How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Parenting Hindsight is 20/??

Posted by on June 30th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

If time travel were possible you can bet that most of the travelers would be parents desperately seeking to undo things that have happened or check up on their kids down the line. We live in a constant state of hindsight and it’s honestly the lamest superpower anyone could have. Today, we’ve partnered with Lifelock […]

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Hunting For Treasure In L.A.

Posted by on June 26th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

The other day, I took my boys on a treasure hunt — an actual hunt for actual treasure. And as we crisscrossed Hollywood on the trail of [REDACTED], we naturally discussed aliens. Well, one alien in particular… Let me explain. In the film Earth to Echo, a group of kids discover a mysterious life-form and […]

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Infomercial Parenting Style

Posted by on June 26th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

There are all kinds of parenting styles that have been given clever little labels and been written about thoroughly out there. There’s an even greater word-count online in the debates and commentary about which one’s are the happy-go-bestest and which ones will lead to a child’s utter and total dysfunction, derangement and probably even super […]

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Maximumble: Germs

Posted by on June 25th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  Kids seem to fall on one of two sides when it comes to being gross. Intentionally gross or accidentally gross. Some of us would dump agent orange on our homes if it meant no one would ever come down with an illness again. But we all know kids will keep bringing their microscopic stowaways […]

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Kitten vs. Baby

Posted by on June 24th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click the image to enlarge ]   Ahhhhhh, babies and kitties. Not only are they more alike than anyone might have previously thought (or not even cared to think about), they share another deep commonality: they’re everywhere! Well, on the interwebs, at least and for sure. Did you know that it’s now been scientific-ish-ly […]

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Feeling Old vs. Being Old

Posted by on June 20th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Kids these days. When I was a kid, actually old people didn’t really complain about being actually old. Though, they might have occasionally moan-bragged about how tough they had it when they were whippersnappers. Subscribe to CollegeHumor (Liking, favoriting and commenting helps videos on YouTube, so go nuts.)   I think I can see it […]

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Uber for Parents

Posted by on June 19th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

I can’t tell if technology is helping or hurting us. Hell, if Stephen Hawking is worried about the ability of a sentient technology to “design improvements to itself and outsmart us all” — then I’m frigging scared. Well, I think it’s high time we make technology our parenting bitch. Let’s start with transportation because it […]

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What We See vs What He Sees

Posted by on June 18th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

This post is a partnership between Dyson and HowToBeADad.com   Even before he could walk, my youngest son loved “cleaning.” His first obsession toy was a hand vacuum. After he burned out the battery from sheer use, I began to wonder if this was a sign of a future calling. I’ll admit I tilted my […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Three

Posted by on June 17th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we covered the lack of privacy you get to experience when you create life. It’s like that new life has one goal: interrupting yours. But today, I want to talk about what it’s like to try to feed that new addition to your family. Eating, and the process of preparing for consumption, is […]

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My Wife Just Texted??? #165

Posted by on June 16th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

There are the occasional times when we leave our phones unattended and unlocked. I’m not referring to myself here, since people have joked that my iPhone and earbuds are part of my body’s anatomy, but for other people it happens from time to time. Of those times, mischievous people sometimes get a hold of them. […]

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