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The Emotional Moments When Military Fathers Come Home

Posted by on June 7th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

With Memorial Day just behind us and Father’s Day right around the corner, I found myself thinking about what it would’ve been like if I’d served in the Armed Forces. The first thing that struck me — and I must confess that it had never really fully hit me before — was how much I’d […]

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Dads Carry The Weight Of Their Worlds

Posted by on June 2nd, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

I was talking with a friend yesterday, and we happened on the subject of the dumb dad stereotype. For some reason, advertisers and a substantial number of uninformed people around the world continue to think dads are simply non-committal buffoons one breath away from maiming or ruining their children. Which I get, because I can […]

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Dad Mode Senses Are Tingling! (25 Amazing GIFs)

Posted by on April 20th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

People loved the Dad Mode ACTIVATE! post, so I’ve scoured the internet to put together even more, and found a bunch you’ve probably never seen before. Some are overwhelming, some are just whelming, and some are anti-whelming, as far as Dad Mode moments go. Enjoy!   Catch the Monkey Rating: ​★★☆☆☆ Not too dramatic, but […]

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Dads: What People Think

Posted by on April 12th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

This kind of “what people think” internet joke showcases the misconceptions about a type of person or job from the various clichéd perspectives of others. I was pleasantly surprised at how hard this was to put together for Dads. Not everyone’s MIL thinks their grandchildren are being neglectfully left to some laptop Skynet nanny setup, […]

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Superhero Tears

Posted by on March 10th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

The gorgeous illustration style of this “comic” by Jon Laing caught my eye the other day. Reading the first frame, it was clear the weight of the story was heavier than a lighthearted joke. I felt sympathy for a bullied child and empathy for the defensive fantasies that come of idolizing one’s dad. My eyes […]

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Meet The Most Interesting Dad On YouTube

Posted by on September 18th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

If you’ve ever wandered on the internet, you know there are many things to experience. Sights. Sounds. Videos. Images. There is a dense forest of people and ideas, objects and motivations that spreads beyond all physical horizons. Lately, people have been talking about a Dark Web where things happen beyond the normal to and fro […]

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5 Things My Son Must Do Before I Die

Posted by on July 14th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I decided, randomly, to start a list of things for my eldest son to do before I die. Not sure why, exactly, but I guess part of the operation of getting older is distilling down things into lists and ordered bullet points. It’s a scam, really, getting older. It presupposes you have any interest in […]

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Dad Mode ACTIVATED! (15 GIFs)

Posted by on March 19th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Let’s all sit back and celebrate those moments when something inside us clicks and, faster than thought, we blur into action, when danger slows everything down and we swoop in and save our reckless, seemingly suicidal little bundles of joy. Sure, it’s not just dads, but go with me here. Here are some stunning examples […]

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How to Be… the World’s Best Father?

Posted by on October 24th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

We tend to celebrate and poke fun at our insecurities, failures and doubts as dads on this website of ours, ironically named HowToBeADad.com, a place you can count on to never really tell you how to be a dad. At all. So, it’s no surprise that we love and wanted to share the brilliant photo […]

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How A Father Looks

Posted by on September 11th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

I’ve had a few people tell me I don’t look like a dad. I’m not really sure what that means. Should I have my children strapped to my person? A tattoo of my kids’ names on my neck? Should the dark circles under my eyes have their own circles? What does a father look like? […]

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