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.

Shedding My Pre-parenting Beliefs, One at a Time

As a father to a 10-month-old boy, often tradition and expectations say I’m supposed to be excited about my son going into sports. Maybe even push or slightly nudge him into playing one of my favorites – relive Dad’s glory days from high school. Hoping one day he’ll become a superstar athlete and make millions of dollars.

The thought flooded my mind during our walk today, as we stopped to watch a soccer camp at the local elementary school.

Before I had a child, I was guilty of believing that.

5 Important Lessons from a Dad to His Daughter

Growing up, my father was not a major part of my life. He was around but, unfortunately, our relationship wasn’t very meaningful, especially after his relationship with my mom ended. Thankfully, my mom’s love provided what I needed to become a happy, well-adjusted adult, and the men in my life (two uncles in particular) filled the void. I will forever be grateful for that.

6 Fun & Simple Ways to Make Summer Days Magical

There is just something about summer that feels special. The long sunshine-y days are just begging for adventures to be had and memories to be made. I think it probably has something to do with the fact that summer takes us back to our own childhoods and reminds us that the world is full of potential and wonder. When summer rolls around, it reminds me as a mom to stop and enjoy the little things and to create simple magic for my own little ones. Summer fun doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive to be magical though! Here are 6 fun and simple ways that we make summer a bit more magical around here!

6 Fun & Simple Ways We Spend Our Summer Days

Dating My Husband with Baby in Tow

At the start of 2014, I made three goals for the year. One was to spend more “alone time” with my husband. More dates, more conversations, more late nights dedicated to hanging out and spending time together instead of doing dishes or other chores around the house. With three kiddos, alone time is a rarity. From the time he gets home from work until we put our kids to bed, it’s busy, busy, busy! Our Chatty Kathy toddlers and our newborn babe fill our evenings. Both of us are plenty aware of how important time together is for our marriage and for our family. I once heard a saying that went something like, “happy parents = happy kids.” I’m sure there’s some truth to that. Margot is just now 3 months old, and I am proud to say that we’ve actually done a really good job of getting away for some “us” time. Here’s how we do it…

Daddies Diaper Too

Hi. I’m Chad, I’m a dad, and I change diapers.  Specifically of the little one you see me holding here.

I’m the new “dad blogger” joining and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

I’m the husband to an amazing woman, dad to a 10-month-old (insert time flying clichés here) and food source to Blazer, our dog.  He’s still wondering if this additional human we brought home in September is going to be staying around.

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