How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Dad Mode Senses Are Tingling! (25 Amazing GIFs)

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People loved the Dad Mode ACTIVATE! post, so I’ve scoured the internet to put together even more, and found a bunch you’ve probably never seen before. Some are overwhelming, some are just whelming, and some are anti-whelming, as far as Dad Mode moments go. Enjoy!   Catch the Monkey Rating: ​★★☆☆☆ Not too dramatic, but […]

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Learning To Fly: Man Takes His Brother Into The Sky

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Siblings and parents want to take their family into the clouds, to reach new heights. But one brother took his brother on a flight into the sky, and showed us what it means to fly. Meet Michael McMahon. His brother Robbie has Williams Syndrome, a genetic disease that causes medical issues affects 1 in 10,000 […]

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My Wife Just Said… #261

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She was right. Our son was in his room “playing” with action figures on the dog. The poor fluffy pooch was sitting there patiently but looked up with “save me” eyes. I extracted him with a finger wag to my son. ​There’s an ability parents gain, deciphering the sounds and cries their babies and kids […]

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5 Reasons My Single Mom Helped Me Become A Better Father

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Last week, I had the privilege of speaking at the White House. From morning until the early evening, we heard from panels of educators, researchers, marketers, brand representatives and parents all talking about the topic of gender disparity and stereotypes that face our children. We heard how girls are driven to great lengths to achieve […]

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Operation: Keep the Kids Alive (5 Comics)

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You think it’d be easy, right? That whole “keeping your kids alive and well” thing. All living things are supposed to have a survival instinct. Kids don’t pay much attention to the concept of “supposed to,” though. Things like electrical sockets, oven knobs, bathroom urinal cakes and rain dances in the nude seem vastly more […]

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My Wife Just Said… #260

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“Pretty sure the pharmacist just called me “sir”. Not really sure how to feel about this.” –Avara   As a kid, lots of people on the phone called me ma’am. No idea why, and it was very frustrating, though I can’t even describe why. Gender identification is a hot-button issue right now. I guess we all […]

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Dads: What People Think

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This kind of “what people think” internet joke showcases the misconceptions about a type of person or job from the various clichéd perspectives of others. I was pleasantly surprised at how hard this was to put together for Dads. Not everyone’s MIL thinks their grandchildren are being neglectfully left to some laptop Skynet nanny setup, […]

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The Birth of Seth Meyers, Dad

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Hearing birth stories is always a treat. They can be harrowing experiences or hilarious 80s-movie style hijinks, but more often than not they’re from Mom’s point of view. And that’s totally understandable. Dads are support systems for what can only be described as one of the traumatic, intense, life-altering events a person can go through. […]

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The More You Know, Y’know (3 Comics)

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Like some avid collector of deadly insects, a parent will wind up cataloging thousands of the little red flags they discover in the adventures of parenthood. All the things to watch out for with their kids, as well as all the dangers that come FROM them. So, here. Enjoy some bitter, knowing laughter from these […]

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Why Today Is The Best Day

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Today is my wife’s birthday. And thus, it is the best day. If you want to wish her a happy birthday, please post a comment below! Here are just a few reasons why my wife, Avara, makes my days great. She’s Weird Like Me She’s Stuck By Me For 16 Years She’s A Mom I’d […]

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