How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad


The Birth of Seth Meyers, Dad

Posted by on April 11th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Hearing birth stories is always a treat. They can be harrowing experiences or hilarious 80s-movie style hijinks, but more often than not they’re from Mom’s point of view. And that’s totally understandable. Dads are support systems for what can only be described as one of the traumatic, intense, life-altering events a person can go through. […]

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Video of a 10 lbs Baby Being Born IN A MOVING CAR!

Posted by on July 23rd, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

This… is absolutely incredible. It’s like The Fast And The Furious meets She’s Having a Baby. Watch this pregnant mother go from 0-to-Newborn in less than two minutes (seen at 2:14). Don’t worry. It’s not gross, it doesn’t show anything indecent, and aside from some much-understood shouting on the part of the (not for long) […]

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Hollywood Childbirth: Lights! Camera! PUSH!

Posted by on February 11th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

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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He’s Here

Posted by on December 18th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

  Dear Finn, This is your brother. He was born today. It’s your job to help, teach, protect and play with him. Welcome him. He is a part of you, as are you to him. When your mom and I are gone, you’ll have each other. And that gives me great satisfaction. –Your Dad   […]

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Becoming a Dude-la (Male Doula)

Posted by on November 26th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

For those of you who’ve been following our parenting journey since the beginning of this fine establishment, you all know that our previous birth story was fast and furious. Finn made his entrance into this world in under four hours and our doula was a total no-show. So, I’d like to give you five reasons […]

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Things You Should Bring but Will Probably Forget

Posted by on November 13th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

We can all remember what it was like when we first became parents. Sort of. Or at least some of us can. The rest of us might only recall a fragmented series of half-remembered blurs. It’s pretty exciting so it’s understandable that you might forget a few things in the flurry of the moment. Sure, […]

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How To Be A Dad… Again

Posted by on July 25th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

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Men Simulating Childbirth, Always a Bad Idea

Posted by on May 1st, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  WARNING: THIS POST MAY CONTAIN DISTURBING FOOLISHNESS AND GROWN MAN MOANING   Video footage of women in labor can be unsettling or disturbing to some, the same is true of footage of two cocky, Dutch guys trying to experience the miracle of childbirth by having electrodes strapped to their abs and simulating two hours […]

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Childbirth Terms Can Make You Want to Puke

Posted by on September 5th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

You can turn the most vulgar, scary or embarassing concept into a phrase that you might expect Thumper to say to Bambie. It’s called a euphemism (yoo-fuh-miz-uhm). “The stork” are just two simple words and look how handy they are for some shyer parents as a quick dodge for answering a little child’s question about where […]

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Universal Birth Reaction Assessment Tool

Posted by on May 24th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] Fact. Moms have a monopoly on pain when it comes to child birth. There is a medical chart called the Universal Pain Assessment Tool that doctors and nurses use to gauge it. Sure, it’s stupid and useless. But what about dads? Dads deserve something stupid and useless, […]

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