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.

Magical Moments from My First Summer as a Father

This summer has been unlike any other! While the weather has been amazing here in the Pacific Northwest (not always a guarantee), I’ve also spent my first summer as a father. It has exceeded every expectation I could have ever hoped for.

We’ve spent family time at the park, started swimming lessons, taken family trips, and watched as my son grows up right before our eyes. We’re just weeks away from celebrating his first birthday, and he’s steps away from walking.

It truly has been an amazing summer — here’s four reasons why.


10 Things No One Tells You About Being a Parent

Before you become a parent, you think you know what it’ll be like…at least a little bit. You read all the books and blogs and you have all these ideas about it, but then you actually become a mom or a dad to a real-life tiny human, and it’s a whole new ball game. You’ll definitely learn some things on your own, but I’m going to share a few things no one really tells you about being a parent…

10 Things No One Tells You About Being a Parent

How Did I Not Know About This Table Hack?

Let’s be honest. Eating anywhere other than at home with Baby is not the most convenient exercise in the world. Trying to keep them from picking food off a dirty table top or leaving a mess behind, it can be challenging. Even at home, in the high chair, at the table, with baby utensils, eating is an experience with our little one. So imagine my surprise when I saw some friends pull out the most perfect solution while we were out to eat.


Celebrate Baby's First Year with This Memorable Keepsake

This past weekend, we were cleaning out a closet in the nursery when we were hit with an overwhelming case of nostalgia. Putting away old baby clothes and finding things we hadn’t used in months instantly transported us back to when Wyatt was just a few weeks old and so teeny tiny (although he was 8 lbs., 12 oz. at birth). That’s when inspiration struck and my wife decided to create a quilt to remember all his her favorite outfits.

Thus our Outfit Quilt was born.

The ONE Tip You'll Ever Need to Get Your Kid to Listen

The most frustrating part of being a parent to three little ones is trying to get them to listen. I don’t know how many times in a day I feel like I’m talking to a wall. I find myself having to repeat things to my girls over and over again and more often than not, it fuels my frustration which leads to me being a grumpy mom. No one wants a grumpy mom. I’ve tried charts and using your “listening ears, and all of that only goes so far — at least with my three little ones.

Recently, I started implementing a little strategy, and I honestly can’t believe how simple it is and how well it works, especially for my toddler! Click through to find out what my trick is for getting my children to listen!

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