What would the galaxy have looked like in Star Wars if Darth Vader and Jango were compassionate and involved fathers?Meanwhile, back on Earth, you can join us as City Dads Group celebrates International Babywearing Week across the United States tomorrow. … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: This is International Babywearing Week, an annual outreach event to celebrate the many benefits -- for parents of and children -- of babywearing.My baby daughter Avery and I were making our usual grocery trip when the urge to use the restroom suddenly hit me while perusing the aisles. Damn multiple cups of green tea and coffee!As I stood at the urinal, I looked down at Avery in her Onya Baby Outback carrier and tried to keep her from letting out any random cries as she generally does. Why she has to fuss as I stand at a urinal, no clue. But as I tried my best to offer … [Read more...]
Maybe some of you have a picky eater in the house. My daughter will try most things, but my 4-year-old son has a new reason everyday for why he won't eat. To borrow a line from the movie A Christmas Story, “My son works in reasons why he won't eat the way other artists might work in oils or clay. He’s a true master.” Here are 39 reasons why my son won't eat dinner: 1. I don't want a baby spoon. 2. This spoon is too big. 3. Mommy makes it better. 4. Oranges are scary. 5. Pasta is scary. 6. I want a big boy cup. 7. I spilled my drink. 8. Water is scary. 9. Daddy makes it better. 10. … [Read more...]
It happens ... often at the most inconvenient time and in the least convenient place. Put a "sh" in front of that "it" if you need us to spell out exactly what we're talking about here.Diaper changing, of course.Have a good laugh on NYC Dads Group member Niel Vuolo by reading about some of oddest locales where he had to make due cleaning doodoo off his children's behinds in The Strangest Places I've Changed a Diaper, the latest contribution from our organization to the WhatToExpect.com web site.Click the link above or logo below to get the poop.It happens ... often at the … [Read more...]
‘Twas the first day of May, and my wife Elaine and my mother sat casually feeding our daughter Sienna eggplant rollatini in a pizzeria down the block from our apartment when out of nowhere the scariest creature on the planet zoomed by Sienna’s head.
No, I’m not talking about a rat or a killer bee or a king cobra. No great white shark decided to make a side trip from the ocean to have a slice of pizza. I’m not even talking about that insidious varmint known as Elmo. I’m referring to an ordinary housefly.