Typically, children come early within a marriage, when the couple is still fresh and parenthood is a fun challenge not yet understood. There is still immaturity and selfishness, a type of learning-curve that must be achieved, and a sense of confidence that will be rocked in ways new parents can’t plan for. It’s safe to say that those early years of parenthood are full of growth like no other, and while each partner progresses on their journey, the relationship also matures. Continue reading
Moms of the world, it’s time for us to completely spoil the fathers of our spectacular offspring. The one day – let’s be real, whole weekend - is approaching, in which we are expected to pull out all of the stops. Continue reading
Real fatherhood is so much more than just creating a baby. Today’s fathers are emotionally investing themselves into their relationships, taking part in every possible moment.
I could have easily written about all the things to look forward to as a soon-to-be dad. I could have made lists or charts about becoming a dad. I could have made my husband write this one.
But I want to bring you real life. You know what is beautiful? Real Dads. That’s it. It’s simple really. Dads who are truly connected to their children are breathtaking. Dads who take parenting serious are what make moms want to keep having babies.Continue reading
My kids start panting like dogs as the clock ticks closer to the minute my husband gets home. It’s almost as if the air changes and I’m just waiting for a wolf cub to start howling as the Jeep pulls up the long driveway.
Once the front door opens, it is as if the hounds have been released. I cannot stop them if I wanted to -and let’s be real, I already poured a glass of wine. This is just sheer pleasure for me.Continue reading
Dads may not empty the dishwasher often enough, or make it home before dinner every night.
Dads may teach ridiculous behaviors like passing gas on your sibling.
Dads may write the wrong month, day, or year for a birthday on paperwork – or even forgot how you decided to spell a middle name at some point.
Dads may never attend the well check-ups or even most of the sick visits.
Dads may fall asleep before the kids every.single.time they attempt bedtime.Continue reading
There is no doubt about it, a dad lights up a room. There is something almost magical about the way a child looks at dad.
As gender lines have recently been the highlight of conversations, I believe it is time to talk about the importance of Dad. Very rarely do you hear from another adult that they pursued something in life to make their mother happy. That’s right, it is typically the father’s approval, a quest to make dad proud that most people are after.Continue reading