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Six Things This Dad Underestimated About Pregnancy

My Wife’s Tiredness I’m not talking about being tired caring for a newborn. Most parents know going in that a newborn means sleep deprivation and being tired in general. What I’m referring to here is how tired my wife was during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. She would often be COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED. It makes sense this happens when you…

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A Dad’s List of Terms Expectant and New Dads Should Know

I like being a very involved dad. I enjoy fatherhood immensely and was quite interested in learning about pregnancy and infancy. The process of pregnancy and infant development are just things I find fascinating. Having two kids now beyond infant age, I recently reflected on all the terms I learned through those years. Here is a list of key terms…

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How to Master Your Child’s Bedtime Routine

We hear it from other parents all the time. How they dread the bedtime routine. How much of a battle it is and how long it takes. For my wife and me though, bedtime routine runs like clockwork. The whole process from start to finish is about 30 minutes. It honestly is not something we dread at all. When we…

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A Dad’s Tips For Putting A Toddler Down For Naps

Toddlers are unpredictable, but that makes having a routine and establishing consistency even more important when it comes to naps. Of course, a routine doesn’t guarantee things will always go smoothly, especially with factors like sleep regression, teething, and separation anxiety just to name a few. Still, a routine will help tremendously with successful naps. Routines are imperative with successful…

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A Dad’s Guide To Toddler Meals and Food

Feeding toddlers can be a rightfully daunting task. You want to make sure you give them a balanced diet with good nutrition, but that can definitely be easier said than done. This is especially the case since toddlers tend to be picky. If you (and your spouse) are not a stay-at-home parent, it can be even more challenging. My wife…

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Stop Shitting On Dads. Enough With Dad Bashing

I’m a great dad. I wholeheartedly know this. Maybe you feel that’s arrogant, but that’s kind of the point. Even in today’s age where hearing someone say “stay-at-home-dad” doesn’t really raise an eyebrow, I still see so many jokes and stories celebrating dads for doing simple parenting tasks. Look, I’m really easy going, so I find some of these to…

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Ear Tubes For Toddlers Explained By A Dad

My younger son recently got ear tubes. It’s a very common procedure. It’s estimated that about 80% of children will have at least one ear infection by the age of three. Relatedly, about 7% of children have ear tubes by age three. My older son only had one ear infection by the time he was three, but my younger son…

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Things This Teacher Wants Parents To Do

Teachers are largely under appreciated. Being a longtime teacher, I know I’m biased. There are certainly bad teachers, but there are also bad lawyers, bad doctors, and bad construction workers. When you have excellent teachers though, they are invaluable. But no matter how great and dedicated a teacher is, there’s no question that the parenting of a student is still…

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