fatherhood

9 Hacks to Make Twin Life Easier – Parenting Twins Article

Diaper changes, nap times, getting dressed, and meals can be difficult to navigate with one baby. When there are two, and twice as many baby items to juggle, there are twice as many opportunities to derail even the best laid plans. With a little bit of creative planning, and some luck, you can spend less time juggling and more time enjoying double the joy with your twins! twin life easier 1. Buy In Bulk If there is one thing I…

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Spread Too Thin – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Today, instead of putting my son on the bus and going straight to work, I took him to school so I could visit his class for “First Fridays.” First Fridays are a monthly occurrence on which parents are allowed – and encouraged – drop in on school and find out what our kids are working on. Afterwards, on the train – in the middle of wondering WTF common core is all about – I suddenly realized I’d completely forgotten to…

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An Ode to the Twin Dads Who Have Stepped Up – Parenting Twins Article

We have come together today to pay tribute to the heroes that many people don’t often talk about: Twin Dads. Dads. Fathers. Stepdads. Grandads. The men in the background helping to keep the pieces together. The men in the foreground doing equal work hand-in-hand with their partners. And the men doing it all alone.  We joke about how our husbands and our kid’s fathers sometimes put on their clothes backward, or do their hair with a vacuum, but very rarely…

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Critical Need: Men in Orphan Care – Foster Parents Article

Dad, you are needed in orphan care today more than ever. Men are called to protect and provide for families, and to help father fatherless children. In Deuteronomy 10:18, God set an extraordinary example by “executing justice for the fatherless.” This is the heart of our Father—to father those in need. And little on this earth is more impactful than God-loving men who care for fatherless children. Orphan care, foster care, and adoption efforts suffer without men. Here are 6 thoughts from…

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Confession of a Parent of Multiples – Parenting Twins Article

I always say that parenthood is 51% awesome and 49% hell. But describing why the 2% difference is so worth it is really hard. There’s a scene in “The Backup Plan” with Jennifer Lopez that I love. Not her best work, but you know anything with twins I am all over it. So a dad in the park is trying to explain to the soon-to-be dad of J.Lo’s twins that parenthood is a bunch of awful things with a few…

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Safe Peeping with ibi – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by the makers of ibi. As you know, I am the proud owner of two of the cutest kids on planet earth, and I love taking their picture. That’s partially because I like sharing those pictures on Instagram so I can make fun of them, and partially because, ya know, memories! And stuff. All this is to say that my phone is almost always chock full of photos, which makes it hard to take new…

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Celebrating Fathers – Review Of The Life of Dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

*** I was given a free copy of Life of Dad for consideration of a review post.  While the item was provided for free, all the thoughts expressed herein are my own. *** When we get to May and June, and the calendar speeds on to its midway point, we come together to celebrate the dads and moms in our life.  As it’s just past Mother’s Day, Father’s Day comes right around the corner.  For me, it’s hard to forget…

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Who Has It Worse? Everyone! – Parents Article

No matter what kind of parent you are, you struggle. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad, a go-to-the-office parent, even a work from homer, raising kids is difficult and exhausting. But each kind of parent has their own challenges, and on the latest episode of the Dad and Buried podcast, Pete and I chatted about all the different ones we face. With help from your comments (follow my Instagram stories to answer my topic-related questions and have your name…

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Parenting On Empty – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Exhaustion is the number one parenting complaint on a long list of them. It’s valid, it’s real, and it’s very old news. Oh, you’re tired? Tell me something I don’t know. Sorry, but being tired isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion tireds! Being tired and parenting anyway! I call it “parenting on empty.” But I should probable just call it “parenting” because we all do it. And it’s impressive AF. Every parent is tired. We’re tired because of…

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Kids Are Expensive AF! – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

One of the worst aspects of having kids is, well, just take a spin around my blog. I’m pretty sure I’ve covered them all at some point. Including this week’s podcast topic: how expensive they are! It starts with diapers and clothes and formula, then it progresses to daycare and sports and food, and eventually you’re buying them cars and college tuition. It never ends. But it’s not just money they cost you, they also steal your sanity, your time,…

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