Being a Dad is Hard as F*ck

Michael Venutolo-Mantovani
It's about how f*cking hard it is to be a dad.
Created 17 Oct 2021
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  • Vol. 8 : Happy Hanukkah
    07 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Technically speaking, my kids are Jewish. I say technically because we’re not planning to raise them as such. We’re not planning to raise them as Christians either, which would make even less sense co...
  • Vol. 7: Let Mom Drive
    01 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    At one point during the long and seemingly interminable hours that was our son’s Thanksgiving break from school, my wife and I had a minor disagreement. She was encouraging me to wake him up from his ...
  • Vol. 6: What Schedules?!
    24 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    Kids needs borders. They need rules. They need a framework of how to approach the world, because the world, to them, is a big, loud, and often scary place. Kids thrive in routine. Which is why the hol...
  • Vol. 5: Why I Don't Really Drink Anymore
    17 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    I went out for the first time in a long time last night. One of my all-time favorite bands, was in town and despite having spent the entire morning on assignment two-and-a-half-hours away, my wife sho...
  • Vol. 4 We're All in This Together
    10 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 2
    Four across. Dad, son, mom, and beside her, in a little bed-height crib, baby. That’s how we’ve been sleeping since our daughter arrived thirteen weeks ago. When we were just three, our son slept in h...
  • Volume 3: A Sudden Inability to Create
    03 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    As of 1:30 this afternoon, I will no longer be able to do my part in creating a child. After that time, and for the next eighteen-to-thirty-six hours, I can be found on the couch, ice pack on my crotc...
  • Volume 2: What is All This Stuff?!
    27 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 4 1
    One backpack. That’s what I spent the majority of my adult life traveling with. And it was usually packed thusly: a toiletry bag, a book, sunglasses, and n+2 of t-shirts, underwear, and, socks, with “...
  • Volume 1: AITA?
    20 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 5 6
    Am I the asshole? Or is my wife the asshole? Because according to our son, it's definitely her. Though, more likely, it’s me. To wit: the other morning, in the throes of the madness that precedes goin...
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    17 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
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