How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Daddy Vader Says… Defend Yourself

Posted by on November 29th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Even if parents can’t wield the Force to deliver wedgies or noogies or zerbers from across a long dining table, kids need to be taught that they should be on their guard at all times. The way you teach them this is by delivering sneak-attack tickles, wedgies, noogies or zerbers. They’ll pick it up right […]

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My Kid Just Said… #34

Posted by on November 28th, 2013, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Dis dinner tastes wike horse.” -Lucas (2013, 4 years old)   It was an insult so innocent and random that it wasn’t at all insulting; if it even was intended as a complaint. He made it sound like it was a positive thing. Unfortunately for my wife, our laughter was loud and long enough that […]

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Pregnancy Terms Can Make You Hide Under a Tarp

Posted by on November 27th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Most medical terms sound hyper-enlightened and mystifying, but are actually based on Latin and Greek words that just meant… the thing that they referred to. What woman is going to let a “student of women” near their vagina, let alone PAY them for it? But that’s what “gynecologist” meant literally in Greek. If you look […]

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Becoming a Dude-la (Male Doula)

Posted by on November 26th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

For those of you who’ve been following our parenting journey since the beginning of this fine establishment, you all know that our previous birth story was fast and furious. Finn made his entrance into this world in under four hours and our doula was a total no-show. So, I’d like to give you five reasons […]

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#FatBellyFriday – 36 Weeks

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

We’ve been overeating in advance of our national holiday commemorating over-eating. Our bellies reflect this hobby. We’ve settled into a sprint on the home stretch and it’s the point of no return. My wife remains pretty and glowing, while I remain petty and glowering. But don’t I make a beautiful pregnant dude? #FatBellyFriday – 36 […]

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My Kid Just Wished… #33

Posted by on November 21st, 2013, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“When I grow up, I don’t want to grow up.” -Lucas (2013, 4 years old)  Wishing on your birthday cake to never grow up probably breaks some Wish Law but I’m good with that if that’s the worst law he ever breaks. It started with him standing on a step stool. He had as much […]

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An Inappropriate Guide to Proper Holiday Dining Etiquette (Video)

Posted by on November 21st, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  Manners at the table can seem like a sport. Of course, parents are the stressed out coaches, yelling orders from the sidelines or anxiously mouthing silent instructions to their kids. The Holidays, however, are the flippin’ Hunger Games of proper… um…acceptable… ugh… passable dinning etiquette for your kids. This hilarious video brings back so […]

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“Leaves” : Convos With My 2-Year-Old

Posted by on November 20th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Adults just don’t know about certain things like kids do. That’s why you’ll always do it wrong when you’re trying to do it yourself, even with a child’s careful and thorough instructions. Do your best, but know that your best will always be a failure. It’s cute if you look at it the right way, […]

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#BatKidSF Is The Hero We Need And Deserve

Posted by on November 20th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

I know we made a big deal out of the BatKid stuff last week, but you need the full story. So, here it is… Batkid from San Francisco Chronicle on Vimeo. If you don’t get somewhat emotional for this kid fighting cancer, you need to check yourself for a pulse. – Follow us on Facebook. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #135

Posted by on November 19th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“You’re asking if I’m doing okay? Well… no one’s dead yet.” -Elizabeth   Sometimes the state of things needs to be looked at from a really wide perspective. Things can seem so extreme that “good” and “bad” can take on the comparable of “dead” or “not dead.” – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” Star Wars […]

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