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…

Cloth Diapers or Disposable Diapers—Which is Better?

All new parents face the diaper question: should we use disposable or reusable cloth diapers? Decisions are likely to change over time, and what you choose for one child may differ from what you choose for another. If you haven’t made the choice yet, here’s what you need to know. Cloth diapers are an environmentally-conscious…

Is That Expensive Stroller Worth It?

I went through this process myself and probably spent more time researching it than I needed to. Even now, all I can tell you is that: It depends. Strollers continue to be a divisive topic among both new and experienced parents. One might assume that, as with most baby supplies, the more expensive option is…

How to Spin the Fidget Spinner into Your Life

The fidget spinner has been all the rage over the last year or so. And for good reason. Helping autistic children—as well as other children who struggle with fidgeting and focus—continues to a major goal for parents and early childhood education. There’s a lot of conflicting information about how young is too young and what…

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