How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Kid Definishons: “Pesketti an Meapbals”

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As his dad, I want my son to become very intelligent, but also as his dad, I won’t really mind if he always calls it pesketti an meapbals. One by one, though, the rough edges of our kids’ cute mispronunciations are sanded down and buffed into the smooth shapes they’re supposed to be. Bwankie becomes […]

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Parenting in Summary

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If you’ve ever had friends ask what it’s like being a parent? Well, today we want to give you an easy visual answer that pretty much sums up every Saturday morning, and most of the moments in between. These two dogs are the playbook for parenthood with younger children, and sometimes older ones. Meet Seamus […]

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Hollywood Childbirth: Lights! Camera! PUSH!

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And the Academy Award nominees for “Most Fake Birth Scene” are… all of them. A few months after I witnessed the birth of my first son, I saw my first childbirth scene as a new dad. I watched with a scrunched up, appalled expression as I realized how we’re all pretty much fed a parade […]

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Business Town Is Where It’s At!

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Listen, we don’t often recommend many things. Maybe the occasional foot rub or pithy comment after farting in public, but this one is must-see. If you’re at all familiar with the “Busytown” children’s books, and you’ve ever worked around tech companies, then this is for you. An Instagram account has popped up debuting some of […]

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My Wife Just FaceTimed… #199

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“Whoa! My GOD! FaceTime makes me look so OLD.” -Elizabeth   My wife, of course, went into immediate pouty-lipped facial poses and Blue Steel looks. Which in turn, and also of course, had me choke laughing. Most women have certain standards for the way they look in pictures or on camera. It can take just […]

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Hardcore ABCs Are The Best

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When it comes to education, there are many styles of learning. This one just happens to be one of my favorites so far. This little two-year-old spells out the ABCs with a little metal. I keep waiting for the camera to pan over to a drummer with 14 bass drums and 18 cymbals. My one-year-old […]

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6 Awful Fit Failures of Pants

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Lee Jeans and HowToBeADad.com have joined forces to bring you this light-hearted infographic because we both know the world is a happier place when your pants fit.   There are plenty of helpful size and fit guides online, from simple charts to artificially-intelligent virtual assistants. While everyone has their fit preference, and it’s good to […]

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The Cowardice of Conversationalists

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The Super Bowl was a bitter feud. We watched as two teams battled it out, yard by yard, to scrape together a hard-fought victory. But the feud I’m referring to was between gameplay within me. I’m not a huge sports guy. I watched for all the spectacular commercials, if I’m being honest, and one of […]

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20 of the AwkWORST Pregnancy Photos Ever

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Pregnancy is generally a beautiful thing. But, as with all things, it can be made really weird and creepy. Our friends at awkwardfamilyphotos.com, have a dragon’s hoard of awkward pregnancy photos. Some of them may blow your mind. Some may make you cry laugh. Some may make you just regular cry. While I want to […]

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My Wife Just Said… #198

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“If I wrote a parenting book, it would be called ‘Tickles and Timeouts.’” -Avara   Ever have one of those days that has an intense mix of tickles and timeouts? That’s us this weekend. Moments were so fun and enjoyable. Others were frustrating and mind-numbing. This seems to be the way of the parenting world. Friday. […]

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