Archives for June 2013

9 Lessons I Learned About Being A Good Dad By Having A Bad One

Father’s day is always a bitter sweet time for me. As I scroll through my Facebook and Twitter feed on Father’s day I see countless posts of people posting pictures of their dads with captions such as: “Thankful to have such a wonderful dad!” “Grateful for this guy’s leadership in my life!” “So glad to have such a wonderful father!” “I love this man!”

As I read these posts I always feel disappointment and sadness since I cannot post a similar post about my dad. The truth is I don’t ever remember my dad saying he loved me. Ever giving me a hug. Ever going to church with us (much less ever praying for / with me.) My dad didn’t teach me how to shave, treat a woman, how to tie a tie (or how to light a pilot light in a water heater….I just had to call the gas company to show me how to light man…I was scared. Those things look scary.) 🙂

I love my father, but the truth (sadly) is that my dad was not a good dad.

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3 Ways The Nuk Brush Can Help Your Child Learn To Eat

I have come to the conclusion that getting over the mess is a big part of parenting. Noah is messy just eating with his own hands and today I am about to hand him a rocket launcher.

Until I had Noah I had no idea how important eating was to the strengthening of muscles in the mouth and eventual speech development. From breast feeding or bottle feeding to using a straw to moving solid food around your mouth with your tongue, all of this helps your mouth develop the ability to talk.

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Hi, I’m Noah’s Dad. Remember Me?

Hi, I’m Noah’s dad, and I used to blog here. Does anyone remember? 🙂

Wow…! It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post and I miss it!  While our Facebook page has remained very active the last few month, this blog has been sort of a digital ghost town.

For those of you wondering what happened to our regular blog posts about our son Noah let me calm your fears.

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