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6 Tips For Sick Babies

Posted by on Feb 18, 2010 in Health & Nutrition | 0 comments

Over the past couple days Little Miss has come down with her first cold. Being a new dad I had no idea how to take care of a sick baby. Luckily mommy with her years of childcare experience has seen her fair share of boogers. So to help her out I went and searched for a few tips about caring for a sick baby. Most of it is common sense that we all should have. But it doesn’t hurt to refresh the memory: Caring for a Sick Child Fevers. A fever left untreated and unmonitored can be dangerous for babies. Do yourself a favor and invest in a fast, good quality thermometer. You’ll wish you had one when you’re trying to hold down a wiggly baby arm for 30 consecutive seconds. If your baby has a fever, dress them...

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3 Valentine’s Day Tips for New Parents

Posted by on Feb 11, 2010 in Parenting Tips | 2 comments

Valentine’s Day should be about parents dumping the kids on someone else so we can have one night of uninterrupted ‘sleep’. (ahem) Instead, retailers insist on cramming every red, piece of junk in our face. Insisting that we NEED to spend our dollars on heart shaped crap, chocolate, and jewellery. As a new parent, time and money can be in short supply. However, that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice what Valentine’s Day really represents. Here are a few tips for surviving your first Valentine’s Day with a baby. Plan ahead. If you plan to take your wife out for dinner, a movie, etc – have a babysitter lined up well in advance. Failure to do so will mean the difference between a fancy dinner and ordering in pizza. Be creative. Diamonds are a woman’s best friend, but my...

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My Kid Is Better Than Yours

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Parenting Tips | 0 comments

New parents love to talk about their kid. I’ll admit, I will talk to anyone about Little Miss until I’m blue in the face – or until they pass out from boredom. I will gladly debate the smell of breastfed baby poop versus formula poop. That’s the funny thing about being a dad, you think that your child is the most interesting thing in the world and will correct anyone who thinks otherwise. “Who cares about the damn Super Bowl, Little Miss ate peas for the first time last night and spit it everywhere – it was hilarious – look I took a video on my cell – wait, where are you going!” Throw two sets of new parents in a room and you will see what I mean. This is exactly what happened over the weekend while having...

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5 Dad blogs you should be reading

Posted by on Feb 5, 2010 in Blogging | 12 comments

Over the past six months I’ve discovered several dad blogs, each with their own unique take on fatherhood. As a source for inspiration they have been invaluable as I stumble my way through fatherhood and blogging. Whether you are a new dad or an experienced father there is bound to be something interesting for you. In no particular order, here are 5 dad blogs you should be reading: Almighty Dad. Since 2004, Keith has been a stay at home dad. This has given him an endless supply of topics to write about. Everything from adoption to workouts is covered with no shortage of detail. Simple Father. Don’t let the simple name fool you. This blog is full of insightful advice for fathers. Simple Father’s Scott has a refreshing writing style that is clear, and simple (duh) without losing any...

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Create Memories With Your Kids

Posted by on Feb 2, 2010 in Parenting Tips | 0 comments

Today is my late father in-laws birthday. He passed away after a courageous battle with cancer just over a year ago. As we reflect, we are reminded of the experiences we’ve had as well as the experiences we should’ve had. It’s tough thinking back at all things you should have done, or said. My wife is blessed to have all the great memories of her father. But at the same time with Little Miss in the picture, it pulls on the emotional strings to see her grow up without her Grandpa. He passed away knowing he was a grandfather, but was not able to meet her. Do yourself a favor and create memories with your children. It doesn’t have to be an expensive holiday or exotic trip. The simple things in life can be the most important. Some of...

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