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How to Get Your Kids Off to Sleep So You Don’t Have to Find Out How Much Sleep Dads Need

How much sleep Dads need is a factor of the baby’s sleep coefficient, divided by the mass of the sun multiplied by zero? Once you have a baby, you’re going to find out. I don’t think anything was as difficult when parenting a new baby as the sleep deprivation. Babies don’t work 9 to 5 jobs. They don’t really do clocks. When they’re hungry, they wake up. A hangry baby

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7 Ways Child Rearing Might Trip You Up

When my first son was born I couldn’t even define “child rearing.” My wife had spent months reading “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” I, on the other hand, had spent months in basic denial that this kid was going to change my life much at all. I really didn’t know what to expect about child rearing when my son was born. In my head, he was going to slot

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Easily made baby food at home is totally possible and makes you look like a rockstar

Kitchen Test: Easily Made Baby Food

One of the smartest things my wife and I did when our oldest son was big enough to start down the baby food path was to make baby food ourselves. There are a host (like a literal army) of reasons for this. Helping Mom was certainly near the top of this list. The thing we liked best was the ability to control what foods our son ate. In this age

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Dads can help new moms in a myriad of ways early on after getting home from the hospital. Don't blow it!

5 More Ways Dads Can Help New Moms

Recently we looked at how new dads can step up in one of their most important jobs… helping new moms. It’s something that we’re going to look at quite often because it is so important. So here are 5 more ways Dads can help new Moms. 1. Be the One to Document This Experience Between the late nights, midnight feedings, early mornings, and just the rapidity at which these little

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A Professional Makeshift Home Office Demands the Best Chromebook Accessories

Chromebooks are the heroes we need right now. But they can’t stand alone in the race for an efficient makeshift home office. With the pandemic as an accelerant, the remote work (along with the remote learning and the remote social visit) revolution is upon us. The issue is the uncertainty and pace. We, the royal we, weren’t ready for this. We have been thrust into cobbling together a makeshift home

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Good Dad Habits

9 Surprisingly Good Dad Habits to Start Right Now

Have you ever been sitting in the cubicle staring out the window dreaming of that trip you want to take? Of course you haven’t. Cubicles don’t have windows. But maybe you’ve put Bora Bora as your desktop image. Cool. It’s all well and good to have dreams. The harder thing is to make those dreams happen. Having any goal really come true is hard. Doubly so when parenting. I’m here

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How to Parent With a Mental Health Condition

5 Ways to Parent with a Mental Health Condition

Have you ever been staring longingly into your new baby’s eyes in the middle of the night while Mom sleeping only to think “what the hell am I going to?” Maybe your heart starts to race and small beads of sweat appear on your forehead. Does this tiny creature know that I’m completely losing my mind? If you have, you and I are in the same boat. Being a new

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The Snack Box to Feed Your Kids on A Road Trip

How to Feed Your Kids On a Road Trip

Any good Dad knows that the key to a good road trip is putting miles under the tires. There’s so much that goes into it, like knowing when or if to feed your kids on a road trip. My wife and I just had to take our kids on an impromptu 1300 mile road trip. The older one is almost 5, and the younger one is just about 15 months.

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