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How to Be a Dad

My Wife Just Said… #25

Posted by on August 31st, 2011, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

[Watching Finn devour a piece of toast...] “You’re a little butterface.” -Avara  

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Hypo-kid-dria (How Kids Present Illness and Injury to Parents)

Posted by on August 30th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] We’ve shown you a mother’s hypochondria (fearing the worst of a child’s illness or injury) with Hypo-mom-dria. With our Hyper-dad-dria illustration, we completed the parental picture by showing you a dad’s “put duct tape on it and walk it off” style of failing to see anything wrong. […]

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Dirty Diapers: Fast Birth Control

Posted by on August 29th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

I’m sitting here. It’s 2am. I was going to write something completely different for our Monday “Notebook” post, but suddenly while eating my son’s cookies, it hit me. I’ve eaten all of my sons cookies. From the look in his eyes, you can tell Finn is working on his latest “sculpture”. Actually, that won’t hit […]

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CAPTION CONTEST #1

Posted by on August 26th, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

Let’s try an experiment. We here at HowToBeADad.com (HTBAD — if you’re on the stock market) are very lazy. We don’t like doing all the “work” around here. Screw that. We’re going to put up a photo every so often, and we want you to write a caption in the comments below. The winner will […]

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Chocolate-Chipless Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Posted by on August 25th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

Cooking with your kids is fun. Baking is funner. Why? Because it’s all the fun of cooking without the stress of hot pans, flame and sharp blades near or in the hands of your children. FYI, burns and open wounds can seriously blunt the enjoyment of good family times and the satisfaction of a teaching […]

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My Wife Just Said… #24

Posted by on August 24th, 2011, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“You do realize, because of your iPhone Facebook app, I see your forehead more than your eyes.” -Elizabeth  

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Save The Gummy Bears!

Posted by on August 23rd, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  Each year, tens of millions of gummy bears are decimated by those who are blissfully unaware of the impact of their voracious appetites: CHILDREN. HowToBeADad.com feels it is our responsibility as parents and ecologically-minded individuals to help replenish this threatened community. How can you help this majestic creature? Much like their distant cousin, the […]

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Little Toddler Terrorists

Posted by on August 22nd, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

My son is finally reaching that age when, if he demands something it must be completed right that very instant. If he doesn’t get exactly what he wants, how he wants it — well, he might just burn the whole effing place to the ground. By that I mean, he won’t hesitate to take a […]

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Fatherhood Fridays #7

Posted by on August 19th, 2011, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Since this post is a favorite among Amazonian tribal leaders and Yugoslavian rebels, we’re going to continue it just one more week. And yes, there is another Star Wars reference. It’s like we can’t stop. Somebody please stop us. No, wait. Don’t. Okay, yeah. Do. DO IT. You may as well follow us on THE […]

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Two Beds, or Not Two Beds…

Posted by on August 18th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

Two beds, or not two beds, that is the question. To sleep separately, perchance to dream… I’m a side sleeper. At least that’s how I fall asleep. Apparently the way I land and spend the rest of the night is a more varied and active endeavor. Lizzie has informed me repeatedly that I actually sleep […]

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