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Ever stumble on something noteworthy online? Neither do we, but this is all of that stuff. Stuff we didn’t author ourselves.

The Diaper Changing Warzone

Posted by on November 18th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

That first poop-filled diaper. It’s a doozy. It’s like a poop mitzvah. It separates the pros from the amateurs. I remember mine well. I feel like an aid worker on the beaches of Florida after the BP oil spill if the oil had been shot out of a human butt cannon. Those are magical times. […]

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14 Years in Four Minutes

Posted by on November 14th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

I saw Interstellar last weekend with Avara. Let’s just say it was a parade of feels and angst. The movie, without giving anything away, deals with some pretty intense concepts when it comes to space and time. And no, not in a Doc Emmett Brown 1.21 JIGGAWATTs kind of way. It’s stayed with me. The […]

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Animal Parents (18 Amazing Photos)

Posted by on November 11th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

The emotional bond between a parent and a child is powerful and beautiful. It’s so basic and deeply rooted in us, we often don’t give it much higher-level thought. This series of pictures shines an interesting light on parenting, casting a familiar and perspective-inspiring shadow by showing us our clawed, winged and four-legged animal counterparts […]

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BREAKING: Two Grown Men Act Like Children

Posted by on November 4th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

I love when people come to this site for the first time. I wonder what they’re expecting when they step foot on the Dagobah-like grounds of HTBAD. What were they looking for exactly? How did they find us? Did they think we could help? If anything is certain, it’s that nothing is certain in parenting. […]

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The Most Advanced Halloween Costume Ever

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

Sometimes I wish I had more definable skills when it came to crafts. Specifically, I wish I could make better costumes and props for my kids. I love playing with my boys, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. My costumes are usually “meh” unless I have help. I suck at it. So, I get to […]

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A Mother Photographs Her One-Armed Daughter in Scenes of Beauty and Whimsy

Posted by on October 28th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

Photographs can tell a story, show evidence, capture history and controversy… They can also enter into worlds of wonder and imagination, breaking the boundary of captured reality and enter into the suggestion of fantasy. Holly Spring, brilliant photographer and mother of her one-armed daughter, decided to create new worlds with her handimazing little girl. Ugh. […]

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How to Be… the World’s Best Father?

Posted by on October 24th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

We tend to celebrate and poke fun at our insecurities, failures and doubts as dads on this website of ours, ironically named HowToBeADad.com, a place you can count on to never really tell you how to be a dad. At all. So, it’s no surprise that we love and wanted to share the brilliant photo […]

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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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20 Happy Little Painted Baby Bumps

Posted by on October 14th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

A completely blank sheet of paper in front of a kid seems to beg to be dashed and scribbled on with a crayon. The freshly wave-smoothed sand of a beach beckons to someone holding a good pointy stick. A new, pure white subway train totally hollahs at a tagger with a full can of spray […]

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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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