Articles from June 2018

Do Babies Dream? (Part 2): And When Do Nightmares Start?
Do Babies Dream? (Part 2): And When Do Nightmares Start?

Do Babies Dream? (Part 2): And When Do Nightmares Start?

Last week, I wrote a post talking about how babies dream and what they dream about. I think every parent probably thinks a lot about those little details of our own lives, and when their baby is going to start experiencing them. I did a little bit of research and came to the conclusion that, basically, babies dream in emotions. Bad dreams are definitely possible, but your baby experiences them as negative emotions. When Do…

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Do Babies Dream? (And What Do They Dream About?)

Do Babies Dream? (And What Do They Dream About?)

This morning, our baby woke up at 6 AM screaming his head off. This was unusual. He’s almost 6 months old now and he’s a pretty good night sleeper. He typically wakes up once during the night for a feeding, then goes straight back down for another few hours before I get up with him for the day. This morning, my wife got up to feed him and I could hear him crying for what…

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The (Wife-Approved) Nerdy Dad List: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

The (Wife-Approved) Nerdy Dad List: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Spoiler-Free Review! Let’s get this out of the way: I’m a HUGE Star Wars nerd. I love everything Star Wars. I read the Legends/Expanded Universe novels. I’ve played all the video games. I read the Marvel comics. I play a tabletop Role Playing Game (ala Dungeons&Dragons) set in the Star Wars universe with my wife and three friends. (I play as a Wookiee named Whargarble Kronkk.) I didn’t really like the prequels, so I used editing software to cut three…

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Love and Family: Don’t Let Your Child Overshadow Your Marriage

Love and Family: Don’t Let Your Child Overshadow Your Marriage

How Does a Stay-At-Home Dad Do It All on His Own? Short Answer: He doesn’t. At least, not in my case. They say it takes a village to raise a child. That might be a slight exaggeration, but only slightly. Spending 9-10 hours a day with him by myself gets to be pretty stressful some days, so when my wife comes home between 6-7pm, she usually sort of takes over as captain. I usually take…

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The (Wife-Approved) Nerdy Dad List: “Die Hard”

The (Wife-Approved) Nerdy Dad List: “Die Hard”

Die Hard. The greatest action movie of all time… The greatest Christmas movie of all time! Not exactly “nerdy,” but essential viewing for any movie-watching human being. Also, WAY more violent than I remember… Was It Always This Bloody? Seriously, I think I first saw Die Hard around nine or ten years old, and haven’t seen it since I was maybe 20. In the seven or eight years it’s been since I last saw it,…

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