How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

What Heroism Looks and Sounds Like

Posted by on January 29th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

When I was young teenager, my house burned down. It gutted us. All of our belongings, if not melted were so smoke damaged that they were nearly irretrievable. To add to the sadness, the fire occurred just a few days after Christmas. My trophies, family photos — so much was lost. I vividly remember skateboarding […]

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My Kid Just Said… #58

Posted by on January 27th, 2015, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Did you know I like you more than my iPad?” -Finn (2015, 5 years old)   I mean, that’s fair. Right? If only there were ways to measure true love from our kids. This is as close as I’m gonna get, I think. How have your kids expressed their love for you? A photo posted […]

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NSFW: Dad Nails Parenting

Posted by on January 23rd, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

I’ve been seeing this make the rounds on all the normal internet avenues. Who knows if it’s true. I don’t really care either way. The sentiment, however, is truer than true. It’s fatherhood, itself. You don’t have to be a 6’3″ ex-navy seal to demonstrate masculinity. Embarrassment comes in a lot of colors and flavors. […]

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5 Annoying Pieces of Parenting Advice

Posted by on January 21st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

1. Arguing With Your Kid? DON’T ARGUE WITH THEM It’s so true. Maybe we could apply this same advice to achieve world peace? It’s not like we’re tired, hungry, burnt out, and exasperated. Right? 2. Kid Won’t Eat? JUST MAKE THEM EAT Also applicable: if they eat it five times they’ll keep eating it. Picky […]

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My Wife Just Said… #196

Posted by on January 19th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“The circus called. They want their baby back…” -Avara   My boys are a unique kind of creature. Intensely cuddly, immensely vulnerable and singularly desirous of putting themselves in harm’s way by climbing, running or otherwise tumbling into trouble. They like to push the envelope, and we like to make sure that envelope is sealed. Calculated […]

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8 Bit Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted by on January 15th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

I really enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy. Like, a lot. The parent feels, amazing comedy and incredible effects blew my mind. But some of us don’t have time to get to a theater, let alone spend more than two hours there. You’re in luck, time-poor parents. We found an 8-bit version and it’s phenomenal. Enjoy! […]

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7 Signs You’re A Parent

Posted by on January 13th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

1. You Repeat Yourself You don’t like telling the same stories, giving repeat instructions and pleading over/over/over again that you need something vital to happen. But that’s what happens. Every day. All the time. 1. You Repeat Yourself You don’t like telling the same stories, giving repeat instructions and pleading over/over/over again that you need […]

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A Child’s Imagination

Posted by on January 9th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

One of the things I love most about fatherhood is the opportunity to get down into the nooks and crannies of my own imagination, prompted by my kids. This video is a perfect example of looking through a kid’s eyes. A kid´s imagination from Chris on Vimeo. Never settle for what is there. Always paint, […]

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Harry Potter and the Curious Cancer

Posted by on January 7th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I used to think life was a process of growing older and wiser. You put the puzzle pieces together, finding those intellectual edge pieces to the larger picture and placing them to make sense out of a 2,524,554,080 second blank jigsaw. Boys, take care of yourselves. Before you can't. I lost three close family members […]

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My Wife Just Said… #194

Posted by on January 5th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I feel sad for all the babies out there who don’t have mamas or dadas to soothe them when they’re sick. And I feel grateful I’m able to do that for ours… And I need sleep.” -Avara   The flu hit us, the whole family, pretty hard over the last 3-4 days. I rang in the […]

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