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The Daddy Diaries Chapter 18 -- 10 Ways to Lose the Dad Bod

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 10.09.2015 | Comedy
Dimitri Ehrlich

Since Baron von Burpenstein showed up, it's been hard to sleep. And hence hard to find time to exercise, or brush my teeth. I used to take pride in my appearance, but I am so overjoyed at the pleasures of fatherhood I hardly even spend all day in front of the bathroom mirror weeping.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 17. Five Ways to Keep a New Mom Happy.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

When you become a father, if you really fall head over heels with the baby, you begin to appreciate the woman with whom you share the awesome responsibility of parenting in an entirely new light.

Be Less Irritable With Your Child (Part 5 of 5)

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

My worst moments as a parent look like this: I'm not really there. I'm thinking about something else. I'm texting. I'm distracted.

Wearables for Babies: Yay or Nay?

Jeana Lee Tahnk | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology
Jeana Lee Tahnk

Everywhere you look these days, you're likely to see people wearing their tech. Whether it's a fitness tracker, smartwatch, or even Google Glasses, wearables are all the rage.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 16. How Boxing Prepares You For Fatherhood.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.30.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

There are a few moments in life when our mettle as men is tested. Getting into a fist fight is one. Having a baby is another. You can prepare for either of these, but until you go through it, you never really know how you will respond.

How an Awkward Middle Kid and a Super Blood Moon Changed My Outlook

Rachel Pross | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Rachel Pross

All of this time we spend worrying about meaningless things could be spent cherishing the fleeting moments that we have on this tiny planet with our loved ones. How many families stood outside that night staring at the moon together?

Be Less Irritable With Your Child (Part 4 of 5)

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

My adorable 4-year old child did it. It was the last straw for me. My pushed-down rage and frustration came erupting out like a volcano. I yelled. I grabbed her arms. I scared her. And this thought came: "I'm a shitty mother."

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 15. How Science Explains The Love You Feel For Your Baby.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 15. He blinded me with science. A new dad is lying on the couch, a place where he used to go to drink beer, cuddle with h...

The Parenting Crux

Amy Johnson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents
Amy Johnson

Cue parenting. For real. Parenting. The problem with parenting is that you don't know if you did a good job until they are adults. And by that time, there is no going back to correct or fix the mistakes you may have made along the way. It's a 25 year long game.

Divorce Strategies: Remember Your Children Will Pick Out Your Nursing Home!

PJVIncent | Posted 09.25.2015 | Divorce

Divorce is ugly and painful. Voiced or not, when you commit to being "one" with each other, divorce is a tearing apart of that oneness and it hurts. Even the amicable divorces can leave deep scars for the couple splitting up, but also for the children.

My 'Inner Mommy War' and the 5 Things It Taught Me About Identity

Reem Kassis | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

When I became a mother, my four most dreaded words became "What do you do?" Prior to motherhood, I had a professional identity, an easy way to present myself. Now as a mother, I find no easy way to present this new identity and what I do.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 14. How to Get Along Better With Your Wife After The Birth of a Child

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Where do love and sex and romance go now that you are both fawning over the new boss in diapers?

Curious Child Rearing in the Good Old Days

Tricia Spencer | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Tricia Spencer

Parents fret about their children in our often frightening, modern world. But even the "good old days" came with its share of frights.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 13.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

OK. It's time to get honest up in this piece. Can we get real for a minute? You know how everybody waxes rhapsodic about how good a newborn baby smells?

Be Less Irritable With Your Kids (Part 3 of 5)

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

I looked just in time to see my youngest daughter reach over and whack her older sister in the chest. "What are you doing?!" My anger boiled up quickly. How could she do such a thing? She doesn't see any hitting in this house. Yikes.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 12

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The boy eats every two hours. This is wonderful for his growth. He is getting so large he almost fell out of his swing and now instead of picking him up we drag him around like a burlap sack full of bowling balls. The downside of his eating schedule is it makes your head explode to be woken up every two hours.

The Daddy Diaries: Chapter 11

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

With a face that's as sweet as cotton candy dipped in artisanal honey, Lev is like a living Rorschach test. At five weeks old, he remains a blank canvas onto which we can project own fantasies, delusions and emotions. His face is so pure, it's never even felt a tear drop yet (at this age, when he cries, only tiny snowflakes shaped like angels come out of his tear ducts).

Having it All: Work-Life Balance

Nancy Chang | Posted 09.17.2015 | Women
Nancy Chang

I struggle with work life balance, and I don't even have kids. My biggest responsibility is Lady, a young pup I adopted last year. I freak out about not killing my furry child, but how do people with fragile human babies navigate life and work? I give kudos to my friends and others that are working on their careers and raising

How to Be a Career-Loving Parent

Eryc Eyl | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

Let's not kid ourselves though (if you'll pardon the pun). It's way easier to resign ourselves to the old compromise-riddled, settle-for-nothing paradigm of work-life balance than to try to design the life of a career-loving parent.

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 10: How Religion Informs My Parenting

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Still, in my heart, there is no conflict between Buddhism and Judaism. Judaism is a culture and a religion. Buddhism, in my experience, is a scientific method for training the mind to be kind and peaceful and realistic. It is not inherently religious.

Dear Daughter: Please Stop Cheating On Me

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

Despite my best efforts to woo you with my dazzling new dinners, you continue to cheat on me and savor healthy food in the home of another mother. And not just any mother; you've chosen Ms. Polly, the mother who lives right next door.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 9.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

As a first-time parent, there are many things to learn. For example, until a few weeks ago, I didn't know what a bassinet was. I had heard the word before, I just thought it was some kind of woodwind instrument. No.

How to Balance Out the Many Disadvantages of Single Motherhood

Lisa Froelings | Posted 09.11.2015 | Women
Lisa Froelings

They can enumerate all negative things about being a single mother I am blessed with people that surround me. In time, I was able to manage my finances. Money does not come by easy and when I started to earn, I prioritize my son's college fund.

It's Not the Parents or the Kids: What Really Happens When We Shame Parents

Mercedes Samudio | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Mercedes Samudio

When we take a black or white approach to telling parents how to raise their children we create a culture that rarely give parents the space to reflect on their parenting decisions.

3 Things I've Learned From My Toddler as a Young Mom

Amy Renken | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Amy Renken

Alright, so I'm not the only young mom in the world - I get that. However, I'm probably one of very few who also got married young, found out they were pregnant when their husband was still in school, and working full time, while also trying to start up my own business.