Sure, there’s no amount of baby-proofing and guidebooks that can truly prepare a person for the various trials parenthood presents. However, there are always things we can do in our lives to help provide some sense of security - especially when our life circumstances provide specific challenges like the ones that come along with a physical disability. If you have dreams of starting a family someday and you live with a disability, consider starting on some of these helpful preparations today to curate a safe home environment and stable financial situation. Having these things in line means you can fall back on them when the unexpected aspects of parenthood inevitably surprise you.
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 I first did my training for Music Together, my daughter was 3 months old and I thought I had tons of time to get her into a music class. And I did - BUT I didn’t realize how much music had already been a part of her life. Actually, for EVERY baby music has been a part of their little lives without you even knowing it.
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.
Potty training can be a daunting task, but as a parent, just the thought of potty training can be stress inducing, to say the least. The pressure to follow the newest research, to do what your mom once did, and to use the methods that worked for your friends is very real. Often these pressures take away the common sense thoughts we have as parents, and knowing that only you know how to read your child and situation better than anyone.
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.
Isn't it the absolute truth that nothing in the world can prepare you for your baby's arrival? In my case it was babies, and my 25 year old self thought it was all going to be calm and lovely, amazing and beautiful when the twins arrived - well let me tell you that it was all of those things... eventually!
“Things are going to happen very fast, but you are in preterm labour and you going to have your baby right now!"
Those first hours, days, and weeks of adjusting to a new baby are challenging and can at times be overwhelming. Help from friends and family can be a huge relief to new parents but sometimes well-intentioned friends & family can add to the new parents' stress levels. Here are some simple steps you can follow to be the best visitor a new family can hope for!
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?).