How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

5 Stages of Trying (Desperately) to Keep Up with the Times

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Just when you think you’ve got the hang of something, anything, there’s an update that makes you feel like you need some time in remedial kindergarten. You become a halfway decent emoji wrangler, and then they add more and change the layout, or someone comes out with something entirely different like bitmojis. And we all […]

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Will My Kid Be Sporty… or Not So Much?

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When you become a parent, no matter how hands-off you intend to be on their personality, you still have to wonder what kind of person your sweet little bag of wiggles will become. I was never good at or terrifically interested sports. My older brother very much was, so I learned a bunch more than […]

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Farewell, Toys ‘R’ Us – We ‘R’ Sad

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Today, Toys ‘R’ Us begins closing the doors on its stores, and with them, part of my childhood. There’s a vast universe of “My Kids Will Never Know” memes out there. This is really a timeless theme; generations always have and always will advance forward, turning the things of today into antiquated and unfamiliar footnotes […]

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6 Awful Relaxation Tips for High-Stress Parents

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Parents are some of the most stressed out people out there. We even stress about how stressed out we are. Stressception. Y’know, there’s that whole saying about how when you have a kid “your heart forever walks around outside your body.” Let’s go a little further. Imagine you literally had a heart that beat outside […]

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Super Mario Spoofs (11 Edgy Comics)

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I grew up with video games. The fridge-sized quarter-gobblers as well as some of the really old consoles. But most importantly was when I begged my parents into caving for the Nintendo Entertainment System. My obnoxiousness must have been epic in 1987, because they sprang for the one with that stupid Rob the Robot (see […]

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What If Famous Movie Themes Were Replaced With Pop Music?

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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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