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.

Magical 1st Birthday with Nemo & Friends

Thanks to Disney Baby and Cakes.com for sponsoring this post and for giving me the Finding Nemo DecoSet for free, as well as to Albertson’s for decorating our cake.

We are officially parents of a one year old! I mean…how, when did that happen? I still remember bringing him home from the hospital, the EPIC first night we had at home, and all the tired and sleepless nights that were the first year.

But now we have this handsome, soon to be walking on his own, interested in everything little boy. It’s the most satisfying and wonderful feeling I’ve ever experienced. To celebrate his first year, we threw a “sail”-ebration backyard birthday party complete with an amazing Finding Nemo cake.

The 5 Words I Love to Hear as a Busy Mom

Life as a mother of four is starting to feel like my new normal. I’m no longer confused as how to manage them all. And while for the most part, I have it under control, it’s been exhausting. I’m often asked, “How do you do it?”

Quite honestly, I don’t really think about it, I just do it. To me, raising my daughters has been such a blessing I’m grateful for. That being said, it isn’t easy! I struggle to find “me time” even if it’s only for a few minutes for a cup of tea. Lately, I’ve been hearing five words that have been music to my ears and a relief for my arms.

My 5 Favorite Words to Hear as a New Mom

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.

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