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.

8 Honest Names for 1980s Toys

Posted by on June 16th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

There were so many toys I wanted growing up. We had a rule, when I was a kid, that we had to sell a toy to get a new one. It was like a strange banking system. Inevitably one of the toys would break, sending the whole system into a tailspin (also, a great reference […]

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Funny Ultrasounds Only a Parent Could Love

Posted by on June 11th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

When expectant parents get a regular ol’ (non-3D) ultrasound, they can’t wait to see their little mini-me, but they don’t always expect to see an antique, black-and-white silent film of Skeletor as a baby, snuggling in a backpack. No one seriously says, “Awwwww, he’s got your spine, honey.” Or “Wow just LOOK at that pelvis!” […]

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The Best/Worst of #ParentingUnfiltered

Posted by on June 4th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

You’re probably already aware we’ve been working with Plum Organics to help create an online place for #ParentingUnfiltered stories and pictures as a sort of backflip to how we tend to present our kids and families online with picture-perfectness, or at least so we don’t get a knock on our door from Child Protective Services. […]

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Adults Can Be Raging Doucheballs

Posted by on June 3rd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I’m soooooooo sporty. I make holes-in-one all the time when I’m bowling. I can score tons of touchdowns without even hitting the basketball hoop pole. And I can hit home runs nearly every time I swing a tennis racket. So yeah, not very sporty. Especially when it comes to baseball, playing or watching. However, I […]

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7 Side Effects Of Parenthood No One Talks About

Posted by on June 2nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Listen, nobody is perfect. But that concept extends especially to parents. Not because we screw up more, mind you, but we have a living reminder of all of our mistakes and uncertainty constantly asking us questions, second guessing our every move and generally making it hard to think straight. We get so wrapped up doing […]

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Skin Cancer Is Not Your Friend

Posted by on May 28th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

So, listen. I know the internet is filled with a lot of causes and movements and groups and Change.org petitions and blah blah blah, but I want to scare the shit out of you for just a second. Okay, maybe I won’t completely terrify you, but maybe I can talk in a way that ups […]

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In Memories, We Live On

Posted by on May 25th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Today is an important one. Today, we take a moment to remember people, both familiar and unknown. These faces fill books and the names are etched in walls, but you mightn’t have ever fully sat with them. "I wish killing people didn't even exist." My son saying something so simple that it's almost impossible for […]

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Exposure To & Improper Use of Kid Slang May Result in Brain Damage

Posted by on May 22nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Even if we haven’t said them ourselves as parents, we’ve all seen it happen, or know of a horrific story or twelve. Some of us can barely stand hearing them and have vowed solemn oaths to never say them. I’m talking about the slang words kids use today. And that gruesome moment when a mom’s […]

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10 Sketches of Dads By Their Kids, Part 1

Posted by on May 21st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

It seems like everyone is starting to gear up for Father’s Day, and what better way to get things started than something ridiculously sentimental and fun. Some dads are sketchy, and by that I mean they have awesome artwork made by their kids. We asked dads for pictures of them sketched, painted or otherwise drawn […]

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Baby Food Bullying

Posted by on May 20th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

We’re bummed out. A rad company is being bullied in the media with sensationalistic finger-pointing and it’s starting to remind us of a toddler screaming at a cool toy for no reason. Let us be crystal clear. We’ve been working with Plum Organics to start an online convo about the honest, unfiltered moments of parenting. […]

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