How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

VIDEOTAPE

This is our video section. One of us, who shall remain nameless, still has VHS tapes lying around. They should be teased. In the meantime, watch our homemade videos in this section.

How To Fail Beautifully

Posted by on June 24th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I’ve talked a bunch about trying to teach my older son the value of losing and making mistakes. It’s been a battle. I’ve given him lots of examples of how losing or failing can lead to bigger or more sustained success, but he still can’t quite grasp the concept. Instead, I’m thinking of just showing […]

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The World’s Largest Nerf Gun Is The Only Toy You Need

Posted by on June 22nd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

When you’re a kid, the world is larger than life. So you reenact the adult world and all its glory: foot races, gunfights, negotiations, playing house — the full continuum, as far as you’re concerned, is up for grabs during playtime. Generationally, however, it now seems we’re predisposed to reversing the order. We want all […]

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Why Do People Think This Is Okay?

Posted by on June 14th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, VIDEOTAPE

Before I had kids, I certainly experienced moments lamenting sitting next to upset, crazy or scream-o-crying children. I would glance over and hope, nay pray, they’d quiet down. Screaming kids and babies can feel grating to your soul. Hell, I would huff under my breath or roll my eyes, judgmentally. It’s frustrating to be near […]

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Should We Tell Our Kids To Follow Their Dreams?

Posted by on June 10th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, VIDEOTAPE

I came to Los Angeles to follow a dream. My dream led me to my wife, my kids and creating this site. But there’s something intangible and unknowable about dreams. They’re elusive. It’s a tough thing to pursue a passion. Though I would argue there’s something important and character-building in the journey of it, I […]

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Disney Princesses Sing In Their Native Languages

Posted by on June 8th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I’m a big fan of representing cultural depictions with as much authenticity as possible. We learn so much more and can teach our children so much better about the world if we are constantly giving opportunities to see the real deal. I think we can all agree whitewashing cultural moments and characters is bad for […]

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The Emotional Moments When Military Fathers Come Home

Posted by on June 7th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

With Memorial Day just behind us and Father’s Day right around the corner, I found myself thinking about what it would’ve been like if I’d served in the Armed Forces. The first thing that struck me — and I must confess that it had never really fully hit me before — was how much I’d […]

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The Carrot Whisperer Dad (Funny Video)

Posted by on June 3rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Getting kids to eat can be like trying to play a video game in Impossible mode… blindfolded… while wearing boxing gloves… and obscenely drunk. This dad figured out a cheat code to beat the vegetable level of his cute kid’s appetite. An amazing glitch that’s so simple, it’s glorious. You don’t need to know a […]

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Literally Nothing Cuter

Posted by on May 31st, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Sure our kids are the cutest, amazing thing in the world right? Well, this video gives them a run for their money. I don’t even want to write words down to describe it because none of them will suffice. But I will say this: THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS PUP. Have you guys played […]

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The 5 Best ‘How To Dad’ Videos

Posted by on May 27th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Recently, I randomly made a “How To Dad” video after camping. I figured this site could use a little more helpful content. Though it was a totally random act, it reminded me of something. A little while back, we posted a video of a Kiwi dad with a hilarious review of various baby holds. Well, […]

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Putting a Mattress to the KID TEST (Video + GIVEAWAY)

Posted by on May 26th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, VIDEOTAPE

With just a few seconds of hand jive on a smartphone you can order food, clothes, auto parts and even deer urine (it’s true, don’t ask). What a time to be alive! Or something. Now, you wouldn’t think to order something like let’s say a MATTRESS online. But, you can! And I did. Of course, […]

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