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Gift Giving Poem

Gift Giving Poem

This is going to be my first holiday season with a baby. As we approach gift giving times (Christmas for my family and Ayyám-i-Há for my wife’s family), I’ve been thinking about people giving gifts to my daughter. I’ve always been somewhat of a minimalist, and the thought of my daughter receiving loads and loads of toys and other junk makes me anxious. What are we are going to do with it all? Where are we going to store it? Will…

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Email for the Baby

Email for the Baby

I created a gmail account for my unborn baby. Why does an unborn baby need an email address? Well, it’s great for freaking out grandma! There are a few legitimate reasons I can think to reserve an email address for you baby. Reserve your child’s name before someone else does. I tried to get just my daughter’s name and last initials, but it was already taken. If you want to have a good address for you kids that doesn’t end…

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Mitchell Method, Not Just for Mom!

Mitchell Method, Not Just for Mom!

We took a series of classes about birthing our child. They were taught by a quirky old lady that used to be neonatal nurse. She was adamant about the “mind-body” connection, or how we can influence our bodies by using self-talk and mantras. I’ve always believed in this to some extent, but she takes it to the extreme. Not in a bad way, she just over iterated it to the point where I didn’t want to hear it anymore. That’s where…

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Brand New Papa – A new dad blog

Brand New Papa – A new dad blog

“Aren’t there already enough dad blogs in the universe?” you must be asking yourself right now. Yeah, you’re probably right, but I don’t give a shit. I started this dad blog for me. Not for you. Not for you momma. Not for your grandmomma. Not for your baby….well, okay, maybe for your baby. Just a little bit. I’m on the cusp of entering fatherhood, and it’s frightening. I’m starting this dad blog as a place to gather my thoughts, feelings,…

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