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Dad if you have made it this far and haven’t passed out, this is the ultimate moment that you have been waiting for. You are so close to meeting the baby that has been growing in your her womb for the last 9 months and the one you have felt move and kick you when you place your hand on her stomach. Dad she still needs your help and coaching so that she can remain calm,…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 23, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments
Parents/primary caregivers are the most important advocate for their children in all areas of their development, including social-emotional. May is Mental Health Awareness month. Children as young as newborns can have social-emotional issues. Research shows, behavior problems that surface in early childhood are the single best predictor for several long-term outcomes, such as adolescent delinquency, gang involvement, incarceration, substance abuse, divorce, unemployment (Center for…Continue
Added by Sarah Senst on May 23, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments
Many new dads don’t know what to expect during the labor and delivery process, especially, if they are a first time dad. If you have ever seen a tv show or movie that shows a woman giving birth, let me assure you that most labors don’t look anything like what you have seen on television. A woman typically labors for many hours before she is ready to deliver her baby and it…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 22, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Dad are you prepared for the birth of your new baby? If not, now is a great time to begin preparing for delivery day. It is important to be prepared so that you know exactly what to do when your wife or significant appears to be in labor. The best way to learn about labor is to attend a child birthing class with your wife or significant other; however, child birth classes…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 21, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments
Dad if you plan on staying at the hospital after your baby is born, you will need to pack a bag for your stay so that you don’t have to run back and forth from the hospital. Of course, if you forget anything you have the luxury of going back home and grabbing items that you forgot (including items that your wife or significant other might have forgotten). The laboring…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 20, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments
Added by Leah Mastilock on May 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I remember the morning that I took the pregnancy test on September 26, 2010, just a few days after my husband’s birthday. The pregnancy test turned positive right away. We had been trying for a long time to have a baby and we were finally blessed with the news that we were expecting. At the time, the timing didn’t seem perfect but things always have a way of working out.…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 16, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments
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Dad, do you feel as if you are having trouble bonding with your baby? Many dad’s feel as if it is harder to bond with their newborn baby, especially, if mom chooses to breast feed their baby. If you are feeling left out and can’t participate in your baby’s feedings, use these 15 tips to help bond with your…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 15, 2013 at 8:06pm — No Comments
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Added by Jessica Breen on March 27, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments
It's been a rough couple of weeks and I haven't been able to write about it until now, but we lost a very close family member recently. It was the day after she passed away and I couldn't stop tears from falling, though I was trying to function enough to make lunch for the kids.
As I stood against the kitchen counter, trying to see through my red, blurry eyes,…Continue
Added by Leah Mastilock on March 3, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Originally posted on my blog, "Images of Imma-Jane and Lucy!"
I really miss my Dad today and I'm thinking about his Valentine and how she didn't get a gift from him this morning. I am remembering getting cards and chocolates and bears from him myself as a little girl. It's just another difficult day.
But God always finds a…
Added by Amy Van Horn on February 19, 2013 at 9:54pm — No Comments
There, I said it even though it is hard to utter those words out loud. It is amazing that I started this blog because of a shocking pregnancy and I needed an outlet to talk, then the death of my Mom, my own health issues and now my dad.…Continue
Added by Holly on January 28, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments
Added by Gina Elder on January 17, 2013 at 2:29pm — No Comments
Uh, you sure that's the best one, Dad? I think I see a better one over there...
The kids are both sleeping all snug in their beds
After Christmas tree chopping and decorating then,
A trip to see lights…
Added by Leah Mastilock on December 14, 2012 at 3:47am — No Comments
In an article by Nicola Conville, 'Dads determine child obesity', on Body and Soul:
"A recent Australian study has found having an overweight father quadruples a child's chance of being overweight, even if they have a mother of normal weight."
The study looked…Continue
Added by Suzanne Robinson on December 3, 2012 at 6:40pm — No Comments