Your Kids

First Time Dad Tips: 10 Things You Should Know

Becoming a dad for the first time is pretty scary. Every day you find yourself facing issues you’ve never dealt with before. And not only are you dealing with a new child, but likely a new mother as well (I think most mothers would agree that this adds a layer of complexity to the father’s experience). The good thing is, …

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5 Critical Things to Consider When Designing a New Baby Room

Designing a new baby room is definitely one of those fun things that couples get to work on together prior to a baby’s birth.  From colors, to furniture, to overall style – there’s definitely a lot of room for creativity. My wife and I had a pretty unique situation, in that our future baby room was, at the time… …occupied …

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes of New Parents

Parents, regardless of experience, are prone to making mistakes.  Raising a human being is not easy. Without too much exaggeration, every little thing you do as a parent can (but not necessarily will) shape your child in some way. It can be especially terrifying as a new parent.  You know, frantically Googling every little thing. What the hell did people do …

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Should I Get a Puppy or Have a Baby? (The Answer is Here.)

It’s a silly question, but I think it’s one that many couples debate. Even if the question itself is never explicitly asked out loud, it’s a real consideration for a lot of couples. And it isn’t always “puppy or baby,” but more often: “Which one should come first?” If you want a dog and want a baby, chances are you will …

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Why You Shouldn’t Save for College (…or should you?)

Most expenses that we incur for our children are absolutely necessary. Food? Check. Clothes? Check. Housing? Check. Diapers? Debatable… Okay, fine, they’re necessary too. But there’s one thing you’ll find on many parents’ lists that isn’t quite as critical: saving for a college education. Conventional parenting advice would tell you that saving for a college education is a prudent decision that you’d …

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Should I Find Out the Gender of My Baby? (And Why or Why Not?)

As you probably already know, a pregnant woman can find out the gender of her baby via ultrasound between 16 and 20 weeks into the pregnancy. This tends to bring up the debate of: Should I find out the gender of my baby? This really isn’t a life or death decision by any means.   It’s a personal preference.   …

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How to Get Your Dog Ready for a Baby (5 Key Tips)

If you’re anything like us, you decided it would be a good idea to get a puppy before you started trying to conceive your first child. After all, raising your first baby isn’t difficult enough. You like a good challenge and you were excited about the prospect of not only changing diapers, but walking a dog and cleaning up dog …

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