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“Electricity” : Convos With My 2-Year-Old

Posted by on July 4th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Explaining danger to your kid can be kind of hair raising for parents, but if it’s someone else who’s doing the explaining, it can be pretty flippin’ funny. We’re big fans of stick figure signs here at HowToBeADad.com, so this is especially priceless. Enjoy! Subscribe to ConvosWith2YrOld to follow the series. (Liking, favoriting and commenting […]

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Alternative Diets for Parents

Posted by on July 3rd, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

The biggest problem with food is that it’s delicious and available. So, wouldn’t the overarching concept behind an effective diet be to reduce the amount of food available or to suppress the desire for it, or simply remove its deliciousness? Maybe not, but whatever, right?! If you choose the Kid-Made Diet, you’ll have no problem […]

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My Wife and Kid Just Said… #167

Posted by on July 1st, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID...", "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Wife: “No, I don’t have a penis. I have a vagina.”   Son: “A bagina? Where does the pee come out???”   Wife: “There’s a… hole.”   Son: “In you butt?”   Wife: “No, the front… The fluffy part.”   Listening to my wife, Lizze, and my youngest son Lucas (5yo), I wanted to laugh […]

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Infomercial Parenting Style

Posted by on June 26th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

There are all kinds of parenting styles that have been given clever little labels and been written about thoroughly out there. There’s an even greater word-count online in the debates and commentary about which one’s are the happy-go-bestest and which ones will lead to a child’s utter and total dysfunction, derangement and probably even super […]

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Kitten vs. Baby

Posted by on June 24th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click the image to enlarge ]   Ahhhhhh, babies and kitties. Not only are they more alike than anyone might have previously thought (or not even cared to think about), they share another deep commonality: they’re everywhere! Well, on the interwebs, at least and for sure. Did you know that it’s now been scientific-ish-ly […]

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Feeling Old vs. Being Old

Posted by on June 20th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Kids these days. When I was a kid, actually old people didn’t really complain about being actually old. Though, they might have occasionally moan-bragged about how tough they had it when they were whippersnappers. Subscribe to CollegeHumor (Liking, favoriting and commenting helps videos on YouTube, so go nuts.)   I think I can see it […]

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What We See vs What He Sees

Posted by on June 18th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

This post is a partnership between Dyson and HowToBeADad.com   Even before he could walk, my youngest son loved “cleaning.” His first obsession toy was a hand vacuum. After he burned out the battery from sheer use, I began to wonder if this was a sign of a future calling. I’ll admit I tilted my […]

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My Wife Just Texted??? #165

Posted by on June 16th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

There are the occasional times when we leave our phones unattended and unlocked. I’m not referring to myself here, since people have joked that my iPhone and earbuds are part of my body’s anatomy, but for other people it happens from time to time. Of those times, mischievous people sometimes get a hold of them. […]

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“Big/Small” : Convos With My 2-Year-Old

Posted by on June 13th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

When your child starts arguing with you about something that makes no sense, it can sometimes be simply a clever ploy to get at something else they’re interested in. Or it can simply be crazy talk. Don’t try to think about it too much, just go with the flow. Subscribe to ConvosWith2YrOld to follow the […]

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Kid’s Day – Scrabble Scribble #8

Posted by on June 13th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  It makes sense when you think about it from a kid’s perspective: there’s a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, so why not a Kid’s Day, right? Totally right, if it weren’t for all of the wrongness that comes from the fact that we parents spend every single one of our days slaving to […]

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