How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

The Little Terrible Runaway

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  Sorre i haf to go a way. I Am sorre! I Love you But you Love me to. Buy Buy 💔 😢   He sat there sniffling on the sidewalk in front of our house. His long and bold journey away from the pain and torment of home was only the length of our […]

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8 Honest Names for 1980s Toys

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There were so many toys I wanted growing up. We had a rule, when I was a kid, that we had to sell a toy to get a new one. It was like a strange banking system. Inevitably one of the toys would break, sending the whole system into a tailspin (also, a great reference […]

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My Wife Just Said… #217

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“After that episode of Game of Thrones I need to watch some Little House on the Prairie.” –Elizabeth We’re addicted to Game of Thrones. A LOT of people are. (Fear not, this is all spoiler-free.) It’s is an intense series, but it’s definitely not for everyone. Any given show can easily get the beefiest lumberjack […]

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Mad Max Power Wheels Are Perfection

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Did you see Mad Max: Fury Road? Or as I like to call it, “The Dustiest Operatic Music Video Ever”? It’s freaking amazing. Well worth a watch if you like: action, dust, or post-apocalyptic nightmares. But this commercial is almost as good as the film. Thinkgeek and Nerdist apparently teamed up for an April Fool’s […]

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Funny Ultrasounds Only a Parent Could Love

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When expectant parents get a regular ol’ (non-3D) ultrasound, they can’t wait to see their little mini-me, but they don’t always expect to see an antique, black-and-white silent film of Skeletor as a baby, snuggling in a backpack. No one seriously says, “Awwwww, he’s got your spine, honey.” Or “Wow just LOOK at that pelvis!” […]

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A Better Circle of Life

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We have a conundrum in this country. People are living longer, but their standard of care is diminishing. As a culture, we are obsessed with youth and our elders seem to be left out to dry. The number of adults aged 65 and older is likely to double in the next 25 years. Double. So, […]

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Sleep – Scrabble Scribble #16

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Whether it’s a cruel wake up call at 4:00am or a brutally sudden interruption of an attempted nap, kids can be relied upon to bring about the swift extinction of the already endangered species of their parents’ sleep. A close friend told me recently that one morning his kids got up way too early (so […]

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My Wife Just Said… #216

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“It’s after 7:30am and both my boys are still asleep. An hour to hour and a half later than their normal wakeup time. But then I remembered it’s MONDAY. Of course they’re sleeping in…” -Avara   We made a little agreement with my oldest son that he DOES NOT come into our room before 7am. So, […]

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The Best/Worst of #ParentingUnfiltered

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You’re probably already aware we’ve been working with Plum Organics to help create an online place for #ParentingUnfiltered stories and pictures as a sort of backflip to how we tend to present our kids and families online with picture-perfectness, or at least so we don’t get a knock on our door from Child Protective Services. […]

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‘Baby Band’ Is Everything You’ve Ever Wanted In A Video

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A couple of weeks ago, a video came across our desk. Wait, that sounds like an olde timey telegram. A video flashed across our screens! (There, that’s better) It came from YouTuber “MysteryGuitarMan” and featured his little 8-month-old Jonah. I met MGM at a #DisneySide awards ceremony where we were honored together for our work […]

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