Parenting

Helping My Toddler Adjust To Older Sibling Starting School!

School: for some, a nightmare to even think about. For others, like yours truly, a prime opportunity to shove my extroversion down the throats of anyone within arm’s reach. That being said, from the time I found out what school even was, I couldn’t ...

The 3 Best Baby Products I Didn’t Think We’d Need

Now that our daughter is firmly in the toddler stage and her baby days are behind her, I’ve had time to think about this past year and reflect on the things that made our lives easier amidst the sleepless nights and crying. These three things were ...

How To Get Off Your Phone And Be A Parent

All of us have been there and all of us are guilty of it. You’re at the park with your kid, everyone is playing happily, and you take the moment of downtime to check up on your Instagram feed. As you’re scrolling through friend’s pictures, your ...

Research is in: Spanking is not for Kids!

"Spare the rod, spoil the child" is one of the oldest idioms in the United States. The belief that by hurting children, you're teaching them discipline and correcting negative behaviors is deeply ingrained in our culture.  Furthermore,  the lack of ...

A Tale of Childbirth, Newborns and Dads!

I was 23 years old when my first child was born.  For 41 weeks the changes my wife underwent in preparation for the biggest change of my life. I was about to become a father, and I couldn't be any more excited about it. But, nothing prepared me for ...

Crying Baby Questions Answered – Hint, You Won’t Spoil Them!

Babies are cute little adorable bundles of joy, but boy are they a handful, especially if it's a crying baby! New parents are often unaware of how much attention a newborn requires on a daily basis. But, while dealing with the baby is hard enough, ...

Get Dad Involved With The Baby ~ Starting Today!

Help Wanted ~ Daddy Needs to Be Involved Today’s article we will discuss methods to get Dad involved with the baby during those crucial first months of a baby’s life. It’s no secret that life changes drastically after the birth of a child, and ...

Nothing Prepared Me For This!

One Year Last week marked the one-year anniversary of bringing our dear daughter home from the hospital. After three long weeks in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), we were so excited to bring our brand new baby home. This ...

My Well Groomed Baby Only Had One Sock On! (Gasp)

I am truly a perfectionist at heart. So, every time I leave my house, I try to be sure that both Jocelyn and I are clean and well groomed. This usually means that I have been carefully planning for days what outfit she will wear when we are out on ...

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