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Dad and Buried

Congrats, You're Pregnant! Now Keep It To Yourself.

Mike Julianelle | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

First things first: I'm happy you're pregnant. Thrilled, in fact! Someone else will be joining me in the life-consuming spiral of anxiety and awe that is being a parent? Hooray!

The No-Bullsh*t Goody Bag For Parents To Give Out On Planes

Mike Julianelle | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

I'm simply not about to preemptively beg forgiveness in case my son disturbs your flight, and I'm certainly not going to pay some kind of tax to every other passenger just because my wife and I wanted to get away for a few days and we figured our son might want to come along.

Why Exactly Do Our Toddlers Need To Celebrate Valentine's Day?

Mike Julianelle | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

What does this holiday accomplish besides training kids to have a Pavlovian, gift-based response to a meaningless day in the middle of February? Or worse, an association between love and gift-giving? Doesn't Christmas already cover that, without the creepy romance angle?

6 Great Things About Being a Dad That I Never Expected

Mike Julianelle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

He allows me to recapture my youth just a little bit, and I can feel less sad about losing my looks as I watch him grow into his.

The Words I Will Never Use Around My Son

Mike Julianelle | Posted 09.13.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

When I talk to my son, I don't get all high-pitched and I don't go all wide-eyed and rubber-mouthed and I don't make goo-goo noises. Because my son is not an asshole, and neither am I.

Why I Don't Care If Strangers Mistake My Son For A Girl

Mike Julianelle | Posted 05.25.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

It's not our job as parents to decide who our son will be; it's our job to help him become the best version of that person he can.