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.

10 Tips for Flying (Coach) with Your Own Little Peter Pan

Recently I went to Disneyland with my two littles (ages 2.5 years and 5 months). We flew to California from Oregon, so it wasn’t exactly a super long flight, but as any parent who has flown with children knows, flying with children can sometimes be a little less magical than Peter Pan made it look.

It wasn’t my first time flying with a baby (I’ve flown with my daughter at least five other times), but it was my first time traveling with two kids instead of one, which made things a bit more interesting. With little ones, you can’t always predict or plan for everything (i.e. the time our flight was delayed for FOUR hours and fell well after bed time – you can imagine how that went), but I’ve found that when I put in the effort to plan ahead things definitely go better.

Here are a few tips that help me to make our flying experience go a bit more smoothly.

10 Tips for Flying (Coach) with Your Own Little Peter Pan

Why I'm Preparing for Holiday Travel Now

Getting ready to travel with children during the holidays feels a bit like an Olympic event. The prepping, the packing, all the other people — everything about it makes it feel like an epic undertaking. We’re gearing up for our big Thanksgiving travel plans, and I’m not going to lie, my heart starts beating a bit faster when I think about it.

Which is exactly why I’m following these few thoughts and tips, so we can celebrate little victories rather than dwell on the turbulence along the way.

Why "Hakuna Matata" Was Just What the Doctor Ordered

Hakuna Matata may not be your traditional remedy for a cold, but this weekend in our house, it was just what the doctor ordered. This time of year is hard for kids. Colds and germs get shared, spread, and passed along no matter how hard you try to keep them safe. With activities moving indoors and more hands-on contact with toys, books, and other items, it’s inevitable it seems, at some point they’ll come down with something.

That’s where Hakuna Matata came in.

Creative Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving as a Family

Thanksgiving is one of those quick holidays that comes and goes too fast. I get caught up in the menu and sometimes miss the entire point of the holiday. With three little ones in the picture now, I want to make sure that Thanksgiving is a meaningful holiday for our family. I want to make sure that we practice gratitude and give thanks, and not just stuff ourselves full of turkey.

If you’re looking for some creative ways to celebrate Thanksgiving as a family, here are some great ideas…

25+ Ways to Celebrate Christmas with Baby

The holiday season is finally upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited! This will be Margot’s very first Christmas, which is always super special. I love the holiday season and try to make the very most of it, especially now that I’m a mom. Even before Thanksgiving, we’re listening to holiday music and doing Christmas crafts. This is one of my favorite times of year, as we draw near to give thanks and celebrate the holidays as a family.

Here are 25+ things to make, see, & do with baby this holiday season…

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