How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Bad Product Idea #10: Peter Pottymouth Proper Pronunciation Wheel

Posted by on July 31st, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Whether you chuckle or upchuck a little when your little one accidentally swears because of mispronunciation, it’s okay, sheet happens. Rest assured! It’s just part of learning to talk. But now, with the Peter Pottymouth Proper Pronunciation Wheel, you can put rocket boosters on the unfortunately foul-mouthed part of the learning process. Grandma’s poor heart […]

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Why I Deserve a Disneyland Pass for Life, Pt. 2

Posted by on July 30th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

So, let’s press onward from WHY I DESERVE A DISNEY PASS FOR LIFE, PT. 1 and dive into why the verbal abuse my family started very coincidentally with visiting Disney’s new Cars Land attraction. Cars Land Cars Land: Not just for kids. Or maybe it is. Who cares! As I spoke to Kathy Mangum, Executive […]

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Superman Doesn’t Exist

Posted by on July 29th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

I promised myself I wouldn’t write a post about the events in Aurora, Colorado. Many aspects of the shooting have been covered so eloquently and thoughtfully by others. And while I have things to say, they are probably better left to quiet conversations amongst friends. I went to the new Batman: Dark Knight Rises film […]

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Toddlers Run The World: Exhibit Q

Posted by on July 27th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

The world will try to convince you that children are to be seen and not heard. People will strive to make small people feel smaller. Well, they obviously haven’t met “Will,” a young boy from Philadelphia. With enough attention and charisma, it’s quite possible Will or some other cute kid could take control of our […]

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Everything Is Cuter When It’s a Baby

Posted by on July 26th, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

Let’s put on a cutey pageant. The contestants will all be animals, competing against their baby selves. Not puppies and kittens though! Science is already working on harnessing the power of their cuteness as a renewable energy source, so it’s a foregone conclusion that they’re filthy stinking cute. We’ll look at more unsual animals for […]

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One Parent’s Trash Is Another Kid’s Treasure

Posted by on July 25th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Kids and adults differ on a lot of points. The way they each look at things can be so different that sometimes it defies logic that adults were ever kids themselves. At what point does a penny become just a lame fake-out for a dime when searching your pockets for something to feed a parking […]

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My Kid Just Said… #6

Posted by on July 24th, 2012, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

[Lucas (3yo) looking at a picture of himself] “Da’s Wucas!” Me: “No, you’re supposed to say ‘that’s me.’” [long pause accompanied by scrunchy nose of disapproval] “No, Daddy! It not yooOooOooOU! It WUCAS!” -Lucas  Dad, you sound like you think you know what you’re talking about, but I do not think that you do. I […]

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My Wife Just Said… #69

Posted by on July 24th, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Yeah? Not if you ever want to see THIS again. Or touch these!” -Elizabeth   Before anyone gets all upitty on the topic of sextortion, bear in mind that this was a humorous statement that had the two of us in stitches, and also that it’s also a very effective form of motivation.   – […]

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Protecting Who You Are

Posted by on July 22nd, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

The amount of travel I’ve been doing, since the birth of this mutant website, now rivals my experience working for a touring musician as his personal assistant. I loved getting my passport stamped and riding those metal birds even though the sheer amount of work was for the birds. We travelled a bunch when I […]

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Posted by on July 20th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

PRESS RELEASE: Acclaimed Dadbloggers’ New Parenting Craze Sweeps Nation Revolutionary new parenting style wins over hearts and minds of suffering populace Charlie Capen and Andy Herald, authors of (well-known as the best dadblog and entertainment site for parents), released word this week of a forthcoming self-help book to accompany their research on a new […]

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