How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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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.

“Of Bikes and Ants” : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

Posted by on June 25th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Everything about death is always hard, including explaining what it is. It seems particularly hard because kids are so innocent, naive and positively bursting at the seems with alive-ness. They’re just starting out life, learning how to pedal and steer their little bodies and bikes. Of course, it’s necessary that they understand the concept, but […]

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Maximumble: Use for Toys

Posted by on June 24th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  Call it a side effect, a byproduct or an outcome, but fatherhood can lead to some rad consequences. It’s the most responsibility and pressure you can earn, but it’s also a perfect opportunity. I see a lot of “dads are buddies” stereotypes. It can be confusing to witness. There’s a pervasive myth that we’re […]

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Mad Max Power Wheels Are Perfection

Posted by on June 12th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Did you see Mad Max: Fury Road? Or as I like to call it, “The Dustiest Operatic Music Video Ever”? It’s freaking amazing. Well worth a watch if you like: action, dust, or post-apocalyptic nightmares. But this commercial is almost as good as the film. Thinkgeek and Nerdist apparently teamed up for an April Fool’s […]

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A Better Circle of Life

Posted by on June 10th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

We have a conundrum in this country. People are living longer, but their standard of care is diminishing. As a culture, we are obsessed with youth and our elders seem to be left out to dry. The number of adults aged 65 and older is likely to double in the next 25 years. Double. So, […]

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‘Baby Band’ Is Everything You’ve Ever Wanted In A Video

Posted by on June 4th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

A couple of weeks ago, a video came across our desk. Wait, that sounds like an olde timey telegram. A video flashed across our screens! (There, that’s better) It came from YouTuber “MysteryGuitarMan” and featured his little 8-month-old Jonah. I met MGM at a #DisneySide awards ceremony where we were honored together for our work […]

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What if You Could Talk to Your 12-Year-Old Self?

Posted by on May 29th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

If you could talk to your younger self, what would you say? And since childhood memories can get a little fuzzy, what would you ask? I get the idea that my younger self might just stare at me in wonder before telling me to shave my beard and ease off on the donuts, while older […]

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Maximumble: Toy for Jimmy

Posted by on May 19th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  There’s no doubt about it. Becoming a parent opens the Jurassic Park doors of childhood fun. Between introducing your kids to things you grew up with and getting current with the coolest new toys and technology, it’s pretty awesome how much parenthood has to offer. I mean, yeah, the love, compassion and responsibility and […]

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How I Shave…

Posted by on April 23rd, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Recently, my son has been pretending to shave during bath time. It’s kinda blowing my mind. I remember those days as a boy when I realized I would one day have hair on my face. And now that my facial hair has taken over my mug, the concept has arrived in my son’s mind. He’s […]

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Finding Yourself

Posted by on April 21st, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

When you have a child there is a unique, physical connection that is almost impossible to put into words. Whether you’ve even met your baby or not, it’s there. In the air. In the ether. Somehow we feel it. And they feel us. But just how much? Though this video is an ad, it’s got […]

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Every Reaction to the New Star Wars Trailer

Posted by on April 17th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Our childhoods came crashing down on us yesterday when the trailer for the new Star Wars film came out. I literally screamed out like a kid in front of coworkers in a meeting. I couldn’t help myself. After the painful trauma of the second set of three films (cue Jar Jar Binks falling off a […]

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