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”

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!”

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”

What I’ve Learned – The Difference Between Being A Father & Being A Dad

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 otherContinue reading “What I’ve Learned – The Difference Between Being A Father & Being A Dad”

How My Life Changed Forever When I Became A Dad

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: “SayContinue reading “How My Life Changed Forever When I Became A Dad”