How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Hyper-dad-dria (the flip-side to Hypo-mom-dria)

Posted by on May 31st, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] Back in the day (about two months ago), we created a diagram called “Hypo-mom-dria” as a play on the hypochondria some mother’s get into with regard to their little ones. It illustrated the alterations that can occur between what is really seen and what is mentally perceived. […]

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Should We Have Another Baby?

Posted by on May 30th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

My head has been a mental maraca with these kinds of thoughts lately. The question of whether or not my wife and I should embark on having a second child has been lingering. I know it’s not just my decision, but I want to be certain with my own stance on it. Shortly after this […]

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Video Update #3: Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by on May 27th, 2011, under VIDEOTAPE

Let’s celebrate this weekend by thanking those who’ve protected us so tirelessly. That’s right. Let’s celebrate Dads. Wait, I mean the troops. The troops. Not Dads. That’s next month. The troops. Honestly, the troops have way bigger mansicles than I do, so I will be doing a regimen of push-up’s and bear wrestling all weekend […]

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Homemade Birthday Cards: Cody’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Posted by on May 26th, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

You could ask my boys, “What’s it like to have a designer for a dad?” Lucas would point to his head and say “bonk,” but that’s just because of his limited 2-year-old vocabulary and his passion for headbutting the world at large. Cody and Max would probably say “Birthday cards!” … Or “Coffee!” but you […]

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My Wife Just Said… #12

Posted by on May 25th, 2011, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“♫ The hills are aliiiiive…With the smell of pizzzzzaaaaa. ♫” -Avara  

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Universal Birth Reaction Assessment Tool

Posted by on May 24th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] Fact. Moms have a monopoly on pain when it comes to child birth. There is a medical chart called the Universal Pain Assessment Tool that doctors and nurses use to gauge it. Sure, it’s stupid and useless. But what about dads? Dads deserve something stupid and useless, […]

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Dude To Dad: A Birth Story, Pt. II

Posted by on May 23rd, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

To read Part I of “Dude To Dad: A Birth Story, click here! “Okaayyyyyyyyy…” I said, answering her statement about her Niagara loins. You can’t contain Niagara Falls. Image by Then she was silent and I mean really silent. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if she spoke or not, because over my heart rate and […]

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Fatherhood Fridays

Posted by on May 20th, 2011, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Today’s “External Use Only” is another potpourri of awesome parenting fail/win aromas. If you’re going to learn anything from How To Be A Dad, let’s start here. For your viewing and smelling pleasure (horrible metaphor gone awry), we present to you today’s Fatherhood Friday:  Who better to learn fathering tips from than the Doggfather himself? […]

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The Call of Nature!

Posted by on May 19th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

The older boys, Max and Cody, and I headed out for a hike on the weekend. About 5 minutes in, the blazing eye of the sun microwaving my neck reminded me that I didn’t bring any sunscreen. But, as I explained to Lizzie later (as she applied aloe), there is a difference between forgetfulness or […]

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My Wife Just Said… #11

Posted by on May 18th, 2011, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Just fell down the stairs while carrying laundry. At least I look good in black and blue.” -Avara  

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