How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Pocket Intruders

Posted by on June 29th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by LifeLock, a leader in identity theft protection. I’ve had my wallet stolen over 100 times. I know that sounds like a lot, but maybe you’re forgetting I have kids. BUT! I’ve been pickpocketed a couple of times “for realsies.” The First Time In my teens, I journeyed […]

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(I Swear) My Wife Just Said… #65

Posted by on June 27th, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“So glad you’re my husband! I am a lucky woman.” -Elizabeth This was made more moving by the fact that I didn’t do anything especially spectacular and it also wasn’t an opener to informing me about a particularly juicy sale she was interested in. Just love. Sweet heart-getting-gooey-in-your-shirt-pocket love. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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Safety from Children: Changing a Diaper

Posted by on June 26th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Most baby changing signs aren’t concerned with things like accuracy or safety. They’re designed to have a more pleasing and compact composition, so the adult is commonly shown crammed up close, hovering over a baby as if the diaper were going on its head. I’m a designer, so I can appreciate the reasons for this. […]

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The 5 Stages of Teething, An Illustrated Guide

Posted by on June 20th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

    Teething is a part of becoming a parent that a lot people dread to one degree or another. Us parents who have made it through the Stages of Teething, know that the people who don’t dread it are either certifiably naive or very drunk. But one can only stay naive and drunk for […]

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Overreaction Toast (True Story)

Posted by on June 19th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Sometimes my wife overreacts in ways that freak me out. False alarms. While they turn out to be false, they really really really seem like legit alarms when they’re going off. Hypothetically, I’ll be driving us along and she’ll grab my arm in a near bone-shattering grip and shout “LOOK!!!” Later, when we retell the […]

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My Wife Just Said… #63

Posted by on June 15th, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“By the by, did you use the hand towel for your armpits? Yeeeah. Just got a mouthful, so to speak.” -Elizabeth   – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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Bad Product Idea #9: KiddleProd Child Motivation Enhancement Utility

Posted by on June 11th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click the image to enlarge ] Are you tired of how many times you have to ask your child to do or stop doing something, keeping exact count of how many times so they can’t turn around and correct you when you give an inexact guesstimate of how many times you’ve already asked? Are […]

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Wrong 101 (Kid Responses to Accusation)

Posted by on June 7th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

On the journey to teach kids the difference between Right and Wrong, they seem to learn something else you didn’t necessarily intend along the way. All on their own, without any flashcards or kidstructional videos. Wrong 101. They learn the wide and varied rainbow of responses to any accusation or confrontation of Wrongness. Kids learn […]

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Ninja Parent Lessons: The Pillow Paw

Posted by on June 6th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

The average height of a table is 26″-30″ and counters are around 36″. They all have corners and edges that kids’ heads are somehow magnetically drawn to when they’re passing through this height range. As a parent it’s your duty to protect your child. So obviously that includes making sure they don’t bash in their […]

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