How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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Maximumble: Glasses Off

Posted by on October 14th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

  Life with kids can feel pretty blurry at times. It’s hard to see your way forward and a clear vision of the future can change rapidly. Sure, we can shut our eyes and fumble our way through the journey, but kids demand our attention. A lot. So we look outward, blazing a trail. We […]

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HalloWINNING for Parents (7 Comics)

Posted by on October 13th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

The leaves are turning, or in my case as a resident of Southern California, the shorts are turning into pants. Halloween is looming! Whatever hails the changing of the seasons for you, ever since I was a wee little scab-picker, Halloween wasn’t just Halloween for me. Pumpkins and polyester cobwebs were the only evident thing […]

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16 Absolutely Gag-Inducing Halloween Food Creations

Posted by on October 7th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

None of these are going to be cute lil’ pumpkin-shaped cookies or “spoOoOoOoky” cupcakes with chocolate bat wings. Presented here are only the most absolutely gruesome Halloween dishes that even a zombie might need to cover its eyes sockets to swallow. Kids are picky enough eaters, so I’m not so sure any of these are […]

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Recognizing Your Parents…

Posted by on September 30th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Arden, I've had this beard for 99.9999% of your little life. Honestly, I'm worried what would happen if I shaved it. I remember when I first met your mom I couldn't even grow this crazy thing. It was patchy and took months to even show up as fuzz. Good luck growing your own face sweater, […]

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​First Mars, Then a Galaxy Far Far Away

Posted by on September 29th, 2016, under "MY KID JUST SAID...", SNAPSHOTS

​I’d been seeing little bits and pieces about Elon Musk’s announcement at the International Astronautical Congress (see article/video) to put plans into hyperdrive for Mars manned missions and even colonization. With the goal of getting us blasted off in less than a decade, he stated, “I really have no other purpose than to make [human] […]

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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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