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.

5 Ways to Celebrate a New Baby

If you are expecting a new baby or if you know someone who is, this post is for you! The birth of a new baby is just about one of the most exciting times, and should be celebrated! However, there are some rules for what is appropriate and what is not, what is super helpful, and what isn’t. As a mom who has been there, here are 5 great ways to celebrate a new baby. Make sure to share this with your expectant friends and family…

The Unique Way We're Preparing Our Toddler For a New Baby

The weeks are quickly ticking away leading up to the arrival of our new baby and aside from all of the usual getting ready for baby type tasks, we’ve also been in the process of preparing our toddler for the changes that are going to take place. I’ve read up on tips from others and tried to implement as many as possible, but I still didn’t feel like any of my tactics were working to get my daughter excited about the birth of her baby brother. When we would ask her about her baby brother she would either brush us off or respond with, “No. I don’t manna baby brother. I manna baby sister.” We’ve been hoping to find a way to get her to buy into the idea of a sibling…we’ve watched YouTube videos about babies growing in utero and read books about being a big sister, practiced with her dolls…but it hasn’t seemed to make much of a difference. Then one night during our bed time routine and idea came to me as a fluke, so I tried it…and it worked! Ever since that night my toddler has been getting more and more excited to meet her baby brother. Wanna know the secret?

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Embracing the Unexpected: What My Son’s Birth Taught Me

When I was pregnant with Baylor I was a nut for researching birth plans, birth stories, and anything to do with what would happen during labor and delivery. I wanted to be as educated as possible, as I’m sure every first time mom does. I created a birth plan that was tailored to what my husband and I wanted to experience during the birth of our first son. I was so proud of it and adamant of going by it completely. Little did I know, my little man and my body had other plans.

Movin' on Up: Signs for Knowing When to Size Up on Diapers

Have you ever tried reading the size guidelines on the side of a box of diapers? If so, you’ve quickly realized just how tricky diaper sizing can be. Perhaps your baby’s current diapers are every-so-slightly snug, but you’re not quite sure if your little one is ready for the next size? Well, here are a few simple signs that will let you know when it’s time to move up a size in diapers!

Movin' On Up: Signs For Knowing When To Size Up On Diapers

5 Things Dad Really Needs Before You Leave Him with Baby Overnight

It’s so hard when I am away from my babies. When I leave town without them, sure, it’s nice to sleep through the night, but I miss my little ones so much. I don’t travel much. But a few times a year, I pack up my bags, load up the fridge, and head out of town. When I’m gone, I tend to worry about leaving my husband alone with the kids for a few days. My worry definitely doesn’t stem from a lack of trust, because he’s great with the kids. I think my worry just stems from wondering if I’ve left everything he needs to manage the home and the kids while I am gone.

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