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.

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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Expecto Harry Potter Land!

Posted by on December 13th, 2019, under NOTEBOOK

It was decided! We were off to Harry Potter world -ehem- I mean, Universal Studios Hollywood. My wife and I had visited through the years, but now we wanted to see Harry Po-… Um, share it with our son. Universal Studios provided my family with tickets, so it was only a matter of choosing WHEN. […]

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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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The Ripeness of Kids Clothes Described Like Wines

Posted by on August 29th, 2019, under NOTEBOOK

Kids live life at Volume 11 but often have their hygiene on mute, so the stink they can whip up is truly breathtaking. As in, plug your nose and hold your breath kind of breathtaking. Like wines, kids seem to ferment with age. Except there’s nothing “fine” about their Cabernet Soverygross or Pee-yoo Noir. Their […]

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Endgame Best Moments & GIVEAWAY

Posted by on August 20th, 2019, under NOTEBOOK

Celebrating the Blu-ray and Digital release of Avengers: Endgame, Disney has sponsored this post.     At the end of this post you’ll see details for winning an Infinity Gauntlet movie prop replica ($300 value) and, now available for purchase on Blu-ray and Digital, you’ll also win a copy of Avengers: Endgame! (Skip to it) […]

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Are Ads Reading Your Mind?

Posted by on June 21st, 2019, under NOTEBOOK

  Have your kids ever begged for something, or you saw a new product you wanted to try, and the next thing you know, you’re miraculously seeing ads for it everywhere??? It can kinda freak you out and make you wonder if your phone or home is bugged. You’re just idly scrolling through Facebook or […]

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Know-It-All Parenting Method

Posted by on May 6th, 2019, under NOTEBOOK

Unlike all other parenting styles, Know-It-All Parenting isn’t actually a method for raising children. It’s for educating other parents on how they’re doing it oh so WRONG. Amazingly all that’s required for Know-It-All Parenting is the ability to speak or type. Another singularly unique advantage is that you don’t need to have a child of […]

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QUIZ: 9 Alcohol Cheats in Animation

Posted by on December 21st, 2018, under NOTEBOOK

Brought to you by responsibility.org for their TalkEarly campaign.   In the past, animated films and shows were, um… rather boozy. A review of every G-rated movie created from the 30s up to 2000 said 47% showed alcohol consumption, and in that same period about 9% percent of all cartoons did as well. That’s a […]

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A Store Is Born! shop.howtobeadad.com

Posted by on December 15th, 2018, under NOTEBOOK

Like most everything in parenting, this store’s delivery, I mean launch is very late to the holiday party! Now you can shop a few items just in time for last-minute, probably-too-late panic shopping! [ VISIT THE STORE ]     Cast Your Vote for the Future! Also like a baby, this store is starting out […]

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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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