How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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Our commentary, our experiments, our failures (more often than not) and our experiences in the field. Except for the ones our wives won’t let us share. This is our lives as dads.

5 Things I Miss About Being Childless

Posted by on April 22nd, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Becoming a parent was one of the most important and transformative things that has ever happened in my life. I can’t understate how much it’s changed me. I don’t think I ever truly understood what it meant to platonically love another human being until I had my boys. That being said… There are moments when […]

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Properly Not Giving a ####

Posted by on April 17th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

  WARNING: This post contains a lot of swearwords. If that offends you, click here.   Most heroes are too cool to care. (Watch a musical video aid.) Everyone has said they “don’t care” in one way or another at some point or always. It can be used for good, as if to declare emotional […]

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An Interview with my Son: 30 Years from Now

Posted by on April 16th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

I write too much about the present and the past. I’m stuck here, most days, too tired to dip into the future. So, I’m making this post an exercise in time travel. Sometimes, I look into my sons’ eyes and see moments we haven’t yet had. It’s thrilling. And terrifying. I snapped at Finn tonight […]

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Bruce Lee, On Parenting

Posted by on April 11th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

  People think that Bruce Lee’s famous “Be like water” quote was his philosophical view on fighting an opponent. Think again! I propose that he was actually talking about being a parent! Ah HA! Okay, so maybe your mind isn’t blown by this revelation, but it’s got to at least be making funny clanking noises, […]

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A Journal Within A Journal

Posted by on April 10th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

For the past five months, I’ve been writing in a different place and trying to record some of the things I want my boys to know. The impetus behind starting this site for me, however, was always a place to talk about the topics at hand and make fun of just about everything. I love […]

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The Ick Awards! 3:00PT / 6:00ET

Posted by on April 9th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

The event is over, but you can still see all the videos and highlights on our Ick Awards Live Posting Page!   Review the event on Twitter.com/HowToBeADad, or check out #Ickies (Click here to tell everyone you’re coming!) Or see highlights on our custom event page at Bit.ly/IckiesNest   For more information on this epic […]

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A Decade

Posted by on April 4th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Ten years ago, I eloped with a girl who honestly should’ve known better. Through all of my hardships and successes, my insanity and creativity — she stuck with me. Thank you for your unequaled support and love, Avara. I’m better for having known you. Love, Dingle AKA Doodle AKA Shmoop AKA Skiddy AKA Doo AKA […]

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Some Mistakes Are Like Diamonds and Last Forever

Posted by on April 1st, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Okay so… Monday morning we woke up with the worst hangovers of our lives and very little recollection of the previous night. But we each had a reminder of the evening’s shenanigans. Tattoos. Matching f**king tattoos. Of our WEBSITE LOGO. Don’t worry, it gets even shittier. Here’s how it began. Rossshes aaare red. Wine issh […]

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An Online Event Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Posted by on March 28th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

This is an online event unlike anything you’ve been part of before, or anything we’ve EVER done. It’s going to be insanely amazing. Insanzing? What happens when you combine $2,500 in Twitter party prizes, a custom movie poster grand prize giveaway AND audience-driven nearly-live improv comedy hosted by former SNL cast member, Rachel Dratch, for […]

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My Son Is a Loser

Posted by on March 21st, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

We sit bobbing in the pool like pale apples waiting to be plucked. My son is crying into his flotation device and I am expectantly staring at him. This is not going as well as I’d hoped. “This game is boring and dumb. I hate it.” He’s over it. I’m treading water, literally and figuratively, […]

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