How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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Dadding Smarter, Not Harder

Posted by on June 29th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Necessity may be the “mother of all invention” but laziness is its father. At least for me. I know dads don’t have the market cornered on lazy ingenuity, of course. And it’s not really “laziness” to have a lip-chewing dislike for performing a thousand tedious tasks, a million times over and over again, throughout the […]

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My Wife Just Said… #261

Posted by on April 18th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

She was right. Our son was in his room “playing” with action figures on the dog. The poor fluffy pooch was sitting there patiently but looked up with “save me” eyes. I extracted him with a finger wag to my son. ​There’s an ability parents gain, deciphering the sounds and cries their babies and kids […]

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5 Reasons My Single Mom Helped Me Become A Better Father

Posted by on April 15th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking at the White House. From morning until the early evening, we heard from panels of educators, researchers, marketers, brand representatives and parents all talking about the topic of gender disparity and stereotypes that face our children. We heard how girls are driven to great lengths to achieve […]

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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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The More You Know, Y’know (3 Comics)

Posted by on April 8th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Like some avid collector of deadly insects, a parent will wind up cataloging thousands of the little red flags they discover in the adventures of parenthood. All the things to watch out for with their kids, as well as all the dangers that come FROM them. So, here. Enjoy some bitter, knowing laughter from these […]

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Parenting Summed Up In 9 Seconds

Posted by on March 11th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

If you ask any parent how they see themselves in the job of guardian of their kids, they’ll probably tell you it’s pretty thankless. Sure, there are moments of rewarding feelings and on the off-chance your kid actually says “thank you” or “I love you” or just “HELLO DAD” — it feels pretty amazing. But […]

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Weird Celebrity Parent Moments!

Posted by on March 9th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I’ve often told people that I’m pretty excited/terrified to hear all of the ways my kids will one day interpret my parenting. Every day, I’m arming them with a golden nugget of an opportunity to blackmail or otherwise extort me. It’s part of the payoff of being a dad. The more engaged you are in […]

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Maybe You’re The Problem

Posted by on March 4th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

It’s been weeks of fighting illness in my house, and the hits just keep on coming. We’ve been to doctor’s offices, urgent care lobbies and laid in beds with fevers over 103 degrees. Then my youngest was hit like a freight-train by an 8-year-old on the asphalt jungle of my older son’s school playground during […]

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10 Things My Kids Will Never Know

Posted by on February 17th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Teaming up with Clorox, we have some nostalgic parental perspective to drop on you.   The cycle of outdating seems like it downed a fistful of steroids with a gallon of coffee, everything is changing and progressing so fast now. However fast or slow times change, a universal truth for any generation is: there will […]

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Dad Shames Kids for Report Card

Posted by on February 3rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Listen, I’m not above using any means necessary when it comes to teaching my kids to aspire to greater things. But I think this might cross the line for me. Though it’s sort of visually humorous out of context, the fact is this dad’s making his kids feel ashamed and encouraging their ridicule for the […]

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