How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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.

A Guide to the Outrageous Obstacles of Feeding Young Kids

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

Annie’s Homegrown partnered with us to bring this Instructional Diagram to life. So we could just all stare in confused fascination at some of the challenges in the mind-bending obstacle course parents face in getting food in their kids’ faces.   You don’t need to train your kids to breathe. So you’d kind of think, […]

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10 Ancient Parenting Tips from Ninjas

Posted by on October 29th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

People are always looking online or reading books to gain greater wisdom, or even just a single solitary friggin’ clue. This seems especially true for parents, who often feel massively overdrawn on their clue accounts. Fortunately, we can borrow from the past and learn from ancient masters of disciplined study and training, from the secret […]

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Haunted House or Just a House with a Kid?

Posted by on October 19th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

This Instructional Diagram is brought to you by the rad people at Redfin.   When your house becomes possessed by a baby or kid, paranormal activity becomes very parent-normal. If you want to do some ghost hunting, you don’t need to put on night-vision goggles and stumble around a condemned house hyperventi-whimpering. Just visit the […]

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5 DOs & DON’Ts for Being a Rad Concert Dad

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

This Instructional Diagram is sponsored by Vivid Seats, because they share our quirky sense of humor and our love of going to concerts and sporting events.   Most of us have great memories from when we were kids, and music or sports are often a precious part of the treasure trove of our adolescence experiences. […]

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What if KIDS were Pokémon! (6 Parodies)

Posted by on September 11th, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

There are three types of people in this world: 1) people who’ve played Pokémon, 2) people who haven’t, and 3) people who have kids that play, or are addicted to the video games, cartoons, movies and merchandise. Whichever you are, you’re probably at least vaguely aware of the quirky, strategy card game in some way. […]

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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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