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Rad/Bad Stuff: KILLING FRIGGIN’ BUGS Edition

Posted by on September 16th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

I’m outdoorsish. I’m not like Bear Grylls or the Crocodile Hunter though, so I can’t whistle casually while a fly drinks moisture from my eyeballs. Though maybe I could do a shot of my own urine if I was paid enough, but let’s move on. This spring and summer I’ve been tormented by flying insuckts, […]

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The Swiss Parenting Tool

Posted by on August 5th, 2014, under EQUIPMENT, INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Be prepared is the Boy Scouts’ motto. And, though this applies well to parenting, the Boy Scout handbook doesn’t have a lot to say about having a baby, but, like the wilds of Nature, when the test of your survival fitness begins, Parenthood doesn’t care how prepared you are. Nature doesn’t forgive you for not […]

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What if Apple made baby products?

Posted by on February 12th, 2014, under EQUIPMENT, SNAPSHOTS

Apple would do a great job making baby products. Heck, some babies are already so familiar with iPads, iPhones and iPods that they’ll try to swipe pictures in books and magazines to change them. People generally love the understated minimalism of their style and the overstated maximalism of their features. Attractive attributes to anyone, but […]

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#Lairing My Boys’ Bedrooms

Posted by on December 11th, 2013, under EQUIPMENT, NOTEBOOK

We were so unprepared before Finn’s birth. His room was in disarray and we were in the middle of packing the hospital bag when vaj-agra falls happened. In less than fours hours, we had a baby boy in our arms. This time I wanted to buy all of the things, not just to be ready […]

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Tricycles for Adults

Posted by on February 6th, 2013, under EQUIPMENT

I like dangerous stuff as much as anyone but this makes me anxious in the adventure bone. But these guys have taken it to the limit. THE LIMIT, I TELL YOU. Sure, real-life Mario Kart looks like fun, and is just what the doctor ordered if you’re trying to recapture your toddler youth, but I’m […]

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Lego: Ruining Childhoods

Posted by on January 25th, 2013, under EQUIPMENT

So, listen Lego. We have a problem. You have made THIS. Buy it here! Where was this when I was kid, Sirs and Madams? I lost years off my life. I’m not angry. I’m not. JUST SAYING, OKAY? Also, you’ve cut down the amount of time searching for pieces by 1/1,000,000,000,000th, thereby making Lego activities […]

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Me Likey Monday #1

Posted by on January 7th, 2013, under EQUIPMENT

So, I’ve been toying with (yes, it’s a pun) talking about more cool stuff and equipment and toys on the blog. I find so many cool things, and as evidenced by our 15 Days of Christmas Junk that ended up being, well, only eight days, I can go on forever. So, I thought I should […]

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15 Days of Christmas Junk! Day #4

Posted by on December 5th, 2012, under EQUIPMENT

If you have an item you think is rad, GO HERE and email us about it. Glow-in-the-Dark Toilet Paper You could argue that our civilization isn’t the byproduct of civilizing forces and advancements, but the need to fulfill selfish impulses and laziness. Need evidence? Glow in the dark toilet paper. Let’s start there. I have […]

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15 Days of Christmas Junk! Day #3

Posted by on December 5th, 2012, under EQUIPMENT

If you have an item you think is rad, GO HERE and email us about it. A Flying F**K This post requires some delicate, smart language. Unfortunately, I had none to begin with. Sometimes, we have a crappy day. Or maybe you know someone whose crappy day should be taken less seriously. Well, be it […]

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The Evolution of the Daddy Saddle

Posted by on July 20th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Sure, we’d thought about placing our kids on our hip but history shows us that playing “horsey” predates our sidesaddle ways. We’ve been seeing the resurgence of a device for some time around the Internetz so we wanted to review it a bit more. Introducing… the Daddy Saddle, or “Daddle” for short. Does that kid […]

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