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My Wife Just Said… #135

Posted by on November 19th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“You’re asking if I’m doing okay? Well… no one’s dead yet.” -Elizabeth   Sometimes the state of things needs to be looked at from a really wide perspective. Things can seem so extreme that “good” and “bad” can take on the comparable of “dead” or “not dead.” – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” Star Wars […]

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Old Yeller Parenting

Posted by on November 15th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

With the wild success of The Daddy Complex’s “CTFD Parenting” and a multitude of other parenting philosophies variously titled with animals names, military equipment and dance moves, we think it’s time we got in on this lucrative moneymaking scheme. Today, we submit to you: “Old Yeller Parenting.” No, we don’t shoot our kids, you lunatic. […]

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“Bath Time” : Convos With My 2-Year-Old

Posted by on November 13th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Bath time can be the most ME of “me times.” This proves difficult though for little kids, who require constant parental supervision when immersed in water within a hard, slippery surface. Parents know all about their privacy evaporating when they have kids, but for kids it’s also an uphill battle; a hill draped with a […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #127

Posted by on September 24th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

It’s always nice to get a heads-up when there are hazards ahead. Might want to swing by the flower shop. Or the liquor store. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” Video game conferencing > Video conferencing. Follow us on Facebook. It’s the best way to stay connected to us. 

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Staring at Nothing

Posted by on August 15th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

He’s sitting there next to me with the book open. The closeness of his face to its cardboard pages a gauge of his intensity. It must be a good one, he’s already holding it inches away as he pretends to read it to me in his bed. He’s four. He’s adorable. He’s totally absorbed. Me? […]

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Parenterms: “Pajdrama”

Posted by on July 31st, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Parents know: you can lead a horse* to water**, but you can’t make them drink***. * kid ** bed *** sleep Trying to saddle up the stubborn little pony that is your child with pajamas is occasionally only a little bit less impossible than getting them to close their eyes and go to “for reals” […]

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Parenting Metaphor: Fake Bungee Jumping

Posted by on July 18th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

You are diving into an abyss when you decide to have a child. No matter how prepared or learned you are, parenting can be a great equalizer. Parenting advice can only get you so far I think this video of a bunch of Norwegian dudes pranking a groom-to-be at his bachelor party sums it up […]

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Tired Parent Motel

Posted by on July 8th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

It’s Friday night. You’ve reserved a babysitter seven days in advance, the calendar is marked, and now that the time has come — you’re dead tired. You WANT to have a good time. You NEED a break. But it’s the end of the week and you can barely spell “Floccinaucinihilipilification.” That’s a real word, by […]

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Parenterms: “Smellcheck”

Posted by on June 12th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Every trade or specialty has its own set of unique words and definitions. Parenting is a highly technical job. Anyone who has ever seen an airplane’s control console, with it’s floor-to-ceiling constellation of buttons and switches, has looked at a metaphor for parenting. In this new series, Parenterms, we’ll explore and clarify the specialized terms […]

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Bad Product Idea #13: The Mommequin

Posted by on May 29th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Kids never leave you alone when they’re yours. If you want alone-time, you’re really fighting a ridiculously losing battle. But now they don’t have to leave “you” alone. What if you could be present when you just really need to be absent? Now you can! With the purchase and set up a life-sized robotic figure, […]

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