How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

5 Parenting Lessons from Game of Thrones

Posted by on April 29th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

If you’ve ever thought parenting was a tough ride, you should try Game of Thrones. The HBO series is essentially a parenting manual in the form of a fantasy series with boobies and bloody battles. Sure, there are lots of moments with family politics and questionable decision-making, BUT THAT’S JUST LIKE REAL LIFE. Here are […]

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How Did Parents Let This LEGO Train Track Happen?

Posted by on April 27th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

My house is a constant mess of toys. Sure, I may have indulged my sons once or twice with my own need for childhood knickknacks, but I love playing with them. My boys, I mean. And the toys. Both. Anyway. Sometimes, I get fed up and wish the toys could all disappear. All of them. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #262

Posted by on April 25th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Cuddles. Get ’em when you can.❤” –Avara   The older your kids get, the faster and more painfully distant they can become. I know I’m whiling away the hours and days before my sons push off into the vast seas of young adulthood. They will never know what it’s like to have a father who couldn’t […]

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4 More Books My Sons Have To Read Before They’re 11

Posted by on April 21st, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

As I said in my last post, which you can visit if you want to get more ideas about some really amazing books, my older son Finn and I love to read together. He also loves to read on his own and then boast about how he’d finished books without me. Anyway, your mileage may […]

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Learning To Fly: Man Takes His Brother Into The Sky

Posted by on April 19th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Siblings and parents want to take their family into the clouds, to reach new heights. But one brother took his brother on a flight into the sky, and showed us what it means to fly. Meet Michael McMahon. His brother Robbie has Williams Syndrome, a genetic disease that causes medical issues affects 1 in 10,000 […]

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5 Reasons My Single Mom Helped Me Become A Better Father

Posted by on April 15th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking at the White House. From morning until the early evening, we heard from panels of educators, researchers, marketers, brand representatives and parents all talking about the topic of gender disparity and stereotypes that face our children. We heard how girls are driven to great lengths to achieve […]

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My Wife Just Said… #260

Posted by on April 13th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Pretty sure the pharmacist just called me “sir”. Not really sure how to feel about this.” –Avara   As a kid, lots of people on the phone called me ma’am. No idea why, and it was very frustrating, though I can’t even describe why. Gender identification is a hot-button issue right now. I guess we all […]

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The Birth of Seth Meyers, Dad

Posted by on April 11th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Hearing birth stories is always a treat. They can be harrowing experiences or hilarious 80s-movie style hijinks, but more often than not they’re from Mom’s point of view. And that’s totally understandable. Dads are support systems for what can only be described as one of the traumatic, intense, life-altering events a person can go through. […]

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Why Today Is The Best Day

Posted by on April 7th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Today is my wife’s birthday. And thus, it is the best day. If you want to wish her a happy birthday, please post a comment below! Here are just a few reasons why my wife, Avara, makes my days great. She’s Weird Like Me She’s Stuck By Me For 16 Years She’s A Mom I’d […]

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The Turkey Whisperer

Posted by on April 5th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

My kids have an unrelenting desire to see, handle and chat with animals. Call it an obsession or just veterinarians in training, these kids have been brainwashed by talking animals to the point that they think they have some kind of telepathic link to the animal kingdom. They believe it so much, I almost believe […]

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