How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Toddler Cars: Beyond Fury Road

Posted by on April 27th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

I just recently rewatched the original Mad Max and was surprised by how well it survived the passage of time. I remember watching it as a kid and being struck by the sad desperation of a post-apocalyptic world, but, because I was kid, I was obviously way more struck by how totally flippin’ awesome it […]

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Getting Older (7 Fowl Comics)

Posted by on April 25th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

We all get older, sure, but having kids seems to accelerate every aspect of the aging process. We hear popular music come on and look at our radio as if it has lost its mind. When we have kids, we cringe at our kids repeating the lyrics. We notice hairs growing in places no self-respecting […]

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​Surviving Being a Passenger When Your Spouse Is Driving

Posted by on April 21st, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

​ Okay. Maybe they’re not terrible, crazy drivers (unlikely). Maybe it’s because we’re used to driving ourselves (probably not). Maybe your faith in their skill is shaky because they just hit their head on the fridge door or asked you where something was while they were holding it in their hand (now we’re talkin’). Whatever […]

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Watches Food Network Once…

Posted by on April 19th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

It’s always been true that parents struggle with feeding their kid, at least in one way or another. We want them to eat healthy, sure, but once some of us realize what savagely picky food critics our kids can be, we occasionally downshift our standards, and just concentrating on getting them to eat. ANYTHING. But […]

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My Easter Bunny Just Said… #312

Posted by on April 17th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID...", NOTEBOOK

Here’s a pretty funny story about how my wife, EHEM! I mean, the EASTER BUNNY got a little tripped up this year. Our 7-year-old woke early Easter morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Which of course means my wife and I also woke, but a little more like roadkill. He rushed to the kitchen, with us stumbling […]

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Trying to Understand WTF Kids Are Saying These Days

Posted by on April 13th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Slang. Lingo. The vernacular of young people. We had it ourselves in our youth. Rad, bitchin’, grody, hella, whatever. Our parents probably side-eyed us pretty hard when we said the words and phrases of our day. But nowadays? Whoa. The internet is likely to blame, but it seems like slang is out of control, at […]

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Stay-At-Home Fatherhood Captured in Hilarious Sticky Notes

Posted by on April 11th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Most of us leave Post-In notes around for ourselves or for our partner in child rearing. As fulfilling as parenthood is, it sure can be devastating on ones wits and memory. But this post is about someone who went beyond written reminders plastered all over the house. Somewhere heartwarming, hilarious and occasionally off-color. Chris Illuminati […]

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28 FAILS That’ll Make You Feel Like a Great Parent

Posted by on April 7th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Parenting automatically comes with a fair amount of self-doubt and second- or seventieth-guessing, but it’s made even worse when we see the never ending online parade of other parents’ manicured glamour shots and stories of parenting perfection. Guinness-World-Record worthy craft projects on Pinterest. Facebook posts of 4-year-olds writing cursive in another language. All of it […]

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Learning the Different Differences of People

Posted by on April 5th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, VIDEOTAPE

There isn’t just one single point that every parent experiences with their kid learning about the difference of other people. Because they’re all different, in usual and in unique ways, you’ll run into several experiences. Little ones don’t tend to get too caught up in the abstract differences of character and personality, so they tend […]

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My Wife Just Lost Something… #310

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My wife is so good at putting things away, by golly, they STAY put away. Sometimes for years. Only to be rediscovered when we move. Maybe. I can’t fault her, though. When you look at the bazillion things she juggles, it makes sense that some things would slip through the cracks. As understandable as it […]

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