How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad


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.

All the Ways Kids Become Owners of Things

Posted by on April 22nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

It’s been a while since we’ve been babies and kids, so it’s easy to forget what it’s like for them and that they tend to be consistently unemployed and extremely cash poor. Understandably so, since it’s kind of a legal thing that they can’t earn a wage, but that doesn’t stop them from needing and […]

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No More Instructional Diagrams, Folks

Posted by on April 1st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Those that know Andy personally are very familiar with his bombastic personality, but only a select few are aware of how terrible he is at martial arts. A few days ago he had a violent encounter with a dragon while trying to save two kittens from a burning orphanage, or something, and injured his hand. […]

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6 Crazy Stages of Gambling on a Cruise

Posted by on March 31st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

The rad people at Carnival Cruise Lines paid my way and sent me on a voyage to the Caribbean last week, so I could showcase all the fun and frolic available at sea on their cruise line, but something unimaginably crazy happened… The cruise was very rad, food, fun, drinks, sun, blah blah blah, but […]

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Dad Mode ACTIVATED! (15 GIFs)

Posted by on March 19th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Let’s all sit back and celebrate those moments when something inside us clicks, and faster than thought, we blur into action, when danger slows everything down and we swoop in and save our reckless, seemingly suicidal little bundles of joy. Sure, it’s not just dads, but go with me here. Here are some stunning examples […]

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5 Ways To Become The Best Dad Ever

Posted by on March 12th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

The thing about becoming the best dad… there’s no right way. There’s no perfect way. But I’m going to try and help you here. Read on for the real deal on how to become the best dad in the history of dadness. With a list of course! 1. I HAVE NO F*&KING IDEA. Okay, just […]

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For Oren

Posted by on March 2nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

My mind is a sweatshop of emotion right now. I keep waiting for the bell to sound so I can go home. But closing time doesn’t seem likely for a good while. This past Saturday was a banner day in existential pain. Post by HowToBeADad. First, it was my late father’s birthday. When I say […]

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Does Having Kids Make You Happier?

Posted by on February 25th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I’m sitting up in bed staring through the darkness as my one-year-old cries just a short distance away. It’s about 65 degrees in my room but I’m sweating. I’ve been through this before, with both boys, but it doesn’t get easier. If I had a crystal ball, I’m sure it would show me that he’s […]

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5 Parenting Tips from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

Posted by on February 18th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

There are countless parenting experts with books, videos, courses, brochures and all sort of parenting propaganda. But we ain’t buying it. Instead, we prefer to learn the hidden lessons from our favorite movies and TV shows (do not try this at home). What if all of our lives were a simple calculation of deriving immense […]

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Adorablized Words: A Guide to Kids’ Pronunciation

Posted by on February 17th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

  Something wonderfully unexpected happened last week. I posted about how my 5yo says pesketti an meapbals, and a crap ton of you shared YOUR OWN kid’s adorablized words. There were so many great examples of how our little kidlets gnaw on the words they’re learning, and spit out their cute, weird or accidentally-vulgar mutations, […]

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Hollywood Childbirth: Lights! Camera! PUSH!

Posted by on February 11th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

And the Academy Award nominees for “Most Fake Birth Scene” are… all of them. A few months after I witnessed the birth of my first son, I saw my first childbirth scene as a new dad. I watched with a scrunched up, appalled expression as I realized how we’re all pretty much fed a parade […]

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