How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Counting to Three

Posted by on March 24th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

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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Who’s Your Favorite? (A Hilarious Interrogation)

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

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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My Wife Just Said… #308

Posted by on March 20th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

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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Minecrack

Posted by on March 16th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

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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Kids Are Masters of Life-Napping (20 GIFs)

Posted by on March 14th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

For people who can fall asleep nearly anywhere (in any position, at any time of day, while doing anything), children sure can be impossible to put to sleep. They’re like little dozing narcoleptics who also have terrible insomnia. To say this is frustrating for parents is like saying the sun is a bit toasty. Sure […]

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Job Description: PARENT

Posted by on March 10th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Job Title: Parent (Mother / Father) Department: Human Development Hours & Schedule: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year Location: Everywhere Job Description Updated: Hourly     Position Summary The care and feeding of a miniature human. Backbreaking and mind-numbing manual, mental and emotional labor. Keeping your cool under pressure, […]

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Dad Jokes Hall of Shame – Part 7

Posted by on March 8th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

My dad was a master of the cheesy pun decades before the world coined the term “dad joke.” One Christmas a present from him was unwrapped and it was a tiny planet Earth completely covered in glued-on pees. He wanted to give the best gift that anyone can give: world pees. The entire family groaned […]

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My Kid Just Said… #63

Posted by on March 6th, 2017, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

There are so many memories you collect in the raising of your mini human. They’re not all equal, though. To put it figuratively, some of them are just poorly jotted down in pencil you can’t even read later, some are painstakingly written down with a pen, and some are recorded with a permanent marker in […]

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Things You Thought Would Be a Bigger THING, Growing Up

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

As a kid, I was given several impressions that didn’t quite pan out as an adult. When you’re growing up, your head is soaking up everything like a good little sponge. Or maybe a lollipop that fell under the couch. It can come from rotting your brains on cartoons, shows, commercials and movies, or from […]

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Superhero Action Figures Come to Life! (40 Amazing Photos)

Posted by on February 28th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Much to my fatherly delight, my son has grown up into a 7-year-old who loves action figures. As an aficionado myself, and the one who has to pay for the dang expensive things, I’ve taught him to pay attention to how articulated they are; how many joints they have and how poseable they are. The […]

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