I’ve never had a good memory. I’m not great with names at parties. I frequently forget items on my mental shopping list when I go to buy groceries. I’m forever trying to remember where I left my sunglasses, before realizing they’re perched on top of my head.It’s not a product of aging – I’ve always had a hard time remembering stuff. My husband and daughter get frustrated when they have to remind me about past conversations.“Dad,” Riley said to me the other day, “Did you sign that form?”“Honey, I have no idea what you’re talking about.”“I gave you the form last week, and I told … [Read more...]
Babies / pregnancy
These articles are all about babies, pregnancy and baby/pregnancy related issues.
DISCLOSURE: This post about bringing home baby is sponsored by Huggies® and written by NYC Dads Group member Oliver Ellner.We thought we had our act together. The doctors estimated our baby Isaac's arrival date to be April 15 -- a special day given that I'm an accountant. We planned for an earlier arrival in April, though, since the ultrasounds showed our little boy was going to be a big baby.So we made the move to a larger apartment with a nursery (a "junior four" in New York-ease) on March 8, giving us plenty of time to settle in before baby arrived. My wife set up a registry with … [Read more...]
DISCLOSURE: This post, written by NYC Dads Group member Aaron Yavelberg, is sponsored by Huggies® diapers and wipes.I don’t like shopping.I can handle grocery stores when I have a list. I can survive clothes shopping if I’m looking for something specific like a dress shirt or a pair of jeans. When I don’t have a guideline, though, I get very anxious. I have trouble making decisions when too many options exist.Putting together our baby registry to help others shop for us and our new bundle of joy might have been hardest of all. There are five different kinds of everything from … [Read more...]
A fellow dad who is my age (25) posed a question in a Facebook group the other day: “Aren’t we too young for this?”That, my friend, is an easy answer that is difficult for many people to wrap their brains around. You see, we all believe age delineates knowledge by experience. The younger you are, the less experienced you are therefore you are not as skilled or knowledgeable as your elders. In many cases that's true, but for this one ... no. Not at all.I’ll answer as bluntly as he posed his question:We all go into this parenting thing the same. No matter how much we prepare we all … [Read more...]
Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by Huggies®. City Dads Group is proud to be part of the Huggies® Parents Council, an advisory group that works with the baby care products brand. Our time on the council has us thinking about how dads speak to our babies. NYC Dads Group member Christopher Confessore responded with this sweet letter to his child about the importance of saying “hello.”Each day Christopher wakes his baby with a loving hello and gets her ready for the day, often starting with a diaper change. She wears Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers because they help keep skin clean … [Read more...]