How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Rad/Bad Stuff: KILLING FRIGGIN’ BUGS Edition

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I’m outdoorsish. I’m not like Bear Grylls or the Crocodile Hunter though, so I can’t whistle casually while a fly drinks moisture from my eyeballs. Though maybe I could do a shot of my own urine if I was paid enough, but let’s move on. This spring and summer I’ve been tormented by flying insuckts, […]

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My Wife Just Said… #178

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Screens vs real life. It’s the battle of the modern age. Since the advent of the boob tube, parents have struggled with how much time they spend in front of or adjacent to a screen. And each generation is getting more adept at understanding technology, or at least how to use it functionally. The real […]

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Child Labor

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When dealing with a problematic manager or supervisor, you’ve undoubtedly come to the conclusion that some jobs require no special skill. Like, seriously, a bucket of wet dirt could do the job better. But, since hiring mud is generally frowned upon, I suggest we put kids in these positions. They’d achieve the same results and […]

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How A Father Looks

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I’ve had a few people tell me I don’t look like a dad. I’m not really sure what that means. Should I have my children strapped to my person? A tattoo of my kids’ names on my neck? Should the dark circles under my eyes have their own circles? What does a father look like? […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #177

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When you’ve got kids, the art of romance and the business of parenting can be a bit of an odd couple. The “biblical sense” normally refers to “knowing,” as in knowing each others brains out, but running a family can easily burn up all a couple’s time and energy, making it impossible to maintain anywhere […]

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5 Ducktales Videos You Have to See

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I grew up with Ducktales in my house. In case you’ve been living under a rock, blocked out your childhood or otherwise forgotten the majesty of Ducktales, here is the main theme song to jog your memory: So, now with that firmly in mind here are four other videos that will make your Ducktales day, […]

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Facebook FOR TODDLERS

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This is amazing. I’ve been following Rob Fee on Twitter (@robfee) for a couple of years without knowing much more than his wit consistently makes me piss-laugh or blows my mind. Then I came across this majesty of his.   Ugh. If I didn’t love his humor so much, I’d hate him for being so […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Six

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Last week, we described what parenting is like when kids have siblings. It’s basically like juggling angry kittens Today, let’s chat about getting your kids home from the park, school or some other event. Any time you absolutely have to leave and get the kids in the car, it’s not a good time for your […]

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New More Relatable Superheroes

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Some popular superheroes are incredibly old if you think about it. Batman and Superman were created in the late ’30s, making them adults for about 75 years now. Super old. What would some new, more relatable super characters be, though? If they arose from the smartphone radiation of today’s plugged-in, socially-connected culture? Let’s imagine some… […]

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My Father’s Search For The Fisher King

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After Robin Williams died, I was unreasonably distraught. In the context of all things, I never actually knew the man and only saw him as much as one could say they’d seen a ghost around San Francisco and Marin County. But he was ever-present. I remember seeing him around town in Marin County. I remember […]

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