How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Halloween for True Professionals

Posted by on October 31st, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

It’s no secret that Halloween is a favorite holiday for me and Andy. Just look at the top of our blog (header) today for Pumpkinsakes. Maybe it’s the magical air in a Halloween Night sky with a moon shrouded by ominous clouds. Maybe it’s the majesty of egging and toilet paper confetti. Or, perhaps, just […]

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Sodastream of Consciousness

Posted by on October 28th, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

I was rummaging through some old photo albums last night (trying to find proof that I am, in fact, human) and came across an image of my mom and baby-me taking a short break from a walk. THIS EXPLAINS SO MUCH. But maybe she was just following orders? Could that be it? Or maybe she’d […]

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Posted by on October 27th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

THAT SHOULD BE ON A T-SHIRT!!!! Professor Andy Herald concurs that these shirts were scientifically engineered to be rad. He dressed up in a white lab coat (or pasted his head on a stock photo of one) to emphasize this scientiFACT. Well, we’ve said it plenty and finally decided to do something about it. In […]

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My Wife Just Said… #32

Posted by on October 26th, 2011, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I thought we agreed you wouldn’t discuss your nipples in public? -Avara  

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Baby Sleep Positions: “H Is for Hell”

Posted by on October 25th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  Every parent knows this letter. Fears it! It’s the H. Some may say it stands for “horrible” but don’t listen to them, they’re just whitewashing it. It stands for Hell. And it’s the kind of night you’re both going to have. This was one of the first “baby in bed” sleep positions we noted […]

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Time Machines

Posted by on October 24th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

Parenting is a lot like being drunk. Certain things jump into extreme focus. No one sounds legitimate about anything they’re saying. There’s puking and crying. You stand there, in a daze most of the time, and wonder if anyone knows just what they’re doing. It’s a stark truth I came to last week. PHOTO BY […]

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Homemade Birthday Cards 2004: Max’s 4th / Cody’s 6th

Posted by on October 21st, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

Cody’s Sixth Birthday: 2004 Max’s Third Birthday: 2004 To recap: I make birthday cards for each year my boys. Lucas (2), Max (11), Cody (13). As they got older, I started designing them around what seemed to rock their socks off. I was thrilled the year Cody turned 6 and Max 4 and they were […]

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Potty FAILing (A True Story)

Posted by on October 20th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

We’re in the process of sorta, kinda, not really potty training Lucas right now (2 years old). We got him a potty seat a few months back, but he started standing inside the thing. We put it away when we thought of him learning to poop and pee in it while still in the habit […]

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My Wife Just Said… #31

Posted by on October 19th, 2011, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“They say ‘Mockery is the highest form of flattery’… Or was it ‘mimicry’? Whatever. One or the other.” -Elizabeth  

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A “Poopulear Reactor”

Posted by on October 18th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click here to enlarge the image ] What in the actual hell is going on here? That’s what you might be asking yourself. Understandably. That’s exactly what I asked myself when I found this “schematic” shoved between two stuffed dinosaurs guarding it in my son’s room. Now, I’m no physicist nor am I very […]

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