How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

The 5 Best ‘How To Dad’ Videos

Posted by on May 27th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Recently, I randomly made a “How To Dad” video after camping. I figured this site could use a little more helpful content. Though it was a totally random act, it reminded me of something. A little while back, we posted a video of a Kiwi dad with a hilarious review of various baby holds. Well, […]

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Reality Sometimes Bites

Posted by on May 25th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

We all grow up wondering what our futures will be, but the cast of 1994’s Reality Bites had the market cornered on wandering thoughts about the subject. Some of the characters were more committed to the idea that they should be something while others languished in the feeling that it was all a bullshit system […]

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My Wife Just Said… #266

Posted by on May 23rd, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

If I were a man who cared more about scores and numbers, this would make me crazy. It’s not that Avara’s doing to get revenge (well, maybe just a little bit), but it’s because this is an activity we enjoy doing together. Sometimes, Finn and I play video games together. He tanks my percentages, my […]

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What Would It Be Like

Posted by on May 19th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Sitting in the darkness of a campsite, stars above and the light of a campfire licking my face, I was struck with a thought that made me feel like I was living an alternate future. I stared harder into the flowering flames. What if social media hadn’t been invented? Boys, this is my happy place. […]

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An Out Of This World Sleeper

Posted by on May 17th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Even Hal 9000 could tell you that kids don’t sleep “like babies.” Sleeping like a baby is combination of gymnastics, wrestling, opera singing and jailbird rattling of the bars. This kid in particular is a prime example of what we’ve dealt with in our own house. Sometimes we would turn on the monitor to witness […]

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The Misunderstanding of a Six-Year-Old

Posted by on May 13th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Have you ever dealt with a child who misunderstood what you telling them, and couldn’t convince them that they’d misheard you? This is basically the cutest example of it I’ve ever seen. Sidebar: I have to say kids with accents are the cutest ever. Maybe it’s because I’m used to hearing my sons with their […]

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5 Incredible Star Wars Mashups That Will Make You Feel the Force

Posted by on May 11th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

It’s no freaking secret that we love Star Wars. There’s something about the storytelling and universe underlying the visual spectacle of it all that makes us feel like whole universes exist beyond our own, and there could be another layer of magic within us. So, when we see amazing SW stuff that lights up the […]

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My Wife Just Said… #264

Posted by on May 9th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Pull up a seat, boys and girls. You see, after you have kids, hell even before that, there’s a period of time where you may eat a bit more than you used to or is even reasonable. For me, I gained weight at every step while my wife was pregnant. Both times. But here we […]

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When They Outgrow You

Posted by on May 5th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

May 1st, 2016: The date when you started drawing better than I could, Finn. A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on May 1, 2016 at 9:54am PDT Do you remember that scene in Raising Arizona when H.I. had a dream that stretched far into the future? It was the end of the movie and […]

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Why Do We Even Celebrate Mother’s Day?

Posted by on May 3rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

So, the other day Buzzfeed emailed me and asked if I’d be in a video for them. They told me that I’d be getting drunk and talking about dad stuff. Which is new for me, obviously. So, I asked a more veteran dad, The Daddy Complex, to come with me and talk fatherhood. Nothing could’ve […]

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