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.

If the Harry Potter Books Were Written From Voldmort’s Perspective

Posted by on September 21st, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

  SPOLER ALERT: For anyone who hasn’t read all of the books… what have you been doing with your life!?! Sorry I mean, c’mon! Anyway. If you’re not done with the books, click here.   I recently began the wondrous adventure of reading the Harry Potter books to my 7-year-old son. We raced through the […]

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Kids Failing Majestically (13 GIFs)

Posted by on September 13th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

(Don’t worry, none of these are those awful fails that are followed by a trip to urgent care or the ER.) Everyone has to go through a lot of awful before they get to awesome, and since kids are pretty much new at everything, there is a wealth of awful that can be pretty entertaining. […]

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Drugs, They’re a Hell of a Drug

Posted by on September 7th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

  Talking to your kids about drugs is positively awesome. Knee-jerk sarcasm there, sorry. It’s awful. How do you explain something like drugs to someone who still collects sidewalk pebbles and thinks of bagels as fake doughnuts? You wait ’till they’re older? Well yeah, but I was recently forced to give it a shot with […]

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Quite Simply The Best Star Wars Commercial

Posted by on September 2nd, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Listen, I don’t like watching bad commercials. They’ve become the thing we skip, if we aren’t streaming or internetting all the time. They make you want to shoot your television. Can you remember your favorite commercials (not from the BIG FOOTBALL GAME every year)? Maybe you’ll remember one or two at the most. This is, […]

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Awkwardness on Full Display

Posted by on August 29th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

This post is sponsored by Cetaphil. A photo posted by Whit Honea (@whithonea) on Aug 3, 2016 at 8:34pm PDT A couple weeks ago, bloggers converged on Los Angeles carrying their laptops and devices to attend a huge convention. These conventions are always a time to come together and share information, to commune without judgment […]

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Are Men Just Children?

Posted by on August 17th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Jul 24, 2016 at 8:34pm PDT To the woman in the grocery store who came over to my wife while I was with my kids: I would like to apologize. You grinned, pointed at me and asked my wife, “Did you know you have three kids?” I […]

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The Hugest Homemade 360 Swing

Posted by on August 11th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

As a kid, I had big dreams. One of the biggest, and most electrifying dreams was the idea that I could jump on a swing set, and go all the way around the world on it. For those not educated in kid terminology, around the world means going up and over the main bar holding […]

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When Skin Attacks!

Posted by on August 3rd, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

This post is sponsored by Cetaphil. This is the best pyramid scheme. Circus performances coming soon. A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Aug 2, 2014 at 5:11pm PDT Taking care of yourself, after you become a parent, can be super difficult. You have tiny people relying on you for everything. So, relying on […]

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5 Superhero Powers of Fatherhood

Posted by on July 26th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

After having kids, I noticed I had some strange, unique abilities that never made themselves known while I was child-free. Maybe it’s because I spent last week at Comic-Con or maybe I just haven’t slept in about 7 years but I’m starting to wonder if all this parenting hasn’t mutated me or unlocked superpowers. It’s […]

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What I Worry About

Posted by on July 22nd, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Occasionally, a parent-to-be will come and ask me for advice about parenting. Crazy, right? They’re so focused on what could happen or what to do, they miss one of the most important elements of the whole process. It’s not for lack of trying or thoughtfulness, but most of us start off with a mindset that […]

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