How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

The Crazy Ways Kids Rename Things (24 Pictures)

Posted by on May 27th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

My son walked up to me recently and asked me where the “burger shovel” was. After I was done chuckling, I asked him what he needed a spatula for. He answered, “I need your s-spaatuulaa for my pretend restaurant.” He said the word like he was taste-testing it for an in-depth Yelp review. Kids are […]

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Exposure To & Improper Use of Kid Slang May Result in Brain Damage

Posted by on May 22nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Even if we haven’t said them ourselves as parents, we’ve all seen it happen, or know of a horrific story or twelve. Some of us can barely stand hearing them and have vowed solemn oaths to never say them. I’m talking about the slang words kids use today. And that gruesome moment when a mom’s […]

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Baby Food Bullying

Posted by on May 20th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

We’re bummed out. A rad company is being bullied in the media with sensationalistic finger-pointing and it’s starting to remind us of a toddler screaming at a cool toy for no reason. Let us be crystal clear. We’ve been working with Plum Organics to start an online convo about the honest, unfiltered moments of parenting. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #213

Posted by on May 18th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Your dog is so cute! It’s scary how cute your dog is.” -Elizabeth   We were strolling along the shops and restaurants of the main street in Old Towne. Suddenly, my wife gasps and my heart does a belly flop, thinking the lad fell or there was a vicious wasp strafing us. Nope. Just a […]

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The Sweet Gasping Breaths of Life (3 Amazing Videos)

Posted by on May 14th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I like to think I study parenting. Not with books or articles or words and such—the back-and-forth flicking of the eyeballs thingy interferes too much with my naturally vacant stare. No, I study parenting through experience and observation, and from hearing war stories of wrangling the little mini humans into full-sized ones. I’m interested in it […]

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Parenterms: “Excusplanation”

Posted by on May 12th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

When something is stuck to a wall or scattered in a million pieces on the floor, or a blubbering sibling is rubbing their head, and you ask a kid what happened? Hah! You’ll hear barely anything (if anything at all) about the sequence of events. Instead, you’ll hear a lot about the philosophical nature of […]

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It’s Not Our Fault, Babies Are Just So Squooshable

Posted by on May 8th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

We can all agree that babies are obscenely cute and squooshy, like little peach-fuzzed plush dolls filled with mini marshmallows, warm unicorn burps and dreams come true. It can be a lot easier to resist breathing than it is to resist squeezing and hugging and cuddling the little pudgy blobs of joy. It’s totally their […]

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Hilarious Fake Notes from Kids

Posted by on May 6th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

As soon as kids are able to string spoken words into tangled sentences, it seems like they’re also already telling tall tales. “Not me!” “I reawwy washeded my hands.” “I no have to go potty!” HAH! Lies. A lot of kids are to fibs what Willy Wonka is to chocolate. Aaaaaaand then the cute little […]

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My Wife Just Said… #211

Posted by on May 4th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Remember when you proposed?” [sighs] “And you got down on your hands and knees…WAIT! I mean your KNEE!“ -Elizabeth   Someone was able to capture the reaction, but unfortunately there is no photo evidence that I was only on my knee to ask for her hand. After she caught her word slip, we both exploded […]

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My Kid Just Texted… #60

Posted by on April 30th, 2015, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“You love me and i love you and i miss you Are you having a good week?” -Lucas (2015, 5 years old)   It’s adorable how in telling me he loves me, on my wife’s borrowed/hijacked phone, that the cutie patootie begins by proclaiming that I love him. In my mind, I can so clearly […]

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