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Andy Herald and Charlie Capen are two sleep-deprived friends with nothing left to lose but their sanity as they navigate being zombie dads. The duo co-founded HowToBeADad.com and appear on The Huffington Post, BabyCenter, and lots of delicious websites. They’re not experts, but that isn’t gonna stop them from pretending.

Star Wars Toys for Any Age & Genre

Star Wars Toys for Any Age & Genre

As a kid, I wanted toys. A lot of them. Walking through Toys ‘R’ Us was probably very traumatic for my mother. I remember how much bargaining and frustration I threw at my mom. The fact that she is still sane after two boys with an equal hunger for cool toys is a miracle. She MORE »

15 Disney Characters Swap Costumes & Gender Roles

15 Disney Characters Swap Costumes & Gender Roles

Gender roles are a lot like stereotypes for what kind of reproductive equipment someone’s got, and it can be a pretty touchy topic these days. A master mechanic pops the hood of a car and is swarmed by helpful men, because she’s a woman. Helpful women materialize like fairy godmothers around a crying baby in MORE »

The Karma of Having Kids and Melted Plastic Toys

The Karma of Having Kids and Melted Plastic Toys

I learned a lot of things growing up that I probably shouldn’t have learned. Stuff no adult ever taught me. Unsafe things. Things that involved sharp edges, electricity, poisonous chemicals, flammable or explosive materials. Stuff I won’t write about in any detail for legal reasons hey stop looking at me like that! I never hurt MORE »

Facebook Slacktivism

Facebook Slacktivism

Facebook might disagree. Facebook slacktivism is not the same as activism and volunteering. It is a means not an end.

Giving a Van a Sharpie Marker Paint Job

Giving a Van a Sharpie Marker Paint Job

You’ve got to admire a fantastic doodle. It’s like sketching and graffiti got drunk on a few bottles of aimlessness and partied their way into urban art. In school, I was always really impressed by any trapper keeper with amazing Sharpie tats. A montage of little personal murals that told the story of someones wandering MORE »

Co-opting Feminism: A How-To Guide for Men?

Co-opting Feminism: A How-To Guide for Men?

The post below is the response I sent privately at 2:18am to Mr. Black Hockey Jesus regarding his post, “Letting Lean In Be: Fathering A Way For Our Daughters.” I post it here, now, to expose my lack of sleep and writing skill with his permission. I have a great deal of respect for Jon MORE »

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