How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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My commentary, experiments, failures (more often than not) and experiences in the field. Except for the ones my wife won’t let me share.

5 Tips for “Entertaining” a Sick Spouse

Posted by on January 18th, 2018, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID...", NOTEBOOK

We all try to be supportive when our significant other is sick. But I’m of the opinion that adding a little levity into the situation can’t hurt. My wife, or most wives or spouses for that matter, may ferociously disagree. Heck, I’m not such a fan of jokes when my body feels like the physical […]

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The 2 Types of Parents on New Year’s Eve

Posted by on December 30th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

This post is brought to you by Responsibility.org, but (hopefully) it’s funny and relatable af!   There are two types of parents on New Year’s. Those that stay home for the evening, and then there are the lunatics. Okay, maybe the couples who go out aren’t lunatics exactly, and sure, there are more types than […]

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Elf on the Shelf Next-Level Tactics

Posted by on December 7th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

Some kids love it, most parents hate it. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this odd holiday tradition, here’s a simple, humorous summary. And for those who ARE familiar, consider this a snarky recap of the strangeness that is the Elf on the Shelf.   Here’s How it Works You shell out about […]

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Saving a Bee

Posted by on October 13th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Walking down my driveway the other afternoon, I noticed a honey bee struggling weakly on the pavement. This is nothing new, and my first thought was, as soon as my son comes home, he’ll figure out a way to get that bugger’s little ass dagger stuck in his bare foot. I was right about to […]

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11 Funnies That Pumpkin Spice Lovers and Haters Can Enjoy

Posted by on September 29th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

Fall is upon us. And with it, of course, the floodgates of pumpkin spice have opened. People either love it, or love hating on it. But for all the people who aren’t doing caffeine and sugar fueled cartwheels over this seasonal flavor gimmick, there’s a vast world joy to be had making fun of it. […]

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The Symptoms of Bad Influence-itis

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

I’ve joined forces with Responsibility.org as one of their paid ambassadors for their TalkEarly campaign, which is about, well… talking early about alcohol responsibility with your kids. Cheers!   Parents can make little furry loaves of fallen-out hair in the shower drain worrying about their kids getting sick. But, there’s another non-physical strain of contagion […]

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The Hairdresser Who Stole My Little Boy

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

It had been a long while since my son had a haircut. It really wasn’t for any other reason than procrastination and the fact that he just didn’t give a single bother. His hair was swiftly approaching a Musketeer’s length, though, so we started trying to work a haircut into our busy summer schedule (and […]

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Are You a Better Parent?

Posted by on July 21st, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

Fellow joke teller and new friend of mine, Karen Johnson (The 21st Century SAHM) recently posted this and, though it’s written from the perspective of a mom, it spoke to me as a father. Yelled at me, really. Her words are truly universal to parenting, and they’ve since gone completely bat-shit viral. I’m not at […]

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Serious Subjects Can Get Seriously Silly with Kids

Posted by on July 18th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, VIDEOTAPE

When you tackle a subject with your kid that’s one of the more life-lessonie topics, it can be pretty dang interesting. You start to find out what they have -100 clues about, and what they’ve picked up from wherever. But, like a lollipop that rolled under the couch, sometimes some pretty unusual stuff sticks to […]

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Box of Imagination

Posted by on June 1st, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

Amazing comic by The Awkward Yeti, a must-follow (his Facebook). – Kids have wild and vibrant imaginations. Imaginations that also have some seriously long-distance endurance. Nearly any adult playing pretend or listening to a kid tell a story they’re making up as-they-go can start to look around with slightly frantic eyes after a while, looking […]

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