How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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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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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What Would I Do Without Her?

Posted by on October 13th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

I’m home alone. I have been for days. Lizzie and the kids are off visiting relatives. Don’t close window! I’m not going to put on after-shave, spank my face with both hands and squawk into a mirror. ♫ Love is in the air! ♫ It’s cool. I’m good. No matter where I go in the […]

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“Disposable” Before & After a Baby

Posted by on October 11th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Words have a habit of taking on different meanings and associations from different circumstances or points of view. Becoming a parent isn’t just a change, it’s massive reconstructive surgery for your life. “Disposable” is just one of the words with multiple definitions and associations that may undergo a shift. “Monitor” may once have had something […]

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The Cycle of Manhood (Illustrated)

Posted by on October 4th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click here to enlarge the image ] Everyone has a father. That sounds like a dumb statement at first. And it may continue to sound so. But it seems like it’s just taken for granted. Really think about it: your father had a father who had a father who had a father… and on […]

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