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.

What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Six

Posted by on September 5th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we described what parenting is like when kids have siblings. It’s basically like juggling angry kittens Today, let’s chat about getting your kids home from the park, school or some other event. Any time you absolutely have to leave and get the kids in the car, it’s not a good time for your […]

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New More Relatable Superheroes

Posted by on September 4th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

Some popular superheroes are incredibly old if you think about it. Batman and Superman were created in the late ’30s, making them adults for about 75 years now. Super old. What would some new, more relatable super characters be, though? If they arose from the smartphone radiation of today’s plugged-in, socially-connected culture? Let’s imagine some… […]

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My Father’s Search For The Fisher King

Posted by on September 3rd, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

After Robin Williams died, I was unreasonably distraught. In the context of all things, I never actually knew the man and only saw him as much as one could say they’d seen a ghost around San Francisco and Marin County. But he was ever-present. I remember seeing him around town in Marin County. I remember […]

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7 Things That Are Worse Than Going Back to School

Posted by on August 29th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Sometimes it’s easier to soften something by comparing it to something way worse. School can be one of those tough somethings. As our kids go back to school parents and/or kids can dread it. But there’s that great quote that goes: “If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d […]

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Live Free or Drive Safe!

Posted by on August 28th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Driver safety is something you probably thought you’d never have to revisit after narrowly passing your driver’s license test, right? Wrong. Aside from texting or messing around with your phone, there’s a vast number of things that people shouldn’t need to be told not to do while driving but seem to need to be told […]

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Your #Dadchelor Moment

Posted by on August 21st, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Every dad has experienced that moment when they got “the news” they were going to have a baby. But everyone’s story is different. Reactions and emotions can be as varied as a snowflake, or as similar as a pair of socks. Some feel the elation of being given a powerful, beautiful gift while others feel […]

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Memories on the Run

Posted by on August 20th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Summer is short and passes quickly, and it is far too easy to lose the season somewhere between the couch cushions—most likely lodged against an old piece of candy and enough spare change to park for hours while waiting on the sweet spot between shade and sunsets. One minute you have plans for the great […]

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Being Human

Posted by on August 12th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

They say great no great adventure ever started with a salad. But this one starts and stops with one. Last week, I was reminiscing about the salad days before my responsibilities had taken hold. Work was intensive, children were demanding and the world seemed like a lens with a smudge. It was time for some […]

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A Monster #MuppetsMostWanted Giveaway!

Posted by on August 10th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

It’s time for another awesome giveaway with co-host Resourceful Mommy! This time we’re celebrating the most wanted movie of 2014 hitting shelves on DVD and Blu-Ray! Muppets Most Wanted will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 12th and we’re excited its release. Are you ready to build some Muppet character? Make sure you […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Five

Posted by on August 8th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we described what parenting is like when kids have accidents. It’s inevitable. And brutal. Today, let’s chat about siblings. Having a baby is a magical thing. But then you start to wonder if you should have more. My wife and I debated over this topic for a while. Having two babies is a […]

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