About Charlie Capen

Charlie is a colorblind actor/musician/ writer/dad living near the outskirts of Los Angeles. Raised in captivity atop the hills of San Francisco as the son of a roaming radio DJ father and executive power mom, he knew as a child that children were more important than adults. Though he has played many roles as an actor, his biggest part and hardest gig will be to pass himself off as a decent father. Charlie blogs at HowToBeADad.com

5 Reasons Having Big Balls Makes You A Better Dad

Fear is Your Friend

Charlie Capen feels discriminated against by recent findings that say there is a direct relationship between testicular grandeur and fatherhood.

“People Like Us” – A Modern Day Ghost Story

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As a man and the son of a wandering father, Charlie Capen relates to the story of a guy who finds out after his father’s death that he has a sibling he never knew about.

What if Kids Gave Their Parents a Performance Review?

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Baby bosses: A performance review of fatherly proportions.

The Testicle Umbilical Cord

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Every time his son gets hurt, Charlie Capen feels it in his balls. Is he the

Recovering Her Youth With Duran Duran

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Charlie Capen and his wife learn that you can’t fight your age, but can embrace your youth.

No Means Yes, and Maybe, and No

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Charlie Capen attempts to decipher his toddler’s language, and finds that such attempts hold little promise for success—or clarity.

Survival of the Daddliest

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Charlie Capen’s urge to prepare for a disaster comes from the responsibility he feels as a father and a husband.

Shut Mouth: Please, Stop Giving Me Your Parenting Advice

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Loved-ones and strangers wanting to pet your baby comes with the territory, but please curb the undesired parenting advice, Charlie Capen writes.

My Father Finally Taught Me to Shave

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Charlie Capen’s father wore a 70′s ‘uglystache’ quite proudly, and Charlie now finds a reason to do the same.

Why Won’t My Wife Have Sex With Me?

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In the beginning, there was sex. And it was good. And there was more sex. And it too was good …