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Five Bonuses of Being a New Dad at (or Around) 40

By: , May 20th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

No, I Assure You, I'm Not His Grandfather

It doesn’t matter how you became a new dad at (or around) 40.  What matters is you did, and because of that, you are in rare company.  According to the …

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5 Gifts to Show Mom You Care on Mother’s Day

By: , May 8th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

A list to help you find your best gift idea.

Mother’s Day is the one day per year that moms all over the world are recognized for all they do.  While a tangible gift is not always necessary to …

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Cesarean: Just Another C-Word

By: , April 22nd, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health, Parenting

Challenging the taboo of c-section births.

Today is my nineteenth day of healing from my second c-section surgery.  I am mentally feeling more like myself and the wound in my abdomen has become tolerable without pain medication.  I still …

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Star Wars Figurines

I Let My Son Play With Boba Fett

By: , April 15th, 2015. Posted in: Parenting

A meditation on toddler impulse control and sharing your childhood toys with your kids

Let me start by admitting I lied (and I’m sorry).  I know the headline states, “I Let My Son Play With Boba Fett”, but I wasn’t fortunate enough as a …

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Diaper Quest – Where to Buy Diapers and Wipes

By: , April 8th, 2015. Posted in: Money, Parenting

A detailed cost analysis on the best places to buy diapers and wipes.

To follow up on my post about switching to disposable diapers, I did some of my own research on the best places to buy …

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Your New Job: Huggies Data Entry

By: , April 1st, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

There Are More Rewarding Things

You won’t remember applying for the position, nor does your resume boast accomplishments in the field, but somehow, you will land the job.

On the up-side, it’s only part-time, you’ll …

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Toddler Night Waking

By: , March 26th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

Instructions Not Included

Even if you don’t have children, most people have heard about the inevitable parental sleep deprivation that goes along with the first year of a child’s life.  Before you become a new …

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Gotta Flip This Body

By: , March 26th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Health, Parenting

My public pledge to improve my health.

My right ankle, both knees, right hip, back, neck, both elbows, hands.

These are the things that hurt at this moment.  I have reached my weight loss tipping point.

I’m …

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From Cloth to Disposable Diapers

By: , March 18th, 2015. Posted in: Money, Parenting

For you, cloth vs. disposable diapers may be a hard and fast decision.

You may have already made up your mind about whether to diaper your precious little one in cloth or disposables.  At least, that’s the way it was for us, until we …

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Screen Time Shame

By: , March 13th, 2015. Posted in: Parenting

Or, how I have failed as a parent.

First, let me start by saying I had been feeling quite guilty for letting (ok, maybe from time to time, encouraging) our son to watch programs/videos/screen-stuffs. I feel guilty because …

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