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
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 of … Continue reading My Wife Has A Cold! Help!
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.s … Continue reading My Daughter Has A Best Friend And It’s Not Me
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 always … Continue reading 5 Things All Those Close With Their Siblings Know To Be True
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
Your Wife sends you a text while you are at work.
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