How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad


Child Labor

Posted by on September 12th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

When dealing with a problematic manager or supervisor, you’ve undoubtedly come to the conclusion that some jobs require no special skill. Like, seriously, a bucket of wet dirt could do the job better. But, since hiring mud is generally frowned upon, I suggest we put kids in these positions. They’d achieve the same results and […]

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Defense Against Misinformed Parenting Advice

Posted by on January 3rd, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

  When you’re learning to navigate the turbulent waters of new parenthood, you’ll undoubtedly encounter a lot of folks offering what they think are time-tested words of wisdom. Sure, these (usually childless) people mean well, but when caring for your first newborn, these bits of advice often do nothing more than exacerbate your already tense […]

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Caveman Love

Posted by on April 12th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Not all dads fall in love with their baby right away. There, I said it. Now, I can see that you’re reaching for your pitchforks and torches. Before you light that Zippo, hear me out. Dad blogs are full of images of new fathers cooing over their babies and expressing tearful joy over their new […]

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Bring on the Pie

Posted by on March 22nd, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Dick Bushman, Parent Sex Expert, is back to solve your married-with-or-without-children woes. Many of you tried my Evite for sex trick (you’re welcome), but some of you stepped up to the plate, swung, and struck out. Dear Mr. Bushman, I sent my wife an Evite Tuesday morning, and not only did she RSVP, but she indicated that […]

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In Praise of Mediocrity

Posted by on February 19th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

As a father, I am not perfect. In fact, I’m so far from perfect, if I wanted to overnight a letter to perfect, it would cost me $46. David and the Vienna clan. So, while I do strive for perfection, I think mediocrity serves as a realistic short-term goal for me—mostly because I’ve already attained […]

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Getting an Evite for Sex

Posted by on January 11th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

The start of my, shall we say, intimate relationship with my spouse was about as far from spontaneous as possible. When you’re in a long distance relationship and seeing your significant other requires plane tickets, you tend to plan. With a sense of humor and a holiday calendar, we scheduled our first time together for […]

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