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My Kid Just Said… #56

Posted by on October 28th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“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

Posted by on October 28th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

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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How to Be… the World’s Best Father?

Posted by on October 24th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

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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Toilet Safety: Advanced Adult Toilet Training

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  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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Week In Dads, Episode 7

Posted by on October 20th, 2014, under VIDEOTAPE

Join Charlie, Andy, David, Whit and Jess (and occasionally Tyler) as they ramble on about random topics of the week. In this week’s episode: EPISODE 7. C-Sections Are Reverse Tauntauns, Halloween Costumes, Poop Tables, Kill Rooms, Live Interviews with Grocery Store Clerks Subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with the idiocy.

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My Wife Just Screamed… #183

Posted by on October 20th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Tonight we are having pork chops with apricot glaze seared and roasted in a cast iron skillet [grabs cast iron skillet] AAAUUUUUGGGGHHH!!! Can you hand me an ice pack, honey?” -Elizabeth   When deciding on a family dinner, some people decide to go all out, preparing a full-on gourmet meal with multiple sides of fancy-schmancy. […]

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A First-Grader’s Poem Moved Me More Than Shakespeare

Posted by on October 16th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

The poem pictured above was supposedly written by a first grader. Here’s a formatted and slightly corrected text version:   We did the soft wind We danced slowly We swirled around We danced soft We listened to the music We danced to the music We made personal space   This was written by a kid, […]

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20 Happy Little Painted Baby Bumps

Posted by on October 14th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

A completely blank sheet of paper in front of a kid seems to beg to be dashed and scribbled on with a crayon. The freshly wave-smoothed sand of a beach beckons to someone holding a good pointy stick. A new, pure white subway train totally hollahs at a tagger with a full can of spray […]

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Baby Sleep Positions: “The Junkyard”

Posted by on October 10th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

From the beginning of parenting, sleep becomes a bit of a half-remembered dream, one that you daydream about while staring vacantly at a wall as you overfill a coffee cup. Everyone with mini humans knows this, but there’s also a point in the condition known as parenthood when the toy infestation begins. At first it’s […]

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Gifspirational Posters (Honest Ones for Parents)

Posted by on October 8th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

When you’re a parent, the already daunting road of Life can seem hard enough to travel without having to drag along flailing kids and all the gear that comes with them. We could all use a little inspiration from time to time. Besides coffee. Inspirational quotes by famous figures, and nuggets of wisdom from smart […]

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