How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad


A Journal Within A Journal

Posted by on April 10th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

For the past five months, I’ve been writing in a different place and trying to record some of the things I want my boys to know. The impetus behind starting this site for me, however, was always a place to talk about the topics at hand and make fun of just about everything. I love […]

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Your Turn: Worst School Photos!

Posted by on March 5th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

None of us are immune. One day, it will happen for your kids. Or has happened to us. For some of us, that day will happen… many times. Over and over. THE BAD SCHOOL PHOTO. My son came home from school with an envelope this week and inside were his school portraits. Witness the magic: […]

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The Endgames

Posted by on January 28th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS, VIDEOTAPE

Everything adds up to helping people. Helping people and love. All else is a game to get to those two endgames, my sons. Watching you feed Arden for the first time, I don’t even have words for how this feels, Finney my boy. What I’m Listening To: Follow my journal for my sons here. Follow […]

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My Wife Just Said… #144

Posted by on January 22nd, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Arden’s umbilical cord finally fell off this morning at 4am (sleep is highly overrated). Feeling strangely emotional about it, but excited for the many soothing baths to come!” -Avara   There are certain milestones that mark the passage of time in a family’s life. Sure, they may smell a bit cheesy, but with an equally cheesy […]

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#FatBellyFriday – 36 Weeks

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

We’ve been overeating in advance of our national holiday commemorating over-eating. Our bellies reflect this hobby. We’ve settled into a sprint on the home stretch and it’s the point of no return. My wife remains pretty and glowing, while I remain petty and glowering. But don’t I make a beautiful pregnant dude? #FatBellyFriday – 36 […]

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#FatBellyFriday – 32 Weeks

Posted by on October 25th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. We didn’t make it to full term with Finn and we wouldn’t have been pregnant with our little treat in Avara’s belly during Halloween, but this time we overlap with it. Pregnant belly plus Halloween is seriously awesome. I love my little slice of pumpkin pie! #FatBellyFriday – […]

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Birthday Boy Version 4.0

Posted by on October 4th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Dear Finn, Tomorrow is your 4th birthday. You’ll be 126,182,881 seconds old and, as such, you deserve a prize for dealing with the stupidity of people older than you, listening more to me and your mom, and learning to have fun in the most obscure ways I’ve ever seen. You have grown these past twelve […]

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#FatBellyFriday – 27 Weeks

Posted by on September 13th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

My wife is a beautiful person. So, when she allowed me to photograph her in a moment of… awesome, it took me by surprise. The only thing left to do was joining her in acting like a weirdo. Finn and his brother will be so proud of us. #FatBellyFriday – 27 Weeks Thank you for […]

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#FatBellyFriday – 22 Weeks

Posted by on August 16th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Okay, fine. We missed last week. But that means you get an extra helping of belly blooming and we’re telling you the gender of our baby. Deal? This week really popped. Our doctor visit showed everything was in the right place and things are looking great. After all the earlier stuff, we’re still a little […]

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#FatBellyFriday – 20 Weeks

Posted by on August 2nd, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Typically, moms-to-be put up photos of their pregnant bellies on their blogs. I can’t blame them. Pregnancy, from the outside, is an incredible thing to behold. Photography was practically invented to capture something as personal and beautiful as a woman with child. We’re going to try and post a weekly photo here so you can […]

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