How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Your Weekly Cute: It’s A Rocketship!

Posted by on August 25th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Oh my goodness. OH MY GOODNESS. THIS VIDEO IS ALL THE CUTE. I mean I thought I got giddy about NASA and space exploration and interstellar stuff, but this? “ISSAWOCKETSHIIIIIIIIP!” doesn’t even begin to describe the awesome. Check it out. Your cute for the whole week in one small dose. It’s like alcohol. A little […]

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Your #Dadchelor Moment

Posted by on August 21st, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Every dad has experienced that moment when they got “the news” they were going to have a baby. But everyone’s story is different. Reactions and emotions can be as varied as a snowflake, or as similar as a pair of socks. Some feel the elation of being given a powerful, beautiful gift while others feel […]

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My Wife Just Said… #174

Posted by on August 18th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Is it strange that I’m already planning my kid’s first concert experience?” -Avara   I grew up in a household that played music too loud and too much. Just kidding. That’s not possible. Sort of. Anyway, Avara and I love music a great deal. We rarely find a difference of opinion about the same song. It’s […]

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My Kid Just Said… #54

Posted by on August 13th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

Finn: “Will I ever die?” Me: “What do you think, bug?” Finn: “I never die. We start over, growing again from our skulls.” Me: “Does that mean I could be your son? And will you take care of me when I’m old?” Finn: “Yep. I’ll give you lots of kisses.” -Dad & Finn (2014, 4.75 […]

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Being Human

Posted by on August 12th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

They say great no great adventure ever started with a salad. But this one starts and stops with one. Last week, I was reminiscing about the salad days before my responsibilities had taken hold. Work was intensive, children were demanding and the world seemed like a lens with a smudge. It was time for some […]

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A Monster #MuppetsMostWanted Giveaway!

Posted by on August 10th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

It’s time for another awesome giveaway with co-host Resourceful Mommy! This time we’re celebrating the most wanted movie of 2014 hitting shelves on DVD and Blu-Ray! Muppets Most Wanted will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 12th and we’re excited its release. Are you ready to build some Muppet character? Make sure you […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Five

Posted by on August 8th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we described what parenting is like when kids have accidents. It’s inevitable. And brutal. Today, let’s chat about siblings. Having a baby is a magical thing. But then you start to wonder if you should have more. My wife and I debated over this topic for a while. Having two babies is a […]

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‘Boyhood,’ Manhood and Everything in Between

Posted by on August 6th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

A couple weeks ago, I went to see a movie with a friend. We’re both fathers and very open about how hard it can be. We vent, and inappropriately joke about the crushing effort required to make sure a distinctly separate human being from ourselves doesn’t end up maiming, dulling or otherwise mortally wounding themselves […]

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My Wife Just Said… #172

Posted by on August 4th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Up boiling nipples at midnight. What you doing?” -Avara   Parenting is full of thankless tasks. So many little things HAVE to be done every day, and to do otherwise means you eat a healthy plate of OHMYGODIAMTHEWORSTPARENT soup. Some stuff gets thrown in the trash, the unimportant stuff and all the packaging around parenthood. If […]

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Like Father, Like Twins

Posted by on July 31st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

There are some things that make me feel like a total amateur as a father. For example, having twins. The very idea just sends PANIC signals down my spine. If I thought I was tired before, two exhaustion machines at the same time? Yeah, okay. COOL. But there are aspects of the twin experience that […]

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