How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

A Journal Within A Journal

Posted by on April 10th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

For the past five months, I’ve been writing in a different place and trying to record some of the things I want my boys to know. The impetus behind starting this site for me, however, was always a place to talk about the topics at hand and make fun of just about everything. I love […]

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The Ick Awards! 3:00PT / 6:00ET

Posted by on April 9th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

The event is over, but you can still see all the videos and highlights on our Ick Awards Live Posting Page!   Review the event on Twitter.com/HowToBeADad, or check out #Ickies (Click here to tell everyone you’re coming!) Or see highlights on our custom event page at Bit.ly/IckiesNest   For more information on this epic […]

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My Kid Just Said… #44

Posted by on April 9th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Garwic smewws wike skunk and poop.” -Lucas (2013, 4.5 years old)  I love garlic, but I can understand that it’s a bit showy as far as smells go. The funny thing about my son’s description is that I had to wonder for a sec whether this meant he didn’t like the smell of garlic. Some […]

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Winnie The Vader Is The Coolest

Posted by on April 8th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

I’ve read so many comic books, kids’ picture books and everything in between that I can’t help imagining random mashups of characters and plot lines. It was inevitable. One of my favorite mashups was done by an amazing artist who put Winnie the Pooh and Star Wars together. The result was amazing. Wookiee the Chew […]

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My Wife Just Said… #155

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

“Um. Can I go out in this?” -Elizabeth   There she stood at the front door, posing for me to see. She was wearing colorful, patterned leggings, rain boots, a baggy sweater and a mismatched purse. I frowned as I looked her over and then smiled and said, “Sure!” The fact that I was wearing […]

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A Decade

Posted by on April 4th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Ten years ago, I eloped with a girl who honestly should’ve known better. Through all of my hardships and successes, my insanity and creativity — she stuck with me. Thank you for your unequaled support and love, Avara. I’m better for having known you. Love, Dingle AKA Doodle AKA Shmoop AKA Skiddy AKA Doo AKA […]

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You’ll Want to be an Action Movie Kid Soooooo Bad!

Posted by on April 3rd, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

It’s pretty much impossible to be a kid and not dream of being an action hero or superhero. They’re just so calm, cool and drive the best friggin’ cars. Daniel Hashimoto is a father and an After Effects genius who works for DreamWorks. He used his special effects skills to make 10-15 second videos of […]

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My Kid Just Said… #43

Posted by on April 2nd, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“I like Arden more than Lightning McQueen. And the entire universe.” -Finn (2014, 4 years old)   These two are ridiculous. Can you even take it? I’ve told everyone who’s asked that I knew I would have two brothers if we had two kids. Whether it’s karmic or just the luck of the draw, it […]

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Some Mistakes Are Like Diamonds and Last Forever

Posted by on April 1st, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Okay so… Monday morning we woke up with the worst hangovers of our lives and very little recollection of the previous night. But we each had a reminder of the evening’s shenanigans. Tattoos. Matching f**king tattoos. Of our WEBSITE LOGO. Don’t worry, it gets even shittier. Here’s how it began. Rossshes aaare red. Wine issh […]

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My Wife Just Said… #154

Posted by on March 31st, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Is there a class called ‘How to burp a sleeping baby without waking them up’?… cause sign me up!” -Avara   The riddles of parenting are many and dumb. Parenting is such a beautiful and bothersome thing. It can take everything you’ve got, and then it asks for more. Sure, there are lots of rewards and […]

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