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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 Doula Story And Why You Should Consider One

What is a Doula? DONA (Doulas of North America) defines doulas as “a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.” DONA makes the following analogy on its website: “Like travel guides in a foreign country, birth and postpartum…

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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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Useful And Unique Gifts For Dads; By A Dad

With the holidays around the corner at the time of writing this, I’m actively thinking about my gifts wish list. To be perfectly honest, it’s not easy for me to come up with a lot of gifts. Maybe that’s just me, but when I searched online for gift ideas for dads, I didn’t relate to most of the gifts. And…

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Prepare Your Toddler To Be Strong At Math

“I’m not a math person.” As a math teacher, I hear this quite often from both students and parents. Why do we say this about math? You don’t really hear people say they aren’t a reading person or a social studies person. They may say they don’t like reading or don’t like history but that’s a matter of interest. Saying,…

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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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