How to Be a Dad

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Putting a Mattress to the KID TEST (Video + GIVEAWAY)

Posted by on May 26th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, VIDEOTAPE

With just a few seconds of hand jive on a smartphone you can order food, clothes, auto parts and even deer urine (it’s true, don’t ask). What a time to be alive! Or something. Now, you wouldn’t think to order something like let’s say a MATTRESS online. But, you can! And I did. Of course, […]

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5 Frustrating Kid’s Bed Allergies

Posted by on April 22nd, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

This post is sponsored by Tempur Sealy, but all the crazy talk here is mine, to spread the word about Cocoon by Sealy’s unique frustration-reducing mattress solution.   Sure, these may not be “real” allergies, classified by “real” doctors. But, MAN, kids sure do make it seem like they are. Kids actually are great with […]

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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (Amazing Video)

Posted by on March 13th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

The ability for kids to bring toys and objects to life is one of their coolest super powers. A doll, stuffed animal or action figure, or even a bug, a stick, a booger, anything can become a companion or character for the little make-believe masters. Watch this amazing video and try not to drool or […]

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“Bed Time” part 2 : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

Posted by on March 5th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Telling a made-up story to a little supposed-to-be-asleeper can turn into a serious collaborative effort. Make Believe is a top skill on their résumé, so it’s no surprise when they make a creative power play in a storytelling production. Matt and David go next-level on this follow-up installment of Bed Time (Part 1) with some […]

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Dying Dreams

Posted by on January 16th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

He’s running motionless, his little legs seeming to slip backward, toward the monster he’s feverishly trying to escape. It’s not real. He’s standing at the jagged edge of a murderous cliff, an evil wind ripping at his Darth Vader pajamas, pulling him over. It’s not real. They’re just dreams. His nightmares. – The other night […]

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“Bed Time” part 1 : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

Posted by on November 19th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Ahhhhhhhh bedtime. Most new parents are surprised to discover that bedtime isn’t a specific point in time, but a theory, really. It’s more of a hypothetical range, starting with PJs and a bedtime story, and dragging a good distance across the face of a clock to conclude much later at deep, ragged sigh of relief […]

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My Kid Just Said… #28

Posted by on August 27th, 2013, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“My bwood is still awake.” -Lucas (4 years old)   Uhhhhhhh… Your what? Your BLOOD? It’s still awake? Oh… … … good?* * I can’t bring myself to tell him the it’s bedtime for his blood. Way too creepy.   Shhhhhh… don’t wake his blood. They’ll say anything to get out of going to bed, […]

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Parenterms: “Pajdrama”

Posted by on July 31st, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Parents know: you can lead a horse* to water**, but you can’t make them drink***. * kid ** bed *** sleep Trying to saddle up the stubborn little pony that is your child with pajamas is occasionally only a little bit less impossible than getting them to close their eyes and go to “for reals” […]

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Fatherhood Fridays #4

Posted by on June 24th, 2011, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Well… the last post went a little bit better so I’m gonna keep doing this thang for a minute. Just make sure you comment if you read this series of posts. That’s really the only way I know this stuff is cool or not to you guys! These posts are just weird/cool links we found […]

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