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.

Our Firsts with The First Years

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I am sure I am not the only Mama Bear out there who likes to save time when its come to tiny details like cleaning up after meal time. Who knew that there were so many parts to sippy cups that had to be cleaned?! I thought I hated only cleaning bottles, until I realized the hassle of washing sippy cups with what seemed like a million pieces. Haha! The First Years is on a mission to simplify and save time when it comes to mealtime. Let me tell you guys, they are doing just that! We were given the opportunity try out some products made by The First Years for our very first time, and I am now a believer. What a difference these products have made when it comes to saving time and cleaning up!

All of this is perfect timing, because The First Years is actually hosting a Facebook sweepstakes. Up for grabs is a $1,000 gift card–plus they are giving away weekly prizes! Allow The First Years to help you save time and frustration with their awesome products! Hurry, enter the sweepstakes now!

Finding The Time To Simply Play

I have been having a really hard time with time. It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. It seems like just minutes after we wake up the day has passed and it is time to go to sleep and do it all over again. All this means is, that I am struggling to slow down and find the time to really have special playtime with Baylor. Not that we don’t play but I haven’t been able to make playtime super special like I normally do.

Why We're Waiting to Potty Train

For whatever reason, there is so much pressure on parents for their children to pass each milestone by a certain age. From sleeping through the night to potty training, there seems to be some invisible race that we’re all in. From my experience as a mama of 2 (soon to be 3!) girls, it seems that NOT stressing over certain milestones is the way to go. Instead of putting pressure on ourselves and our children, staying up in the night to read every single parenting expert book, or gathering advice from all of our seasoned friends, we’re able to enjoy our children and the stage they are at. Ingrid, our youngest, just turned 2. And while many parents start hardcore potty training at this age, we’re not. Here’s why…

5 Ways To Take Some "Mom Time"

Take 20! It just 20 easy minutes. Schedule in some you time. As moms, we often work so hard to care for others that we forget to relax. But what you often forget is that you can take just a few minutes to relax sans baby. It doesn’t have to be a full-day “off,” and you don’t even have to leave your house. Just pick a time every day to make some time for yourself. Now, this doesn’t include doing the dishes without any interruptions or taking time to put laundry away. It means taking 20 minutes to do something you enjoy! It will help you be a better mom when you take time out of your day to regroup and give yourself a few magical moments.

Our Disney Baby Wish-List

Just like most of my fellow Disney Baby moms I scroll through the site aimlessly wishing I could get this or that for Baylor. It is all so cute! I figured why not share with you guys some of our favorite Disney Baby finds that we can’t wait to add to our collection.

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