How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

For Oren

Posted by on March 2nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

My mind is a sweatshop of emotion right now. I keep waiting for the bell to sound so I can go home. But closing time doesn’t seem likely for a good while. This past Saturday was a banner day in existential pain. Post by HowToBeADad. First, it was my late father’s birthday. When I say […]

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Does Having Kids Make You Happier?

Posted by on February 25th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I’m sitting up in bed staring through the darkness as my one-year-old cries just a short distance away. It’s about 65 degrees in my room but I’m sweating. I’ve been through this before, with both boys, but it doesn’t get easier. If I had a crystal ball, I’m sure it would show me that he’s […]

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Sesame Street’s ‘House of Cards’ Parody Wins My Vote

Posted by on February 24th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Have you guys noticed how on point Sesame Street has been about their online content lately? It’s almost disconcertingly good. They always seem to have something that communicates to grownups as effectively as it teaches kids about a subject. And for that I am grateful. They have a long history of amazing parodies, from True […]

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Maximumble: Dessert

Posted by on February 20th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  Obviously, Chris Hallbeck has been to my house before. Or many times. I literally could not get my older son, Finn, to eat anything even if I were dying of a gunshot wound or some disease that could be cured by eating new foods. But I like Chris’ style. I, too, wouldn’t be able […]

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5 Parenting Tips from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

Posted by on February 18th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

There are countless parenting experts with books, videos, courses, brochures and all sort of parenting propaganda. But we ain’t buying it. Instead, we prefer to learn the hidden lessons from our favorite movies and TV shows (do not try this at home). What if all of our lives were a simple calculation of deriving immense […]

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My Wife Just Said… #200

Posted by on February 16th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I’d like to take a moment to thank Fifty Shades of Grey for replacing vaccines as the subject of hot debate amongst the ladies.” -Avara   It’s our 200th “My Wife Just Said…” so I think it’s fitting we go with the most alarming conversation we can, right? The internet seems to be built for speed, […]

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Parenting in Summary

Posted by on February 12th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

If you’ve ever had friends ask what it’s like being a parent? Well, today we want to give you an easy visual answer that pretty much sums up every Saturday morning, and most of the moments in between. These two dogs are the playbook for parenthood with younger children, and sometimes older ones. Meet Seamus […]

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Business Town Is Where It’s At!

Posted by on February 10th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Listen, we don’t often recommend many things. Maybe the occasional foot rub or pithy comment after farting in public, but this one is must-see. If you’re at all familiar with the “Busytown” children’s books, and you’ve ever worked around tech companies, then this is for you. An Instagram account has popped up debuting some of […]

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Hardcore ABCs Are The Best

Posted by on February 6th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

When it comes to education, there are many styles of learning. This one just happens to be one of my favorites so far. This little two-year-old spells out the ABCs with a little metal. I keep waiting for the camera to pan over to a drummer with 14 bass drums and 18 cymbals. My one-year-old […]

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The Cowardice of Conversationalists

Posted by on February 4th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

The Super Bowl was a bitter feud. We watched as two teams battled it out, yard by yard, to scrape together a hard-fought victory. But the feud I’m referring to was between gameplay within me. I’m not a huge sports guy. I watched for all the spectacular commercials, if I’m being honest, and one of […]

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