No, I’m not literally giving away green eggs and ham; though any of you who have had the misfortune to eat my cooking know that is not as unlikely as it sounds. What I have the pleasure to give away as a brand new 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic Dr. Seuss book “Green Eggs and Ham”. Enter now!
I am all for anything that makes household chores easier, especially those involving the inside of a toilet bowl. As a new daddy I do quite enough of poo cleanup. Yes, real men do change diapers. The new Scrubbing Bubbles® Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner is great; what I find disconcerting, however, is how well the Mad Men at whatever ad agency came up with this product seem to know me…
“Baby Kisses Komodo Dragon” – Welcome to my first Wordless Wednesday post. Photo credit goes to my wife. This was taken at the Fort Worth Zoo. My daughter is quite an affectionate little girl. She plants kisses right on our dog’s nose, too. Enjoy. Sorry if this was too many worlds. I’m new to this.
Really? This the guy you from whom you’d seek out parenting advice? Apparently reality TV’s bad-boy father of eight is working on a book with leadership coach Dr. Sylvia Lafair. Is it just a guy thing that I’ve never really cared for these “reality” shows? In any case, you won’t find me waiting in line to be the first to get parenting tips from this guy. Just sayin’.
From what I’ve heard about kids at this age on Christmas morning, after opening all of her thoughtfully selected and carefully wrapped gifts… I should expect her to toss them aside and begin playing with the gift boxes instead. I’ve come up with a practical solution for Christmas this year. I’m going to do my toddler’s gift shopping at U-Haul. For a reasonable amount of money I can get her a really nice selection of small, medium and large boxes, as well as some bubble wrap and a roll or two of packing tape.
As many of you know, my wife is the famous blogger behind the site milkandcuddles.com, and she is always giving away cool stuff. So if you are interested in winning your very own Playtex Diaper Genie II Elite click here and follow the instructions. It’s a very easy, high odds giveaway, so go enter now.
The way the economy is these days we all are looking for ways to conserve our cash. One area in which I refuse to skimp is with books for my toddler. I want her to grow up with a love of books, reading and learning. I’ve recently discovered a new cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to purchasing books. It’s an online company called PaperBackSwap.com.
Stop and smell the diapers. Just a few suggestions from one dad to another on making the most of the most important years of our lives and those of our kids. And just to be clear, I’m writing this not because I think I’m such a great dad or because I know or do it all right. Nope, I’m writing it as a reminder to myself of a few of the things I need to focus on every day to be just a bit better as a father.
Too often parents suffer in silence after a miscarriage, believing they are alone, feeling perhaps somehow it was their fault. It’s time for the silence to end.
Let’s daydream for a moment of summer; the summer ahead and the hazy memories of our childhood summers past. Oh, and I’ll tell you the tale of THE AMAZING THING!
Or at least they should. Let me explain. It was brought to my attention by my loving wife and also by at least one commenter on my recent blog: 7 Ways to be a Better Dad (aka: “Stop and Smell the Diapers”) that I had left something important off my list. So, here is that missing guideline on how to be a better dad: HAVE FUN!
When the nightly news is dark and frightening, I find quotes like the following from Mr. Rogers help provide comfort and renewed confidence in my fellow man…
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In Disney’s Oscar nominated animated film Frozen, I was pleased to see they intentionally skewer their own fairy tale meme about “true love”. Did you see it?
My wife and I are in the middle of decluttering our home in preparation for downsizing to a much smaller new family home. Sounds easy enough, right?
I hope you can help? As a guy, I’m not always sure what books a little girl will like. What is a great book to read to a 5-year-old girl?