April has been a very special month for me and my husband, we finally got to meet our little princess Zoey!! April is also special to me now because it is C-Section Awareness month.
If you had asked me what my birth plan was before Zoey I would have told you I took all the classes, I did all the prep work to have a natural labour and delivery. I practiced breathing, I took HypnoBirthing classes, I bought the birth ball.
I envisioned my labour and my little girls entry into the world. I was ready. I was excited!
Then at 41 weeks 1 day, it all went out the window.
Congratulations! You have a baby on the way! Your emotions are probably running rampant as you process the news that you’re about to become a parent. Don’t worry, it’s normal. You can help yourself remain calm by preparing your life and home for your baby’s arrival, and our tips will show you how.
When you’re a single parent, you have a lot on your plate. Parenting with a partner is challenging enough, but living life as a single parent is even tougher. In fact, single parents—both moms and dads—wake up every morning to new challenges. Being a single dad comes with its own unique challenges, and takes courage, patience, and compassion to get through the day. It’s not always easy to stay positive. Here are some common ways to keep moving forward on your single-parent journey.
A common barrier to babywearing for some parents may be the huge market of baby carriers. There are so many brands, types, price points etc., that some parents may feel overwhelmed and not know where to begin.
First and foremost it is important to know that the type of baby carrier, or the brand of baby carrier is not at all important.
We have watched your coming hence
Since your rising from the sea.
We have traced your form and shape
And tracked the speed of your approach
With wise and careful machines.
I saw you descending
On the night she was born
to the place you had feared
where I could not follow.
Your partner has told you she’s pregnant, congratulations! Welcome to the wonderful world of fatherhood. Take a beat and let that sink in, you’re going to be a dad. When you’re ready it’s time to get to work with the Top 5 Things Dads Need to Do Before Baby Arrives.
I'm a 31 year old man, and I just got doula'd so hard!
Doulas are amazing, let's just get that out of the way. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am married to one. You may think that I could be biased because of that, but in that vain let me say this also: If you aren't going to hire a doula you should at least try to marry one!
Babywearing is the practice of carrying your baby in a carrier. This catchy term was coined in the 1980s by Dr. Sears. The practice of babywearing is much older, going back centuries in many cultures. There are a variety of ways to wear a baby, all with many benefits to both baby and caregiver. I tried to narrow it down to just 5:
For the first time since becoming a father I am not looking forward to Father's Day. All of the fun stuff that I would normally want to do with my kids is now overshadowed by the knowledge that I will never get to do them with my dad again.
My dad passed away recently from cancer and it has completely wrecked me. I suffer from depression and anxiety on a normal day and then dealing with grief has just pushed them into hyper-drive (who knew depression had a flux capacitor?).