How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

“Coffee Table” : Convos With My 2-Year-Old

Posted by on July 18th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

The stuff kids can get attached to can surprise any parent, and it’ll quickly teach them that it’s best to clean house when the little one’s are away. You see, for kids, there can be a really fine and blurry line between something like a beloved family pet of years and, well, any ol’ inanimate […]

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6 Tips for New Dads

Posted by on July 17th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

We DEFINITELY don’t want to be helpful here. It kinda makes us seasick when people ask us for legitimate advice. But when a friend of the website, Garrett Robinson, asked if I could help him with Vlog (for the uninitiated that means: “a vagina log”), I said fine. But only if he paid me in […]

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My Kid Just Said… #51

Posted by on July 16th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“I gonna lay off food for a while.” -Lucas (2014, 5 years old)   Hearing this from my 5-year-old beanpole of a son was a definite “Wait what!?” moment. You see, saying “going to” implies that one isn’t already doing it. Since birth.   – Previous My Kid Just Said What a kid would do […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Four

Posted by on July 15th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we talked about getting kids to eat and what that’s like. Or when they try to feed you, which is basically like this: But today, I want to talk about what it’s like trying to protect your newly-minted thingperson from hurting themselves. I’ve talked before about how it feels like my testicle ovaries […]

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My Wife just Said… #169

Posted by on July 14th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Hey, you wanna? [Winks] I’ve been doing lots of Kegels. So I can be like a ninja down there. Not like grab arrows out of the air…” -Elizabeth   I didn’t know whether to feel afraid or aroused, but in any case it’s clear some ninja skills are sexier than others. – Previous “My Wife […]

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5 Ways Fitbit Is Ruining My Life

Posted by on July 11th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Man, everyone is wearing some kind of strap on their wrist these days. We’re counting our steps, calories from the foods we eat and everything else that has a number on it. Sometimes I see people pacing and wonder if they’re stressed out or just trying to reach their walking quota for the day. We […]

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“The Elevator” : Convos With My 2-Year-Old

Posted by on July 10th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Most adults don’t realize that, all grown up, we will never want anything as excruciatingly bad as a child wants to press buttons. Elevator buttons especially! Add two mini humans in one elevator? Welp… No good can come of that. Watch and laugh. You know you want to press the button! Subscribe to ConvosWith2YrOld to […]

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The Gloaming Light

Posted by on July 9th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

There is a wakefulness between the purity of the aware and the somnolence of sleep that feels like anything is possible. It’s better than a dream. It’s a waking dream under my command. I haven’t felt it in some time, but I know it could be just past the horizon line. I am nearly there. […]

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Juicebag – Scrabble Scribble #9

Posted by on July 8th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  You’re there. Life is happening to you. You respond. And your kid observes attentively. A reckless automobastard cutting you off for no good reason; a ferocious toy attacking your poor unsuspecting toe; a lengthy support call (that was aaaaaaaaaall call and no support) suddenly dropping off. Occasionally, some dirt hits the kid-filter so hard […]

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My Wife Just Said… #168

Posted by on July 7th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“That moment when you start humming a song while getting your toddler dressed when he asks what song it is, you realize it’s ‘Push It’ by Salt-n-Pepa and say, ‘Sorry honey, I don’t remember the name.’ Yeah, that just happened.” -Avara   We don’t shield our kids from every little thing but there are certain realizations […]

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