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Stuff You Shouldn’t Show Kids

Posted by on April 29th, 2011, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

This world is a scary place… mainly because of Reality TV and celebri-spawn, but this past week marked a new level of scare-larious stuff that we felt an unnecessary urge to show you. Some of this could be considered KSFW (Kinda Safe For Work), but I wouldn’t push it. We here at “How To Be […]

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Easter Bunny: Not A Voracious Child-Gobbling Monster

Posted by on April 28th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

Here’s a quick recap of our Easter experience, before the Internet’s ruthlessly short attention span makes it irrelevant and uninteresting. My father-in-law made reservations at a nice restaurant. He’s rad. When we walked into the place, he got even radder. Fountains, pillars, marble floors, this was gonna be yummy! Lizzie whispers to me “Oh, by […]

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My Wife Just Said… #9

Posted by on April 27th, 2011, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Can you remind me not to forget to remember to call your mom to see if she remembers?” -Elizabeth

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Kanye vs. Baby

Posted by on April 26th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] It recently came to our attention that people tend to mistake a well-known hip-hop artist, Mr. Kanye West, for a small child. Further examination proved this to be a very easy mistake to make, indeed. So, for your own scientific assessment and review, we present to you: […]

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Dude To Dad: A Birth Story, Part I

Posted by on April 25th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

I read (or rather my wife reads to me) a mammoth number of birth stories from “mom blogs”. I’ll admit it: I love hearing about how babies are born. I said “born” not “conceived” you sick, sick individual. Each story I read is so cathartic and sometimes gross. But after I’ve read them, I’m left […]

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Something Weird This Way Hops

Posted by on April 22nd, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

I love Easter. I remember the delight of waking up to that castle of wicker and crimped plastic grass, surrounded in its cellophane force field, protecting its treasure trove of candy and grocery-store-grade toys. But, having kids gives you perspective. What was once a bright-eyed bunny made of chocolate can start to look creepy and […]

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Monsters Hand Drawn by Kids

Posted by on April 21st, 2011, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

When I saw this stumbled upon this site, it was pretty obvious that it needed to go on our blog because here at “How To Be A Dad” revel in riding a line that’s a razor’s edge thin between adult and child. Behold: childhood drawings brought to life! Check out all of the drawings here: […]

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Zombie vs. Baby

Posted by on April 19th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] A simple examination of the common attributes of babies and zombies so that a greater mastery of each may be achieved. Why, you ask? Uhhh… Okay, maybe it’s just more like one of those “why the heck not?” questions, but this is in no way intended to […]

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Parental Crossing Sign

Posted by on April 12th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  You’ve seen the pleasant Pedestrian Crossing signs where the silhouettes of a man and a woman move across some black lines. He gallantly holds the arm of the woman and they both have neat little bags in their arms, probably laptops they’ll whip out at the local Starbucks. They’re pedestrians, it’s what they do. […]

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Parent Proofing

Posted by on April 10th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

I’m alright with some basic baby proofing. For those of you without babies (and a low IQ) this has nothing to do with birth control. Cabinet locks are great for anyone who doesn’t want their kid freshening up their breath with Raid bug spray, sure. And some stick-on foam for the sharp corners of a […]

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