How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

6 Secret Uses for Baby Diapers

Posted by on July 29th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

A man’s task, when he becomes a dad, is one of transformation into a metaphorical swiss army knife of fathering skills. Sometimes, we have to go off the “beaten path” to find our own creative solutions. But necessity is the mother of radness and we here at HowToBeADad.com have never shied away from the ridiculous […]

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Night of the Living Dad

Posted by on July 28th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

When the trial by fire starts with a newborn, and to some degree the last few months of your wife’s pregnancy, you begin accruing a sleep deficit that can’t be solved by any grandstanding politician standing on a soapbox made of bullsh*t. It’s a freefall into the land of the weary sleepwalkers who birthed us […]

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My Wife Just Said… #20

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

“What your son is doing isn’t ‘eating’ per se… It’s a cross between taste-testing and finger painting.” -Avara  

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Baby Sleep Positions: “Snow Angels”

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

  Romping around in the snow can be a blast. Especially if you’re small, clumsy and full of seemingly inexhaustible atomic energy, like a kid or baby. There are so many fun things to do and so few ways to get seriously hurt doing them! And it seems like snow angels were invented for babies […]

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The Legend of The Guy

Posted by on July 25th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

This isn’t just a story about family fun and injury at a maximum-security roller skating rink. This transcends mere storytelling. It is a timeless tale, one where we simply served as honored witnesses to a legend. The Guy.   The Fortress of Roller Skating When Max and Cody and I pulled up to the brick […]

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Weirdest Birth Announcement Ever…

Posted by on July 22nd, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

My brother and I were rummaging through one of the 20 boxes of photos he’s been laboring over, scanning them to digital files when we came across this… Anyone notice my 36 HOUR LABOR with forceps & a prayer? Nowadays, they’d have just cut me out.   How about that first paragraph? Coming out of […]

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Beating the Heat, Beating it with a Stick Until it Stops Moving

Posted by on July 21st, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

I can’t stand it when it’s hot. I hate it. I get irritable, weak, headachy, swampy and dumb. Ironically, I was born and raised in L.A. (not exactly one of the chilliest parts of the world), but I’m half English and half Russian body-wise. Genes definitely trump “where you grew up.” Toss a penguin egg […]

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My Wife Just Said… #19

Posted by on July 20th, 2011, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“My job is to raise the kids. Your job is to shut up.” [sigh] -Elizabeth  

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Types of Diaper Loads (The Truth)

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

    [ click the image to enlarge ] It’s never the normal, standard-issue things that we need preparation for. It’s the freaky, unexpected and unknown things that terrorize us and really would have been nice to know about beforehand. What most new parents lose a large percentage of their mind about is simply not […]

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Help us Get to 1,000 Facebook Likes, We’re so Close!

Posted by on July 19th, 2011, under Uncategorized

We can do it together. We can get to 1,000!  Help us get to 1,000 Likes on Facebook! How many times have you heard that one before? Probably (ironically) more than 1,000 times. But we’re different! Unlike those other 1,000-Likes-hunters, we appreciate it deeply. As in releasing doves and crying blood at the honor of […]

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