How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad


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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Birth Reaction Assessment (Video)

Posted by on February 14th, 2012, under VIDEOTAPE

True story. We made a “Universal Birth Reaction Assessment Tool” diagram back in May that demonstrated the various reaction levels that men go through witnessing the spectacle of childbirth. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: CLICK HERE So, we thought that today, marking the birth of our channel on Kin Community, would be the perfect time […]

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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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Weirdest Birth Announcement Ever…

Posted by on July 22nd, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

My brother and I were rummaging through one of the 20 boxes of photos he’s been laboring over, scanning them to digital files when we came across this… Anyone notice my 36 HOUR LABOR with forceps & a prayer? Nowadays, they’d have just cut me out.   How about that first paragraph? Coming out of […]

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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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