How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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Dad Jokes Hall of Shame – Part 7

Posted by on March 8th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

My dad was a master of the cheesy pun decades before the world coined the term “dad joke.” One Christmas a present from him was unwrapped and it was a tiny planet Earth completely covered in glued-on pees. He wanted to give the best gift that anyone can give: world pees. The entire family groaned […]

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The Wall Climb

Posted by on March 7th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Mar 4, 2017 at 1:02pm PST The metaphor just fits. Finn, watching you climb that wall is as close to parenthood as it gets. We watch our children stumble. We entrust their safety, heart and brilliance to others. They come to us when they fail or can’t […]

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Things You Thought Would Be a Bigger THING, Growing Up

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

As a kid, I was given several impressions that didn’t quite pan out as an adult. When you’re growing up, your head is soaking up everything like a good little sponge. Or maybe a lollipop that fell under the couch. It can come from rotting your brains on cartoons, shows, commercials and movies, or from […]

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Superhero Action Figures Come to Life! (40 Amazing Photos)

Posted by on February 28th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Much to my fatherly delight, my son has grown up into a 7-year-old who loves action figures. As an aficionado myself, and the one who has to pay for the dang expensive things, I’ve taught him to pay attention to how articulated they are; how many joints they have and how poseable they are. The […]

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Miss You Extra

Posted by on February 27th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Missing you a bit extra today, Dad. Thank you for finding this, @ithrowtp. A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Feb 27, 2017 at 12:25pm PST Drinking coffee. Laughing at old movies. Waking up early. Looking around the room when someone farts as if accusing everyone else. A warm hand on my shoulder. These […]

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7 Harry Potter Sequels NO ONE Wants to Happen

Posted by on February 22nd, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Whether it was the book or the films, a lot of us were sad when we came to the finale of the Harry Potter series. We got a brief glimpse of his future, older, married with kids, and were left to wonder to ourselves about the rest of the adult life of the Boy Who […]

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19 WonderAWFUL Kid Valentime’s Day Cards

Posted by on February 14th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

In addition to the wild spellings kids come up with for “Valentimes” Day, their messages range from hilariously adorable to hilariously disturbing. So, if you ever thought you were bad at writing a sweet or romantic messages, these are going to make you feel like the greatest poet that ever lived. You’re NOT going to […]

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The Valentine’s Day Curse

Posted by on February 13th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

I have complicated feelings about Valentine’s Day and kids. I don’t want to be a curmudgeon but I feel like it’s bit strange to celebrate. First, it’s an invented moment every year that seems to benefit card companies and flower cartels more than anyone. Second, people without partners or close friends can feel pretty bummed […]

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20 Hilarious Parenting Memes

Posted by on February 10th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Parenting has a lot of funny moments to it, and even the not-so-funny moments can be made fun of pretty damn majestically. There are a truck ton of hilarious kid-owners out there shouting their jokes from the social media rooftops as humorous text, picture of video memes. I have the pleasure of knowing a bunch […]

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Realistic Love Notes for Parents

Posted by on February 8th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

I partnered with Plum Organics to bring you this funny, honest look at the realities of parental romance.   There’s really only one thing that changes dramatically when you have a baby: EVERYTHING. Sure we all lose a lot of sleep, money, energy, car keys and brain cells. We don’t tend to blab online about […]

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