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.

The Secret to Enjoying the Party as Host

It’s almost here! All week, I’ve been sharing about the lead up to Wyatt’s 1st birthday. With everything to do, it’s easy to get distracted trying to have everything juuuuust right for the party. As someone who likes to make sure everyone is having a good time, I can often forget to relax and enjoy the festivities myself. That’s why this weekend — I have a secret I hope to remember.

7 Simple Tips to Help Parents Get Things Done

Having little ones will definitely keep you on your toes. Between dressing them, feeding them, playing with them, and soothing them, there isn’t a whole lot of leftover time to accomplish day-to-day tasks. I recall wondering during my early days as a new mom how all these other mothers ever found time to get anything done and why their houses didn’t look like a hurricane had rolled through. It seemed nearly impossible to even find time to get the most basic tasks like washing dishes completed, let alone ever getting ahead with the items on my to-do list.
Slowly though, I found my rhythm and learned a few things that help me get a little bit more accomplished in my day. Hope they can help you too!
7 Simple Tips To Help Parents Get Things Done

Why the Birthday Boy is the Best Gift of All

We’re just a few days away from Wyatt’s first birthday! It’s exciting, slightly stressful, and a bit emotional. (How’d it happen so fast?) Approaching the day, we’ve been considering gifts, and we’ve had family and others ask us for ideas. It made us think about something we originally hadn’t considered — planning for what’s to come rather then just right now.

How We're (Trying) to Plan a Stress-Free 1st Birthday

This week kicks off what we’re affectionately calling “Birthday Week” in our house. Not so much in the sense that we’re celebrating all week, but we’re prepping for Wyatt’s first birthday this coming weekend.

First birthdays come in all shapes and sizes, from large events to small celebrations, but no matter the size, they can be stressful to plan, organize, and enjoy. Though they (hopefully) don’t have to be.

Here’s what we tried to remember to plan a stress-free 1st birthday.

You Know You're the Middle Child When...

Having three children pretty close in age, I can say that the stereotypes for each one couldn’t be more true. Our oldest (3) is loving, a pleaser, and most certainly a bit bossy. Our youngest (4 months) is obviously blameless and babied (I mean, she is a baby after all) and our middle child (2) is a bit of a rebel, and well, the dictionary definition of a middle child. Even writing this post, I feel a little bit bad about it. But it just happens, you know? You bring another babe home from the hospital, and it changes everything.

Without further adieu, here are 10 ways you know you’re the middle child…

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