How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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28 FAILS That’ll Make You Feel Like a Great Parent

Posted by on April 7th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

Parenting automatically comes with a fair amount of self-doubt and second- or seventieth-guessing, but it’s made even worse when we see the never ending online parade of other parents’ manicured glamour shots and stories of parenting perfection. Guinness-World-Record worthy craft projects on Pinterest. Facebook posts of 4-year-olds writing cursive in another language. All of it […]

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The Profoundness of Children

Posted by on April 4th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Apr 2, 2017 at 3:07pm PDT We sat on a bench watching the trees sway in the wind and heard the birds chirp. It felt like something we could’ve done for hours. These calm moments, these reflective pools of emotion don’t visit too often for parents and […]

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12 Weird & Edgy Family Comics

Posted by on March 28th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A good ol’, safe-for-kids joke has it’s place. Typically in front of kids. However, there’s a vast world of jokes that aren’t safe for kids, but don’t necessarily get super internet-gross or offensive. A funny, happy middle ground between the sweet innocence and sociopathic derangement. Let’s set down the kids-lunch juice box and enjoy a […]

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The Spark Inside Us

Posted by on March 15th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Mar 10, 2017 at 7:11pm PST My sons, There is an important distinction between being a puppet and the one who creates the magic. When you confuse yourself for your work or your art, you will lose track of the spark that makes you powerful. You animate […]

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Kids Are Masters of Life-Napping (20 GIFs)

Posted by on March 14th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

For people who can fall asleep nearly anywhere (in any position, at any time of day, while doing anything), children sure can be impossible to put to sleep. They’re like little dozing narcoleptics who also have terrible insomnia. To say this is frustrating for parents is like saying the sun is a bit toasty. Sure […]

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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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