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How to Be a Dad

Dad's Message Goes Out To Every Father Who's Been Called A 'Babysitter'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.22.2016 | Parents

After being called his wife’s third kid, one dad is calling out harmful stereotypes about fathers. Charlie Capen of How To Be a Dad wrote an open le...

The Emotional Journey Of Watching 'Star Wars' With Your Kid For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents

For a "Star Wars"-loving parent, the first time you watch the original movie with your kid is a very big deal. In this new video from How To Be A Dad...

5 Rock-Solid Ways To Defend Yourself Against Misinformed Parenting Advice

2014-01-17-htbadlogo1.jpg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

Written By David Vienna of The Daddy Complex, Images by How To Be A Dad When you’re learning to navigate the turbulent waters of new parenthood, ...

An Uncensored True Tale of Parenting

Matt Walsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Matt Walsh

I've wasted all of these words on food and sports, and now I'm left with nothing in the English language that can even come close to communicating what it means to me to be a father.

8 Ways to Be a Better Dad

Emily Henry | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Emily Henry

My dad taught me more than any other person in my life, even though we lived in separate families, spent more time apart than together, had plenty of arguments and didn't really find peace until I was an adult.

Gift Book Ideas For Every Kind Of Mom

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents

So many of our favorite bloggers have been having babies lately. Yes, some of them have had the real (human) kind -- boys and girls with deliciousl...

The Gut-Wrenching Experience We Can Finally Let Go

Charlie Capen | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Charlie Capen

I said, "I want to go beat things and run fast." She said, "I just want to cry and go to sleep." We probably could've used a dose of each other's advice, truth be told.

Senior vs. Baby: A Comparison

Posted 01.02.2013 | Comedy

Really makes you look at mortality differently, doesn't it? (via

Three Blog Posts We Loved This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, Jim Griffioen dazzles (again) with his creative kid costumes, Charlie Capen looks back on his child-fearing days and Kristen...

The Best Of The Mom And Dad Blogs This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 07.13.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, Liz Gumbinner takes a stand against Pinterest perfection, How To Be A Dad blogger Andy dreams up a revolutionary family-styl...

WATCH: Kids' Thoughts On 'How To Be A Dad'

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 06.15.2012 | Parents

Nervous about becoming a new father? Don't worry; these kids have you covered. In an adorable video featured on NPR's "How To Do Everything," a han...

9 Funny-Because-It's-True Baby Sleep Positions

Charlie Capen | Posted 08.01.2013 | Parents
Charlie Capen

Each of us co-slept to varying degrees but anytime our babies slept on or near us, we noticed how utterly uncomfortable we were. Once, Andy, a designer, thought of doing a birds-eye view, the ideas exploded out of our mouths.