The last thing on your mind the first week you have your newborn home is keeping a tidy house. So when my parents came over to see their new granddaughter, our coffee table was a disaster. Frantically scattered upon it lay every single parenting book we had bought, read, forgot about, and then frantically dug up again in the previous 72 hours when it became clear how woefully over our heads we were. Why the hell did I think I’d learn to swaddle a baby just by reading about it once? And why won’t she sleep? Wait … is she sleeping now? Is she dead? No … she’s definitely asleep. “Wow. Look … [Read more...]
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Editor's Note: Another great post from passionate NYC Dads Group member, Chris VanDijk. Sit back and relax for this one-- Chris has a lot to say about his family, Time Magazine, Dr. Sears, and his take on Attachment Parenting.
That's the first thing that popped into my head and, simultaneously, out of my mouth when I saw the new cover of TIME Magazine: A skinny, detached mother, her face oozing judgement with what looks to be a four year old, just standing on a chair, attached to her exposed breast.
Just hanging out... sucking a tit.
You’re a New Yorker expecting a child. You’re a mess. Your life will never be the same. But don’t worry. We NYC Dads have been there, and we'll tell you the unexpected things that will happen in your future. 1. You Will Not See Many Friends For Several Years Bad news first. You're not going to keep all of your friends. Some will stay in your life. Some won’t. Some you’ll miss. Others you won’t. 2. You’ll Move to a Bigger Place We know you love that one bedroom in the Village, but you will need more space. Period. Hello, Outer Boroughs! 3. … [Read more...]