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.

These Wet Bags Are Perfect for a Change in the Weather

Well, it finally happened. The glorious summer and amazing weather we’ve had in the Pacific Northwest has finally turned. As I look out the window, the rain is falling, the traditional red and orange tinged leaves are dripping water onto sidewalks, and morning headlights are reflecting off the sheen of water covering the pavement.

But in this neck of the woods, that doesn’t stop us from braving the outdoors, even with Baby. With these Bumkins wet and snack bags, we’re ready to tackle the elements.

How Our Toddler Helps Us Donate Toys

My kids have a lot of toys – you might even say they’re a wee bit spoiled when it comes to toys. That’s what happens when you have grandparents around who love you and want to grant your every desire. (We love you, abuelos!)

I don’t really mind that my kids have a lot of toys. They have fun and entertain themselves playing with their toys all the time. But sometimes it gets overwhelming. We don’t have a large house and when the toys start taking over every room, I start feeling a little suffocated. 

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Here's What You Need to Know About Getting Baby's Passport

Can you believe the holidays are sneaking up on us already? This winter we’re heading to Whistler, Canada for a big family trip including Grandma & Grandpa, my brother and his family, and us. It’s going to be an incredible time but it got us thinking about one MAJOR thing. Wyatt needs a passport.

Gone are the days of crossing the border with just a photo ID; now even he needs a passport. Which led to a some serious research about what exactly that meant. Here’s what I discovered when digging up all the things we needed.

4 Things to Know When Selecting a Guardian

Celebrating this first year with Wyatt has been an amazing experience! There have been so many wonderful memories and milestones that make us fall in love with him more every day. Which makes it impossible to think we would never be around for him. One of the last things on our minds (though it shouldn’t be) was making arrangements should something tragic happen to us.

The One Thing We Can't Shop Without

When my son was a baby, it was so easy to take him grocery shopping. He actually slept through most shopping trips. I would take the time to linger through the aisles and thoroughly enjoy the quiet time.

But then all of a sudden, around the time he hit his first birthday, he grew increasingly restless in the shopping cart. Grocery shopping was challenging, to say the least.

But then we saw it. It was no regular shopping cart–this one was special. This shopping cart looked like a race car, and my son loved it right away.

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