How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Parenterms: “Pajdrama”

Posted by on July 31st, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Parents know: you can lead a horse* to water**, but you can’t make them drink***. * kid ** bed *** sleep Trying to saddle up the stubborn little pony that is your child with pajamas is occasionally only a little bit less impossible than getting them to close their eyes and go to “for reals” […]

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My Kid Just Said… #27

Posted by on July 31st, 2013, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“I don’t need to go pee pee… I just dancing.” -Lucas (4 years old)  Just bustin’ a move. Ah the pee pee dance. It’s the first dance we ever learn. I guess I can’t be sure, though. Maybe he is dancing. Gyrating while grabbing your crotch practically qualifies as a style of dance these days. […]

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The Blogged Generation

Posted by on July 30th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

My family sits like a clump of wires at the back of a desk. Disentangling my familial politics and systems has often proved equally difficult. So when it came time to forge ahead to make my dad’s final plans after he died, things were inevitably complicated. I don’t know where my father’s ashes were spread. […]

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Furniture Assembly Can Sük

Posted by on July 26th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Sometimes the stuff you’ve got to put together does look like it’s going to need to violate the laws of physics for it to ever actually come together. I’ve been putting stuff together since I was a kid, or taking it apart, and even I’ve been daunted by some of the “destructions” I’ve occasionally had […]

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How To Be A Dad… Again

Posted by on July 25th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

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“Come On, Let’s Play” Episode 8: Convos With My 2 Year Old

Posted by on July 25th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Play time is pretty much now o’clock for kids. We can get caught up as parents, recording and documenting it all in this digital era, but sometimes kids are unexpectedly zen about it. Unplugging and playing is often the best advice your kid will ever give you. Subscribe to ConvosWith2YrOld to follow the series. (Liking, […]

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Finish Talia’s List

Posted by on July 24th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

If you’re not familiar with Talia, she was an inspirational girl. Diagnosed with leukemia and neuroblastoma six years ago, the 13-year-old video-blogged her fight and posted makeup tutorials on her YouTube page. Five days before she passed away, she made a bucket list and it is quite spectacular. She basically gave me a Cliff’s Notes […]

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Kid Definishons: “Undiewares”

Posted by on July 23rd, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

It’s a pretty safe assumption that if you’re reading this, you’ve probably been wearing underwear for several years. Hopefully not the same pair. Whatever the condition of your undergarments, you must admit it’s been a long time since your parents first slipped a pair of undies on you instead of a diaper. You probably don’t […]

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National Parents’ Day!

Posted by on July 22nd, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

On Sunday, July 28th, it will be a national day of observation for something very worthwhile. National Milk Chocolate Day? Nope, that’s the day before. National Lasagna Day? Wrong, again. That’s the day after… No, it’s National Parents Day on July 28th, and in observance of the important calendar date, we are teaming up with […]

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Bad Product Idea #14: Jell-O Espress-O Shots NEW FLAVOR

Posted by on July 19th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

“THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR JELL-O.” AND SINCE, FOR PARENTS, THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR SLEEP BUT NEVER ACTUALLY ANY… WHAT IF WE COULD LIVE THE WILD LIFE, ENJOY DESSERT AND DRINK HIGH-POWERED ESPRESSO ALL AT ONCE IN THE FORM OF JELL-O SHOTS!?! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! DESSERT FOR BREAKFAST FINALLY MAKES SENSE!! WATCH OUT, ENERGY DRINKS! WHO NEEDS “WINGS” […]

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