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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.

Going Back To School Summed Up In One Video

Posted by on August 25th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Nearly all of us know the apprehension of starting school, let alone beginning again at a new school. But this 4th grader seems to have his attitude on lock. Though he has some justifiable complaints (“I KNOW HOW TO RIDE A BIKE”), he takes everything in stride. Sure, he wants more than one friend, but […]

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The Coolest 4th Grade Teacher Ever

Posted by on August 23rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

My son is only in first grade, but I believe I’ve met the coolest 4th grade teacher ever. As written in the description on this video, Mr. Reed sounds like the raddest: “Instead of sending out the boring, old, “Welcome Back” newsletter, Mr. Reed, a first year teacher from Chicago, wrote a rap song for […]

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Super Mario Bros Like You’ve Never Seen Them!

Posted by on August 19th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

As a kid who grew up with 8-bit graphics and the revelatory moment of seeing 16-bit video games come to life, Super Mario Bros. changed my life. Anyone who could beat the game attained godlike status. I remember trying and failing so many times. I dreamed of winning and finishing the whole thing with a […]

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Video of a Father and Son Having a Musical Alzheimer’s Defying Moment

Posted by on August 16th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

When I met my wife over a decade ago, her mother was already years into the slow and excruciating decline of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Though she was alive for years, I never knew her. She was non-vocal by then. I got to know something of her gentle and noble soul through the stories of love […]

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Meet The World’s Biggest A-hole

Posted by on August 9th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

As parents, we usually fit into one of two categories at some point or another: 1. Worrying we’re doing it wrong/poorly/inadequately/uninspired/uninformed. 2. Knowing we’re ruining things for our kids, in their minds or ours. So, color me surprised when I saw a video about the world’s biggest poopface. Sorry. NSFW language ahead. I have to […]

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How To Dad: Dad Hands + Velcro

Posted by on July 28th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Do you suffer from a case of “Dad Hands”? If you’ve tried to button little baby buttons on a baby’s onesie then you know the flushed anger and terror of trying to slip a tiny circle inside of a tiny opening with a writhing worm child. It’s the worst. So, as this father has put […]

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When This Kid Goes Ayaaaaa…

Posted by on July 19th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

There are few things cuter than kids attempting something and failing. But when that kid is in full uniform and performing martial arts? CUTENESS OVERLOAD. I’ve loved watching my son do karate. Many Saturdays and Sundays have been spent watching him flail around kicking and punching the air with infectious enthusiasm. So, if you need […]

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Passing 3 Childhood Cereals On To My Son (Video)

Posted by on July 19th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Sponsored by General Mills Cereals. Our little son hasn’t tried many cereals. It’s mainly because one of his favorite hobbies in the world is not trying any new foods at all costs. As in our grocery costs. Ugh. So, when the little guy pushes a depressingly full plate of breakfast away or comes back from […]

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Meet Rocky Balbaby!

Posted by on July 12th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I’m not in the greatest shape right now. My dad bod has hit levels that make me questions whether I’m more than 70% water. I think I’m edging up to 90%. Or whiskey. One of those. Anyway, I’ve been looking for inspiration. Something to get me pumped up again about getting in shape, and turning […]

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How To: Get A Baby To Clean The House

Posted by on July 6th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

This man. We’ve written about him before but the hits just keep coming. Is it black magic? Is it some sort of zookeeping expertise that allows him to corral and train babies? Is he a toddler whisperer? WHY CAN’T HE HELP MY KIDS DO WHAT I ASK? If anyone knows the secret to this father’s […]

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