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John Kinnear (Ask Your Dad)
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How to Be a Dad
The first part is easy, unless it's not. Which honestly, sets the tone for the rest of it. Fear comes next. Then excitement. Then fear. Rinse. Repeat. Next you start asking yourself questions you never thought you'd ask. Am I enough for them? Can I be enoug...
Happy Father's Day to all of you.
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9 Summer Vacation Tips from My Daughter's Kindergarten Teacher
Day 1 Thursday was Duchess's last week of Kindergarten. It all went so fast. She has grown and changed so much since Stevie and I first walked her to the door of the school, watched her line up, and march into her new school in an adorable orderly line. I'm...
Our daughter graduated from Kindergarten last week. I e-mailed her teacher to ask for advice for summer. This was her response.
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On Hikes and in the Park - We Tested the NETGEAR Rugged WiFi
I have partnered with Life of Dad  and NETGEAR for this promotion! Recently I teamed with Life of Dad and WiFi Family to try out their new WiFi hotspot, the AT&T Unite Explore by NETGEAR . It’s a rugged little box that functions as a wireless modem for up t...
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20 Somewhat Horrible Things I Do to My Kids That I in No Way Feel Guilty About
This following list was compiled from Stevie, myself, and a few other guilty parties whose names will be protected until my death. They know who they are, and they don't feel guilty either. I’ve been trying to use up the gross generic peanut butter that we ...
Parental confession time. Here's a list of things I and other parents have done to our kids.
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5 Dinner Table Rules According to My Kids
I have my own dinner rules. No hitting. No biting anything but food. If you don’t eat the crust of your pizza, dad gets first dibs. Stevie has her own rules. It’s ok to spill, but no doing it on purpose. Try everything on your plate before you get seconds. ...
I have rules for the dinner table. Turns out my kids have rules too. Here are five of them.
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Why Former Yelp Employee Talia Jane's Letter to Yelp's CEO Went Viral
Talia Jane Have you read the viral letter the CEO of Yelp? I've had at least three people send it to me. To sum it up, an entry level Customer Service employee was upset that she didn't make what she considers to be a “living wage” from her employer, Yelp, ...
A few people have sent me Talia Jane's email to Yelp's CEO. It made me angry, but I wondered why it was viral. Here's why.
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Me and Stairs and Health and Metamucil
I have partnered with Life of Dad and Meta Wellness for this promotion. The delicious orange flavored fiber supplement was theirs, the opinions and words are mine. Well, except for the words that are my dad's. Those are his.  Every once in a while, usually ...
Stairs make me tired and want to be more healthy.
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35 Things I have Learned in 35 Years
I'm old now, but I remember being this young. Today is my 35 th birthday, or... as my dad likes to put it "half-way to 70.” I don’t really feel old, but my head and beard full of gray hair say differently. (Thanks again dad.)  If there is anything I have le...
Today I am 35 and much like every other year, I think I know things. Here are 35 of them.
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Mothers Day Present Buying for People Who Don't like to Get out of the Car (Like Me)
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Life of Dad and Sears. I have received compensation for this post; however, all opinions stated are my own. Full disclosure. This picture wasn't taken at Sears. I'll explain later in the post. I’ve never been very good ...
Sears invited me to use their in-vehicle pickup service for their #AllForMom. Here's how it turned out.
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Guest Comic by Fowl Language Comics - Dark Side
I'm pretty excited for this one. Brian Gordan writes Fowl Language Comics, one of the most popular comics on the web. We met via me fan-boying his page a few years back, and after years of asking and begging he FINALLY drew me as a duck. OK. That's not comp...
Guest artist, Brian Gordan of Fowl Language Comics!
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Review - Yo-Kai Watch is Weird/Cool/Weird and Kind of Loud
JIBANYAN! This post is sponsored. I received product and dollars to take a look at Yo-Kai Watch and let you know what I think. The opinions are mine.  JIBANYAN! JIBANYAN! JIBANYAN! JIBANYAN! Oh, hello. John here. JIBANYAN! I just wanted to give you a small ...
I reviewed the Yo-Kai Watch and the Yo-Kai Show so when your kids eventually are obsessed with it, you can pretend like you know what they're talking about.
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The Importance of Getting Messy
Ask Your Dad has partnered with Tide for this column. The words, the story, and the mess are very much our own. There are very few things my kids are better at than making a mess. Duchess is getting better at reading, and Captain can count to 15 before he s...
If there was an annual award for making messes, my kids would win every year.
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I am dad and I blog. I also make an amazing grilled cheese sandwich.
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When I'm not at work or playing with my kids I write a parenting blog called Ask Your Dad Blog. I also work in online marketing. I also like sleep. 
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Proud father of 2, Online Marketing Professional, Dad Blogger Extraordinaire
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  • University of Utah
    English, 2000 - 2007
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6 Ways to go Above and Beyond at Your Job (and Get Noticed Doing It)
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News, tips and tricks to help you find a career or advance in the one you have.

Waiting in Traffic to Punish my Kid
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A rough commute in anticipation of a rough evening. Punishing your kids is no fun. Come. Read my story.

Pocket Speakers Make Christmas Carols Portable
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This months sponsored post comes from Carbon Audio. Their pocket speaker is pretty dang cool. #PocketBoom, #shop, #cbias

What can a dad can teach his daughter better than a mom?
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A received a reader question asking what I think, as a male, I'm able to teach my daughter more effectively than my wife. Here's my answer.

My Favorite Christmas Story
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I spent many years getting yelled at all of December, and yet, my favorite Christmas story comes from my years at UPS.

A Year of Parenting
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Anonymous said... First anonymous you're right! You're on the Me part! That's the whole point! We(parents) were all there once. Winwin.. I a

A Prayer for My Son
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First, Lord: bend the brim of his ball caps and remove the stickers. Or, please, at least allow that silly trend to have passed by the time

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Marriage is for me. And you. And the kids. And the dog.
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People keep sending me the "Marriage isn't for you post." I want to love it, but I can't. Here is why.

The Breastfeeding Post
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Breastfeeding is hard, and awesome, and frustrating, and beautiful, and painful, and perfect, and difficult, and here is Stevie's post about

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Open graph image sizes for Facebook, Iheartf1, 9/28/13 3:14 AM. Hello everyone,. Since Facebook has changed the image sizes for its og:image

Talking to Poop
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Potty training has been a strange journey, but never stranger than it was last night.

Duchess - The Birth Story
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A birth story from a dad's point of view.

How to get on the Ellen DeGeneres Show - Guest Post
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My buddy, Blogless Joel, stops by the blog to explain how to get on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

7 Tips for Dating My Three Year Old Daughter
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So.. MICHAEL from daycare. My daughter thinks you're cute. You'd better read these rules before asking her out.

Conversations with my Kid
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Sometimes I post little conversations between Duchess and I over on the Ask Your Dad Facebook page. I thought it would be fun to collect som

Bed Time Poem
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Like rhyming couplets? We're having a poetry slam over at Ask Your Dad. Check it out.

Hey Ya! Guest Comic by Raised by my Daughter
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My buddy Neal over at Raised by my daughter took one of my favorite Duchess moments ever and immortalized it in comic form.

We absolutely love our daycare. My wife and I were so stressed about sending our first child to daycare, but our work schedules made it a necessity. Donna and her staff have not only become our friends, they feel like a part of our family. We get regular updates on how our kids are doing, and I feel like I can communicate any and all concerns I have and they will be immediately addresses. We honestly couldn't have picked a better daycare. We love Precious People.
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We've stayed at the Peery a few times when my wife and I were spending a date night down town. They are definetely small rooms, but they are well kept and have personality. If you're planning on spending a lot of time in your room or having guests, I'd suggest the Little America Tower. That said, the staff is super friendly and the location is awesome! Easy walking distance to multiple restaurants and venues. The Peery is great for going out on the town and then coming back to your hotel and going to bed (the beds are all super comfy tempurpedics).
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