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Size Doesn’t Matter

8 Sep size doesnt matter, ultrasound, men, boys, genitals, parenting, dad and buried, dad bloggers, daddy bloggers, mommy bloggers, dads, funny, fatherhood, motherhood, boys, humor, penis, penis size, sex, gender, family, kids, children, lifestyle, parents, parenting

I know what you’re thinking: why hasn’t Dad and Buried written about his son’s penis?

Well, you’re in luck!

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NRA: National Stifle Association

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Disclaimer: This isn’t a parenting post, per se. Unless, like me, you have kids and are scared for their safety. Then it’s definitely a parenting post.

As I said in a Facebook update late last night, one that has thus far cost me a devastating 18 followers (and counting), I don’t usually discuss this country’s gun control issue, for several reasons. (The least of which is that I prefer discussing how much I hate my son to discussing things I actually hate.)

But when my friend Carter Gaddis posted an honest take on his concerns with NRA membership on his DadScribe blog, I felt compelled to share it. Because I agree with a lot of it.

Of course, when I shared it, all the reasons I never jumped in to the debate jumped out at me. But, if I may speak for Carter, people misunderstood his post.

And that’s exactly what the NRA wants.

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Tinder for Parents

3 Jun tinder, dating, social media, parenting, parenthood, tired, exhausted, funny, humor, dad bloggers, dads, moms, fatherhood, motherhood, kids, toddlers, children, home, lifestyle, life, dad and buried, pop culture, family

Back when I was single, the internet barely existed.

Social media certainly wasn’t a thing yet; I graduated college before Facebook even launched. And online dating? It was something only the most desperate, undesirable people did to find love.

The fact that I met Mom and Buried through the internet used to inspire chuckles. If it happened today, no one would even blink. Of course, today, if I were looking for someone via an online service, it wouldn’t be for a romantic dinner. It would be for some parenting backup!

I wonder what Tinder for parents would look like?

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The Rules of Distraction

28 Apr parenting, obesity, fast food, smartphones, texting, children, kids, technology, dads, moms, motherhood, fatherhood, dad and buried, dad bloggers, funny, humor, dad blogs, playground

Yesterday, I spent almost 90 minutes at the playground with my son, watching as he raced around with friends old and new, pretending to be a superhero, playing impromptu games of tag, and participating in climbing competitions and slide-caravans.

He knew I was there, and occasionally sought me out if there was a conflict or he wanted a drink, but otherwise he didn’t need me much.

So I scrolled Twitter and checked Facebook and sent a few emails and texts.

This makes me a bad parent?

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Performance Anxiety

9 Dec parenting, dads, anxiety, fear, kids, boys, health, reckless, ice skating, injury

Before I became a parent, I didn’t know if I could handle it.

I had never even held a child, let alone changed a diaper, and I honestly wasn’t sure if I had what it takes. Was there a switch that would flip when I saw his face for the first time? Was the ability to care for a child something hard-coded in my biology that would suddenly materialize in me when my son was born?

Yes and no. I was lucky to love Detective Munch right from the start (though I can totally understand the adjustment period some new parents weather; there’s not much there there at the beginning!), but Morpheus wasn’t around to instantly upload the Parenting program into my skull. I just took it one day at a time – I still do – and slowly but surely adapted to my new role, and my new reality.

There are still plenty of aspects of parenting that I’m insecure about, plenty of situations I have yet to experience, and I have no real idea how I’ll react when confronted with them.

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