Let me share a secret with all you gentlemen out there. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Go figure, right? A little bling goes a long way toward melting a lady’s heart, as I learned this weekend for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend & Can Be a Guy’s, Too”
A sleep sack might be the only thing to rein our daughter in at night. Because, when it comes to independent streaks in toddlers, our daughter takes the top prize. She has a motor that just won’t quit. She goes and goes until finally crashing at bedtime. Thank goodness she tires herself out and sleeps about 12 hours a night. Continue reading “Independent Streaks in Toddlers: The Only Thing Stopping Our Daughter is a Sleep Sack”
Family time can be anything you make it and doesn’t necessarily require a huge expensive production. Bonding with your child cost nothing but your love, as it’s vital to their confidence and upbringing. So as Daddy, I try to take advantage of every opportunity I get to strengthen my relationship with my daughter and to help her learn and grow. Continue reading “Dear Moms & Dads: Family Time Is What You Make Of It”
My last name is Gray and I started living up to the pedigree when I was just 27 years old. That’s when I noticed the first strand of gray hair in my coif. I muttered something under my breath and hastily plucked it from the root. It didn’t work. Continue reading “40-Something & Ready To Dye: Get Rid Of Gray”
New Parents Must Take Time For Self In Order To Stay Safe, Sane & Healthy
Time is a valuable resource that, when gone, we can’t retrieve. But, if you don’t take time for yourself or your spouse, parenting starts to feel like a burden rather than a joy. It’s physically and emotionally draining no matter what age you are when you and your partner have a baby. Continue reading “Making Time for Yourself & Spouse is Vital for Any New Parent”
WHY CONSISTENCY = HAPPIER BABIES
Consistency is super important when parenting, as I realize being a new dad and learning along the way. Our daughter goes to bed every night between 7 and 7:30 p.m. and sleeps usually till about 5:30 or 6 a.m. the following morning followed by a sunrise nursing session. Continue reading “The Importance of Consistency for Children”
do your research before buying a pop-up tent!
Having a baby is all about prioritization and planning. Case in point: The seemingly innocuous trip to the beach with a tent or playshade to protect your little one. Here’s my story: Continue reading “Pop-Up Tent Perfection: Lessons to Learn Before Family Beach Day”
One of my jobs as Daddy is to rock Ariabella to sleep each night after reading to her. If all goes well, by the time we finish the second or third book she is rubbing her eyes, my clue to turn off the light and usher her into night-night land.
Becoming a new parent comes with a lot of firsts. There is the first smile, the first tooth, the first word and the first unassisted steps. While we have only experienced a few of these first so far, sometimes we already feel like parental veterans. Continue reading “Time Flies When You’re A New Parent”