Reliving your childhood through your kids: TMNT Edition

Reliving your childhood through your kids: TMNT Edition

        Every adult will have one show or character they attach to their childhood and for me that was the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Where I lived the show would come on weekdays at 3:30 and because school didn’t get out until 3:25 I was forced to either run home as […]

18 Honest Parenting Buttons for Your Diaper Bag

18 Honest Parenting Buttons for Your Diaper Bag

I think it’s time we start adding flare to our diaper bags. This vessel of diapers, clean clothes and animal crackers deserve more than just the plain existence they’re currently living. And while I’m not suggesting parents go as far as busting out the bedazzler I do think a few sweet button would fit nicely. […]

Is it wrong that I’m happy to drop my son off at daycare?

Is it wrong that I’m happy to drop my son off at daycare?

Is it wrong that I’m happy to drop my son off at daycare? Often when talking with parents who send their children to daycare*, the topic of dropping them off inevitably comes up. *I refuse to refer to my kid’s daycare as school as I feel it’s only done so parents feel better about leaving […]

I stumble Into being a Good Parent while at Disneyworld

I stumble Into being a Good Parent while at Disneyworld

  My family and I just returned from an awesome two week trip where we visited Disneyworld and took a Disneycruise. I’m going to share posts on both of those soon, (be forewarned my family LOVED the cruise and any review I do will end up sounding like an ad), but right now I want […]

Dad Invents the SnoofyBee – Crazy or Genius?

Dad Invents the SnoofyBee – Crazy or Genius?

Have you ever thought to yourself, you could use a “dog cone” for your children? One dad, Michael Perry of Albany, Oregon,  did and has turned his idea into a fully funded kickstarter campaign.   Michael says the idea for the Snoofybee came “When my oldest son was 6 months old, the minute his diaper […]

Out of the Crib and into a Toddler Bed

Out of the Crib and into a Toddler Bed

I knew the time for switching my son out of the crib and into a big boy bed was rapidly approaching. But it quickly became apparent the window had reached us, the morning I walked into his room and found him attempting to escape. Luckily, we had already prepared for this moment by having a “Big […]

Why Locking Your Kids Outside Isn’t So Bad

Why Locking Your Kids Outside Isn’t So Bad

I knew every tree, every rock and every hiding spot in my neighborhood as a kid. I knew this because I spent my summers and weekends locked outside. Like most kids – pre-internet boogie monsters – I was pushed out the door roughly about 9am and was told not to return until the afternoon. Around […]