How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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He Just Wants To Be A Real Boy

Posted by on September 22nd, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Aug 13, 2015 at 4:53pm PDT How does this happen? I need answers. I feel like Geppetto and my marionette son is becoming a real boy. But the truth is I’m the dummy. Every day is a process of chipping away my own woodenness as a parent. […]

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Orangutan + Baby Bump = Magic

Posted by on September 14th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

WARNING: This video features cuteness overload but may contain vertical formatting. Vertical video is a seriously disease with long term side effects, including old age, luddite tendencies and a general disdain for the viewer. The animal kingdom is filled with examples of species that do amazing things around babies, pregnancy and female anatomy. Male seahorses […]

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My Wife Just Said… #282

Posted by on September 12th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

First off, my wife is full of shit. Downhill, my ass. But it got me thinking about all the things that I took for granted when I was younger, and the ways I can/can’t act now that I’m getting grays and the lines in my face resemble war trenches. Do I look naive anymore? Can […]

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Awkwardness on Full Display

Posted by on August 29th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

This post is sponsored by Cetaphil. A photo posted by Whit Honea (@whithonea) on Aug 3, 2016 at 8:34pm PDT A couple weeks ago, bloggers converged on Los Angeles carrying their laptops and devices to attend a huge convention. These conventions are always a time to come together and share information, to commune without judgment […]

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Are Men Just Children?

Posted by on August 17th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Jul 24, 2016 at 8:34pm PDT To the woman in the grocery store who came over to my wife while I was with my kids: I would like to apologize. You grinned, pointed at me and asked my wife, “Did you know you have three kids?” I […]

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Meet The World’s Biggest A-hole

Posted by on August 9th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

As parents, we usually fit into one of two categories at some point or another: 1. Worrying we’re doing it wrong/poorly/inadequately/uninspired/uninformed. 2. Knowing we’re ruining things for our kids, in their minds or ours. So, color me surprised when I saw a video about the world’s biggest poopface. Sorry. NSFW language ahead. I have to […]

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Life Can Change In 10 Seconds Or Less

Posted by on August 5th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Aug 4, 2016 at 7:11pm PDT Mere seconds can change the course of your life and if you don’t respect that concept, you won’t learn the power of a single moment. This car accident took place two cars in front of us on our way back from […]

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When Skin Attacks!

Posted by on August 3rd, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

This post is sponsored by Cetaphil. This is the best pyramid scheme. Circus performances coming soon. A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Aug 2, 2014 at 5:11pm PDT Taking care of yourself, after you become a parent, can be super difficult. You have tiny people relying on you for everything. So, relying on […]

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What I Worry About

Posted by on July 22nd, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Occasionally, a parent-to-be will come and ask me for advice about parenting. Crazy, right? They’re so focused on what could happen or what to do, they miss one of the most important elements of the whole process. It’s not for lack of trying or thoughtfulness, but most of us start off with a mindset that […]

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19 Times You Realized You Were A Parent

Posted by on July 8th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Talking to a parents before you have kids is a surreal experience. Some of them hold back and don’t want to scare you from the weight of responsibility they face, while others use scare tactics to shock you into wondering whether you’ll be up to the task. No matter how you felt before kids, you […]

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