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The British Know Animal Videos

Posted by on September 30th, 2011, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

You might’ve already seen this RAD viral video, but since we have friends staying with us from the UK, I thought it would be more than appropriate. Or maybe it’s the Duran Duran post from yesterday? Or maybe one of the animals just reminds me of Finn barking at me? (Can you guess which one?) […]

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Robbing the Cradle

Posted by on September 29th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

My wife has complained for the past few months that she has felt like she’s getting old. It would be highly snarktastic of me to say, “You are dear”, right? I’ve decided instead to find ways to feel younger amidst the chaos of life, parenting and total economic horse dung. This week I think I […]

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Baby Sleep Positions: “Booby Trap”

Posted by on September 28th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

   I occassionally use the idol swap scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark as a metaphor when talking about needing to cleverly replace or switch something so that no bad effects occur, but I just realized… it didn’t actually work out so well for Indie. Ha ha! Coming back from the bathroom, you cautiously […]

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My Wife Just Said… #29

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

“Traffic this morning has helped me realize that, sadly, I am not kind or responsible enough to be given the gift of magic.”-Avara  

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Giving Yourself the Death Penalty

Posted by on September 26th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

Kids are easy to hurt. Plain and simple. They’re little and tend to be uncoordinated, and compared to them we’re BIG and… tend to be uncoordinated. Look, we don’t even spank the boys in our house, so this isn’t some child abuser’s psychotic attempt at an excuse for going postal on one’s offspring. I’m talking […]

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A Giveaway So Epic You’ll giggle

Posted by on September 23rd, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

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Sexual Education Videos

Posted by on September 22nd, 2011, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Ed. Note: This might not be appropriate for the squeamish or those who conceived without actually having any sex. Please disregard it if you’re a parent and don’t know how you got pregnant. Since we are a parenting site… hahahahahha… I’m sorry… I’ll stop… You’re growing up, and, your mother and I, well, we know […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #28

Posted by on September 21st, 2011, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Just went nuts and cut my own bangs… oh disaster… pray my hair grows fast. Need to buy a hat :(“ -Elizabeth  

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The “No” Scale

Posted by on September 20th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click here to enlarge the image ] In our previous post, Charlie discussed the versatility of the word “no” from his econo-pack of awesome, Finn, and outlined the effect the word can have on a parent’s understanding and on their sanity. No matter who it’s from or why it’s said, the word “no” is […]

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No Means Yes. And Maybe. And No.

Posted by on September 19th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

When you are conducting hostage negotiations or talks on nuclear weapons facilities, it’s very important to read between the lines. The subtext of heated mediations and dialogue is almost always more important than the overtures made by tyrant dictators or religious extremists. Or toddlers. “Is he speaking in tongues?” CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE! This weekend […]

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