The baby survival gear they didn’t tell you about (and sure as sh*t didn’t give you at the baby shower)

First off, let me just say that baby showers are awesome. You get lots of free baby stuff. Yeah, it’s not stuff for you or your partner, but if you’re lucky it might involve beer. Or free snacks. So if your partner is one of those people who doesn’t want to impose, or is too… Continue reading

The first few weeks of your kid’s life – a brief introduction. Plus penguins.

Little rascal on the way? Congrats. Let’s talk about how things are going to roll … The first couple of weeks are pretty much as follows: feed baby, put baby down, get baby up, feed baby, change baby, put baby down, clean baby puke off your shirt, curse a lot (in a baby-friendly way), bounce… Continue reading

About to be a Dad? Plan to take some time off, dude.

I’m a working stiff just like anybody else, and working sure does pay the bills. Unfortunately, in the good ol’ US of A, there isn’t a whole lot of room for Dad (or Mom) to take time off from work when baby arrives. If Mom’s lucky she’ll get a month or two (probably mostly unpaid)… Continue reading