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.

Hilarious Fake Notes from Kids

Posted by on May 6th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

As soon as kids are able to string spoken words into tangled sentences, it seems like they’re also already telling tall tales. “Not me!” “I reawwy washeded my hands.” “I no have to go potty!” HAH! Lies. A lot of kids are to fibs what Willy Wonka is to chocolate. Aaaaaaand then the cute little […]

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Welcome to the Nerf Thunderdome

Posted by on May 5th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Sometimes things happen to us that rewrite the story of our lives. Meet Rob. He was in a plane crash and suffered from debilitating fear after the incident. He locked himself away in his room playing video games. What could he do? Rob decided to channel his pain into an amazing activity. Check it out. […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Parenting Advice

Posted by on May 1st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Parenthood is a sort of a cultist thing. Before you have kids, everyone you know asks when you’re going to have them. You’d think that would be the end of it, but it’s not. Then, they start asking if you’re going to have more. But my “favorite” aspect of parenting is the constand advice. Oh, […]

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Zen Archery and the Art of Parenting

Posted by on April 29th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

When I first heard the news, I was ecstatic. I’ve wanted to be a dad for as long as I can remember. Any time a small child was yelled at by their parents, growing up, I wanted to shield them. They were defenseless little creatures who had no recourse against the imposing, angry figures standing […]

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Parenting Unfiltered

Posted by on April 27th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

We’ve partnered up with Plum Organics because they had a brilliant idea that fit our site and purpose perfectly: to create an online convo where parents could tell it like it is, to see and show others they’re not alone, and to laugh or cry at the wonderful and grim realities of parenthood. With social […]

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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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