How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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Why Be Afraid of the Dentist When You Can Be Terrified

Posted by on June 22nd, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A lot of people are terrified of going to the dentist. Some eventually outgrow their fear, of course, but it’s safe to say it’s a bit of a pants-peeing experience for kids. Just look at it from their perspective. “Okay, little [kid’s name]. Sit in this strange, slippery chair with the spotlight on it so […]

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28 Completely Unnecessarily Honest Notes from Kids

Posted by on June 16th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

The other day my 7-year-old son and I were headed home from an errand, and he asked me if we had time to play when we got home. I told him, sure, but when we started talking about what we would play, he started disqualifying certain things. “We shouldn’t play tag, because I know you’re […]

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11 Parenting Comics that Will Make Parenting Seem Not So Awful

Posted by on June 8th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

I’m a designer and sort-of illustrator, so I have a natural affinity toward web comics. There’s something more important about them for me, though, and why I love to share them with you. When you can take some friction points of parenthood and apply some humorous lube to… um, wait. Let me state that differently. […]

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Babies + Dogs = Heckin Cute! (19 Clips)

Posted by on June 2nd, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Before they can play fetch, or even hold a ball in their fist, when they’re juuuuust starting out in life, a kid can form bonds with their dog and chisel memories into their heart that will last a lifetime. Each of these 19 moments is like watching the origin story of a kid and their […]

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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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6 Stunningly Terrible Baby Product Ideas

Posted by on May 25th, 2017, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

We’ve all seen ads or stores selling baby-related products that had us tilting our head and muttering, “Really???” Sometimes it’s because they seem useless and stupid, or downright unsafe. It’s hard to believe sometimes, but they’re actually out there, for someone with money in their pocket and sh*t for brains, apparently. How ’bout, we take […]

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Parenterms: “Adorablewhelming”

Posted by on May 19th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Our kids can achieve levels of cuteness that, before becoming parents, we would never have believed even possible. It doesn’t need to be some viral YouTube video of a moment. It can simply be the most mundane thing our kid does that turns us into glowing emotional wrecks. A lump in our throat makes our […]

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Sea Inside

Posted by on May 16th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on May 12, 2017 at 4:47pm PDT Dear Boys, There’s an ancient Icelandic word I recently learned, “innsæi.” It has multiple meanings. It can mean “the sea within,” which pertains to the inner world we experience, ever-changing. It centers around that current of intuition inside all of us. […]

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The Care Baes: A Childhood-Ruining Remake

Posted by on May 11th, 2017, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Modernized classics tend to be pretty awful. But like, ugly awful. There, I said it. It might be because we’re used to them a certain way, like knowing someone with a beard and them looking like a creepy failed clone experiment after they shave. Maybe we hate a remake because we’re old and set in […]

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13 Weird and Dark Family Comics

Posted by on May 5th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Um. Okay. So some of these are pretty damned weird. This post isn’t a casual cruise through a pleasant neighborhood, it’s gonna do some donuts and peel out on the road less travelled. So, buckle up, buttercup! As is my standard though, these are all safe-for-work and don’t get really raunchy or offensive or political […]

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