How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad



Posted by on February 21st, 2019, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

When someone says “parenting is stressful,” you almost want to construct a big sign on a stick that says “DUH!!!” and hit them over the head with it. Yeah, water is wet; sugar is sweet; parenting is stressful. WHACK! By default, it’s literally our job to worry and obsess about our kids’ well-being. So it […]

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5 Tips for “Entertaining” a Sick Spouse

Posted by on January 18th, 2018, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID...", NOTEBOOK

We all try to be supportive when our significant other is sick. But I’m of the opinion that adding a little levity into the situation can’t hurt. My wife, or most wives or spouses for that matter, may ferociously disagree. Heck, I’m not such a fan of jokes when my body feels like the physical […]

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Cooties Epidemic Breaking News

Posted by on August 20th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Daybreak, the world sits on the edge of its seat, anxiously chewing its collective hand-sanitized fingernails for news of some breakthrough, some hope, as outbreaks of the cooties virus continue to sweep across the U.S. Yesterday the National Guard finished shutting down all schools, parks, playgrounds and ball pits; a massive effort to slow the […]

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My Wife Just Said… #104

Posted by on April 3rd, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I should just go to nursing school. It would probably be cheaper than all the doctors’ bills from having a kid.” –Avara   – Previous “My Wife Just Said…”Sextortion can be a valid response to grossness.   Follow us on Facebook. It’s the best way to stay connected to us.

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A Guide to Extreme Flu Preparedness & Response for Families

Posted by on February 13th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Being sick sucks. However, it is the Seventh Circle of Suck when you have kids, or your kids are sick, or it’s an all out family-demic. Good news is: there are steps you can take. Bad news is: I didn’t include any of the helpful ones you should take to prevent or deal with sickness […]

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Tissues & Tampons

Posted by on January 16th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

My entire family just went down with the flu at the same time. It was like a horror movie, one by one we fell. My wife was the last one standing. For a while, she even deluded herself that this would be one of those movies where one character gets out alive, to reflect on […]

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My Wife Just Said… #39

Posted by on December 14th, 2011, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

[Baby sick] “I think one of his plugged up nostrils finally cleared up, he’s nursing like MAD now! I’m so glad, my boobs are ready to explode!” -Elizabeth – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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Hypo-kid-dria (How Kids Present Illness and Injury to Parents)

Posted by on August 30th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] We’ve shown you a mother’s hypochondria (fearing the worst of a child’s illness or injury) with Hypo-mom-dria. With our Hyper-dad-dria illustration, we completed the parental picture by showing you a dad’s “put duct tape on it and walk it off” style of failing to see anything wrong. […]

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Hyper-dad-dria (the flip-side to Hypo-mom-dria)

Posted by on May 31st, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] Back in the day (about two months ago), we created a diagram called “Hypo-mom-dria” as a play on the hypochondria some mother’s get into with regard to their little ones. It illustrated the alterations that can occur between what is really seen and what is mentally perceived. […]

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Hypo-mom-dria (The Hypochondria of Mothers)

Posted by on April 1st, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click the image to enlarge ] A study on a mother’s (especially a first-timer’s) reality versus perception. A mother’s hypochondria: hypo-mom-dria. Let’s take a look inside the heads of some moms (and sometimes dads) when confronted with childhood illnesses and injuries. Don’t misunderstand, mothers are rad and this is not a slight on them. […]

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