Every night after our baby girl’s bath I took her to the nursery and read stories before bedtime. It provided a lovely daddy-daughter time at the end of each day. Now that she’s 10 years old I see that it inspired a love of books and reading in our daughter that is still part of her bedtime ritual. Which baby books do you recommend?
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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Our children are precious to us. We talk to them about stranger danger, and we baby proof the house! We do whatever we think we need to, to keep them safe! But there are 5 …
You girls know the things we guys should never wear, but some of you are too nice to tell us. You’re not doing yourself or us a favor by keeping it secret.
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?
The walk I’m speaking of is the walk down the isle of a church that my wife and I took twelve years ago. And really, I’m writing not just of that walk, but of a journey… about the independent paths we both traveled to get to that wedding day, and the walk we’ve taken hand-in-hand ever since.
This is a sponsored post with RaceTrac. All opinions are my own. Sometimes during the week I want to play office hero. And when I do, I know just where to go to get treats for the office before work – and some Crazy Good Coffee! There is something for everyone, and I can easily run into …
I recently heard a brand new Urban Air location was opening in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area, and that they host birthday parties. In this new Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park location in Bedford, Texas, they have awesome new activities I’ve never seen at other Urban Air locations!
As much as you and I want to respond, “That could never happen to me!” The frightening reality is it could. In most cases it happens when a parent is sleep deprived (do you know many parents who aren’t) or under stress or have had a change in routine. And they simply, horribly, tragically forget. Data shows these incidents can even occur on days with mild e.g. 70°F temperatures, with vehicles reaching life-threatening temperatures very rapidly. Here are 7 tips that may save the life of your child or a friend’s. Please share!
Every summer I make a pledge to myself to take time to relax with the family, focus fully on them, and to really enjoy myself. Our family loves going to the pool to have fun, and have a bite to eat as a family during the summer months. And I’ve recently found a way to make our pool trips even better. On the way to the neighborhood pool, I make a quick stop at a RaceTrac location. #sponsored
Adulting. It can be exhausting. Extra responsibilities and extra deadlines can be the norm. But I’ve recently found something that gives me extra of something I like. Extra time. #sponsored