADad.com, a place you can count on to never really tell you how to be a dad. At all. So, it’s no surprise that we love and wanted to share the brilliant photo […]

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Cheating Death

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In between the fun and filled-up diapers there are quieter moments in parenting. They hit you when you let your guard down. You’ll be tucking your kid in for bed or sitting on the couch watching your child watch one of your favorite shows from childhood. He’s laughing with you. You look at each other […]

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Toilet Safety: Advanced Adult Toilet Training

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  After a person learns how to go by themselves, it’s like they’ve suddenly graduated and they’re left to figure out the rest on their own. But, besides kids learning to not have “accidents,” there’s way more to know about and avoid in the gentle art of going to the bathroom. Delta Faucet teamed up […]

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