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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 Senses Are Tingling! (25 Amazing GIFs)

Posted by on April 20th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

People loved the Dad Mode ACTIVATE! post, so I’ve scoured the internet to put together even more, and found a bunch you’ve probably never seen before. Some are overwhelming, some are just whelming, and some are anti-whelming, as far as Dad Mode moments go. Enjoy!   Catch the Monkey Rating: ​★★☆☆☆ Not too dramatic, but […]

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5 Reasons My Single Mom Helped Me Become A Better Father

Posted by on April 15th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking at the White House. From morning until the early evening, we heard from panels of educators, researchers, marketers, brand representatives and parents all talking about the topic of gender disparity and stereotypes that face our children. We heard how girls are driven to great lengths to achieve […]

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Dads: What People Think

Posted by on April 12th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

This kind of “what people think” internet joke showcases the misconceptions about a type of person or job from the various clichéd perspectives of others. I was pleasantly surprised at how hard this was to put together for Dads. Not everyone’s MIL thinks their grandchildren are being neglectfully left to some laptop Skynet nanny setup, […]

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​Surprisingly Awkward Stuffed Animal Anatomy

Posted by on March 31st, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

He skidded up to me, shouting, “Daddy, look what I got!” Holding a tiny stuffed animal aloft for me to behold, he beamed with the triumphant pride kids radiate about a new possession. “Oh, very cute! A little hedgehog.” I said, playing my parental role: identifying the prize correctly and nodding with the appropriate amount […]

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Maybe You’re The Problem

Posted by on March 4th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

It’s been weeks of fighting illness in my house, and the hits just keep on coming. We’ve been to doctor’s offices, urgent care lobbies and laid in beds with fevers over 103 degrees. Then my youngest was hit like a freight-train by an 8-year-old on the asphalt jungle of my older son’s school playground during […]

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Pizza Is Its Own Food Pyramid (3 Comics)

Posted by on March 1st, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

When I was a teenager, I could eat an entire large pizza by myself. Not a (violent air quotes) “large” pizza, but an honest-to-hugeness LARGE pizza. It took time, of course. And probably a violation of the laws of physics somehow. Heck, I love pizza so much, I once flew back from New York with […]

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7 Dads Share Their Movie Inheritance

Posted by on February 25th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Dads speak in a language all their own. For me and my father, our language was a combination of inside jokes, movie quotes and a shorthand we found from our experiences together. I was thinking about him the other day, all the movies he made me watch and the unique dialect we spoke. We laughed […]

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Thanks For The Parenting Advice!

Posted by on February 9th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

As you may or may not know, HowToBeADad.com is a collector and distributor of the most important, helpful parenting advice known to man. We scour the internet looking for the best and brightest ideas to make your parenting better. If you don’t parent just right, it could have profound and devastating effects on your children. […]

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Why Dads with Sons Should Care About Girls’ Issues

Posted by on January 28th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Alright, dads of boys. I know what you’re thinking. ‘I’m so busy with my son’s schoolwork, sports, dance classes, tutoring, LEGO pieces on the floor, and every other damn thing, that it’s hard enough parenting a boy, imagining what it would be like to have a daughter would be insane.’ I get that. But you […]

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40 Awesome Things About Andy Herald

Posted by on January 26th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

It’s not often you get to meet people who are that rare combination of funny and smart. They’re like some kind of misunderstood unicorn. It makes you wonder how they managed juggling both traits, which inevitably makes you some form of envious or angry because you’re not quite either of them, and definitely not both. […]

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