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6 Tips for New Dads

Posted by on July 17th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

We DEFINITELY don’t want to be helpful here. It kinda makes us seasick when people ask us for legitimate advice. But when a friend of the website, Garrett Robinson, asked if I could help him with Vlog (for the uninitiated that means: “a vagina log”), I said fine. But only if he paid me in […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Four

Posted by on July 15th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we talked about getting kids to eat and what that’s like. Or when they try to feed you, which is basically like this: But today, I want to talk about what it’s like trying to protect your newly-minted thingperson from hurting themselves. I’ve talked before about how it feels like my testicle ovaries […]

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Parenting Hindsight is 20/??

Posted by on June 30th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

If time travel were possible you can bet that most of the travelers would be parents desperately seeking to undo things that have happened or check up on their kids down the line. We live in a constant state of hindsight and it’s honestly the lamest superpower anyone could have. Today, we’ve partnered with Lifelock […]

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Infomercial Parenting Style

Posted by on June 26th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

There are all kinds of parenting styles that have been given clever little labels and been written about thoroughly out there. There’s an even greater word-count online in the debates and commentary about which one’s are the happy-go-bestest and which ones will lead to a child’s utter and total dysfunction, derangement and probably even super […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Three

Posted by on June 17th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we covered the lack of privacy you get to experience when you create life. It’s like that new life has one goal: interrupting yours. But today, I want to talk about what it’s like to try to feed that new addition to your family. Eating, and the process of preparing for consumption, is […]

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Father’s Daze: 13 Dads Reveal Their Struggle

Posted by on June 11th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

As I’ve written about before, there is something happening in the lives of fathers and their careers today. While we define ourselves differently than we did 50 years ago, dads of all sorts are finding themselves in this position across the country, and beyond, of redefining who we are with a simple but profound question: […]

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What It’s Like Being a Parent: Part One

Posted by on May 28th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, NOTEBOOK

My non-parent friends often ask me what it’s like to have children. I usually answer with something sarcastic or sentimental. Or both, just to confuse them. Because screw them and their “free will.” But I’ve decided it’s time I let them in on my life as a dad. In this continuing series, I will journey […]

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My Wife Just Said… #162

Posted by on May 26th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Can someone please help me understand why toddlers insist on making faces like these in every photo?” -Avara   There is a scale of learning when it comes to kids taking photos: 1. No idea what’s going on 2. Realize someone is pointing something at you 3. Making a face because you are asked 4. Making […]

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5 Parenting Lessons from ‘Bill & Ted’

Posted by on May 2nd, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

It’s no secret that, like, we’re one of the most helpful and totally masterful websites when it comes to non-heinous parenting. People constantly come up to Andy and I begging for the epic secrets to being the raddest dads of all time. We usually just keep walking with our sunglasses on and earbuds in. Dudes, […]

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5 Things I Miss About Being Childless

Posted by on April 22nd, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Becoming a parent was one of the most important and transformative things that has ever happened in my life. I can’t understate how much it’s changed me. I don’t think I ever truly understood what it meant to platonically love another human being until I had my boys. That being said… There are moments when […]

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