How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

If Parents Renamed Products Honestly

Posted by on August 30th, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

If some brands wanted their products to really speak to parents, they’d probably need a name makeover. Let’s look at a few products with new names and logos that might not be more appealing but are certainly more accurate.   Pregnancy Test Bread   Classic View-Master Toy   Lunch Snack   Granola Bars Slide Whistle […]

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Awkwardness on Full Display

Posted by on August 29th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

This post is sponsored by Cetaphil. A photo posted by Whit Honea (@whithonea) on Aug 3, 2016 at 8:34pm PDT A couple weeks ago, bloggers converged on Los Angeles carrying their laptops and devices to attend a huge convention. These conventions are always a time to come together and share information, to commune without judgment […]

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How to Deal with Extremely Awkward Kid Questions

Posted by on August 26th, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Usually without warning, kids will ask you some shocking questions that’ll make you spit your coffee into another zip code. Some parents get nervous just thinking about having “The Talk.” Others have no problem discussing the birds and the bees, but might start looking for the nearest exit while fielding an inquiry about butt plugs. […]

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Going Back To School Summed Up In One Video

Posted by on August 25th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Nearly all of us know the apprehension of starting school, let alone beginning again at a new school. But this 4th grader seems to have his attitude on lock. Though he has some justifiable complaints (“I KNOW HOW TO RIDE A BIKE”), he takes everything in stride. Sure, he wants more than one friend, but […]

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10 Family Comics of a Darker Sort

Posted by on August 24th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Light and sweet humor is great, but sometimes you want your humor like a lot of people want their coffee: dark, bitter and served by snarky cynics that spell your name wrong on purpose probably. Here’s a collection of web comics that touch on family or childhood themes, with an edgier spin. Nothing political, racist, […]

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The Coolest 4th Grade Teacher Ever

Posted by on August 23rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

My son is only in first grade, but I believe I’ve met the coolest 4th grade teacher ever. As written in the description on this video, Mr. Reed sounds like the raddest: “Instead of sending out the boring, old, “Welcome Back” newsletter, Mr. Reed, a first year teacher from Chicago, wrote a rap song for […]

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My Wife Just Sniffed… #279

Posted by on August 22nd, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I’m not sure if all the organic food my family buys seems to go bad faster than non-organic because it actually does or because of the demonic laughter I can hear taunting me from the empty void in my bank account. Whatever the case may be, my wife is a little bit very extremely cautious […]

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Super Mario Bros Like You’ve Never Seen Them!

Posted by on August 19th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

As a kid who grew up with 8-bit graphics and the revelatory moment of seeing 16-bit video games come to life, Super Mario Bros. changed my life. Anyone who could beat the game attained godlike status. I remember trying and failing so many times. I dreamed of winning and finishing the whole thing with a […]

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“Favorites” – Scrabble Scribble #18

Posted by on August 18th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

When you get right down to it, kids are basically hoarders. Parents quickly learn that whole “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” applies to ALL trash for most kids. You just wouldn’t think that a crumpled juice box straw was THE BEST MOSTEST FAVORITEST THING EVER. But they’ll be sure to inform you loudly […]

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Are Men Just Children?

Posted by on August 17th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Jul 24, 2016 at 8:34pm PDT To the woman in the grocery store who came over to my wife while I was with my kids: I would like to apologize. You grinned, pointed at me and asked my wife, “Did you know you have three kids?” I […]

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