The Only Parenting Advice You ABSOLUTELY MUST Follow!

Every parent has their own litany of experiences and their own "lessons learned."  Some of these will be the result of a single "aha!" moment... most will be [...]

Middle Class on FIRE

The folks over at OurNextLife (a fantastic blog on the topic of Financial Independence / Retire Early ("FIRE") issued an interesting challenge recently that [...]

Why the Thought of Not Being Middle Class Scares Me to Death (and Should Scare You Too!)

I've shared before that some of my biggest financial mistakes of my 20s were not budgeting, becoming comfortable with debt and not saving.  It turns out, this [...]

Selecting a Daycare

My wife and I both work.  As a result, daycare is a part of our lives (and a big part of life for my two-year-old). My eldest daughter is currently on her [...]

Trial By Fire / On-the-Job Training – How We Learn Parenting

I've been giving a lot of thought lately to how our years of schooling prepare us so little for some of the most critical aspects of our lives.  The most [...]

5 Steps to Sleeping Through the Night (Parenting Holy-Grail #1)

Sleep is important.  I know, shocking revelation, right? I am a horrible person when I don't get enough sleep.  The father I want to be is patient, loving [...]

Baby Sleep 101 – 5 Rules for Putting Baby to Sleep and Keeping Your Sanity!

Sleep is important for everyone.  A baby's sleep is particularly important for their growth and development and for your ability to sleep and generally get [...]

“Can we go to the park tomorrow?”

This was the first question my two-year-old asked me after getting out of bed this morning (she's a big fan of the word "tomorrow" - though she says it more [...]