How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Military Hand Signals for Checking on a Sleeping Baby

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It can be risky when it’s just you around your sleeping baby, to check on them or simply sneaking about your daily routine. The stakes are so high if you wake them. Now add your partner into the mix, and it’s even trickier. So, the art of silent communication becomes one of the tools we […]

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My Wife Just Said… #335

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I’m not sure most parents realize or fully appreciate that they get to be mythological characters for their kids. We get to be things like Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and so forth. I’m actually kinda realizing it myself, that there are quite a lot of fantasy roles we get to play as […]

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35 Highly Awkward Drawings from Kids

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Pareidolia is the fancy word for when you see images in things – like a cloud shaped like a dragon or a face in the bark of a tree or a (ehem) something in some kid art. In kids’ drawings, sometimes you see some unintended, uh… images. Sure, they’re not all phallic. Mostly, but not […]

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You’re Just A Kid

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Fatherhood is a frying pan. Sometimes it cooks. Sometimes it clangs. It’s the past, present, and future sizzling away as we try to figure out what we’re making here. We toil over these strange recipes, unsure of the final meal. We turn up the heat and things chill. Grow colder, things heat up. It’s a […]

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My Wife Just Binged… #334

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My wife an I have our routines, on the weekend especially. I’ll cook dinner and we’ll all watch a family movie in the living room while we eat. Then, once the bedtime marathon has been run, my wife and I will put on something less G-rated and have some wine and chocolate. I don’t have […]

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Video Surprise that Will Give Your Heart an Atomic Wedgie

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When I have to travel for work, I miss my family. No matter how busy I am, something just doesn’t feel right, constantly. Like your heart is wearing a pair of underwear backward. Additionally, the empty ache of separation is often made worse when I think of my little guy missing me. My wife’s a […]

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Saving a Bee

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Walking down my driveway the other afternoon, I noticed a honey bee struggling weakly on the pavement. This is nothing new, and my first thought was, as soon as my son comes home, he’ll figure out a way to get that bugger’s little ass dagger stuck in his bare foot. I was right about to […]

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These 13 Baby & Dad Pictures Are Hilariously Awesome

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Sholom Ber Solomon is a dad to his baby, Zoe, and he’s my hero for today. Maybe even this week or month. Taking cute shots of your baby is pretty simple, since babies are ridiculously cute by default. This glorious man, however, didn’t just go the extra mile, he went Forrest Gump on it and […]

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What To Do When Your Child Turns 8

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Freak out. Because that’s what I’m doing right now with my newly-minted 8-year-old. Just kidding. Well, not really. Eight years-old is one of those ages that can make parents go full-on existential crisis mode. The obviousness of your kid no longer looking or acting like a baby is startling. Personality is more defined. It’s a […]

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My Wife Just Said… #333

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Last weekend my wife and I went on a date night. I can’t remember when the last time we did one, honestly. Either because my memory is that wrecked these days, or it was so long ago that it’s hard to see past the mental cobwebs. Probably both. Make that definitely both. During the day, […]

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