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
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!
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
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
I have a Dad bod! I am a man who is not incredibly chiseled, but at the same time, is not unhealthy. I am not overweight. I am that guy who played soccer in high school and went to college and didn't play any sports. I might of had a few too many slices of … Continue reading Dad Bod Is Real!
You're counting down the days until you become a Dad, the moment your life changes forever! Nothing can prepare you when you embark into Fatherhood. I repeat, NOTHING! In the months leading up to my Daughters birth, family and friends kept trying to prepare me for Fatherhood by telling me the same overused phrases: "Say … Continue reading How My Life Changed Forever When I Became A Dad