How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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My commentary, experiments, failures (more often than not) and experiences in the field. Except for the ones my wife won’t let me share.

Can You Guess Which Animated Films Have Alcohol? (QUIZ)

Posted by on February 1st, 2018, under NOTEBOOK

As part of the TalkEarly team for Responsibiliy.org, (encouraging early convos with kids about responsible drinking), I had the idea of putting together an interesting quiz that may even surprise you! This isn’t to highlight good or bad impressions of alcohol, just to show that early impressions do exist. Some are just seconds, but try […]

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Goodnight, Butt

Posted by on January 26th, 2018, under NOTEBOOK

It’s easy to get laughs making jokes about how horrific kids can be about going to bed, and it can be throbbing-forehead-vein frustrating when it’s so late you know with dread that they’re just going to rise like cranky zombies at their usual butt crack of dawn. But there are also those really sweet moments. […]

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12 Rad Dad Moments

Posted by on January 25th, 2018, under NOTEBOOK

Rad dad moments aren’t just ninja reflexes for those lightning-fast saves. Teaching, playing, wrangling, soothing, patiently enduring; it can be any kind of dadding. These moments don’t even have to be experiences that anyone else witnesses – moments your kid might not even be aware of their specialness. When you’re just proud of yourself and […]

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5 Tips for “Entertaining” a Sick Spouse

Posted by on January 18th, 2018, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID...", NOTEBOOK

We all try to be supportive when our significant other is sick. But I’m of the opinion that adding a little levity into the situation can’t hurt. My wife, or most wives or spouses for that matter, may ferociously disagree. Heck, I’m not such a fan of jokes when my body feels like the physical […]

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The 2 Types of Parents on New Year’s Eve

Posted by on December 30th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

This post is brought to you by Responsibility.org, but (hopefully) it’s funny and relatable af!   There are two types of parents on New Year’s. Those that stay home for the evening, and then there are the lunatics. Okay, maybe the couples who go out aren’t lunatics exactly, and sure, there are more types than […]

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Elf on the Shelf Next-Level Tactics

Posted by on December 7th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

Some kids love it, most parents hate it. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this odd holiday tradition, here’s a simple, humorous summary. And for those who ARE familiar, consider this a snarky recap of the strangeness that is the Elf on the Shelf.   Here’s How it Works You shell out about […]

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Saving a Bee

Posted by on October 13th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Walking down my driveway the other afternoon, I noticed a honey bee struggling weakly on the pavement. This is nothing new, and my first thought was, as soon as my son comes home, he’ll figure out a way to get that bugger’s little ass dagger stuck in his bare foot. I was right about to […]

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What To Do When Your Child Turns 8

Posted by on October 6th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Freak out. Because that’s what I’m doing right now with my newly-minted 8-year-old. Just kidding. Well, not really. Eight years-old is one of those ages that can make parents go full-on existential crisis mode. The obviousness of your kid no longer looking or acting like a baby is startling. Personality is more defined. It’s a […]

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11 Funnies That Pumpkin Spice Lovers and Haters Can Enjoy

Posted by on September 29th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

Fall is upon us. And with it, of course, the floodgates of pumpkin spice have opened. People either love it, or love hating on it. But for all the people who aren’t doing caffeine and sugar fueled cartwheels over this seasonal flavor gimmick, there’s a vast world joy to be had making fun of it. […]

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The Symptoms of Bad Influence-itis

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

I’ve joined forces with Responsibility.org as one of their paid ambassadors for their TalkEarly campaign, which is about, well… talking early about alcohol responsibility with your kids. Cheers!   Parents can make little furry loaves of fallen-out hair in the shower drain worrying about their kids getting sick. But, there’s another non-physical strain of contagion […]

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