How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Cheating Death

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

In between the fun and filled-up diapers there are quieter moments in parenting. They hit you when you let your guard down. You’ll be tucking your kid in for bed or sitting on the couch watching your child watch one of your favorite shows from childhood. He’s laughing with you. You look at each other […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Seven

Posted by on October 21st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Last time, we described trying to get your kids to come home from the park. In other words, it’s basically insane. Today, let’s talk about having twins. Twins aren’t double the fun. They’re at least quadruple, based on all accounts. But imagine if they were sick. Trying get medicine and vitamins into kids is tough […]

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No Rest For The Pickled

Posted by on October 17th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Loading Good morning @howtobeadad! We love and miss you and can't wait for you to come home and join our pile of cuddles❤️ View on Instagram This is the image I woke up to yesterday morning. I took a new job which has me traveling more and these guys are taking it in stride. But […]

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Just Say “Good” To Strangers

Posted by on October 14th, 2014, under VIDEOTAPE

Teaching kids about strangers is tricky business. Some strangers are police officers or emergency workers. Others are dangerous villains looking to do our kids harm. How do we differentiate and teach our kids to do the same? One mother in Korea decided to instruct her daughter on the best way to deal with strangers. The […]

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My Wife Just Said… #182

Posted by on October 13th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I guess I should be flattered my toddler thinks I can pull off one of these slutty superhero costumes.” -Avara   Loading I guess I should be flattered my toddler thinks I can pull off one of these slutty superhero costumes. View on Instagram Priorities change when you become a parent. And not only that, your […]

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This Baby Loves Water More Than Anything You’ve Ever Loved

Posted by on October 9th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Watching your baby do something for the first time is quite magical. If the baby enjoys it, it’s extra special. As they grow into full-fledged humans with preferences and tastes is a wonderful journey. Sure, sometimes it can be hell. Why won’t they eat the food you prepared? What’s the deal with ketchup on everything? […]

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This Is What’s Wrong With You, Parents

Posted by on October 7th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

We’re working on figuring out next year’s prospective kindergarten matriculation for Finnegan right now. It’s a little insane. Between the level of competition and the hum of feverish parents meeting on tours, I feel like we’re in some wavelength of college applications already. He’s such a fantastic boy and has so many wonderful qualities that […]

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Fatherhood Fridays, #13: Party TIME

Posted by on October 3rd, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

It’s been a crazy week, and I think we all need a break. Today, I want you to sit back, relax and click on a few things if they look interesting to you. Let the games begin! Kids Are Easily Excited (NSFW) W is for Wookiee (WANT THIS) You can buy it here (and a […]

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Searching For Dick Van Dyke

Posted by on October 1st, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

About a year ago, I got the chance to visit a cool movie set. My goal? Searching for the elusive, mythical Dick Van Dyke. He’s a creature of great comedy and gravitas, but I’d never seen him in the flesh. This is bucket list material for me. So, with the help of Walt Disney Studios, […]

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My Wife Just Said… #180

Posted by on September 29th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“You know you’re tired when given the choice between shopping and sleeping, you’d choose sleep. “ -Avara   Priorities change when you become a parent. And not only that, your sleep patterns and meal sizes probably have too. We try to retain our pre-kid lives as best we can, but sooner or later we give in. […]

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