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IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME…

I’m grappling with the death of a life-long friend — a funny, dangerous, courageous and remarkable woman who touched my heart in so many ways. Charlotte Dawson committed suicide 12 hours ago and I burst into tears every time I picture her face or hear her laugh. I’ve done quite a lot of grieving over the…

NEW WEBSITE DESIGN!

Dadsaster - a weekly podcast by two dads

Welcome to the new Dadsaster website, can you spot the explosive addition? Don’t worry. We’re just pointing out that many of us fathers are a few seconds away from a dadsaster… But we always swoop in and save the day. We’re really chuffed at how the site’s turned out and we’re especially pleased that a…

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW AS A NEW DAD, BUT PROBABLY WON’T BE TOLD…

Bryan Erwin - Fatherhood

1.      No-One Ever Dies on the Drive Home from the Hospital — yes, it’ll be the most excruciating journey of your life with the delicate new cargo, and the partner-in-pain, but trust us, those other drivers are not out to get you, and you’ll all arrive home beautifully. You’ll be back to your Nascar ways…

THE 12 GREATEST DAD SECRETS OF ALL TIME, EVER

In celebration of Father’s Day, we thought we’d do two things. Why? Because there’s two of us, AND, two is twice as good as one, and one thing just didn’t seem enough for a stupendously important day such as this — DADSASTER’S FIRST FATHER’S DAY! First, we recorded a super-spectacular podcast featuring the most famous…

OUR GUEST POST ON BAD PLAY DATE

We were asked and honored to be guest bloggers on the wonderful site BadPlaydate.com. The cool intro to our guest post Professional fathers (i.e. fulltime, stay-at-home dads) Mark Staufer & Bryan Erwin at Dadsaster met on a playdate. Which just goes to prove how nightmarish and truly weird these things can be. A few weeks…

A MOTHER…

Mother’s Day has had different meanings to me over the years.  Especially now as a father.  I was/am the stay at home parent, the primary caregiver for our two kids.  This created an interesting scenario. Me, the father, a man taking on the traditional role that was known for and celebrated by the mother.  I…

THE 10 GREATEST MOMMY BLOG POSTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE INTERWEBS, EVER.

Parenting & Mom Blogging

In celebration of Mother’s Day we thought we’d unintentionally piss-off hundreds of Mommy Bloggers by not including them in our Greatest Blog Post Ever list. On the plus side, hopefully we’ve made 10 of them quite happy, and maybe they’ll all come on the podcast one day and tell us what great taste we have….

A LITTLE INSIGHT…

I love to complain about being a parent. Let’s be honest, it’s part the deal. When you are the primary caregiver, which I am, it can get frustrating. The payoff is being able to bitch about it. If you are not there and you have kids for window dressing and they spend their life being…

POO-SESSED

Potty-training. What a nightmare. When you’re in the thick of it — not always thick, sometimes runny — there’s no end in sight. Or, the only end in sight has the thick of it coming out of it. Sorry. But the whole potty-training experience can be very confrontational. It’s shocking how much, um, product can be produced by such…

CRY-DADDY

There are so many moments I strive to preserve. So many of them. World-shakers. Heart-renders. Gob-smackers. Nightmares. I snap away desperately on my iPhone a few seconds after the fact. I shoot video in media res. Or later, gormlessly trying to recreate the un-recreatable. I watch them back. Photos. Video. Immediately. Later. It’s always the…