How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

What If Famous Movie Themes Were Replaced With Pop Music?

Posted by on February 28th, 2018, under VIDEOTAPE

My wife recently asked me when Star Wars was released. I told her 1977 and randomly thought of the popular music of the era and laughed imagining the movie with disco music instead of the orchestral genius of John Williams. So I had the idea of putting this video together: 12 movies with iconic instrumental […]

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“Let’s Make a Deal!” -Kids

Posted by on February 21st, 2018, under NOTEBOOK

I walked into the living room and straight into an intense parent/child negotiation between my wife and our 8-year-old: Wife: No more apple juice, you said your tummy hurts. 8yo: It’s not hurting. Wife: 100% not hurting? 8yo: 50%. Wife: [stern look] 8yo: Okay 75% not hurting. [raises eyebrows hopefully] I wrestled my chuckle into […]

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18 Dad Joke Gifts (Hall of Shame Part 10)

Posted by on February 16th, 2018, under SNAPSHOTS

The wonderful world of Dad Jokes is a grand celebration of cheesy puns and “groaners.” Even though we all know they’re kind of a gift to the world all by themselves, they can also be given as actual physical gifts! Don’t just waste precious oxygen setting up a sweet Dad Joke, when instead you can […]

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Resolutions, What We WRITE vs. What We DO

Posted by on February 9th, 2018, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Adding resolutions to everything else we have to do as parents feels a bit like running a marathon and deciding it’d be a great idea to also do your taxes mid jog. It all just seems like way too much at times. (Psssst, all the time) Flossing more is a good example for me for […]

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50 SHADES OF BROWN (The Unplanned Sequel)

Posted by on February 7th, 2018, under SNAPSHOTS

After freeing themselves from the shadows of their past (and their headboard handcuffs), newly weds Anastasia and Christian embark on a new kind of domination and submission in their life, a kind that has no safe word… Parenthood. Sure. You thought it was only a trilogy, maybe even vigorously hoped and prayed, but it was […]

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The Sweetest Thing You’ll See Today Is a Spider

Posted by on February 5th, 2018, under VIDEOTAPE

The combination of adorable dialog from a little kid and super cute 3D animation that should be the envy of Pixar, is priceless. You may have seen one of these under-a-minute videos because they’ve gone pretty flippin’ viral. How viral? The first video is only months old and the YouTube channel has 600,000 followers. But […]

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Can You Guess Which Animated Films Have Alcohol? (QUIZ)

Posted by on February 1st, 2018, under NOTEBOOK

As part of the TalkEarly team for Responsibiliy.org, (encouraging early convos with kids about responsible drinking), I had the idea of putting together an interesting quiz that may even surprise you! This isn’t to highlight good or bad impressions of alcohol, just to show that early impressions do exist. Some are just seconds, but try […]

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