How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Going Back To School Summed Up In One Video

Posted by on August 25th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Nearly all of us know the apprehension of starting school, let alone beginning again at a new school. But this 4th grader seems to have his attitude on lock. Though he has some justifiable complaints (“I KNOW HOW TO RIDE A BIKE”), he takes everything in stride. Sure, he wants more than one friend, but […]

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The Coolest 4th Grade Teacher Ever

Posted by on August 23rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

My son is only in first grade, but I believe I’ve met the coolest 4th grade teacher ever. As written in the description on this video, Mr. Reed sounds like the raddest: “Instead of sending out the boring, old, “Welcome Back” newsletter, Mr. Reed, a first year teacher from Chicago, wrote a rap song for […]

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Super Mario Bros Like You’ve Never Seen Them!

Posted by on August 19th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

As a kid who grew up with 8-bit graphics and the revelatory moment of seeing 16-bit video games come to life, Super Mario Bros. changed my life. Anyone who could beat the game attained godlike status. I remember trying and failing so many times. I dreamed of winning and finishing the whole thing with a […]

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Are Men Just Children?

Posted by on August 17th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Jul 24, 2016 at 8:34pm PDT To the woman in the grocery store who came over to my wife while I was with my kids: I would like to apologize. You grinned, pointed at me and asked my wife, “Did you know you have three kids?” I […]

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My Wife Just Said… #278

Posted by on August 15th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Summer vacation has wrapped up for most of us, or it’s probably on its way out. We tried to plan a couple of summer experiences, getting away from our home, and this feeling was never more obvious than in the first few days of traveling. To her credit, my wife is a great planner and […]

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The Hugest Homemade 360 Swing

Posted by on August 11th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

As a kid, I had big dreams. One of the biggest, and most electrifying dreams was the idea that I could jump on a swing set, and go all the way around the world on it. For those not educated in kid terminology, around the world means going up and over the main bar holding […]

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Meet The World’s Biggest A-hole

Posted by on August 9th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

As parents, we usually fit into one of two categories at some point or another: 1. Worrying we’re doing it wrong/poorly/inadequately/uninspired/uninformed. 2. Knowing we’re ruining things for our kids, in their minds or ours. So, color me surprised when I saw a video about the world’s biggest poopface. Sorry. NSFW language ahead. I have to […]

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Life Can Change In 10 Seconds Or Less

Posted by on August 5th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Aug 4, 2016 at 7:11pm PDT Mere seconds can change the course of your life and if you don’t respect that concept, you won’t learn the power of a single moment. This car accident took place two cars in front of us on our way back from […]

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When Skin Attacks!

Posted by on August 3rd, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

This post is sponsored by Cetaphil. This is the best pyramid scheme. Circus performances coming soon. A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Aug 2, 2014 at 5:11pm PDT Taking care of yourself, after you become a parent, can be super difficult. You have tiny people relying on you for everything. So, relying on […]

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My Wife Just Said… #276

Posted by on August 1st, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Sometimes my Irish heritage makes me a perfect target for teasing. For example, if I were to wear all white out to public places, there’s a very good chance people would arrest me for public nudity. When I got out in the sun, people ask if I’m a vampire with chicken pox. We went to […]

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