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21 Things I’m Nervous About With My Son Going Into Kindergarten

Posted by on August 7th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

My son starts kindergarten in less than two weeks. I’m feeling a little pantspoopingly nervous about it, if I’m being honest. The worst part is when I look for resources on preparing for Kindergarten, the articles usually state or start with “stay calm.” I WAS ALMOST CALM UNTIL YOU SAID THAT. Those articles with lists […]

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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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5 Videos Describe Parenting In Under 10 Seconds

Posted by on June 18th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Many people yell at email us with very deep, introspective questions about fatherhood and parenting. Today, we’d like to address some of these questions head on in the most effective manner the internet can handle: short, silly videos in a list format. Most of us are so concerned with getting this parenting thing right, we […]

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7 Side Effects Of Parenthood No One Talks About

Posted by on June 2nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Listen, nobody is perfect. But that concept extends especially to parents. Not because we screw up more, mind you, but we have a living reminder of all of our mistakes and uncertainty constantly asking us questions, second guessing our every move and generally making it hard to think straight. We get so wrapped up doing […]

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10 Sketches of Dads By Their Kids, Part 1

Posted by on May 21st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

It seems like everyone is starting to gear up for Father’s Day, and what better way to get things started than something ridiculously sentimental and fun. Some dads are sketchy, and by that I mean they have awesome artwork made by their kids. We asked dads for pictures of them sketched, painted or otherwise drawn […]

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7 Things That Scared The Hell Out Of Me As A Boy

Posted by on May 15th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

If you grew up during the 1980s, then you probably were exposed to some crazy stuff. My dad had a bad habit of watching insanely scary stuff around me. I’m definitely more cautious because of it with my kids, but I wonder if everyone had the same insane childhood with television and movies like I […]

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5 Ways You Can Royally Screw Up Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 11th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Lots of websites write theoretical, preachy lists about innumerable parenting and relationship pitfalls, but most don’t really live them. You can tell by the way the author speaks so authoritatively while remaining distant from their own material. For example, I read an article recently about some relationship issue and the writer made it sound like […]

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5 Symptoms of Having Kids

Posted by on May 7th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Kids are a game changer, folks. Whether you read any other articles on here or not, it’s pretty obvious that kids will upend what you thought you knew. But what are some of the most common ways things can change? Is it all roses and sunshine? All poop-whiffed play? Here are a few common symptoms […]

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5 Ways To Become The Best Dad Ever

Posted by on March 12th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

The thing about becoming the best dad… there’s no right way. There’s no perfect way. But I’m going to try and help you here. Read on for the real deal on how to become the best dad in the history of dadness. With a list of course! 1. I HAVE NO F*&KING IDEA. Okay, just […]

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5 Parenting Tips from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

Posted by on February 18th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

There are countless parenting experts with books, videos, courses, brochures and all sort of parenting propaganda. But we ain’t buying it. Instead, we prefer to learn the hidden lessons from our favorite movies and TV shows (do not try this at home). What if all of our lives were a simple calculation of deriving immense […]

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