The First Year Of Fatherhood

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 daysContinue reading “The First Year Of Fatherhood”

The First Year Of Motherhood

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 butContinue reading “The First Year Of Motherhood”

Daily Rituals- Part 2: Getting Fresh Air

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”

My Wife Has A Cold! Help!

We’ve all heard of the Man Cold, right? You know, when grown men act like toddlers and the world ends because they got a sniffle? For the sake of full disclosure – as a man and a husband, I have most certainly experienced a Man Cold. The six words that strike fear into the heart ofContinue reading “My Wife Has A Cold! Help!”

My Daughter Has A Best Friend And It’s Not Me

I met my daughter’s best friend through a picture. My husband and I were coming home from an off the grid weekend in Boston. As we got into a taxi heading home I turned my data on to see a flood of text messages and pictures. Did you see the pictures I sent over? P.sContinue reading “My Daughter Has A Best Friend And It’s Not Me”

5 Things All Those Close With Their Siblings Know To Be True

I’ve been meaning to write a post about the sibling bond and what better day to explore that than national siblings day! Going down memory lane brought me to the following five points. And so, Ode to siblings! Babysitters? Pfft you got each other My sister is 5 years older than me so we alwaysContinue reading “5 Things All Those Close With Their Siblings Know To Be True”

Setting Boundaries With Grandparents

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 tellingContinue reading “Setting Boundaries With Grandparents”

Reasons I Fail At Sleeping While The Baby Sleeps

“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… ExcessiveContinue reading “Reasons I Fail At Sleeping While The Baby Sleeps”

The Stages Of Toy Assembly As New Parents

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 toysContinue reading “The Stages Of Toy Assembly As New Parents”

A Letter To My 6 Month Old Daughter

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 soContinue reading “A Letter To My 6 Month Old Daughter”