Parenting

Everything I Know About Parenting, I Learned From A Comic Book

Everything I Know About Parenting, I Learned From A Comic Book

Okay, not really. But I’ve been in love with this graphic novel series lately called┬áSaga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. It’s a story about family and the love, sacrifice, pain, fear, pride, and joy of being a parent. It’s also about magic and robots and fantasy and war and sex and the consequences of violence and oh so much more. It’s the kind of book that you’ll fall in love with even if…

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The Fear And Anxiety For Your Baby’s Safety Is Normal (But It Still Sucks)

The Fear And Anxiety For Your Baby’s Safety Is Normal (But It Still Sucks)

I’m a pretty high anxiety guy anyway, but having a baby has put my anxiety on steroids. Here’s a story from just this morning… My 7-month-old has been sleeping in pretty late the past few days, like noon to 1:30pm late. He goes to sleep around 10pm. He still takes 1-2 solid naps per day, and he still gets grumpy in the evenings because he’s tired. My wife and I are pretty convinced this is…

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I Love Horror Movies (But Should I Show Them To My Kids?!)

I Love Horror Movies (But Should I Show Them To My Kids?!)

Here’s a very real, very serious fear of mine: It’s a few years from now… I’m sitting in my living room late at night. Let’s say I’m playing a video game with my headphones in. I’m zoned into the game when a tiny, thin figure hovers from around the corner and places a pale, cold hand on my wrist. Of course, it ends up just being my young son after he crawled out of bed,…

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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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