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.

6 Toys That Keep Little Ones Mesmerized

This past weekend, we were invited to a wonderful housewarming party for some friends. Even with a smorgasbord of delicious Southern style food, a perfect neighborhood setting, and a great group of new friends with young kids, it was Mickey and his Plane Ride-on toy that really stole the show.

See it and other perfect toys for your next get-together!

Mickey Plane Ride-on Toy

Why Haircuts Are a Big Topic of Conversation in Our House

Our son was born with a serious head of hair. Flock of Seagulls type hair. So much so, nurses at the hospital were stopping by our room just to see the baby with “all the hair.”

Needless to say, haircuts are quite the topic of discussion in our house.

8 Ways to Save on Baby Gear

One of my best friends recently found out that she is expecting twins. Since I’ve got a little experience under my belt, she asked me how much it cost to have a baby. Her question was kind of funny to me. I didn’t know if she meant the actual cost of childbirth in a hospital, the prices of daycare, or what. Turns out, she was simply asking me how much “stuff” costs for little ones. Clothes, cribs, carseats, diapers, etc. She wanted to plan ahead and save as much as possible, just like any mama-to-be. I gave her a terrible answer and told her that it costs as much as you want it to cost.

But really, that’s the truth. You could easily spend a fortune on baby gear, if you wanted to. There are high-dollar designer cribs and layettes. But, there are plenty of ways to save, too! Babies grow out of things so quickly, it makes sense to shop smart. The majority of our baby stuff is used, either given to us by relatives, or bought by me at consignment or garage sales. When I shop this way, it gives me some wiggle room, and I can occasionally splurge on something I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.

Here are 8 ways to save on baby gear…

5 Fun Ways to Engage Your Baby

Miss Margot just hit the 4-month mark. Each day, she is growing more and more and showing off more of her personality. She’s super alert and LOVES to interact with others – me, her daddy, her big sisters, etc.

With a little one, it’s sometimes hard to know what kinds of things are developmentally appropriate for a certain age or stage. Margot can’t yet sit up by herself, and she certainly can’t do most of the things her older sisters like to do, so it’s important for me to make sure I’m interacting with her on her level. Here are 5 of my favorite ways to engage my 4-month-old baby…

Easy but Awesome Birthday Card for a First-Time Dad

This past week I celebrated another birthday. It wasn’t a milestone number or a big party — it was simply turning 34. Although, there was one part of this birthday that set it apart from all the rest…so far.

It was my first birthday as a father. While I loved all the cards and gifts I received, without a doubt there was one that stood out above the rest.

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