How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Six

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Last week, we described what parenting is like when kids have siblings. It’s basically like juggling angry kittens Today, let’s chat about getting your kids home from the park, school or some other event. Any time you absolutely have to leave and get the kids in the car, it’s not a good time for your […]

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New More Relatable Superheroes

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Some popular superheroes are incredibly old if you think about it. Batman and Superman were created in the late ’30s, making them adults for about 75 years now. Super old. What would some new, more relatable super characters be, though? If they arose from the smartphone radiation of today’s plugged-in, socially-connected culture? Let’s imagine some… […]

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My Father’s Search For The Fisher King

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After Robin Williams died, I was unreasonably distraught. In the context of all things, I never actually knew the man and only saw him as much as one could say they’d seen a ghost around San Francisco and Marin County. But he was ever-present. I remember seeing him around town in Marin County. I remember […]

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This Baby Plays Better Basketball Than You

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I feel like a baller if I hit any part of a trashcan or laundry basket I’m aiming for, and IF I MAKE IT? Well that’s like winning the World Olympics Stanley Series Super Championship Cup for me. I’m a nerd (if that wasn’t evident), so it also makes me feel telekinetic. The reason for […]

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My Wife Just Said… #176

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“Labor Day has as much to do with childbirth as Father’s Day does with Christmas.” -Avara   On the plus side, Avara met this Vet/Sage/Zombie Survivalist. We’ve both been seeing lots of posts about breakfast in bed for moms and “I labored for 34958735 hours with my kids.” Yes, it’s Labor Day everyone. Honoring the Merkan […]

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7 Things That Are Worse Than Going Back to School

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Sometimes it’s easier to soften something by comparing it to something way worse. School can be one of those tough somethings. As our kids go back to school parents and/or kids can dread it. But there’s that great quote that goes: “If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d […]

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Our ALS Ice Bucket + Mentos & Diet Coke Challenge

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Of course we had to do it. Aside from being nominated several bazillion times, the ALS ice bucket challenge has evolved explosively into a cultural and global phenomenon that we’ve been delighted to witness. From celebrities to the people next door, there have been so many inspiring, clever, and not so clever or inspiring (yikes) […]

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Live Free or Drive Safe!

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Driver safety is something you probably thought you’d never have to revisit after narrowly passing your driver’s license test, right? Wrong. Aside from texting or messing around with your phone, there’s a vast number of things that people shouldn’t need to be told not to do while driving but seem to need to be told […]

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Awkward Dadly Photos

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Pictures are worth a thousand words, but awkward pictures are worth a thousand awkwards. You’ve probably seen some of the pics from our friends at awkwardfamilyphotos.com, but you’re missing out if you haven’t seen the hilarious titles, captions and backstories that go with the crazy photos. Their site is like the Smithsonian of utterly terrible […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #175

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My wife is so considerate. She’s always so polite and dainty like a Victorian lady twirling a parasol. Unless she happens to be wrestling a particularly stubborn pickle jar or battery compartment, then she’s more like a sailor-mouthed ex-con with anger management issues. But mostly it’s pinkies out and poots in private. Too cute. Regarding […]

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