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Entertaining Your Kids on the Cheap

Entertaining Your Kids on the Cheap

Right now my son has three loves in his life: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, chicken nuggets and The Avengers. While I can’t do anything when it comes to the chicken nuggets, like any good father, I can help him pretend to be Captain America. The process for making the mask and shield are same: Now […]

The Only Father’s Day Gift Dad Will Ever Want

The Only Father’s Day Gift Dad Will Ever Want

*This article was originally posted June 15, 2015 Father’s day is coming up this Sunday and if you’re like me, there’s not a whole lot that you actually need. Call me crazy but I’d rather get no gift than something I don’t actually want or need. I’ve got plenty of ties, socks, and cologne thank you […]

How to share a hotel room with your kids 101

How to share a hotel room with your kids 101

Before I had children vacations meant sleeping in, staying up late and being 100% lazy. Now that I travel with two little ones, vacations are more like parenting just with a different background. In what I’m hoping to make an ongoing series, I’ll talk about the tips and tricks I’ve found to helpful when traveling […]

Sleep Training Child Number Two

Sleep Training Child Number Two

  Sleep training a small child is the epitome of “short term pain, long term gain.” For us and baby number two that proved to be the case. Before I get started I want to be upfront. There are A LOT of different ways to sleep train an infant and just because the one I used […]

Best Products to Reuse with Baby #2

Best Products to Reuse with Baby #2

This post is sponsored by our friends at The Baby Cubby. “Wait, what? Can you say that again doctor?” Surprise! That’s how we felt when baby number two made a sudden and unexpected early entrance into the world last week. While we spent several weeks “gently” prepping for baby, we were convinced we still had […]

A 15 Minute Game your Kids will Love

A 15 Minute Game your Kids will Love

Every parent needs a game in their back pocket that requires very little set up and can kill 15 minutes of their kids time. Today I present you with what I’m calling “Competitive Coin Flicking”   Required: Coins – I’ve found pennies work best for younger kids due to their light weight Targets -This comes […]

It’s Bike Safety Month! Stay Safe with Your Helmet

It’s Bike Safety Month! Stay Safe with Your Helmet

The weather has turned. Finally! We’re seeing beautiful sunny days and blue skies which means our little guy is begging to get outdoors everyday. (Even when he’s been sick but that’s another story.) Whether it’s a trip to the park, cruising in his Power Wheels, or hitting the sidewalks on his strider bike, he wants […]

I Taught My Son to Pee Standing Up Using Goldfish

I Taught My Son to Pee Standing Up Using Goldfish

Some skills can only be taught by dad. Peeing standing up is one of those skills. I recently discovered it was time for me to bust out my parenting tool belt and get to work. What surprised me the most, wasn’t that I needed to teach my son to pee standing up; it seems that […]

Top 5 Audiobooks for Family Car Trips

Top 5 Audiobooks for Family Car Trips

In the same way reading a long book to your children, chapter by chapter, before bedtime can lead you sharing an adventure with them. Audiobooks can do the same. I’m a huge fan of audiobooks. I listen to them quite a bit and have found they’re great at killing time during family car trips.  The best part of […]