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.

Why I'm Excited We're Layering Up for Fall

I’m a shorts and flip-flops kind of guy. I’ll try to eek out every last drop of weather I can. Though once I’m forced make the switch, I love to layer up. You could say my “look” consists of long sleeve tees, plaid shirts, and vests; all favorites of mine.

Now that our little guy is growing up and entering fall as a toddler, I’m kinda hoping he likes the same thing. And I think we’ve found some pretty good options.

Our Little "Helper"

As I’ve shared before, being a first time parent I’m learning SO much about all the amazing little things that have been apart of this journey so far. Whether it’s growing by leaps and bounds, warming our hearts with laughter, or starting new family traditions this front row seat to growth is wonderful.

It appears our next stage is one of our little “helper.” For any of you who have gone through this stage, you know exactly why I put helper in quotes.

Making Magical Memories... My Own Way

We live in a culture where we are constantly connected to others, and as much as I love keeping up with what my friends (and to be honest, even perfect strangers) and their children are up to via social media, it can be hard not to feel pressured to keep up with the Joneses… or however that saying goes. But, I’m not talking about pressure to have a nicer house or car, but rather the pressure to make childhood magical for our little ones.

When I see parents who make their kids amazing, elaborate bento box lunches with princess faces, or who hand stitch super awesome Halloween costumes, it’s hard not to feel like I’m doing it wrong. But, lately I’m starting to look at it differently, because magic is in the eye of the beholder.

Making Magical Memories...My Own Way

When Baby Steps Turn Into Leaps and Bounds

“Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”
- Walt Disney

At 13 months, our little guy is picking up on so many new things. From knowing the names of certain toys and stuffed animals, to picking items out of a collection of toys when you ask him, the development he’s going through is just so fast. And for a first time parent, it’s quite remarkable.

My Parenting Magic Trick

You know how some parents have that magic trick that you wish you could pull out of your back pocket at any given moment? Well, I think I found mine.

Getting outside.

I kid you not, getting outside works almost every single time for ALL of my children. If we are having a bad day or if someone is cranky, or if there have been lots of tears or whining, I simply take my kids outside. 

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