How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Skin Cancer Is Not Your Friend

Posted by on May 28th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

So, listen. I know the internet is filled with a lot of causes and movements and groups and Change.org petitions and blah blah blah, but I want to scare the shit out of you for just a second. Okay, maybe I won’t completely terrify you, but maybe I can talk in a way that ups […]

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My Wife Just Said… #214

Posted by on May 26th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

“Not really sure I have it in me to deal with faulty cinnamon rolls before my morning caffeine.” -Avara   My wife and I have been on a strict diet for the past two weeks. There isn’t much worse than having to prepare delicious, carbtastic foods for your kids. And my wife likes to give our […]

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In Memories, We Live On

Posted by on May 25th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Today is an important one. Today, we take a moment to remember people, both familiar and unknown. These faces fill books and the names are etched in walls, but you mightn’t have ever fully sat with them. "I wish killing people didn't even exist." My son saying something so simple that it's almost impossible for […]

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10 Sketches of Dads By Their Kids, Part 1

Posted by on May 21st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

It seems like everyone is starting to gear up for Father’s Day, and what better way to get things started than something ridiculously sentimental and fun. Some dads are sketchy, and by that I mean they have awesome artwork made by their kids. We asked dads for pictures of them sketched, painted or otherwise drawn […]

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Maximumble: Toy for Jimmy

Posted by on May 19th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  There’s no doubt about it. Becoming a parent opens the Jurassic Park doors of childhood fun. Between introducing your kids to things you grew up with and getting current with the coolest new toys and technology, it’s pretty awesome how much parenthood has to offer. I mean, yeah, the love, compassion and responsibility and […]

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7 Things That Scared The Hell Out Of Me As A Boy

Posted by on May 15th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

If you grew up during the 1980s, then you probably were exposed to some crazy stuff. My dad had a bad habit of watching insanely scary stuff around me. I’m definitely more cautious because of it with my kids, but I wonder if everyone had the same insane childhood with television and movies like I […]

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My Wife Just Said… #212

Posted by on May 13th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Whoville called. They want their baby back.” -Avara   I may be biased but both of my boys are pretty damn cute. One of the coolest things about this parenting gig is how differently each of their personalities have evolved. So very different. There are repetitious moments with our second son, Arden, but they never pay […]

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5 Ways You Can Royally Screw Up Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 11th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Lots of websites write theoretical, preachy lists about innumerable parenting and relationship pitfalls, but most don’t really live them. You can tell by the way the author speaks so authoritatively while remaining distant from their own material. For example, I read an article recently about some relationship issue and the writer made it sound like […]

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5 Symptoms of Having Kids

Posted by on May 7th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Kids are a game changer, folks. Whether you read any other articles on here or not, it’s pretty obvious that kids will upend what you thought you knew. But what are some of the most common ways things can change? Is it all roses and sunshine? All poop-whiffed play? Here are a few common symptoms […]

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Welcome to the Nerf Thunderdome

Posted by on May 5th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Sometimes things happen to us that rewrite the story of our lives. Meet Rob. He was in a plane crash and suffered from debilitating fear after the incident. He locked himself away in his room playing video games. What could he do? Rob decided to channel his pain into an amazing activity. Check it out. […]

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