About BetaDad

BetaDad is a fortysomething stay-at-home dad who is sometimes allowed out to build stuff out of wood or teach college students how to write. Most of the time he just chases his toddler twin girls around though. He Dad can also be found at his personal blog as well as Daddy Dialectic, Dad Centric, Insert Eyeroll, and Man Of The House

A Christmas Tradition That Won’t Sap Me of My Very Lifeblood


Does the Christmas spirit of others make you want to lie in bed all day long?

The Stigma on My Upper Lip

Dirtball at preschool pickup.

Ask me about my mustache!

Childhood Quirks: The Do-Over


If something doesn’t happen the way my kid had visualized it, we have to rewind and start at the beginning.

The Pumpkin Patch Can Suck It


To celebrate harvest time, let’s all pay money to work in the fields!

Phantom Phone Pain and the Unplugged Monday


What happens when you are without your iPhone for over 24 hours?

Quiz: Know Your Bullying ABCs


Is it bullying when someone leaves a not on your car saying you don’t know how to park?

How I Overcame My Own Homophobia

I saw the light

I was a teenage homophobe. Admit it: you were too.

Ode to the Tattoo I Would Be Having Removed Right About Now

This coulda been me

The tattoo I would have gotten if I were just slightly more responsible.

My Wife’s Mid-Life Crisis


My wife gets a shiny red sports car and I get the minivan.

Keep Your Schnitzel in Your Carry-On, and Other Travel Tips

How to stay "frisch" on a train

A touching story of transcending cultural and linguistic barriers.

The Urge to Purge

The things we once thought were important enough to store

Want some sweet nineties clothes and Milan Kundera novels? Check the thrift stores in my parents’ town.

What To Do If You See A Dude At A Mom Blogging Conference

Avoid this.

Don’t feed the dadbloggers.