Tips & Tricks for Dads

Let’s be honest: this dad stuff is f’kn tough sometimes. Here’s some tips and tricks to help make dad’s life a little easier.

Conquer The In-Between State

It is 3:45 pm. I’m at work.

There are a few ways I can think about the rest of the day.

Here’s what typically comes spilling out of my brain:

“So much stuff to do… what with the kettle bell swings, the cooking, the doing of the works and the writing of the blog posts. How can I keep Aiden busy when I get home?”

That is the status quo of my brain in all things: 1.) here’s this thing I want to do, and 2.) oh crap, I have a kid/wife/relationship/responsibility.

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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 »

An Awesome Dad Note

I previously showed you a dad-devotional with the one-handing the foul video. That’s something to aim for.

And here’s another one: a note that a dad wrote his daughter before he left for the day. It’s pure class (click for full size): continue »

Photo Tips: Exposure & Scenes

Welcome back for more tips on how to take better pictures of your kids. I think the bush has been well and truly beaten at this stage, and you’re probably raring to get started on actually taking some photos. Rubber, meet road.

Exposure 101

Taking a picture is all about capturing light on a sensor continue »

Mac App For Toddlers: OMG YES!

Ok, I’m still kind of shaking with delight about this one… This past weekend my just-about-two-year-old son was fuh-reeeeeking out and being quite the horrible-I-dont-want-to-hang-out-with-you kind of person.

Nothing new, really. He’s a toddler, tantrums is what he does. Regardless, though, I was so frustrated; I just wanted to find something he could do, something to keep him occupied. continue »