How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Epic Target Black Friday Pep Talk

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I know people in the US are a bit divided over Black Friday. Some are opting outside, while others still camp out overnight for the best deals. Meanwhile, other stores are starting ON Thanksgiving. So, it can be a confusing time for many Americans, especially for those bent on massive overconsumption and an obsession with […]

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Toddler Talks to Himself on the Potty

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Today is the basically the Olympics of eating in America, which is generally already pretty extreme, any other time of the year. But, eating like it was an athletic competition can have some biological… consequences. So! Without it getting gross at all, let’s put our ear to the bathroom door of this video and listen […]

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Dad Hits The Gym(nastics)

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Nothing says holiday gorging fun like trying to mimic your kids’ gymnastic skill as an adult. This dad is top shelf rad, trying to copy his daughter’s gymnastic routines and practice. A huge component of fatherhood is attempting the impossible and having a good attitude in the attempt. Love this. Should we make this a […]

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11 Comics & Charts That Tell Thanksgiving Like It Is

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Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time of reflection and appreciation. No really, I’m serious. It’s sometimes reeeeeally hard to remember that when you’re arguing with a relative, listening to Christmas music in traffic, or just stone cold comatose from overeating. What Thanksgiving winds up being is often a lot more entertaining to look at […]

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My Wife Just Said… #292

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The extremes of parenting vary wildly. Some days you are so tired you can’t open your eyes, a bottle, a jar or DVD boxset of Star Wars so you can just get a minute in peace on the couch. Others, you’re hyper-aware. Your finely tuned parent senses are on overdrive and set to 11. Every […]

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Metallica + The Roots + Classroom Instruments = YES

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I grew up with Metallica serving as a symbol for San Francisco. I knew James Hetfield was born there, like I was. And almost 20 years ago I went to the taping of their live album with the San Francisco symphony. My entry point to their music was definitely the Black album, but that opened […]

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Parenterms: “Dysleftic”

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It’s sort of cringy-cute when they put their shoes on the wrong foot, right? Like, you know it’s not going to kill them but if you did it, you’d wish you were immediately dead if you did it. And there’s also that you’ve told them a hundred times part that sort of get the eye […]

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The Coolest Museum Ever

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I want my kids to love and admire art. It’s an important mission of mine as a father because art teaches us so much about ourselves and the world. In that effort, I’ve tried to expose my boys to as many kinds of art as I can. Sometimes these trips impinge and sometimes my kids […]

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My Wife Just Said… #291

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It always happens to her. At some point, she’ll finally get some new bras and underpants where she falls in love with a specific few. Then the brand seems to decide to drop them later and replace them with something that turns out to be scratchy, too stretchy, designed for potatoes or just vaguely lamer […]

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The Rogue Ones

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Thank you to Verizon for giving me the opportunity to geek out over Star Wars. Though this is a paid partnership, I would’ve been writing about it regardless because that’s just how big of a nerd I am. I am seriously just this excited about it. If you’re a Star Wars fan like me, you’ve […]

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