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.

Unusual Cocktail Ideas for Unusually Resourceful Parents

Posted by on March 18th, 2020, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, NOTEBOOK

For parents, the days of partying into the wee-est hours of the night is an ancient thing of past. Aside from baby sitting, it can be hard to keep our eyes pried open long enough to make a second toast. But just because we’re “all growed up” and raising kids doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy […]

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The Great Toilet Paper Debate

Posted by on March 13th, 2020, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, NOTEBOOK

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in societal hoarding which has catapulted the value of toilet paper up to that of gold or platinum or beef jerky. So! I thought it might be advisable for us all to squat down and take a long, hard… LOOK at a timeless controversy surrounding this now treasured commodity, bum […]

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Kinder – The Playdating App

Posted by on February 13th, 2020, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, NOTEBOOK

  Finding a good match isn’t just a challenge for adults. Most parents have had bad blind play dates, two sets of unpredictable little kids that turn out to be a circle peg in a square hole. Now, as they say in this age of modern wonder: there’s an app for that.   Little kids […]

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KidzPoop – Bad Product Idea

Posted by on January 6th, 2020, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, NOTEBOOK

So, this may actually be a good product idea if you’re looking to become a millionaire fast, but not so much in terms of overall parenting, and raising kids that aren’t embarrassments in society. Anymore than they already may be. If you have a little kid, and haven’t yet experienced them replacing words in song […]

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Protect Your Kids AND Yourself

Posted by on December 12th, 2019, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, NOTEBOOK

Parents have to protect their kids from harm all the time, and, ironically, they also have to protect THEMSELVES from their kids. LEGO landmines, sick sneezes to the face, roundhouse kicks to the head. No joke, I have three friends that have had their noses broken from a bobble-headed toddler giving them a surprise head […]

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Cute-to-Nope Chart for Bugs

Posted by on May 23rd, 2019, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  I’ll admit that this isn’t necessarily “a little kid’s” chart, and that some of us adults still react to some bugs cartoonishly, levitating dramatically before sprinting away in a cloud of smoke, ready to set everything on fire. We all have to agree that some bugs are creepier than others, in our own opinions. […]

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STRESSTIMATES

Posted by on February 21st, 2019, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

When someone says “parenting is stressful,” you almost want to construct a big sign on a stick that says “DUH!!!” and hit them over the head with it. Yeah, water is wet; sugar is sweet; parenting is stressful. WHACK! By default, it’s literally our job to worry and obsess about our kids’ well-being. So it […]

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Baby Sleep Positions: 11-20

Posted by on December 11th, 2018, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, NOTEBOOK

[ click the image to enlarge ] The term “co-sleeping” is an odd one, because it implies that sleep is actually happening. When the topic of the baby sleeping in the grown-up bed comes up, some parents or not-yet-parents will sneer and growl, “NEVER!” That’s their choice, to not co-sleep, or to be a jerk […]

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Maybe We CAN Have Nice Things

Posted by on December 5th, 2018, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

The things we parents do and the sacrifices we make for our kids are pretty countless. We give our lives to theirs, so their lives can be better than ours, or the best we can manage. Even if it means wearing underwear that’s older than they are. There’s a running joke about kids: “this is […]

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MAN-ternity Pants for Food Babies

Posted by on November 21st, 2018, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

If women can wear “boyfriend jeans” any time they want for casual comfort, then dang it men should be able to rock a pair of maternity pants for the eating Olympics of the holiday season! But most men aren’t very comfortable with wearing women’s clothing. Hmmmmm. But what if there was an answer?! Think of […]

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