How to Be a Dad

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Excelsior!

Posted by on November 13th, 2018, under NOTEBOOK

I won’t say I had the “rare” opportunity to meet Stan Lee, because the man was a famously extroverted character, and he saw and met an unbelievable amount of humanity in his 95 years. But our meeting was rare for me. The year was 1987 and I was (11 years young) already ferociously addicted to […]

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My Wife Just Said… ( • )( • )

Posted by on November 12th, 2018, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We were arguing about the dumbest most unimportant thing, as married people do. It was late and we were both tired (though it’s probably unnecessary to qualify that it was late since tiredness is our constant companion). To make things worse, we were both hungry enough to be cranky, but not hungry enough to override […]

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Halloween Health-EVIL Ideas

Posted by on October 30th, 2018, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Okay so, maybe these are all DEFINITELY terrible ideas. Based on a recent “Candy Confessions” survey from Crest, 86% of parents eat candy that was given to their child while trick-or-treating. We are all looking to fulfill our sweet tooth! Around the Halloween season, parents also seem to up their kids’ healthy eating and tooth-care […]

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How to Test Steak for WRONGNESS

Posted by on October 23rd, 2018, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, NOTEBOOK

Everyone has their preference, of course. And one could say there is no WRONG way to have a steak prepared for you, but the person who said that would be very sadly mistaken. However, in today’s day and age, it’s totally okay for people to like absolutely awful things. It’s 2018! You do you. But […]

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5 “Parenterms” That Need to Be Real Words

Posted by on October 19th, 2018, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Parents make stuff up all the time. To sound like they have even the slightest clue, to shut some situation down or simply because they can’t remember the right thing to say. We need to adapt, improvise and overcome when it comes to raising kids. Taking words and MacGyvering them a little is no different. […]

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My Wife Just Said… (Zipper Struggle)

Posted by on October 17th, 2018, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

It’s hard to have a grown-up discussion with your wife when your fly is down or your shirt is inside-out. But it can be done! I’m living proof of this. Frequently. The trick is to compensate by using big words and deep philosophical concepts. For instance, you can say, “It’s an entirely admissible error to […]

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Pop-Tarts, If They Made ‘Em for TODDLERS

Posted by on October 12th, 2018, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Why not feed your young ones sweet snacks based on the freaky foods they already go nuts for? Pop-tarts for toddlers can’t be the dumbest food product idea you’ve ever heard of. But if it is, than I’m even prouder for whipping it up in the carnival freak show of my mind. These would also […]

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Awareness

Posted by on October 11th, 2018, under NOTEBOOK

photo credit: Bodies of Subversion: A Secret Hisotry of Women and Tattoo by Margot Mifflin Several months ago, and probably way past when I should’ve been asleep, I laid in bed with my face cradled lazily in one hand, with the other holding the rectangle of light we all use to travel aimlessly around the […]

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STRESS & Don’t Wake Daddy Game Time (Funny Video)

Posted by on October 5th, 2018, under VIDEOTAPE

Some games are intense and can get pretty stressful! Often the results can be very very funny. But life can be incredibly stressful. The kind you live, not the board game LIFE (that one’s pretty tame). I feel like now, more than ever, it’s an important part of parenting to make sure your kids are […]

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Preventing the Impossible: Kid Stains

Posted by on September 14th, 2018, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

M’kay. So maaaaaybe these aren’t such good ideas. It’s always surprising, the sheer number of inevitable stains that happen in a family. However, this surprise can sort of pale in comparison to the shock of HOW some of them happen. The other day, I was walking from the couch to the TV with a glass […]

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