How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

What If Real Life Were A Video Game?

Posted by on June 21st, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Listen, I like video games as much as the next dad. But I’ve always wanted a life as simple and precise as a video game. Sure, my life can feel like a game; I lose and gain points. I level up occasionally. I find myself facing new worlds of challenge. Now, we are at the […]

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My Wife Just Said… #321

Posted by on June 19th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

When you’re a parent, sometimes milestones come in the form of poop, smiling, throwing up and even your kid’s choice of underwear. Finn has always had the coolest clothes. We wears stuff I wish they had in adult sizes. So when he said he was “done with character underwear” — that one hurt. I mean, […]

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A Link to Fatherhood

Posted by on June 15th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

The ‘hero’s journey’ concept is something that’s always been on my mind to some degree but even more so lately. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the increased turmoil our world faces every day, seeing Wonder Woman and nearly crying my eyes out when she decided to single-handedly face down an […]

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This Swedish Guard Is Every Parent

Posted by on June 13th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

You’re walking around the house in the middle of the night during your standard issue bathroom visit, snack break or sleepwalking. And what should befall you in the shadowy corners of your home? A LEGO PIECE UNDERFOOT. Yes, strategically placed for maximum damage and dismay, rogue Lego pieces have haunted the lives of parents for […]

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We Are The Weird

Posted by on June 9th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Jun 8, 2017 at 5:08pm PDT I started a new job a couple months ago. It was a leap of faith in many ways because the work this company does and the goal it’s aiming to achieve are both unique. When I tried to describe it to […]

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The Hot Wheels Stunt Race I Wish I Built

Posted by on June 7th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

When you were a kid, did you imagine building something so amazing that kids all over the world (or just my neighborhood) would talk about it? I did. I wanted to make/build/craft/record something colossal. Something that made the newspapers. Well, now that we have the internet, some of the flair has been taken away because […]

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My Wife Just Said… #319

Posted by on June 5th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I honestly don’t know what to do anymore. Our three-year-old pushes our seven-year-olds buttons constantly. That wears on us, the tiredest parents, and then we in turn get set off. Does anyone have any advice on how to teach two boys, with very different personalities, to love and respect each other? It’s reached levels that […]

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Best 5 Seconds Of Your Day

Posted by on June 1st, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

After a long day, I like to unwind by making myself laugh or cry or whatever humans do. Parenting takes a lot out of you. So it’s important to find your fuel, spiritually or mentally. So, imagine my surprise when I find this video “Goat Fart Scares Kid.” It’s just what the doctor ordered. Give […]

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The Sound Of A Living Memory

Posted by on May 30th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

I don’t really know how to introduce this video. I’m still caught up in it… There are experiences as a parent that defy words. This is most certainly one of them. I don’t have all the details but from the description of the video it looks like a young girl was the recipient of a […]

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Dads Make Man Rompers!

Posted by on May 26th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

I don’t know if you’ve been following the latest craze in fashion but apparently these younger generations are super into rompers. But men, not to be deterred, want in on this action. So, who better to come save the day than Dad Sews!? It’s a known fact that dads are handy AF (See the young […]

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