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.

DIY No-Sew Olaf Costume

There is no doubt that neighborhoods will be filled to the brim with Frozen royalty this Halloween. No hood will be lacking in Queen Elsas or Princess Annas. And if you’re a big Frozen fan but are looking for something a little less expected, then maybe you should consider an Olaf costume for your Disney Baby! It’s also a perfect sibling costume if your other little wants to go as Elsa or Anna. I’m not a particularly crafty mama…actually…not really crafty at all, but this costume couldn’t be easier! All you need are a few items (many of which you may already have!), about 30 minutes, and zero sewing skills. So, let’s build a snowman!

DIY No-Sew Olaf Costume

Dad's in Charge. Yes, the House Will Stay Standing

Next week, daddy’s in charge, as my wife heads out on a business trip. According to portrayals of dads in many recent commercials, TV shows, and movies, I won’t be able to handle the job of caring for my own son while my wife is out of town.

There have been huge and substantial shifts in the roles of fathers and the acceptance of dads playing an ever increasing role in the daily lives of their kids. But all too often dads are still the butt of the joke and portrayed as inept and unable to care for their own kids.

I’m proud to say that is not me, and probably not your spouse either.

15 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas from My Kids' Closet

If you’re a busy parent (or just a procrastinator like myself), and you’ve waited until the last minute to come up with a costume for your little one – don’t fret! Halloween has always been one of my most favorite holidays, because I love an excuse to dress up and dressing up babies? Well, that’s even better! Over the years I’ve gotten pretty good at coming up with costumes on the fly and with little else than the items that already happened to be in my closet (like last year when my toddler was Macklemore). So I came up with a list of super simple Halloween costume ideas to get you started. Maybe you’ve already got some of these in your little one’s wardrobe!

15 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas From My Kids' Closet

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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