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6yo’s Adorable First-Time Reaction to STAR WARS (Video)

Posted by on November 24th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

We’d planned it for weeks, but I’d been thinking for years about my little son seeing Star Wars for his first time. I’d been getting a little anxious with the swiftly approaching release of The Force Awakens. I wanted my little lad to see A New Hope and its original cast of characters — Luke, […]

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The Father Is Strong with This One (4 Comics)

Posted by on November 19th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

It’s hard not to try to pass on the things we loved as a kid to our own kids. Star Wars has become such a cultural phenomenon that it’s really our duty as parents, if you look at it, to teach them the ways of the Force, well… at lease teach them about the movies […]

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The Most Incredible Costume of 2015

Posted by on October 30th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

Halloween has been my favorite holiday for quite a long time now. It represents, to me, a moment when we can be anything and do anything. The night is filled with possibility, and imagination. Ghosts come to life, and whole worlds of story are real. Meet Jeremy Miller, son of Ryan Scott Miller. Jeremy just […]

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10 Reasons ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is The Movie For Parents

Posted by on October 19th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

If you’re alive and a hardcore Star Wars geek, you probably have a pretty intense nerdgasm hangover right now after watching the trailer for the new Star Wars. But if you’re not familiar with Star Wars, you need to know one thing: “Star Wars: Force Awakens” is the movie we’ve all been waiting for. But […]

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Chewbacca Is Real!!!

Posted by on September 30th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

So, I’m sick and I have no energy. It sucks. I have so much to do and the kids don’t care. They just want dad to pick them up, or drop them off. Play with them. Act like a human jungle gym. Open things. Put things away. These kids just have no idea. So, today’s […]

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The Best Star Wars Fan Film of the Decade

Posted by on September 24th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

Nostalgia can be a powerful ally. When it’s not taking over your life, yearning for the past can electrify the present, and turn imagination into reality. This video is perfect on so many levels. Enjoy! You never know. You may have a little artist or auteur on your hands. The next Abrams, even.

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Force Friday in a Nutshell

Posted by on September 4th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Shouldn't have gone to @target tonight. My nerd heart can't take this @starwars nerdgasm. #starwars #starwarstoys A photo posted by Charlie N Andy HowToBeADad.com (@howtobeadad) on Sep 3, 2015 at 8:26pm PDT The entire internet is basically a full-blown nerd paradise right now. This photo represents before or after 12am. Force Friday indeed. What should […]

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Every Reaction to the New Star Wars Trailer

Posted by on April 17th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Our childhoods came crashing down on us yesterday when the trailer for the new Star Wars film came out. I literally screamed out like a kid in front of coworkers in a meeting. I couldn’t help myself. After the painful trauma of the second set of three films (cue Jar Jar Binks falling off a […]

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My Wife Just Said… #206

Posted by on March 30th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Someone please tell Vader he left his helmet in the bathroom again.” –Avara   I’ve done a pretty good job of making my family as geeky as possible. Not a day goes by that one of us doesn’t reference Star Wars or a similar cadre of geek literature, films or otherwise. And being a geek or […]

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My Wife Just Instagrammed… #202

Posted by on March 4th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Real Jedis use their hands. And feet.” –Avara   Finn has gotten so fixated on things being certain ways. Sometimes, when we read aloud to him and mispronounce characters’ names from Harry Potter books or Star Wars comics, he just gets very particular. I respect it, usually. Cut to: his brother wielding a lightsaber incorrectly. “Dada, […]

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