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.

Cheating Death

Posted by on October 23rd, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

In between the fun and filled-up diapers there are quieter moments in parenting. They hit you when you let your guard down. You’ll be tucking your kid in for bed or sitting on the couch watching your child watch one of your favorite shows from childhood. He’s laughing with you. You look at each other […]

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A First-Grader’s Poem Moved Me More Than Shakespeare

Posted by on October 16th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

The poem pictured above was supposedly written by a first grader. Here’s a formatted and slightly corrected text version:   We did the soft wind We danced slowly We swirled around We danced soft We listened to the music We danced to the music We made personal space   This was written by a kid, […]

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Gifspirational Posters (Honest Ones for Parents)

Posted by on October 8th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

When you’re a parent, the already daunting road of Life can seem hard enough to travel without having to drag along flailing kids and all the gear that comes with them. We could all use a little inspiration from time to time. Besides coffee. Inspirational quotes by famous figures, and nuggets of wisdom from smart […]

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This Is What’s Wrong With You, Parents

Posted by on October 7th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

We’re working on figuring out next year’s prospective kindergarten matriculation for Finnegan right now. It’s a little insane. Between the level of competition and the hum of feverish parents meeting on tours, I feel like we’re in some wavelength of college applications already. He’s such a fantastic boy and has so many wonderful qualities that […]

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Searching For Dick Van Dyke

Posted by on October 1st, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

About a year ago, I got the chance to visit a cool movie set. My goal? Searching for the elusive, mythical Dick Van Dyke. He’s a creature of great comedy and gravitas, but I’d never seen him in the flesh. This is bucket list material for me. So, with the help of Walt Disney Studios, […]

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5 Ways To Balance Life And Work

Posted by on September 26th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

I’m at a standstill in trying to find a balance between my life and work. It seems like the fabric of space and time cannot pulled so far apart that I can weave my own little threads within it. But, fear not! I have five ways I can help you guys beat the system. These […]

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#CelebrityDads Interviews, Week One!

Posted by on September 22nd, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Since we’re such a big deal and totally in the with A-list these days, we wanted to share some of our exclusive access to the most famous people in our rolodex. Do people even have rolodexes anymore? No? Are you sure? Whatever. We’ve decided to bring you the biggest names from our contacts. See? “From […]

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Rad/Bad Stuff: KILLING FRIGGIN’ BUGS Edition

Posted by on September 16th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

I’m outdoorsish. I’m not like Bear Grylls or the Crocodile Hunter though, so I can’t whistle casually while a fly drinks moisture from my eyeballs. Though maybe I could do a shot of my own urine if I was paid enough, but let’s move on. This spring and summer I’ve been tormented by flying insuckts, […]

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Child Labor

Posted by on September 12th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

When dealing with a problematic manager or supervisor, you’ve undoubtedly come to the conclusion that some jobs require no special skill. Like, seriously, a bucket of wet dirt could do the job better. But, since hiring mud is generally frowned upon, I suggest we put kids in these positions. They’d achieve the same results and […]

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How A Father Looks

Posted by on September 11th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

I’ve had a few people tell me I don’t look like a dad. I’m not really sure what that means. Should I have my children strapped to my person? A tattoo of my kids’ names on my neck? Should the dark circles under my eyes have their own circles? What does a father look like? […]

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