How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

“SHARK!” : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

Posted by on August 28th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

Why watch Jaws or Sharknado when you can have a shark panic attack playing with your kid? I love how he immediately jumps into pretend mode. Those kids do train us well. The awesome visual effects were done by YouTuber, Daniel Hashimoto (Action Movie Kid). Don’t worry no sharks or little girls (or full-grown men […]

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My Son’s Receding Hairline

Posted by on August 27th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Of my many faults, some stand out more than others in my day-to-day activities. Being born to Irish descent, I contend with more than a few stereotypical issues I feared my first son would inherit, namely: bad teeth, skin and devout stubbornness. I am piously pigheaded. When my first son was born with a pretty […]

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13 Texts Toddlers Would Send if they Could

Posted by on August 26th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Kids are getting their own phones earlier and earlier these days, but I think we can all agree that it’s a TOO SOON situation with kids that haven’t fully mastered things like walking or not drooling or keeping their head upright all the time. Toddlers. BUT! Imagine if they did have phones, and could text […]

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Little Girl Gets A Rad Helping Hand!

Posted by on August 25th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

It occurs to me occasionally that I’m complaining endlessly about nothing. I have a lot to be thankful for. This thought is usually dashed by something new to complain about, or something that hasn’t gone my way. But you know what? There are certain things in life I’ve never had to worry or wonder about. […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #227

Posted by on August 24th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Yeah, so… sometimes you need to add a banana, not for scale, but for sexy. Or just for laughs. But also still for sexy. #pls #seriously #alsoorganic – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” Pizza > yogurt, but it’s a messy competition. Follow us on Facebook. It’s the best way to stay connected to us. 

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13 Lies Parents Have Told Kids

Posted by on August 21st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I was browsing Tumblr the other day, and came across a post that blew my mind. Someone had written out lies they’d heard people told kids when they were little. Yikes. Some of these are beyond nuts. In my weaker moments, I’ve fast tracked the truth and sanded down some edges on reality. Do you […]

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Kid’s Hilarious Reactions to His Dad’s Race Car Driving

Posted by on August 20th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

Meet Anton (YouTube user Toxa Avdeyev) and his adorable son. He drifts. Anton, not his son. And not “drift” like a cowboy in a Western who blows into one-horse towns with a 6-shooter and no sh*ts to give. He drifts as in driving his race car around like a feisty kitten tearing around on freshly-waxed […]

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Things I Wanna Do, But Don’t Want My Sons To Do… #1

Posted by on August 19th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

Parenting can feel a little duplicitous sometimes. You tell your kids to get sleep, and then you don’t. You tell them to eat certain vegetables when you can’t stand them. You tell them there are no more cookies, but secretly you’ve hidden a stockpile for yourself so huge, the IRS is going to come knocking. […]

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How We Family (DOG!)

Posted by on August 18th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

This How We Family post is sponsored by Tylenol.   We’ve been talking about getting a family pet for years. I was the hold out. I love pets, but after weighing everything I just didn’t feel a strong enough… want. Maybe my family pet cup had long ago runneth over? Growing up, my house had […]

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My Wife Just… Bought a Dog!?… #225

Posted by on August 14th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“We are NOT naming the dog ‘Zombie Laser’!” –Elizabeth VOTE ON OUR NEW DOG’S NAME BELOW! (No joke)   We’ve been talking about getting a family pet for years, and we finally decided to not let our dreams be dreams and JUST DO IT, to get a family dog. We’re getting him today actually! A […]

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