Have you ever found yourself wondering what the heck to do with a baby? Um, yeah, pretty sure we all have. Well, you’re in luck, because here’s an idea… DANCE WITH YOUR BABY! Don't worry about feeling silly, your baby will more than likely LOVE it and I bet it will put you in a … Continue reading Get Up And Dance With Your Baby!
DAYTIME. INTERIOR. There are two characters SPLAT MAT & ME. ME is walking through the aisles of a store that caters to little people of all ages. Hello by Lionel Ritchie can be heard in the background. SPLAT MAT: Hello? ME stops and tries to identify who or what is calling her. SPLAT MAT: Is … Continue reading Splat Mat- How I Love Thee
I survived an entire year as a father and lived to tell the tale! The celebration of my daughter’s first birthday felt as it was almost more about my wife and I than it was about the actual baby. It’s funny how I anticipated and got excited over the completion of those opening 365 days … Continue reading The First Year Of Fatherhood
Dear Fellow Mama In Waiting, Welcome to the mom tribe. I know how you must be feeling right now, I know because I've been there too. These last few weeks have felt excruciatingly long, you're hot and exhausted and everyone keeps asking if the baby is here. It's easy to feel not only anxious but … Continue reading The First Year Of Motherhood
If I don't get out of the house every day I feel stuffy. This became especially true when I became a mom. For my sake and my daughter's rain or shine, we try to get out even if it's for a walk around the block. She loves to observe people and the world around her. … Continue reading Daily Rituals- Part 2: Getting Fresh Air
There’s a reason that “Old MacDonald” is the most beloved song for babies and toddlers. Children love animals. But your little one’s unlikely to cross paths with too many different species besides dogs and cats (and the occasional mouse) in his or hers everyday life. Your best bet for animal education is to go on … Continue reading Old MacDonald Had A Farm….
The bond between a grandchild and a grandparent is so very special. While the excitement of a newborn may cause some grandparents to"forget" about your very clear and concise instructions when caring for your child, it doesn't make it okay. We all know that setting boundaries with our children might pose challenges, but nothing prepares a new parent for telling … Continue reading Setting Boundaries With Grandparents
"Sleep while the baby sleeps!" Heard that piece of advice before? You're not alone. It's one of those well-worn parenting clichés, like "this too shall pass" and "enjoy every moment". Well, I don't know about you, but I fail spectacularly at sleeping while the baby sleeps. And there are a number of reasons why... Excessive … Continue reading Reasons I Fail At Sleeping While The Baby Sleeps