How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Kids Are Masters of Life-Napping (20 GIFs)

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For people who can fall asleep nearly anywhere (in any position, at any time of day, while doing anything), children sure can be impossible to put to sleep. They’re like little dozing narcoleptics who also have terrible insomnia. To say this is frustrating for parents is like saying the sun is a bit toasty. Sure […]

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My Wife Just Said… #307

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“Hmmm… To be an adult or not? #choices #unicornsftw” –Avara   The choice is pretty clear, right? Given the choice between a unicorn and NOT A FREAKING unicorn, why would anyone choose not-at-all-a-unicorn for any kind of bandage? And for the record: not-adulting is pretty awesome sometimes. PS: You should by my friend’s book she illustrated. […]

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Job Description: PARENT

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Job Title: Parent (Mother / Father) Department: Human Development Hours & Schedule: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year Location: Everywhere Job Description Updated: Hourly     Position Summary The care and feeding of a miniature human. Backbreaking and mind-numbing manual, mental and emotional labor. Keeping your cool under pressure, […]

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The Five-Year-Old And A New Heart

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You don’t need to have kids to know what it means to save a life. But watching the possibility of this boy’s life being saved? It’s almost incomprehensibly precious. Get your tissues ready. Meet Ari. After waiting 211 days for a new heart t Boston Children’s Hospital, the call came. The sacrifice necessary to make […]

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Dad Jokes Hall of Shame – Part 7

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My dad was a master of the cheesy pun decades before the world coined the term “dad joke.” One Christmas a present from him was unwrapped and it was a tiny planet Earth completely covered in glued-on pees. He wanted to give the best gift that anyone can give: world pees. The entire family groaned […]

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The Wall Climb

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A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Mar 4, 2017 at 1:02pm PST The metaphor just fits. Finn, watching you climb that wall is as close to parenthood as it gets. We watch our children stumble. We entrust their safety, heart and brilliance to others. They come to us when they fail or can’t […]

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My Kid Just Said… #63

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There are so many memories you collect in the raising of your mini human. They’re not all equal, though. To put it figuratively, some of them are just poorly jotted down in pencil you can’t even read later, some are painstakingly written down with a pen, and some are recorded with a permanent marker in […]

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The Stupidest Toy You Totally Wanted

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You can sock all day and bop all night. That tagline sells itself. Or it could be an allusion to the drug-filled days of the 90s. Who knows. In any event, many, many people wanted these. Even watching the trailer now, I want them so I can walk around town bopping people. These toys let […]

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Things You Thought Would Be a Bigger THING, Growing Up

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As a kid, I was given several impressions that didn’t quite pan out as an adult. When you’re growing up, your head is soaking up everything like a good little sponge. Or maybe a lollipop that fell under the couch. It can come from rotting your brains on cartoons, shows, commercials and movies, or from […]

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My Wife Just Said… #306

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A post shared by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Feb 16, 2017 at 2:10pm PST Living in California can result in some crazy side effects. Between the sunshine, the earthquakes and the freedoms of living in a state with the sixth largest economy in the world, we’ve grown accustomed to a certain lifestyle. Our blood has […]

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