How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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What I Say VERSUS What My Kid Hears

Posted by on September 23rd, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

The number one waste of oxygen on the planet is parents telling their kids things. Probably. Something seems to get lost in translation from the moment sound leaves a parents lips to their kids’ banana-filled ears on the way to the blank slates of the perpetual-imagination machines in their little round heads. Most kids’ ability […]

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He Just Wants To Be A Real Boy

Posted by on September 22nd, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Aug 13, 2015 at 4:53pm PDT How does this happen? I need answers. I feel like Geppetto and my marionette son is becoming a real boy. But the truth is I’m the dummy. Every day is a process of chipping away my own woodenness as a parent. […]

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If the Harry Potter Books Were Written From Voldmort’s Perspective

Posted by on September 21st, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

  SPOLER ALERT: For anyone who hasn’t read all of the books… what have you been doing with your life!?! Sorry I mean, c’mon! Anyway. If you’re not done with the books, click here.   I recently began the wondrous adventure of reading the Harry Potter books to my 7-year-old son. We raced through the […]

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This Dad Gets It

Posted by on September 20th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

The following was posted on Facebook and shared into my feed last night. It sums up something I’ve been going through with my older son. Though Finn isn’t autistic he is a special brand of human: sensitive, brilliant, quirky, analytical, impulsive, hilarious. And this boy, below, seems like a brother from another mother. But I […]

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Parenterms: “Passwordthy”

Posted by on September 15th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Pretty much everyone in these obscenely modern times knows the truly deep and profound statement of trust it is to grant someone else your password. Parents, especially, have to put some seriously paranoid thought into handing over the keys to their digital castle, since kids can innocently get up to no good, totally on accident, […]

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Kids Failing Majestically (13 GIFs)

Posted by on September 13th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

(Don’t worry, none of these are those awful fails that are followed by a trip to urgent care or the ER.) Everyone has to go through a lot of awful before they get to awesome, and since kids are pretty much new at everything, there is a wealth of awful that can be pretty entertaining. […]

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Kids Can Be Such Little Sh… Darlings (8 Comics)

Posted by on September 9th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Of course, kids are soooooo worth it. But let’s acknowledge the fact that no one ever says something is “worth it” unless it comes at a cost. And saying parenting comes with a cost is like saying a space shuttle is a bit on the pricey side. So, let’s laugh at 8 Fowl Language Comics […]

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Parenting Without A Manual

Posted by on September 8th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Sep 5, 2016 at 8:38pm PDT There are some days when I feel like I have no idea how to parent. You encounter a lot of imponderable stuff when you’re dealing with the formation of a human being. There are so many outcomes based on how strict, […]

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Drugs, They’re a Hell of a Drug

Posted by on September 7th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

  Talking to your kids about drugs is positively awesome. Knee-jerk sarcasm there, sorry. It’s awful. How do you explain something like drugs to someone who still collects sidewalk pebbles and thinks of bagels as fake doughnuts? You wait ’till they’re older? Well yeah, but I was recently forced to give it a shot with […]

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If Parents Renamed Products Honestly

Posted by on August 30th, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

If some brands wanted their products to really speak to parents, they’d probably need a name makeover. Let’s look at a few products with new names and logos that might not be more appealing but are certainly more accurate.   Pregnancy Test Bread   Classic View-Master Toy   Lunch Snack   Granola Bars Slide Whistle […]

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