How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Eight

Posted by on December 18th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last time, we described what it’s like having twins. Today, let’s talk about friendship, shall we? Friendship with kids is unlike any other kind human relationship. Between the volatility, lack of cohesive thought, and quicksilver amendments, kid friendship borders on looking like an abusive relationship with a stuffed animal. But rather than type all the […]

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3 Bad Moments in Advertising for Parents

Posted by on December 16th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Advertising has hit an all-new level of weird, guys. Not only are advertisers taking over social networks and the entire internet with paid ads, but sometimes these “marketers” lack in creativity and common sense often found in the hands of thoughtful artists and publishers so much that we are subjected to some really ridiculous media. […]

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Maximumble: Pajamas

Posted by on December 10th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  Listen, having an imagination is serious business. We enter into this bond of pretend play with our kids, and its easy to lose sight of the fact that this fiction is FOR REAL. Ask a kid. Sometimes, they won’t be able to discern truth from the invention. And its a beautiful thing. As long […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #190

Posted by on December 8th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Don’t they know I want to wrestle with their mom? She always wins, of course. But that’s just because we’ve been together for almost 15 years. And she’s smarter than me. And better at wrestling. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” What does a human jungle gym look like exactly?   Follow us on Facebook. […]

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Home Is Where You Are

Posted by on December 4th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

We’ve gone through lots of changes lately. Moving, new job, new school — you name it. Proud of our progress but sometimes, when you’re a parent, simple things almost seem insurmountable. We’re still cutting through the brush in our jungle of boxes. The only thing static at this point is my true north, my family. […]

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Grandma Pumps Iron

Posted by on December 2nd, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

I don’t want to get into a pissing match here, and I don’t usually want to do that unless something is on fire, but this grandma could probably lift more weight than you. Meet Willie. She’s 77 years-old and powerlifting like it’s her job. This lady shovels her own snow, beats all of her competition […]

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Scientist Shares Key To Saving The World

Posted by on November 26th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

If you aren’t familiar with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, then you’re missing out on one of the most charismatic, philosophically succinct scientists of our era. He has single-handedly revived public interest in space exploration and science as a whole. Moreover, the guy has knack for putting things in perspective while demonstrating his vast knowledge. But this […]

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My Wife Just Said… #188

Posted by on November 24th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Moved two days ago and still can’t find my underwear. Thanks for lending me yours, honey. #movingwithkids” -Avara   A photo posted by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:53am PST Moving with kids is like juggling whiny chainsaws that need something from you every five seconds. We’re in a land of boxes and […]

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Your Time Here

Posted by on November 20th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Dear Finn, Let me tell you the story of your life. Know that there will be exceptions, but this is the grand accounting of your human journey. You were born to two loving parents and these parents were afraid they would break you. They drove slowly coming home and lost a good deal of sleep […]

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The Diaper Changing Warzone

Posted by on November 18th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

That first poop-filled diaper. It’s a doozy. It’s like a poop mitzvah. It separates the pros from the amateurs. I remember mine well. I feel like an aid worker on the beaches of Florida after the BP oil spill if the oil had been shot out of a human butt cannon. Those are magical times. […]

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