Future Dads– get comfortable having your parenting skills scoffed at. It might come from your parents, or your in-laws, or the neighbors, or your lady, or random people you see at the grocery store. Anyone, maybe everyone, is going to think you can’t hack it. You’ll be considered a babysitter not a parent. People will […]
Oh yeah – I write this parenting blog every week and we are rocking a nanny. You should get one too. They do the heavy lifting. I know a family that has TWO. They are just like people before kids, with all their free time and their sleep. I hate them. I assume this is common […]
Everyone knows you gotta read to the kids. We started with those fabric books, with baby chew toys hanging off of them and lots of textures. They’re all right. Not much to the story line, but they really activate my senses, you know? Then we moved up to the cardboard ones – not meant to […]
I talk, I think, quite a bit about the lack of sleep that comes with a newborn. Turns out it’s pretty variable. I thought the first time was rough. That was easy. This second kid is to sleep like Dr. Claw was to Inspector Gadget. Anyway – with a newborn, you spend a lot of time awake in the middle […]
Log that poop. It sucks, but it’s important.
Like a lot of folks out there, my family is a working family. Meaning that both the mom and dad work, yet remain somehow still in the hole financially. Because of the hourly demands of the work day, and the fact that my kid can’t open a can of tuna on her own (working on […]
My new sweet baby In his jungle of blankets Grunts like a boar.
You are new to this, and you are doing pretty good job buddy! Your only real mission here is to do everything you can to keep this little person alive until they can self sustain (note, I am 37 and am almost self sustaining). Bumps along the way are inevitable (It’s crying: Is it hungry […]
When it’s three in the morning, and it’s just you and a sleeping/crying/wailing/drooling baby, a lot of odd thoughts will go through your head. Well, maybe not YOUR head, but definitely my head. I call them nocturnal omissions. Nocturnal omissions occur in the wee hours and make concrete sense at the time, but ultimately are […]