How to Be a Dad

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Seven

Posted by on October 21st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Last time, we described trying to get your kids to come home from the park. In other words, it’s basically insane. Today, let’s talk about having twins. Twins aren’t double the fun. They’re at least quadruple, based on all accounts. But imagine if they were sick. Trying get medicine and vitamins into kids is tough […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Six

Posted by on September 5th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we described what parenting is like when kids have siblings. It’s basically like juggling angry kittens Today, let’s chat about getting your kids home from the park, school or some other event. Any time you absolutely have to leave and get the kids in the car, it’s not a good time for your […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Five

Posted by on August 8th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we described what parenting is like when kids have accidents. It’s inevitable. And brutal. Today, let’s chat about siblings. Having a baby is a magical thing. But then you start to wonder if you should have more. My wife and I debated over this topic for a while. Having two babies is a […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Four

Posted by on July 15th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we talked about getting kids to eat and what that’s like. Or when they try to feed you, which is basically like this: But today, I want to talk about what it’s like trying to protect your newly-minted thingperson from hurting themselves. I’ve talked before about how it feels like my testicle ovaries […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Three

Posted by on June 17th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Last week, we covered the lack of privacy you get to experience when you create life. It’s like that new life has one goal: interrupting yours. But today, I want to talk about what it’s like to try to feed that new addition to your family. Eating, and the process of preparing for consumption, is […]

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What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Two

Posted by on June 6th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

So, we covered what it’s like being a parent and having to answer UMPTEENFAFILLION questions, last time. But this time, let’s talk about privacy. Privacy, as you knew it parents and non-parents, becomes extinct when you have children. Or at least the version of it that used to be employed. There is no such thing […]

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What It’s Like Being a Parent: Part One

Posted by on May 28th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, NOTEBOOK

My non-parent friends often ask me what it’s like to have children. I usually answer with something sarcastic or sentimental. Or both, just to confuse them. Because screw them and their “free will.” But I’ve decided it’s time I let them in on my life as a dad. In this continuing series, I will journey […]

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