Category Archives: Thoughts/Opinions

A Dad’s Guide to Packing for the Maternity Ward

As the days are counting down until our fifth baby is due I realized I needed to get my bag ready, the bag that I’ll take with me to the hospital when my wife goes into labor. It’s well documented what you need to take for mom and the baby but dad is often overlooked in all of this.

So I have decided to put together my Dad’s Guide to Packing for the Maternity Ward. Continue reading A Dad’s Guide to Packing for the Maternity Ward

6 Deadly Mistakes All Parents Make

Kids don’t come with a handbook and much of parenting is on the job training. Thankfully for all of you, I have learned a thing or two about being a great parent. As I prepare to become a dad for the 5th time I’ve decided I should share some of my pearls of wisdom with you.

Pay attention as I share this valuable knowledge.  So many parents think they are making good choices for their children but they are in fact making choices that could potentially have deadly consequences. I want to share with you some of the most prevalent mistakes I’ve seen parents make in the hopes that you can avoid them. You’ll probably want to take notes. Continue reading 6 Deadly Mistakes All Parents Make

Terrorists and Coupons

What is going on in the world?  I know my blog usually doesn’t have anything to do with world events but it seems silly to just type away pretending Paris wasn’t attacked 3 days ago. It’s a sad, scary and uncertain world we are living in today. The sophistication of the latest attack was virtually zero. A handful of men opened fire on a large group of innocent unarmed civilians in the middle of a populated city. This type of attack is going to be nearly impossible to prevent.

I’m sad for my children, the picture above was taken at dinner less than 24 hours before the Paris attacks. How do I maintain their innocence? How do I shield them from Continue reading Terrorists and Coupons

Camera Buying Guide

Five years ago my wife and I decided it was time to bite the bullet and buy an expensive camera. The problem was, neither of us really knew anything about cameras. I searched the internet for buying guides and was able to find a lot of technical reviews but most of that was over my head. I had a hard time finding a practical guide for non-photographers that gave me the info I needed.

Now that I have had five years to learn, largely by trial and error, I have decided to write the guide I wish I had read before I made my first purchase. Continue reading Camera Buying Guide

Sleep Like A Baby

I have no idea who coined the term “sleep like a baby,” obviously it was someone who never had a baby. Many babies have a very difficult time sleeping for extended periods of time, especially through the night. “Sleep like a teenager” is probably a significantly better term. I’ve seen teens go to bed at 10 pm only to wake up the next day at 2 pm. Now that’s some good sleep!

Obviously a baby isn’t going to be expected to sleep for 14 straight hours but us tired parents can dream, right? Continue reading Sleep Like A Baby