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.

Unfiltered Year-in-Reviews Are the Way to Go

Posted by on December 10th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

We collaborated with Plum Organics to give you this unfiltered, unprocessed, BS-free look at holiday sharing parenting moments.   Parents capture the moments of their lives to share with others, and for their future selves, honestly. A major side effect of parenting is… um… where was I going with this? Oh yeah, a crappy memory! […]

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Join us for a Live Q&A with Ant-Man Stars!

Posted by on December 1st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Have you ever wanted to step on a LEGO and not get hurt? Well, today could be your chance! Join us today for at something so tiny, yet so very epic in scale: Ant-Man is coming to 3D, Blu-Ray combo pack with digital HD! We’ve been messing around with the Facebook live video option, and […]

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The Story Inside Us

Posted by on November 27th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

This post is brought to you by Target. I remember their voices most of all. And the way they read to me. The feeling of the covers over a littler me. The soft glow of light as the pages turned. Storytelling has always been part of my life and the holidays were the star on […]

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An HONEST List of What I Give Thanks For

Posted by on November 26th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

  Well… Being completely honest? I give thanks for:   Sleep Whenever. Wherever. However much I can get.   Coffee My unicorn blood for when I haven’t gotten much of the one above.   Bourbon The good stuff. No tarantula juice for me.   Food Preferably the drool-inducing kind that doesn’t upset any part of […]

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Tickle Me Elmo VS Jet Engine

Posted by on November 5th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

If you’ve ever wanted Elmo to stop talking, laughing, giggling or simply wished he never existed, this video is for you. YouTube channel PowerModz is taking things to a whole new level. If you love Elmo and don’t want to see him get hurt, you might not want to watch. If you want to skip […]

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11 Books My Sons Have To Read Before They’re 11

Posted by on November 3rd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

My son, Finn, and I have been reading up a storm lately. He loves it. I love reading to him, and he loves reading to me. Reading is such an important part of my life, and I’m so glad to be sharing it with my kids. I mean Finn is already on book three of […]

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Dad-O-Vision: Live Viewing of ‘Children of the Corn’

Posted by on October 29th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Join us tonight at 10pm PST for a fun-filled evening as we watch Children of the Corn live on Netflix. Anything could happen. And probably will. See you tonight!

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Phantom Feelings

Posted by on October 28th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

My older son, Finn, toddles down the stairs at 9:30pm. He’s only been asleep for a couple of hours, but his 6-year-old body is troubling him. “My neck hurts.” He’s in pain, crying. I go to him, confused and sort of surprised, but I’m not sure what the deal is. He’s in pain, and children […]

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10 Reasons ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is The Movie For Parents

Posted by on October 19th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

If you’re alive and a hardcore Star Wars geek, you probably have a pretty intense nerdgasm hangover right now after watching the trailer for the new Star Wars. But if you’re not familiar with Star Wars, you need to know one thing: “Star Wars: Force Awakens” is the movie we’ve all been waiting for. But […]

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Jumping For Joy

Posted by on October 14th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

It's a 'Finn's favorite things' mashup masterpiece by @blue_cupcake. He's gonna lose his mind. A photo posted by Charlie N Andy HowToBeADad.com (@howtobeadad) on Oct 10, 2015 at 11:02am PDT Last weekend, we celebrated Finn’s sixth birthday. My lucky number, six. When I started writing on this digital notebook, he wasn’t yet two-years-old. That’s some […]

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