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.

Our Success Using Baby Signs to "Talk" with Our Toddler

Since Wyatt was about 7 months old, we’ve been teaching him baby signs in hopes he would be able to communicate with us about what he wants. We spent months repeatedly showing him just a few signs for things like “eat,” “more,” “milk,” and “all done.”

After months of little progress, suddenly — like a light switch — it all came together, and we’re seeing success with our signs.

6 Simple Ways We're Making the Holidays Magical

There’s just something about Christmas with little ones that is extra special. I was never super big on Christmas before I had kids, but now that they’re here it’s like I want to make everything extra magical for them. With the busy-ness of this season it’s easy to get overwhelmed with to-do lists, but there are definitely some simple ways to make this time of year a big more magical. Here are some things we’re doing to capture some Christmas magic in our family…

6 Simple Ways We're Making the Holidays Magical

Bundle Up Your Little One with Some Help From Mickey & Minnie

We’ve been on the go this holiday season, traveling out of state for Thanksgiving, going on a recent weekend getaway with friends, and are now looking forward to an upcoming family ski trip with aunts, uncles, and cousins. It’s been a busy time, which means we’re having to make sure we’ve got exactly what we need for each different place we’re going. As we prepare to hit the slopes, we know the chilly temperatures require keeping our little guy warm, which is why I love this Mickey snowsuit.

Our Go-To Recipe for Our Picky Eater

As we’ve been experimenting with new foods for Wyatt, we’re discovering that he’s a bit of a picky eater. We’ve tried all sorts of new foods to various degrees of success. One of our bigger problems – like I’m sure you’ve experienced – is trying to get him to eat veggies. Fresh, steamed, cooked, any attempt at getting him to try some veggies has been difficult. He’s just not that into having them in his diet.

But we’ve finally found something that works, a fruit and veggie smoothie that he loves to eat and allows us to sneak in some of his less favorite foods.

Here’s the recipe we use:

7 Quotes That Help Keep Me Inspired As a Parent

Fatherhood is the most amazing and joyous experience of my life. I could have never imagined the love I experience with my son. But it’s no secret that parenthood gives you difficult days and tough and tired times. Not to mention during the holidays, the hustle and bustle can keep all of us working long hours. It’s in these moments of exhaustion that I find motivation and inspiration from others.

One of my favorite men to look to is Walt Disney. His passion for happiness and embracing the moment is one that I strive for. These are some of my favorite quotes of his that help me remember to find happiness in every moment and share in the joy that is fatherhood.

Here are some of my favorite Walt Disney quotes.

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