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Super Mario Bros Like You’ve Never Seen Them!

Posted by on August 19th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

As a kid who grew up with 8-bit graphics and the revelatory moment of seeing 16-bit video games come to life, Super Mario Bros. changed my life. Anyone who could beat the game attained godlike status. I remember trying and failing so many times. I dreamed of winning and finishing the whole thing with a […]

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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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How To Dad: Dad Hands + Velcro

Posted by on July 28th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Do you suffer from a case of “Dad Hands”? If you’ve tried to button little baby buttons on a baby’s onesie then you know the flushed anger and terror of trying to slip a tiny circle inside of a tiny opening with a writhing worm child. It’s the worst. So, as this father has put […]

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When This Kid Goes Ayaaaaa…

Posted by on July 19th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

There are few things cuter than kids attempting something and failing. But when that kid is in full uniform and performing martial arts? CUTENESS OVERLOAD. I’ve loved watching my son do karate. Many Saturdays and Sundays have been spent watching him flail around kicking and punching the air with infectious enthusiasm. So, if you need […]

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Passing 3 Childhood Cereals On To My Son (Video)

Posted by on July 19th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Sponsored by General Mills Cereals. Our little son hasn’t tried many cereals. It’s mainly because one of his favorite hobbies in the world is not trying any new foods at all costs. As in our grocery costs. Ugh. So, when the little guy pushes a depressingly full plate of breakfast away or comes back from […]

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Meet Rocky Balbaby!

Posted by on July 12th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I’m not in the greatest shape right now. My dad bod has hit levels that make me questions whether I’m more than 70% water. I think I’m edging up to 90%. Or whiskey. One of those. Anyway, I’ve been looking for inspiration. Something to get me pumped up again about getting in shape, and turning […]

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How To: Get A Baby To Clean The House

Posted by on July 6th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

This man. We’ve written about him before but the hits just keep coming. Is it black magic? Is it some sort of zookeeping expertise that allows him to corral and train babies? Is he a toddler whisperer? WHY CAN’T HE HELP MY KIDS DO WHAT I ASK? If anyone knows the secret to this father’s […]

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How To Fail Beautifully

Posted by on June 24th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I’ve talked a bunch about trying to teach my older son the value of losing and making mistakes. It’s been a battle. I’ve given him lots of examples of how losing or failing can lead to bigger or more sustained success, but he still can’t quite grasp the concept. Instead, I’m thinking of just showing […]

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The World’s Largest Nerf Gun Is The Only Toy You Need

Posted by on June 22nd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

When you’re a kid, the world is larger than life. So you reenact the adult world and all its glory: foot races, gunfights, negotiations, playing house — the full continuum, as far as you’re concerned, is up for grabs during playtime. Generationally, however, it now seems we’re predisposed to reversing the order. We want all […]

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Why Do People Think This Is Okay?

Posted by on June 14th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, VIDEOTAPE

Before I had kids, I certainly experienced moments lamenting sitting next to upset, crazy or scream-o-crying children. I would glance over and hope, nay pray, they’d quiet down. Screaming kids and babies can feel grating to your soul. Hell, I would huff under my breath or roll my eyes, judgmentally. It’s frustrating to be near […]

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