Posts Tagged ‘babies’

Humpday, March 10, 2010

March 9, 2010

A few tidbits to get us through the week …

  • A family’s strength – I’ve been helping a very good friend of the family, Annette Wiesner, build a blog for people with disabilities. This week she posted a great piece about families coming together during tough times. Keep an eye on Annette. She’s in the early stages of a very special and meaningful project.
  • A baby changes everything – Last week, we included links about teen pregnancy. After which, a friend sent me this story on MSNBC, which takes a close look inside the live of two teenaged parents to-be.
  • Brooklyn brewhaha: Babies in bars – Right now, there is a national debate going on whether or not babies should be allowed in bars. Should they? Take a look at the story on CNN, and hit us up in the comments. I’d love to get your thoughts on this.

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Humpday, Feb 24, 2010

February 23, 2010

A few tidbits to get us through the week …


There sure are a lot of people in my sphere of life who are having babies.

Little babies.

Such joy. Such stress. You get it all with all babies.

Here’s a few items that made life a bit easier during our stints with the lil’ dribblers.

The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be, Second Edition

When we learned that we were having a baby, like so many moms-to-be, my wife began stocking up on how-to books for the expectant mother. I, also new to the parenting experience, followed suit only to learn that there are comparatively very few books out there to prepare us rookie dads to be as supportive as possible.

I found  this one, and from page one, I knew I had  a great guide in hand. Just about everything you want to know, need to know, and should know is in this book. It takes you through, stage by stage right up until and shortly after birth.

Trust me guys, Ok? If you’ve never been through pregnancy before, get this book. You’ll be glad you did. Moreover, she’ll be glad you did. And a happy, healthy mommy means a happy, healthy baby.


Your Baby Can Sleep: The Practical, Proven Method for Solving your Baby’s Sleep Problems

If you like corny, poorly produced videos, you’ll enjoy this. If you like corny, poorly produced videos that deliver amazing results – you’ll treasure it. It really works.

I’m sad to see they still do not sell this on DVD. It’s only offered in VHS format. But, that’s the irony of treasure, I suppose. If you read across the top banner of the box, there in purple, it reads, “RELIEF FOR EXHAUSTED PARENTS!” That sums it up.

They should just put that on the cover by itself, in big letters (and burn it to Blue Ray)


A Man’s Journey to Simple Abundance

On the back cover it reads, “For Women to Understand Men, and for Men to Understand Themselves.”

And though it doesn’t discuss in any great detail the art of raising babies, I think it is an important book for any young (or not young) dad to read if he is starting a family. In a very readable way, written by a vast crop of authors, it covers a collection of topics permeating a man’s life, from fear, risk, life and death, balding, balls, and hunting, to name a few.

It is informative at most, and enjoyable at least. As well as being a great guide and compass point in a man’s life, it becomes a literary companion all throughout fatherhood, to keep on the bed stand or nearby shelf.

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