How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Maximumble: Baby Brother Toys

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  As a brother myself, I have some idea of how hard things are for Finn. A new, smallish person invaded his life and he was forced to share his parents. It’s brutal. But nothing says brotherly love like seeing his younger brother, Arden, grab for one of his toys. Did you have a sibling? […]

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Bad Product Idea #18: Colemom Breastfeeding Tent

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[ click the image to enlarge ] I contacted a representative from Colemom, makers of the controversial 1.5 person breastfeeding tent, to see what in all the hecks and dangs this was all about! To investigate why nursing moms needed to enrobe themselves in personal camping gear to hide a part of Nature itself from […]

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My Wife Just Said… #204

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“That moment when you buy your baby his first vintage rock T-shirt & the band comes on the radio & he proceeds to dance along (baby style).” -Avara   Avara and I constantly remark how amazing our boys’ style has always been. I’m constantly envious of my kids’ clothing and toys. If only we were in […]

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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (Amazing Video)

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The ability for kids to bring toys and objects to life is one of their coolest super powers. A doll, stuffed animal or action figure, or even a bug, a stick, a booger, anything can become a companion or character for the little make-believe masters. Watch this amazing video and try not to drool or […]

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5 Ways To Become The Best Dad Ever

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The thing about becoming the best dad… there’s no right way. There’s no perfect way. But I’m going to try and help you here. Read on for the real deal on how to become the best dad in the history of dadness. With a list of course! 1. I HAVE NO F*&KING IDEA. Okay, just […]

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Old Timey Self-Defense Video + SOUND EFFECTS = Radness!

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When I was growing up, I got a false sense of likelihood about child abduction and attacks. With all the TV shows and PSAs that warned about it, I figured every one in my school would be kidnapped or assaulted at one point or another. I’m not saying education isn’t important. My parents tended to […]

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Ryan Gosling’s Childhood Video Teaches Us Everything

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There are so many parts of parenting that can feel cruel and unusual in their punishing qualities. Timeouts, if you do them. Teaching your kids to tie their shoes, if velcro isn’t handy. You name it. But I’d like to take a second and propose that blackmailing your kid might be a good idea. Case […]

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My Wife Just Said… #203

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“I bought roller skates for myself. But they’re men’s. The women’s were pink and white and I didn’t want to feel 9 years old.” -Elizabeth   Every single person who has ever lived, has lived in a “new world.” It’s always changing, always has, and always will. The concepts of stereotypes, gender roles, adulthood, language, […]

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Maximumble: Band-Aid Parent

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  Sometimes I walk into work and it’s like everyone knows I have kids. Maybe it’s the stains on my clothes or bags under my eyes. I can feel the child-free eyes boring holes into my soul. And then I remember that these things are badges. They’re my contribution to those without children. Scaring them […]

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“Bed Time” part 2 : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

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Telling a made-up story to a little supposed-to-be-asleeper can turn into a serious collaborative effort. Make Believe is a top skill on their résumé, so it’s no surprise when they make a creative power play in a storytelling production. Matt and David go next-level on this follow-up installment of Bed Time (Part 1) with some […]

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