How to Be a Dad

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Saturday Morning: With Kids Vs. Without Kids

Posted by on February 27th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

Here’s a painfully funny and accurate before-and-after comparison by @robfee, showing how a person’s Saturday morning goes WITH and WITHOUT the wild, miniature humans we call kids. For those of you with kids, you’re probably laughing or simply rolling your eyes with really breathy been-there-done-that sighs. For those of you without kids, pay close attention […]

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Boot Camp for Feeding Kids

Posted by on February 26th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

We partnered up with Gorton’s to bring you this post because we feel your pain, parents. Also because of the bazillions of fish sticks my kids and I have gobbled up.   There are all kinds of boot camps to prepare for extreme challenges or achieve difficult goals. Feeding kids clearly fits these points, so […]

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My Wife Just Said… #201

Posted by on February 23rd, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I thought I had a big head, until I met you. Uhhhh… that didn’t come out right.” -Elizabeth   While the words that came out of her mouth were a little foot-flavored, they happen to be true. All my sons have big noggins, too. In fact, all the men in my family line seem to […]

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Your Certificate of Not Losing Your Sh*t

Posted by on February 19th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

[ Click for a printable .pdf ] Your patience wasn’t tested, it was napalmed. But you didn’t blow your top, even if you didn’t quite “keep your cool.” Whether it was because of your kid, your significant other, your boss or whoever, you made it though a day that wasn’t just awful, it was what […]

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Adorablized Words: A Guide to Kids’ Pronunciation

Posted by on February 17th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

  Something wonderfully unexpected happened last week. I posted about how my 5yo says pesketti an meapbals, and a crap ton of you shared YOUR OWN kid’s adorablized words. There were so many great examples of how our little kidlets gnaw on the words they’re learning, and spit out their cute, weird or accidentally-vulgar mutations, […]

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Kid Definishons: “Pesketti an Meapbals”

Posted by on February 13th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

As his dad, I want my son to become very intelligent, but also as his dad, I won’t really mind if he always calls it pesketti an meapbals. One by one, though, the rough edges of our kids’ cute mispronunciations are sanded down and buffed into the smooth shapes they’re supposed to be. Bwankie becomes […]

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Hollywood Childbirth: Lights! Camera! PUSH!

Posted by on February 11th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

And the Academy Award nominees for “Most Fake Birth Scene” are… all of them. A few months after I witnessed the birth of my first son, I saw my first childbirth scene as a new dad. I watched with a scrunched up, appalled expression as I realized how we’re all pretty much fed a parade […]

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My Wife Just FaceTimed… #199

Posted by on February 9th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Whoa! My GOD! FaceTime makes me look so OLD.” -Elizabeth   My wife, of course, went into immediate pouty-lipped facial poses and Blue Steel looks. Which in turn, and also of course, had me choke laughing. Most women have certain standards for the way they look in pictures or on camera. It can take just […]

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6 Awful Fit Failures of Pants

Posted by on February 5th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Lee Jeans and HowToBeADad.com have joined forces to bring you this light-hearted infographic because we both know the world is a happier place when your pants fit.   There are plenty of helpful size and fit guides online, from simple charts to artificially-intelligent virtual assistants. While everyone has their fit preference, and it’s good to […]

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20 of the AwkWORST Pregnancy Photos Ever

Posted by on February 3rd, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Pregnancy is generally a beautiful thing. But, as with all things, it can be made really weird and creepy. Our friends at awkwardfamilyphotos.com, have a dragon’s hoard of awkward pregnancy photos. Some of them may blow your mind. Some may make you cry laugh. Some may make you just regular cry. While I want to […]

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