I know some of you aren’t going to like to hear what I have to say, but sometimes you just have to speak up and say what others won’t. Sometimes you have to speak up in a world of chaos and be the voice of sound reason. I’m going to type it plain and simple: you need to cover your baby. Continue reading Dear Breastfeeding Moms, Cover Your Babies
Due to the health benefits of breast milk and the catchy rhyming factor the term Breast is Best has been an oft repeated term that any mother of a newborn cannot escape from hearing. It gets repeated ad nauseam until you are tossing and turning in your bed at night mumbling breast is best, breast is best.
There is little doubt that breast milk contains an incredible amount of nutrients and antibodies that help your little ones in the early stages of his or her life but none of these benefits are negated by pumping your milk into a bottle first and then feeding it to your child. In fact you actually gain quite a number of extra benefits by doing this. Continue reading You say “Breast is Best” I say “Pumping is Perfect”
What’s the deal with Band-Aids? If you are a parent or a child care worker then you know there are magic healing powers inside band-aids. These special healing powers rival the secret magic of a mom’s kiss.
When my kids come running to me crying about their latest bump, my go-to reaction is “Here, let me kiss it.” 9 times out of 10 they are miraculously healed (A dad’s kiss is pretty good too, in case you didn’t know). But what about that 10th time? Continue reading The Secret About Band-aids
Potty training is a necessary evil in every parents life. I don’t know anyone who would describe it as fun but then again changing your child’s diapers for their entire life isn’t going to be fun either. At some point, sooner or later (hopefully sooner) you will potty train your child. Sometimes these things go well, sometimes they go crappy. (That was a dad joke) Continue reading Chapstick Potty
The 2nd annual Dad’s Day Out at the Zoo happened on New Year’s Eve this past year. What is Dad’s Day Out at the Zoo you ask? Well that’s when my good friend Casey and I take our kids to the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens together. We’ve gone twice in two years 🙂 He just so happened to have a few days off from work and we were able to head over to the Zoo. Incidentally, Casey has his own blog about fatherhood. You owe it to yourself to check it out: Dashboard Dad. Continue reading It’s a Zoo out there!