How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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Awkward Dadly Photos

Posted by on August 27th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Pictures are worth a thousand words, but awkward pictures are worth a thousand awkwards. You’ve probably seen some of the pics from our friends at awkwardfamilyphotos.com, but you’re missing out if you haven’t seen the hilarious titles, captions and backstories that go with the crazy photos. Their site is like the Smithsonian of utterly terrible […]

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Tough Little Guy

Posted by on August 21st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

Since I was a kid I had a problem with the concept of “being tough.” I’m sure some meathead out there will explain to me this is because I was a total wuss and then crush a beer can on his forehead. As I grew up though, my understanding of “toughness” slowly evolved from the […]

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TODDLER BINGO! Because Parents Deserve to Win Something

Posted by on August 19th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

The thing about playing Bingo is that you’re going to go through an epic crap ton of numbers before anyone hits five in a row. The same is true for Toddler Bingo. Parents will experience a vast array of toddlerisms before they hit the jackpot. Refusing to eat something, wanting to eat things they shouldn’t, […]

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Artist Grows Up and Recreates His Own Drawings 2 Decades Later

Posted by on August 15th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

For most kids, drawings turn out a bit abstract… Heck! I can call them crappy here since it’s just us adults, right? We’ll soften the word and call them “crapstract” art. They’re adorable, sure, but raise your hand if your kid has ever handed over a picture they drew for you, that you had absolutely […]

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Parent Pro Tip: Reacting

Posted by on August 7th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Some people fail to realize that when they’re dealing with a kid, they’re dealing with an attention-addicted little human who’s most prized dealers of attention are adults. For a kid, a simple chuckle from Mom and Dad can be like an epic slow clap in a packed stadium. However, young kids don’t quite grasp the […]

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The Swiss Parenting Tool

Posted by on August 5th, 2014, under EQUIPMENT, INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Be prepared is the Boy Scouts’ motto. And, though this applies well to parenting, the Boy Scout handbook doesn’t have a lot to say about having a baby, but, like the wilds of Nature, when the test of your survival fitness begins, Parenthood doesn’t care how prepared you are. Nature doesn’t forgive you for not […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Rank Side of the Force

Posted by on July 25th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Sometimes your baby or child does things that impress you beyond the normal “wow, he squeezed my finger” or “holy crap, she ate the whole thing!” Stuff that’s extraordinary. These achievements can even get you thinking they’re prodigies at something, or what they’ve done is somehow foreshadowing of some specific future for them, some destiny. […]

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The Wanted

Posted by on July 24th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Finn, this weekend after I put you on a timeout you said to me, “You don’t want me anymore?” If I never hear those words again in my life it will be too soon. We talked about why you thought that, what it means to be an older brother and then I asked you a […]

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Scareded – Scrabble Scribble #10

Posted by on July 23rd, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  The most innocent things can backfire on parents. There’s really no “winning” with kids. No sure formula. What was delicious today may be the worst thing they’ve ever eaten tomorrow. A lullaby might send them to sleep or to the mad house. Seriously. I laughed at my son’s joke the other day and he […]

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The Gloaming Light

Posted by on July 9th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

There is a wakefulness between the purity of the aware and the somnolence of sleep that feels like anything is possible. It’s better than a dream. It’s a waking dream under my command. I haven’t felt it in some time, but I know it could be just past the horizon line. I am nearly there. […]

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