Parenting

Do Babies Dream? (And What Do They Dream About?)
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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Working From Home (With A Baby): Organization

Working From Home (With A Baby): Organization

I started this work from home dad blog, really, to give my son the best possible life he can have. My wife earns a pretty decent income, but starting a family is expensive. I was a work from home freelance writer before Sam was born, but I was struggling to keep up financially. So I needed something new to really put a dent in our expenses. One of the most troubling side effects of depression…

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Video: How to Calm a Screaming Baby (with the Foo Fighters)

Video: How to Calm a Screaming Baby (with the Foo Fighters)

I actually got this video of my son being calmed by the Foo Fighters at only three-months-old. As newborns tend to do, he would often cry for basically no reason at all. I mean aside from the whole “literally discovering everything about their own existence” thing. I’m a big Foo Fighters fan, so I was literally introducing our baby to their music in the womb. Seriously. My wife was seven months pregnant at the concert.…

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