How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

The Most Advanced Halloween Costume Ever

Posted by on October 31st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Sometimes I wish I had more definable skills when it came to crafts. Specifically, I wish I could make better costumes and props for my kids. I love playing with my boys, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. My costumes are usually “meh” unless I have help. I suck at it. So, I get to […]

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Pretend Parenting

Posted by on October 29th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

I’m not a perfect person. But, I like to pretend to think I am… When we found out WE were pregnant (I LOVE that phrase), I decided I would be the best father to ever walk the face of the Earth. All men before me would pale in comparison and children would flock from all […]

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My Wife Just Said… #184

Posted by on October 27th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“The title for my autobiography will be ‘And Then I Fell Asleep…’” -Avara   Missing this guy terribly and it's only our first night apart😢 A photo posted by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Jul 7, 2014 at 9:32pm PDT You don’t want to miss a moment. Of any of it. But sleep is needed to make the […]

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A #FlushIQ Bathroom Twitter Potty!

Posted by on October 24th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

When Delta Faucet came to us and said, “We want to party with you guys about toilets” — we couldn’t say YES fast enough. Getting a chance to talk about bathroom bravery and funny mishaps? WE’RE IN. Delta Faucet wants to tell you all about their #FlushIQ toilet, which sounds like a cyborg and a […]

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Cheating Death

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

In between the fun and filled-up diapers there are quieter moments in parenting. They hit you when you let your guard down. You’ll be tucking your kid in for bed or sitting on the couch watching your child watch one of your favorite shows from childhood. He’s laughing with you. You look at each other […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Seven

Posted by on October 21st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Last time, we described trying to get your kids to come home from the park. In other words, it’s basically insane. Today, let’s talk about having twins. Twins aren’t double the fun. They’re at least quadruple, based on all accounts. But imagine if they were sick. Trying get medicine and vitamins into kids is tough […]

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No Rest For The Pickled

Posted by on October 17th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Loading Good morning @howtobeadad! We love and miss you and can't wait for you to come home and join our pile of cuddles❤️ View on Instagram This is the image I woke up to yesterday morning. I took a new job which has me traveling more and these guys are taking it in stride. But […]

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Just Say “Good” To Strangers

Posted by on October 14th, 2014, under VIDEOTAPE

Teaching kids about strangers is tricky business. Some strangers are police officers or emergency workers. Others are dangerous villains looking to do our kids harm. How do we differentiate and teach our kids to do the same? One mother in Korea decided to instruct her daughter on the best way to deal with strangers. The […]

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My Wife Just Said… #182

Posted by on October 13th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I guess I should be flattered my toddler thinks I can pull off one of these slutty superhero costumes.” -Avara   Loading I guess I should be flattered my toddler thinks I can pull off one of these slutty superhero costumes. View on Instagram Priorities change when you become a parent. And not only that, your […]

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This Baby Loves Water More Than Anything You’ve Ever Loved

Posted by on October 9th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Watching your baby do something for the first time is quite magical. If the baby enjoys it, it’s extra special. As they grow into full-fledged humans with preferences and tastes is a wonderful journey. Sure, sometimes it can be hell. Why won’t they eat the food you prepared? What’s the deal with ketchup on everything? […]

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