Archive for November, 2010
It’s that time of year again — time for another article about the sad state of how early the “holidays” start (if so inclined, you can go to Fox News heree; Pottsville Republican here; and CNN.com has a whole section about it) . I have read articles from the local news to major media with the same message: the “holiday” season starts too early.
I might be the only one — but I wholeheartedly disagree with the notion that the holidays start too early.
1. The holidays don’t need to mean “spend money”. Yes, the stores are chock full of in your More >
As I was working this post over in my mind, our son came down with the ever mysterious 24-hour stomach bug. Happy one moment, puking on me, the floor and carpet the next and unable to hold water — then back to happy within a few hours. Seems sort of fitting.
There have been multiple articles, studies, reports, anecdotes, and you name it about whether or not parenting truly makes you happy. I was intrigued with a recent article by Shankar Vedantam in Slate.In all honesty, the title caught my attention: “Parents Are Junkies, If parenthood sucks, why do we love More >
I mean airborne WITH a baby. Fellow dad Parry over at Dad Blast! commented on my post about flying with a toddler/infant — and I want to make sure this doesn’t get lost since the story is hysterical and really puts a positive spin on things. I can only sum up the hilarity with his equation: Dad + Infant + Airplane – Mom = Terror.
You can find his very funny blog post here at Dad Blast!
Along with being extremely funny, he brings up a very interesting point about how the sex of parent impacts response — had it been his More >
Been a while since I let one loose — but since it is tied to my son letting them loose, I think it is fitting. After 18 months of changing diapers and only a single incident of kiddo peeing on me during a diaper change, my tip is this:
Have the next diaper ready to put on. Don’t reach for it after you have removed the first diaper. Have it out — tabs ready — everything. When the time is right, pull off the old and put on the new.
99% effective for this dad.
I think parents are in a lose-lose situation. This isn’t in all cases — and I think everyone faces this in some aspect of their life, but it really struck me on a recent business trip.
To back up a step, I think I need to explain a little more about my approach to things. When faced with a situation, I mentally play out the various courses of action one can take and the resulting scenarios — then pick the course of action that produces the desired result, or if that isn’t possible, then next best. And as the Wifey More >
There are so many things in life that I take for granted — with water being very high on that list. I have a hard enough time watching my son fight simple infections that I know will clear up — so I can’t even begin to imagine what it is like to watch your child suffer without something so basic as water. This is why I signed up for P&G’s Give Health Program. I know I sit the fence on the impact of big business, but this is something I see as a very worthwhile cause.
If you notice, I More >
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall today for the Britax Chaperone Infant car seats
The issue, pulled directly from the release: The harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard.