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!
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
I grew up eating a lot of pasta that my mother made from scratch. I always loved it and I have fond memories of eating it. My wonderful wife made me pasta with my mothers recipe for the first few months of our marriage. Eventually she found her own recipes and converted it in her … Continue reading Buon Appetito?
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
Have you heard the story about the sleeping genie? No?.. okay the story goes like this: When the baby falls asleep a genie appears. POOF.. The genie offers you three choices. You can choose to write, to clean or to sleep uninterrupted. The choice must be made quickly as you only have a limited amount … Continue reading The Sleeping Genie
Having children usually means lots and lots of toys around the house. And sometimes those toys aren't quite ready for children straight out of the packaging. The dreaded words "assembly required" can make any day more stressful than relaxed. Below is a list of "encounters" were sure all new parents have experienced when assembling toys … Continue reading The Stages Of Toy Assembly As New Parents
Dear Daddy's Girl, I can’t quite believe it! In many ways the past six months have whizzed by at a scary speed. Sometimes I feel like I blink and you’ve changed right there in front of me. I‘ll never forget the first day Mommy and I brought you home from the hospital. You were so … Continue reading A Letter To My 6 Month Old Daughter
I knew I would do anything for my daughter. It was the happiest moment of my life. I began dreaming of all the things I would teach her, not knowing at the time just how much she would teach me. I was thrilled with having a daughter, and I had no plans to let other … Continue reading What I’ve Learned – The Difference Between Being A Father & Being A Dad