Bonding with Your Baby as a New Dad

Having an infant can be overwhelming, especially as a new father. Mothers, of course, have it pretty hard, too, but being a father is a very strange thing. You don’t want to disrupt the very intimate, biological relationship happening between your kid and their mom, but you also want to be part of the newborn…

Babies Stop Crying When You Stand Up–Here’s Why

Most parents have been in this situation. You’re sitting down and wrestling a fussy, screaming, distraught infant in your arms. You don’t know what to do, but you know sitting still isn’t working. Without really thinking about it, you stand up for a moment. Lo and behold, the baby stops crying.   This is the reality of…

What I Wish I Put on my Paternity Leave To-Do List

While I’m lucky enough to work at a company that offers paternity leave, taking those weeks off is a difficult and interesting process. The first time I did it, I assumed I’d simply spend time with my wife and child. Nothing more, nothing less. Of course, there would be the occasional grocery store, several late…

The Babysitter Interview Questions You Need to Ask

Okay, so this one isn’t related to “stuff.” However, hiring a babysitter is one of the most important processes you will make as a parent. This signifies a shift in parenting life; you can begin to reclaim some independence from your child. Additionally, finding the right babysitter does have a direct impact on your kid’s…

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