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.

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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The Cowardice of Conversationalists

Posted by on February 4th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

The Super Bowl was a bitter feud. We watched as two teams battled it out, yard by yard, to scrape together a hard-fought victory. But the feud I’m referring to was between gameplay within me. I’m not a huge sports guy. I watched for all the spectacular commercials, if I’m being honest, and one of […]

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10 Insider Tips for Playing with Kids

Posted by on January 28th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Here are some tips and warnings for parents signing up for the full-contact, mind-bending sport known as Playing. I’ve added 6-second videos to each point to demonstrate more fully humorously. You can turn the sound on and off in the lower-left of each video. (Some of these get a bit festive, so you may want […]

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5 Annoying Pieces of Parenting Advice

Posted by on January 21st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

1. Arguing With Your Kid? DON’T ARGUE WITH THEM It’s so true. Maybe we could apply this same advice to achieve world peace? It’s not like we’re tired, hungry, burnt out, and exasperated. Right? 2. Kid Won’t Eat? JUST MAKE THEM EAT Also applicable: if they eat it five times they’ll keep eating it. Picky […]

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