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A Dad’s Guide to Sharing the Pregnancy Experience

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You’ve just found out your partner is pregnant. Congratulations! Although you can’t fully partake in the pregnancy, most future dads want a front row seat. No, we don’t understand morning sickness or get to feel the first movements, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to experience everything we actually can during the pregnancy. Yes, it is hard for us to totally grasp what our partner is going through, but we’re trying! Here are a few ways dads-to-be can play an integral part of the pregnancy experience. Read More »

Disciplining: Thinking Outside the Box

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By Daddy Nickell As a parent I know that for every bit of fun and enjoyment to be had with children around, there’s always the possibility of consequences and necessary discipline, too. It’s the parent’s responsibility to teach their children right from wrong, as well, as how to behave, how to treat others, etc. – I know, it’s a BIG ... Read More »

Dads—Be There

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You fathered a child, and now it’s time to step up and be a present, active participant in that child’s life. Dads play an important role in raising a child, and there are many reasons why dads should be active... here are a few. Read More »

How Dads Can Support Moms In the Delivery Room

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By Jennifer Chung, Kinsights.com Expectant moms are filled with excitement throughout their pregnancy. Most first time moms don’t quite know what to ask during labor and delivery. They rely heavily on their birth coach or the new dad to be to get them through the experience. Here are a few ways that dads can support mom in the delivery room. Provide ... Read More »

It’s Back to School Time

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It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming to an end, and the first day of school seems closer than ever. I’m here to let you know there are things you can do now, prior to the first day of school, that’ll help your child be more prepared for the new school year. Read More »

What Kids Want in a Babysitter

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I think it’s fair to say that when it comes to babysitters, most kids would rather just have mom and dad stay at home. That is unless you find that rare gem of a babysitter—the one your kids adore, beg to have them come, and can’t wait for you to leave. However, these gems can be hard to find. With years of finding babysitters for my 7 kids, I’ve had my share of finding that modern day Mary Poppins. To help with the search, here are a few key things kids are actually wanting (whether they know it or not) in that perfect babysitter. Read More »

10 Secrets Every New Dad Needs to Know

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The birth of your first baby equates to the birth of a new you—the new dad! As most of the attention is on mom during the nine month preparation period, dad often gets left behind in learning about and preparing for his new life. Having a family, and the birth of your first child, will forever change your lifestyle, environment, and thought process. Dads need to be prepared to embrace this change. Trust me, the rewards will be plentiful. Just wait until your new baby smiles at you for the first time—or the first time they call you dad! Read More »