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 Sleeping Genie

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 amountContinue reading “The Sleeping Genie”

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”

Do’s & Don’ts When Visiting New Parents

Do  Call in advance to advise you are coming to visit. New parents don’t get out much, so having something to look forward to goes a long way during those first few weeks. Don’t Overstay your welcome. An hour and a half tops! It’s not that we don’t love you but we’re so sleep deprivedContinue reading “Do’s & Don’ts When Visiting New Parents”

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”

This Just In: A Cure For Par*ent*ing!

We here at Lyfe Unpacked interrupt your regularly scheduled daily activities to provide Breaking News! We have just received word about a new product that is said to be the next big thing for men and women everywhere. Make sure your little ones are in “sleepy-land” before attempting to watch what will be sure toContinue reading “This Just In: A Cure For Par*ent*ing!”