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INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Is there a word for the opposite of “educational”? That’s what these are. These diagrams illustrate why caffeine and insomnia don’t mix well.

You Don’t Have to Cook S’mores Like a Caveman

Posted by on August 10th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

You may have already realized, we’re not cavemen anymore. We’ve come a long way from rubbing sticks together spastically or throwing bones into the air like we just don’t care. We’ve got apps for that. What you may not have realized, is that we no longer need to cruelly limit ourselves to the rare times […]

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Scratch ‘N’ Whiff (FOR PARENTS)

Posted by on July 1st, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Remember Scratch N’ Sniff stickers? If you don’t, then I’m sorry for you, either for your being born too late or for your terrible misfortune of being raised by wolves under a rock. For those of us that do remember rubbing the scent genie out of its goofily illustrated, circular adhesive bottle on trapper keepers […]

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Guide to Applying Sunscreen to a Child (or Wrestling a Croc)

Posted by on June 23rd, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

We’ve partnered with Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen for this post because who doesn’t want to “go Austrailian” on protecting our kids from the sun, mate?   Children are not always a fan of… a lot of things. Washing, seat-belting, eating, taking medicine, being sunscreened, wearing clothes. They’re often furiously disinterested in and agonized by all […]

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Bad Product Idea #18: Colemom Breastfeeding Tent

Posted by on March 17th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click the image to enlarge ] I contacted a representative from Colemom, makers of the controversial 1.5 person breastfeeding tent, to see what in all the hecks and dangs this was all about! To investigate why nursing moms needed to enrobe themselves in personal camping gear to hide a part of Nature itself from […]

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Boot Camp for Feeding Kids

Posted by on February 26th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

We partnered up with Gorton’s to bring you this post because we feel your pain, parents. Also because of the bazillions of fish sticks my kids and I have gobbled up.   There are all kinds of boot camps to prepare for extreme challenges or achieve difficult goals. Feeding kids clearly fits these points, so […]

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Your Certificate of Not Losing Your Sh*t

Posted by on February 19th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

[ Click for a printable .pdf ] Your patience wasn’t tested, it was napalmed. But you didn’t blow your top, even if you didn’t quite “keep your cool.” Whether it was because of your kid, your significant other, your boss or whoever, you made it though a day that wasn’t just awful, it was what […]

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6 Awful Fit Failures of Pants

Posted by on February 5th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Lee Jeans and HowToBeADad.com have joined forces to bring you this light-hearted infographic because we both know the world is a happier place when your pants fit.   There are plenty of helpful size and fit guides online, from simple charts to artificially-intelligent virtual assistants. While everyone has their fit preference, and it’s good to […]

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Baby Sleep Positions: “The Deflector Shield”

Posted by on January 22nd, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

A shield is up! RED ALERT! Evasive maneuvers! All hand to battle stations! (Sorry for that.) You see, once a mother ship does fire a new little cosmonaut out of her launch bay, I’m afraid a deflector shield is now quite operational. And will be for a what can seem like lightyears. In space, no […]

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Ninja Parent Lessons: The Drunken Cobra

Posted by on January 14th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

A baby can be like a drunken cobra, that is they would be, if snakes had a habit of irresponsibly drinking way too much sake and then going on a rampage. A baby’s finger and toe nails are sharper than samurai swords, and their coordination and aim? Worse than a government’s. Wobbly and unpredictable, an […]

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“Let It Go” with Phonetically Accurate Lyrics

Posted by on January 2nd, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Anyone who can read sheet music probably doesn’t need a guide to properly sing Let It Go from Frozen, but since the majority of us can’t sing our way out of a box… that’s open, and on fire… these simple, phonetically accurate lyrics and tips for screaming along may help you or your kid in […]

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