How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Dads Just Gotta Dad

Posted by on April 20th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

Sure, we don’t get a lot of sleep as parents. But did you know the fun doesn’t stop when we actually get to sleep? That’s right. The fun never ends when you have kids because even when you’re sleeping, there’s a solid chance you’ll be dreaming about your kids or having nightmares about parenthood. It’s […]

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Welcome to Elmo Nightmares

Posted by on April 18th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

So, on the list of things I really, really wanted to see in my lifetime, this is not one of them. I have this sneaking suspicion I will be dreaming (nightmaring) over this for a few days. Kill it with fire? Sure. Burn the whole house down? Why not. But there is no material known […]

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The Force Is With All Of Us

Posted by on April 14th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

A long time ago, well, for the past 40 years, we began a journey and watched as good tangled with evil in a galaxy far, far away. Little did we know, these battles would take on new meaning, even today, as Star Wars becomes a reflection and examination for both world events and important cultural […]

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Rage Against The Machine on Kids Toys!

Posted by on April 12th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

If you a person of a certain age (and you likely are because you probably have kids if you’re reading my stupid words), you’re likely a fan of Rage Against The Machine. RATM personified the anti-establishment feeling of a decade and more. But as we got older, lots of us took up other endeavors or […]

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My Wife Just Said… #311

Posted by on April 10th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Birthdays are tricky. As kids, we uniformly look forward to them because they represent a number of positive things that make us feel good. Sure, there’s drama associated along the way (lack of invitations, not getting what you wanted, etc.) but the general feeling is pretty positive. As you get older, birthdays can take on […]

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Instant Giggles

Posted by on April 6th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

It’s been a long week and I’m getting ready to jump on another plane flight, but I wanted to share this little bit of sunshine with you guys. If you’ve had a dark day, a slow day, a whiny day or your kids are otherwise being brutal, watch this. It just may cure what ails […]

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The Profoundness of Children

Posted by on April 4th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Apr 2, 2017 at 3:07pm PDT We sat on a bench watching the trees sway in the wind and heard the birds chirp. It felt like something we could’ve done for hours. These calm moments, these reflective pools of emotion don’t visit too often for parents and […]

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Waste of Time: DIY Cardboard Coin Sorter

Posted by on March 31st, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

Under the heading of “things I want to do to keep my kids entertained on their vacations,” comes this very inventive cardboard contraption. Apparently, all you need is a cutting knife and glue. For real, MacGyver? That’s it? Well, okay. Count me in then. Right after I build a bed, a kitchen and a garage […]

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Little Girl + Robot = LOVE

Posted by on March 29th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

These are dark, trying times. But there are beams of that shine through the darkness. Like rad flashlights in a 1980s movie directed by Spielberg. These columns of photons help us see the way forward. This video is one of the beams of light. This little girl loves this water heater that she thinks is […]

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My Wife Just Said… #309

Posted by on March 27th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My wife and I have been together for almost 17 years. We share a lot of common obsessions and interests. Sure, we diverge on certain topics but who doesn’t? This weekend proved to be a realization of our secret, hidden obsessions. We finally came clean with each other about our love for pie crust. Pie […]

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