How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Dad Jokes Hall of Shame – Part 5

Posted by on December 30th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

The year is almost over! For some of us it’s been a rough ride. So rough that the 2016 has become an internet joke, likened to the grim reaper or Game of Thrones author, George R. R. Martin. Yikes. Laughter really is one of the best antidotes for stress and trauma, so here’s another installment […]

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A Toddler’s Guide to Being a Helpful Passenger

Posted by on December 28th, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Driving with kids can be rough. Quite often “rough” like wearing a potato sack for underwear on a 10 mile marathon. They really do make it interesting at any age. When they’re little bundles of burps, it can be surprise diaper blowouts, random screaming and begging for you to hand them this, that and everything. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #297

Posted by on December 26th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Our 7-year-old son has been hopped up on the holiday spirit for weeks now. Being at home, off schedule with family visiting and generally consuming above normal levels sugared goods have all certainly contributed to his state of heightened festivity. Playing, even by himself, somehow turns into a full-contact sport and can sound like a […]

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Grandpa Vader & Kylo, A Christmas Story

Posted by on December 22nd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

This is amaaaaaazing. Even if you’re not a stark raving Star Wars fan like me, you’ll still appreciate a lot of the relatabale moments shown here, when grandparents look after their grandkid. Sure, regular grandparents might not be spoiling your kid quite like Santa Vader, and when they break your rules, it’s necessarily your “no […]

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Playtime Level: Dad

Posted by on December 20th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Dads can be pretty silly when it’s playtime. Sometimes we can get SO into it, we take it to the next level, then chug some coffee or an energy drink and keep on plowing passed as many levels as we possibly can. With holiday gift giving just days away, I’m sure there will be plenty […]

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How To Watch Your Kid Do Something “All By Myself”

Posted by on December 16th, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

As awesome and necessary as it is, growing kids up, sometimes it’s mind-bendingly hard to watch a kid do something on their own. It can be hard because it’s eye-twitchingly frustrating, from a time consuming standpoint, and from an ARE EVEN YOU KIDDING ME standpoint, as they turn their jacket inside out or something in […]

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“Holiday Shopping” : Convos With My 6-Year-Old

Posted by on December 14th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I went shopping with my 7yo son recently, and I made use of the drive there to go over (over and over and over) the trip’s one ground rule. I had him repeat it. “What’s the one rule for this trip?” I asked as we rolled into the parking lot. “No asking for you to […]

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My Wife Just Realized… #295

Posted by on December 12th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

She went on to say that she thought the world would be a better place if people just wore pajamas all the time. I’m not sure if I agree that’d make a huge difference to the issues humanity faces, but by golly, it seems like it’d be worth a shot. It doesn’t seem like it […]

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Children’s Classic Books Ruined with Modern Times

Posted by on December 8th, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

The times they are most definitely a-changin’. Today’s kids hear a record scratch sound effect in movies to punctuate abrupt stops, but have no idea what a vinyl record player is. Sadly, it seems, times they are also a bit more a-troubled. So, without getting too dark, let’s see what some classic children’s books would […]

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BB-8 Takes Manhattan

Posted by on December 7th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

There’s nothing my nerd-heart loves more than seeing fantasy and fiction come to life in… real life. It’s what our imaginations were made for. All our play as kids, every time we imagined something fantastic happening to us — those moments were our minds calling out for something magic in our everyday. Star Wars is […]

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