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Getting Dad to Help With Baby

I’ve never heard a woman complain that her husband helps too much with the baby, but I’ve often heard new moms voice frustration about uninvolved dads. Many new dads just don’t know how to handle a baby or are discouraged when their wives criticise their sometimes-clumsy attempts at feeding or diapering. These men lack the confidence and skills (but not the motivation) to care for baby. When Duct Tape Won’t Work is an interactive CD-ROM designed … Read entire article »

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Friday Playgroup: October 26, 2007

Who needs therapy? The internet is cheaper. How to Raise your Children to be the Type of Adults You Want Them to Be: I began writing what they call a mission statement… (Thingamababy) To Put it Bluntly, Kids Are… (Suburban Oblivion) Stepping Off: A Frog in Hot Water: When divorce is a new beginning. An inspiring read even if your marriage is healthy. (via Maya’s Mom) Postpartum depression nearly killed me. Then I had a second baby.: An honest and personal account that provides hope for those who suffered from postpartum depression and want to have another baby. (Babble.com) Gentle Art of Ruling Your Husband-Where You Been, You Sexy Thang?: To end your session on a funny note. (fussypants) Plus some more cool posts we enjoyed: 5 Minutes Around The Blogosphere: Take some time to follow featured … Read entire article »

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Friday Playgroup: October 5, 2007

Growing up and getting creative: Preschool is good for the three-year-old soul: Sometimes you have to nudge them out of the nest a little. (CityMama) My Kids Can Do It, Home Depot Can Help: I can’t wait! I want to become handy, too! (Daddy Forever) Artwork Thursday: Autumn Greetings: Nice Japanese influences–perhaps she has impressionist tendencies? (Clare’s Dad) That Mom: Confession, I’m already that mom. Oh, and a purple sun is WAY cool. (GGC) Hey, like I was … Read entire article »

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Friday Playgroup: September 14, 2007

Support parent bloggers…read them, comment on them, and bookmark them…and vote for the Friday Playgroup, too! If you have a post for us to consider for next week’s playgroup, just drop us a line. — I’m Internet Dating After exploring meetup.com and The MOMS Club, Izzy asks, “When the hell did making friends get so hard and so farking complicated?” How did you make your local mommy friends? (IzzyMom) Would it Be So Bad? Is there a silver lining in the recent toy scares? Maybe it is an opportunity to imagine a different world. (Moms Speak Up) Colic: New Science, Old Nonsense: A response to yet another scientist telling moms how to parent. (Mama Saga) Are Breastfeeding Rooms Equal or Fair? Hathor wants to know. Also check out her comic … Read entire article »

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Friday Playgroup: August 31, 2007

Angels or savages – who would have children? via Hathor. A controversial posting from a mom who regrets having children. Children are such a blessing. I hope she sees that before it’s too late. Idiotic Idea of the Day: School Bans Tag Bullying is a big problem in schools, but is a tag ban the answer? What do you think? (StrollerDerby) Betrayed Oh Izzy….my heart goes out to you. Whatever decision you make now, I’m sure it will be the right one. (IzzyMom) To Nag or Not to Nag Is it “nagging” or “reminding”? I view it as “reminding,” but I’m not sure my husband would always agree. (Suburban Turmoil) And the Winner Is Funny haikus about motherhood. (Absolutely Bananas) Bridget Moynahan ‘very pleased’ Tom Brady was present for birth Some of the comments on … Read entire article »

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Baby Daddy Rants and Raves For Your Amusement

Need a good laugh? Pre-order Steve Almond’s (Not that You Asked): Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions. A collection of essays that would qualify as TMI (too much information) if it wasn’t so hysterical, (Not that You Asked) is a nice dose of guilt-free schadenfreude…because Almond not only volunteers these vulnerable, honest, and embarrassingly amusing stories, he actually seems to revel in sharing them. Almond is the madcap blogger behind Baby Daddy and the author of Candyfreak: A … Read entire article »

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Friday Playgroup: August 3, 2007

I’ve been reading some of the stories in the news lately about infant deaths with tears streaming down my face. Coincidentally, I visited Thingamababy today to find he’s been on a safety-kick: after taking A Look at Three Child Car Heat Death Safety Devices Thingamababy updates us about tragic Baby-in-Car Heat Death News. He also shares information about Hands-on Education: Shaken Baby Syndrome Simulator. These horrible deaths are entirely preventable and it is up to us as parents to demand better education and products so that no baby has to die these avoidable deaths. (Thingamababy) Actress McKellar: Smarts, looks add up This makes you wonder why Britney, Lindsey, Paris and Nicole are all so screwed up when a child star like Danica is so down-to-earth. Personally, I think it comes down … Read entire article »

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Friday Playgroup: July 6, 2007

The Secret Lives of Toddlers I did this to my mother too. (Of the Princess and the Pea) Sesame Street Is My Snooze Button Now I finally understand why Sesame Street starts at 7am. (Girl’s Gone Child) People in Need Campaign A reminder that I should think twice about saying I “need” something. (StyleDash) Quiz: Is It Time To Quit Your Job? The quiz rates your job satisfaction, but shouldn’t the first question be- “Can you afford to quit your job if this quiz shows you how miserable you are?”(Working at Home Mom) Tonight we’re going to party like it’s 1999 only I have kids now and my 401k was destroyed I’d be up for the “Dora the Urban Explorer” party idea. Fun and inexpensive. (Mom-101) … Read entire article »

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Friday Playgroup: June 29, 2007

In the summertime, a Parent Blogger’s mind turns to… When babies spread their wings and take Flight. Sigh. (Her Bad Mother) Did I REALLY Just Say That? Personally I prefer the UPS guy. Something about those shorts. (IzzyMom) BusyMom answers your questions about Single Sex Education. Her “ass is hungry“. Did I just type that? Mine is, too, and it IS my own fault. (The Mummy Chronicles) Men Are the New Sea Monkeys: Well, that’s a new take… (Suburban … Read entire article »

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Happy Father’s Day!

This Daddy’s Girl wants to wish Captain Dad and all the Pops in Blogland and elsewhere a “Happy Father’s Day!” Win a copy of Punk Rock Dad Don’t forget to tell us why Dad Rocks and be eligible to win a copy of Punk Rock Dad by Jim Lindberg. Ooops, I know there was something else I needed to do If you forgot a present, Get him a gift certificate at his favorite store at GiftCertificates.com, take him out … Read entire article »

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