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Life as a Dad: Sticky Situation

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Dad Tips | 8 comments

Our children bring joy, love, and wonder into our lives. Their bright eyes and innocence fill us with an indescribable amount of pride, and happiness. Everything they do, everything they say is amazing. But children aren’t as innocent as they seem. You see, these creatures posses a remarkable talent. It’s a talent so astonishing it practically defies the laws of physics. Kids make everything sticky It starts as drool and spit up. Luckily a newborn’s range is restricted to whoever is the unlucky soul holding them. But then the sticky baby grows into a sticky monster and become mobile. Suddenly toys, remotes, cell phones, and anything that you were dumb enough to leave in the path of destruction is coated in sticky baby goo. It only gets worse from here man. Soon they will be eating real food like...

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6 Month Sleep Regression Simplified

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Sleep Tips | 0 comments

The six month sleep regression is a disruption of your child’s sleep starting at the age of 6 months (hence the name…) but can make an appearance anytime between the ages of 6 and 9 months. Sleep deprived parents just can’t get a break! AQDKTCTY54YA Your baby is finally sleeping longer, and waking less. The 4 month sleep regression is only mere memory nightmare. But now it feels like all that hard work and patience has been for nothing, right? What causes the 6 month sleep regression? Brain Development. Your baby is becoming more aware of the world around her. Every day is filled with new discoveries that her growing brain can’t process during the day so it kicks into overtime at night. Teething. Most babies sprout their first tooth between 4 and 7 months of age. Your baby’s...

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14 + 1 Timeless Toys That Never Go Out of Style

Posted by on Nov 6, 2011 in Reviews | 4 comments

Take a second and think back to your childhood. Think back to all your favorite childhood toys. Chances are one of them are on this list. Some toys are fads. Some toys are plastic junk. Some toys are a blur of fancy lights and are disturbingly loud. And then there are the toys that are timeless. They have survived decades of children and are still popular even today. Here are 15 timeless toys (battery free) that will never get old. Prepare to be punched in the face with nostalgia. 1. Playskool Mr. Potato Head       2. LEGO       3. Wooden Train List       4. Baby Dolls       5. Hot Wheels       6. Classic Etch A Sketch       7. Play-doh       8. Puzzles      ...

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Why You Should Stop Yelling at Your Children

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in Parenting Tips | 28 comments

I have a deep voice that gets loud while in hulk smash mode. A couple weeks ago CleverMom was trying to grab hold of Little Miss so she could put on her pajamas. Little Miss refused to listen and ran around like a lunatic. Finally I snapped. I stood up, put on my mean face and yelled. “Knock it off, RIGHT NOW!” Little Miss jumped out of her skin and crumbled to the floor as if my words smacked her in the face. She cried “Daddy scared me.” and my heart was instantly shattered. How could I do that to my little girl? Did I really accomplish anything besides scaring the shit out her? Yelling teaches kids to yell back How many times have you yelled at your kids to stop yelling? I’m guilty of this. Seems silly when...

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5 Dad Blogs You Should Be Reading

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in Blogging | 4 comments

Seems like every week I discover a new dad blog to read. Its amazing how many super awesome dad blogs are out there just waiting to be discovered. But I guess having kids, and being a dad means plenty of inspiration. Here are 5 dad blogs that have found their way into my bookmarks. Check them out! Listed in no particular order, although I will accept bribes for future posts. *wink wink* The DaddyYo Dude. John is a self proclaimed geek, cook, writer and social medial addict. Living in the mountains of southwest Virgina, John writes about his two children as well as the challenges of being a father. Daddy Geek Boy. Its a Dad, its a geek, its…. Daddy Geek Boy! Proof that age is just a number. Living with two kids, a wife, and two cats, Daddy...

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