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Charlie & Andy Become Chandy & Arlie

Posted by on October 31st, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

We use up all of our creative juices on our website, so the best we could come up with was to go as each other for Halloween this year. Maybe this is like some kind of weird version of a kid “becoming their parents,” except we’re becoming our parenting website partner. Or something. That seems […]

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5 Things I Will Never Do (Now That I’m a Dad)

Posted by on October 29th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

I’ve often told my friends that fatherhood changes you in all the predictable ways. Fighting to keep my individuality and identity, I believe I’ve won more than I’ve lost, and honestly, I’ve lost parts of myself that were bullshitty anyway. But there were some interesting results I didn’t foresee. Namely, I didn’t realize it would […]

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My Wife Just Said… #83

Posted by on October 29th, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I know I’m not right all the time. But sometimes I am. Like 90% of the time.” -Elizabeth   – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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Fatherhood Friday: Branden Campbell of Neon Trees

Posted by on October 26th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Hey Kids, So, we’re starting a new thing here at “How To Be A Dad” and it’s a total experiment. Last week, we interviewed a notable father, Ron Fugelseth, on our Facebook page. You can catch that here! Today from 2-3pm PST, we have our next guest… Branden Campbell, bassist for Neon Trees! We’ll be […]

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Fear of Falling

Posted by on October 26th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Sometimes, we don’t realize what we’re ACTUALLY afraid of until we experience that which scares us, like the fear of falling when you’re waking from a dream. As a younger man, I remember the first time someone asked me to hold their baby. I was so nervous and uncomfortable. Why did they ask me? I […]

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The Anatomy of Make Believe (Illustrated)

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

Ah, the crazy, goofy things we come up with to entertain our offspring and ourselves! They’re wonderful, but when you actually think about almost any nursery rhyme, you want to tilt your head and let out a slow, “Huuuuhhhh?” And adding hand or foot make-believe play, even though it can be delightful, doesn’t make them […]

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Thank you public toilet designer…

Posted by on October 24th, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

Dear public toilet designer, Thank you for developing a toilet that, when flushed, instantly sounds like a jet breaking the sound barrier. Thank you for adding a year to potty training. Thank you for scaring a year off my kid’s life. Thank you for teaching my kid that all of my reassurances that “it’s safe” […]

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Is a House a Home?

Posted by on October 23rd, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

When the housing bubble burst, it was probably the first time I felt okay about being somewhat destitute as a child. Finally, being “descended from Irish working class immigrants” and the whole “salt of the earth” thing would work to my advantage. Growing up, the mindset just made me feel bad during my fancier life […]

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My Wife Just Said… #82

Posted by on October 21st, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Putting Finn to sleep and his light turns on. BY ITSELF. Trying to be brave in front of my son! #halloweensstartingearly” –Avara   – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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Whorlloween Costume Epic Battles

Posted by on October 19th, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

Some people love ’em. Some people hate ’em. I’m talking about all the hyper sexy costumes at seasonal Halloween pop-up stores and costume shops. Remember when it was witches and fairies and princesses? One thing’s for sure, we’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto. So, I’ve decided to put together a showdown! Vote for the sexiest, […]

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