How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Meet Rocky Balbaby!

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I’m not in the greatest shape right now. My dad bod has hit levels that make me questions whether I’m more than 70% water. I think I’m edging up to 90%. Or whiskey. One of those. Anyway, I’ve been looking for inspiration. Something to get me pumped up again about getting in shape, and turning […]

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My Wife Just Aged… #273

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She didn’t want a big deal made about her birthday, she’s not a huge fan of adding years onto her age. Recently a waitress asked our son how old he was and, with the clueless honesty of extreme youth, he told her that he was almost seven, and that he keeps getting older but his […]

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19 Times You Realized You Were A Parent

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Talking to a parents before you have kids is a surreal experience. Some of them hold back and don’t want to scare you from the weight of responsibility they face, while others use scare tactics to shock you into wondering whether you’ll be up to the task. No matter how you felt before kids, you […]

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Beware, Kids Catch On Quickly (6 Comics)

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Parents should raise their kids with a good, moral sense of honestly. But until then, it doesn’t hurt to use deception a little to your advantage. While you still can! Not dark traumatizing lies like “you’re adopted” or “some parents eat their kids when they talk back,” but little white and fluffy lies like “they […]

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How To: Get A Baby To Clean The House

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This man. We’ve written about him before but the hits just keep coming. Is it black magic? Is it some sort of zookeeping expertise that allows him to corral and train babies? Is he a toddler whisperer? WHY CAN’T HE HELP MY KIDS DO WHAT I ASK? If anyone knows the secret to this father’s […]

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Yesterday – Scrabble Scribble #17

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A kid’s sense of time is a bit Alice-in-Wonderland-y. Asking them questions related to time or dates is bit like discussing history with the Mad Hatter after he’s had eleven shots of Fireball and you’ve been stuffed with some highly questionable mushrooms. It’s kaleidoscopically grim in terms of accuracy or sanity. Probably best to just […]

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My Wife Just Said… #272

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On Independence Day, of all days, we declare our dependence on things like scales and Apple watches and Fitbits to help keep us in check. I know weighing yourself isn’t the end-all of health, but we’ve hit a new low (or high) of health unconsciousness. So to celebrate, we’re eating barbecue and chips! – More […]

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Do You Look As Bad As These Famous Cartoon & Fictional Characters Before Coffee?

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There are coffee experts. And then there are those who aren’t, but are experts at being abysmally tired. A lot of them are parents. We try to become experts at making ourselves not so tired. A lot of us turn to the liquid wonder of caffein, but we tend to look and feel like absolute […]

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Walking Amongst Giants

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Our childhoods are littered with moments when we felt small and everything else felt so big. The movies we watched. The stories we read. The people we met. The relativity of size, distance and depth was always on display, being a little kid person, and it seems many of us have forgotten what it means […]

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Dadding Smarter, Not Harder

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Necessity may be the “mother of all invention” but laziness is its father. At least for me. I know dads don’t have the market cornered on lazy ingenuity, of course. And it’s not really “laziness” to have a lip-chewing dislike for performing a thousand tedious tasks, a million times over and over again, throughout the […]

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