How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

1980s Nostalgia-thon

Posted by on January 31st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Having grown up in the 1980s and witnessing the amazing power of nostalgic cartoons, there is nothing better than realizing your children might share a similar love for your animated loves. This mashup of 1980s cartoon heroes is the ultimate tribute. I remember them all. Every single one. How did you do? – Follow us […]

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Live as if Every Moment… You Were a Muppet

Posted by on January 30th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

It’s easy to fall into routines. Routines are useful, but they can also wear ruts into the path of anyone’s life. It can be hard to stop and smell the roses or do our thinking outside of boxes. This is all too true for parents. Boxes are all that keeps us from drowning in books […]

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Trying Bacon – Scrabble Scribble #4

Posted by on January 29th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  Maybe kids just KNOW what they’ll like and what they won’t. Like they’re psychic or can tell the future. Maybe I’m just suggesting these supernatural things because I don’t want to admit the truth. It really just seems like ANY new suggestion sounds, to a kid, like it will be the most awful thing […]

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The Endgames

Posted by on January 28th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS, VIDEOTAPE

Everything adds up to helping people. Helping people and love. All else is a game to get to those two endgames, my sons. Watching you feed Arden for the first time, I don’t even have words for how this feels, Finney my boy. What I’m Listening To: Follow my journal for my sons here. Follow […]

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My Wife Just Said… #145

Posted by on January 27th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I always find it odd when I look over at a fully-equipped stroller only to find there’s a dog in it.” -Elizabeth   My wife majored in marine biology and used to work at a place that did a bunch of animal rescue and placement, so I’d put her somewhere between animal lover and animal […]

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Fowl Language Comics: Showing Your Kid Useless Crap

Posted by on January 24th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Fowl Language Comics   FROM THE ARTIST, BRIAN GORDON: This dad thing is a challenge on so many levels. Getting the kids to brush their teeth. Begging them to eat their meals. Convincing them that the new thing on their plate isn’t poison, all the while knowing they’ve gleefully attempted to eat actual, inedible things […]

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Laundry, A Parent Service Announcement

Posted by on January 23rd, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Maybe laundry can be loads of fun! (Yeah, even I want to punch myself in the face for that pun). Seriously though (not really seriously though), if you think of it as a game, a really simple game, that’s always the same, and seems to take forever, with no really great reward or achievement… okay […]

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The Biggest Brother

Posted by on January 21st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

It’s hard to say exactly which traits you need to teach a big brother. I definitely want Finn to be a better big brother than I am. We talk about specific things each day that are essential to the job, but maybe I should just show him this video… How about her face when he […]

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My Kid Just Said… #38

Posted by on January 20th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Dis man hewped people become fwiends. Brown people, owange people, pink people… [lists every color possible]. All of dem.” -Finn (2013, 4 years old)   I asked him a simple question: “Why do we have a holiday on Monday?” My son has such an awesome take on race. Here’s hoping that one day, MLK’s dream […]

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Diaper Change Threat Condition & Awareness Chart

Posted by on January 17th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  Some consider that one of the top rules of good parenting is preparedness. But those people are either crazy or selling something, don’t listen to them. You’re going to do a lot better as a parent if you do so from a solid foundation of reality. When it comes to the reality of your […]

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