How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

My Wife just Said… #173

Posted by on August 11th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Your laptop is so filthy, you look homeless… except for the fact that homeless people don’t usually have laptops.” -Elizabeth   I fully admit it. It’s kinda true. Sure, I’ve got screen cleaner and wipes and a great joke about how my laptop is a “hipster,” but… still. I’d invest heavily in a company that […]

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A Monster #MuppetsMostWanted Giveaway!

Posted by on August 10th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

It’s time for another awesome giveaway with co-host Resourceful Mommy! This time we’re celebrating the most wanted movie of 2014 hitting shelves on DVD and Blu-Ray! Muppets Most Wanted will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 12th and we’re excited its release. Are you ready to build some Muppet character? Make sure you […]

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Dad Cat Teaches Kittens How to Fight

Posted by on August 8th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

The first rule of cat fight club is you do not talk about cat fight club. But, whatever your feelings are on cats, I had to share this, it’s just too cute. Happy World Cat Day!     Whoa. What’s this now?   No no no. Here lemme show you…   Like this…   Remember […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Five

Posted by on August 8th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we described what parenting is like when kids have accidents. It’s inevitable. And brutal. Today, let’s chat about siblings. Having a baby is a magical thing. But then you start to wonder if you should have more. My wife and I debated over this topic for a while. Having two babies is a […]

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Parent Pro Tip: Reacting

Posted by on August 7th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Some people fail to realize that when they’re dealing with a kid, they’re dealing with an attention-addicted little human who’s most prized dealers of attention are adults. For a kid, a simple chuckle from Mom and Dad can be like an epic slow clap in a packed stadium. However, young kids don’t quite grasp the […]

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My Kid Just TEXTED… #53

Posted by on August 7th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

The first “text” my youngest son sent me looked more like someone poured water on my wife’s phone. This was the first text exchange with my youngest son, Lucas, 5 years old. Well… the first one that made sense. Sort of. My two older boys were already learning advanced math when they got their phones, […]

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‘Boyhood,’ Manhood and Everything in Between

Posted by on August 6th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

A couple weeks ago, I went to see a movie with a friend. We’re both fathers and very open about how hard it can be. We vent, and inappropriately joke about the crushing effort required to make sure a distinctly separate human being from ourselves doesn’t end up maiming, dulling or otherwise mortally wounding themselves […]

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The Swiss Parenting Tool

Posted by on August 5th, 2014, under EQUIPMENT, INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Be prepared is the Boy Scouts’ motto. And, though this applies well to parenting, the Boy Scout handbook doesn’t have a lot to say about having a baby, but, like the wilds of Nature, when the test of your survival fitness begins, Parenthood doesn’t care how prepared you are. Nature doesn’t forgive you for not […]

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My Wife Just Said… #172

Posted by on August 4th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Up boiling nipples at midnight. What you doing?” -Avara   Parenting is full of thankless tasks. So many little things HAVE to be done every day, and to do otherwise means you eat a healthy plate of OHMYGODIAMTHEWORSTPARENT soup. Some stuff gets thrown in the trash, the unimportant stuff and all the packaging around parenthood. If […]

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Guarding The Galaxy And Other Fine Hobbies

Posted by on August 1st, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

What would you do if the galaxy was suddenly threatened by unfathomable evil and threat of destruction? I mean, more than it already is. Would you risk your life to protect others? Would you do it for the right price? Do you have a business card? I’m asking for a friend. They live in a […]

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