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.

Why Dads with Sons Should Care About Girls’ Issues

Posted by on January 28th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Alright, dads of boys. I know what you’re thinking. ‘I’m so busy with my son’s schoolwork, sports, dance classes, tutoring, LEGO pieces on the floor, and every other damn thing, that it’s hard enough parenting a boy, imagining what it would be like to have a daughter would be insane.’ I get that. But you […]

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40 Awesome Things About Andy Herald

Posted by on January 26th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

It’s not often you get to meet people who are that rare combination of funny and smart. They’re like some kind of misunderstood unicorn. It makes you wonder how they managed juggling both traits, which inevitably makes you some form of envious or angry because you’re not quite either of them, and definitely not both. […]

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The Funny(?) Ways Kids Mess-use Things

Posted by on January 18th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

We partnered with OxiClean to bring you this post, because they’re so often the right tool for the parenting job.   You wouldn’t use a dog brush and whipped cream to brush your teeth. Unless you were a kid. “The right tool for the right job” is an expression that kids sort of take and […]

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Morning Swell

Posted by on January 12th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:51am PST For distinct periods of time as a boy, I can remember my father waking up before dawn, and sometimes his very presence would urge me out of bed. I don’t exactly remember why I knew I had to wake up, or […]

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The Heights of Growing Up

Posted by on January 4th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

We teamed up with Clorox to tell you some stories of the trials and treats of parenthood.   We want them to grow up, it’s our job as parents, but at the same time we soon learn how bitter-sweet it can be. When their tiny little fists let go of our thumbs. When we can’t […]

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Gift Card Hacks: 8 Ways We’ll Prove It’s More Than a Piece of Plastic

Posted by on December 22nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Gift cards. They seem impersonal and rushed, but the truth is they’re the swiss army knife of gifting. If only we could transform the gift-card-giving experience into something that makes the process feel both meaningful and practical. I know I change my mind a great deal, so the whole concept of the gift card gives […]

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A Little Boy’s Very Cute First Time as Santa

Posted by on December 17th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK, VIDEOTAPE

I partnered up with Target to share this adorable new chapter in my son’s Christmas experiences.   My little son is 6 and a half now, and he’s really starting to get how the whole gift giving thing works. Beyond receiving as many of them as he possibly can. He’s in that vague place between […]

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100% Spoiler-Free Pre-Review of The Force Awakens

Posted by on December 16th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

This has absolutely no spoilers. Not even in that vague, teasey way that makes you want to put your frustrated brain in a running blender, and then light the blender on fire. This is not really a review, in the true sense of the word. So I’m calling it a pre-review. Let me explain. My […]

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Our Night of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (No Spoilers)

Posted by on December 15th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Last night we traveled to distant planets in a galaxy far, far away, and we want to take you inside the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But let’s start at the end. Just know we won’t give any spoilers along the way. After Viewing After watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. No […]

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Unfiltered Year-in-Reviews Are the Way to Go

Posted by on December 10th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

We collaborated with Plum Organics to give you this unfiltered, unprocessed, BS-free look at holiday sharing parenting moments.   Parents capture the moments of their lives to share with others, and for their future selves, honestly. A major side effect of parenting is… um… where was I going with this? Oh yeah, a crappy memory! […]

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