How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

The Force Is With All Of Us

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A long time ago, well, for the past 40 years, we began a journey and watched as good tangled with evil in a galaxy far, far away. Little did we know, these battles would take on new meaning, even today, as Star Wars becomes a reflection and examination for both world events and important cultural […]

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Trying to Understand WTF Kids Are Saying These Days

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Slang. Lingo. The vernacular of young people. We had it ourselves in our youth. Rad, bitchin’, grody, hella, whatever. Our parents probably side-eyed us pretty hard when we said the words and phrases of our day. But nowadays? Whoa. The internet is likely to blame, but it seems like slang is out of control, at […]

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Rage Against The Machine on Kids Toys!

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If you a person of a certain age (and you likely are because you probably have kids if you’re reading my stupid words), you’re likely a fan of Rage Against The Machine. RATM personified the anti-establishment feeling of a decade and more. But as we got older, lots of us took up other endeavors or […]

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Stay-At-Home Fatherhood Captured in Hilarious Sticky Notes

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Most of us leave Post-In notes around for ourselves or for our partner in child rearing. As fulfilling as parenthood is, it sure can be devastating on ones wits and memory. But this post is about someone who went beyond written reminders plastered all over the house. Somewhere heartwarming, hilarious and occasionally off-color. Chris Illuminati […]

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My Wife Just Said… #311

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Birthdays are tricky. As kids, we uniformly look forward to them because they represent a number of positive things that make us feel good. Sure, there’s drama associated along the way (lack of invitations, not getting what you wanted, etc.) but the general feeling is pretty positive. As you get older, birthdays can take on […]

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28 FAILS That’ll Make You Feel Like a Great Parent

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Parenting automatically comes with a fair amount of self-doubt and second- or seventieth-guessing, but it’s made even worse when we see the never ending online parade of other parents’ manicured glamour shots and stories of parenting perfection. Guinness-World-Record worthy craft projects on Pinterest. Facebook posts of 4-year-olds writing cursive in another language. All of it […]

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Instant Giggles

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It’s been a long week and I’m getting ready to jump on another plane flight, but I wanted to share this little bit of sunshine with you guys. If you’ve had a dark day, a slow day, a whiny day or your kids are otherwise being brutal, watch this. It just may cure what ails […]

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Learning the Different Differences of People

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There isn’t just one single point that every parent experiences with their kid learning about the difference of other people. Because they’re all different, in usual and in unique ways, you’ll run into several experiences. Little ones don’t tend to get too caught up in the abstract differences of character and personality, so they tend […]

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The Profoundness of Children

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A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Apr 2, 2017 at 3:07pm PDT We sat on a bench watching the trees sway in the wind and heard the birds chirp. It felt like something we could’ve done for hours. These calm moments, these reflective pools of emotion don’t visit too often for parents and […]

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My Wife Just Lost Something… #310

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My wife is so good at putting things away, by golly, they STAY put away. Sometimes for years. Only to be rediscovered when we move. Maybe. I can’t fault her, though. When you look at the bazillion things she juggles, it makes sense that some things would slip through the cracks. As understandable as it […]

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