How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad


The Sweet Gasping Breaths of Life (3 Amazing Videos)

Posted by on May 14th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I like to think I study parenting. Not with books or articles or words and such—the back-and-forth flicking of the eyeballs thingy interferes too much with my naturally vacant stare. No, I study parenting through experience and observation, and from hearing war stories of wrangling the little mini humans into full-sized ones. I’m interested in it […]

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20 of the AwkWORST Pregnancy Photos Ever

Posted by on February 3rd, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Pregnancy is generally a beautiful thing. But, as with all things, it can be made really weird and creepy. Our friends at, have a dragon’s hoard of awkward pregnancy photos. Some of them may blow your mind. Some may make you cry laugh. Some may make you just regular cry. While I want to […]

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20 Happy Little Painted Baby Bumps

Posted by on October 14th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

A completely blank sheet of paper in front of a kid seems to beg to be dashed and scribbled on with a crayon. The freshly wave-smoothed sand of a beach beckons to someone holding a good pointy stick. A new, pure white subway train totally hollahs at a tagger with a full can of spray […]

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Doing Pregnancy Announcements the Right Way

Posted by on September 25th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Getting pregnant is a huge moment, a monumentally momentous moment. It’s no shocker that some people got really clever with the way they decided to spring the news to everyone. I never did anything particularly special for pregnancy announcements, but it makes me very vicariously happy to see (as you’re about to), that there are […]

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5 Years Ago This Very Minute…

Posted by on February 5th, 2014, under VIDEOTAPE

I found out we were having our first baby five years ago to this very minute. Rather than tell you about it, why don’t I show you… I was at a staged reading of a friend’s script. We finished up and I felt this urgency from my wife, Avara. It was an energy like I […]

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My Wife Just Said… #138

Posted by on December 9th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“There’s a brand new baby here at the doctor’s office and I started crying looking at him. Can you say SO PREGNANT?” -Avara   Again, what’s my excuse? I’m falling into the same trap I did last time of not sleeping enough before our baby came. Working too hard. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…”    […]

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Pregnancy Terms Can Make You Hide Under a Tarp

Posted by on November 27th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Most medical terms sound hyper-enlightened and mystifying, but are actually based on Latin and Greek words that just meant… the thing that they referred to. What woman is going to let a “student of women” near their vagina, let alone PAY them for it? But that’s what “gynecologist” meant literally in Greek. If you look […]

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Becoming a Dude-la (Male Doula)

Posted by on November 26th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

For those of you who’ve been following our parenting journey since the beginning of this fine establishment, you all know that our previous birth story was fast and furious. Finn made his entrance into this world in under four hours and our doula was a total no-show. So, I’d like to give you five reasons […]

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My Pregnant Wife Just Said… #136

Posted by on November 25th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“It feels like I’m carrying a bowling ball in my vagina.” -Avara   I can barely carry ping pong balls in my scrotum. That sounds like a real treat. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…”    Follow us on Facebook. It’s the best way to stay connected to us.

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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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