Dad Tips

Being a dad isn't always easy. Hear tips, advice and stories from dads who are living the daily adventure of parenthood. Get great ideas for how to make the most of your moments with your little one.

Prepping For a Roadtrip

In a couple of weeks, my husband and I are driving to Texas with our three girls. It’s about a 13-hour drive, which is a lot for anyone, especially two toddlers and a baby. We’ve road-tripped before with our girls, but never for quite this long. I’m trying my best to plan ahead so we can have a smooth trip. I know it won’t be all puppy dogs and rainbows, but I think a little preparation can certainly help.

These Mickey & Minnie Plush Toys are the Perfect Gift

We’ve been searching long and hard for birthday ideas for our little guy. In just two short weeks he turns one (Ack!). It’s hard to think his first year has come and gone already, but what an amazing year it’s been.

As we’ve been prepping for his birthday, I’ve been looking for some great (and cost effective) gifts and we’ve found just the thing. These Mickey & Minnie Dress & Play plush toys are fantastic! [slideshow]

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3-Day Potty Training With Free Printable

Potty training is most parent’s least favorite part of the early years. In my experience, each child trains differently. Some children are excited and ready to train, while others are pretty reluctant. We have been trying to train our toddler for some time now. Just the other day, I came across this awesome 3-day plan and knew I had to share it with you here…

Quick and Tasty Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal

Now that I’m a mama to four, I feel like everything I do has to be quick and efficient so that everything stays under control. Breakfast has been where I’ve really been focusing my efforts. It has always been my favorite meal of the day, and I know it’s the most important for my family. I always strive to give them something that’s healthy, tastes good, and doesn’t require a lot of work to bring to the table. Once I discovered the ever-popular overnight oatmeal, I knew I found the perfect morning meal!

Overnight Chia Oatmeal

Why I Haven't Given Up on Babywearing

I first heard about babywearing when I became a mother almost eight years ago. I knew there were many benefits to carrying my baby close to me. The top benefits that really drew me in were: the baby crying less, constant interaction, and convenient hands-free movement.

I tried slings, pouches, and front carriers. I had limited success with each one. Either my daughter was really fussy — I thought, isn’t the baby supposed to cry less? — or my back would really hurt at the end of the day. Frustrated, I put away my carriers and stuck to toting them around in their car seat and strollers during outings. Then Amani came along and changed my babywearing experiences completely.

Baby wearing and pushing a stroller
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