June 2011

Labor Tip: Birth Plan & Forum Ribbin’

Looking back on the birth, I wish I would have spent some more time understanding my wife’s birth plan.

If you’re unfamiliar, a birth plan is what you write up to let your doctors know how you want to deliver the baby. Things like: do you want to deliver through your woo-woo, or do you want to have a c-section? Do you want any anesthetic, or does screaming in tongues sound like a good time to you?

These are a couple of the bigger questions, but the birth plan can get very detailed depending on how strongly you and yours feel about this stuff. continue »

Epic Fatherhood Advice From Louis C.K.

I wrote previously about the brilliance of Louis C.K.’s dad jokes. But this is on an even higher level.

It seems a little heavy-handed on the script here (it is, after all, a message from CBS), but it’s ridiculously and typically insightful for Louis. He has me pegged in this one.

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A Father’s Day Desktop Background

I didn’t know what to do for you lads. It’s father’s day, and I wanted to do something, but I didn’t know what to say to commemorate what you do.

So I made you something. Something you can download and take with you. Something you may wish to print or install on your desktop computing device to remind you of the import, weight, brevity, and gift you have and are. continue »

Parenting Tips from Louis C.K. (My Hero)

Louis C.K. is one of the guiding lights in my life. He’s prolific. Don’t know him? He’s a comedian who’s always hilarious and insightful; two things i’ll always aim for because I think it’s the best way to communicate.

Perfect example: did you see his “everything’s amazing, nobody’s happy” video? It’s great; hilarious, insightful.

Ok, so, here’s a video where louis brings some stuff about parenting. He’s got daughters; he’s a real dad. I start it at 6m into it, but the whole thing is great. continue »

How To Convince Your Wife…

Did you see this lil’ thing that google lets you do with the making of the search movie things? You can create a little story using just google searches… pretty cool stuff.

I decided to take one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in the last few months and turn it into one of these cute futuristic fables… Complete with sufficiently tweedy calypso pipe music! continue »

Kid Wisdom: you will get the hang of it, I know it

Oh my god… this is UNBELIEVABLE. I. Don’t. Know. What. To. Say.

Besides:

Thumbs up everybody, for roCK AND ROOLLL!!” continue »