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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.

What Baby REALLY Wants for Christmas

Celebrating your little one’s first Christmas this year? Want to know what’s on his or her Christmas list? Well, judging my by own babe, she probably won’t get too excited about the ornament you bought her or her super cute new outfit either. In fact, I decided to ask my sweet little Margot what she wanted for Christmas this year. Here’s what she had to say…

35+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies & Toddlers

One of my favorite traditions is opening stockings on Christmas morning. Growing up, it was one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Now that I’ve got three kids of my own, I have so much fun shopping for stocking stuffers for them. But, I know that babies and toddlers can sometimes be a little bit difficult to shop for when it comes to stockings.

If you are in need of some stocking stuffer ideas for babies or toddlers, check out this fantastic list! Obviously, depending on your baby’s age and development, some of these may not be appropriate for them. Hopefully this list of stocking stuffer ideas will give you some inspiration!

Why We Always Travel with Books

Almost from day one, we’ve been reading to Wyatt and sharing books with him. He loves to flip through them, pointing at the pictures, and every time he sees a truck, he says, “vroom, vroom.”

We love giving him the chance to see new and wonderful things, and have made it a point to incorporate books into our daily schedule — whether it’s trips to the library for story time, using books to keep him still while changing, or reading a nightly book before bed.

Books have become a very important part of his daily ritual, which is why every time we travel, we also take a small library with us.

How We Celebrate Advent with Baby

Advent is one of my favorite times of the year. To us, it’s more than a countdown to Christmas. Advent is a time to pause and reflect, to anticipate and wait for the goodness that is Christmas and its message. Advent is a celebration of love.

Each year, we celebrate Advent as a family, doing fun, festive things together each and every day leading up to Christmas. With Margot’s first Christmas, we’re making sure to include her in our Advent festivities.

Here are our favorite ways to celebrate Advent with a baby…

Our Success Using Baby Signs to "Talk" with Our Toddler

Since Wyatt was about 7 months old, we’ve been teaching him baby signs in hopes he would be able to communicate with us about what he wants. We spent months repeatedly showing him just a few signs for things like “eat,” “more,” “milk,” and “all done.”

After months of little progress, suddenly — like a light switch — it all came together, and we’re seeing success with our signs.

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