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13 Incredibly Helpful Reads For Dads-To-Be

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents

Nothing changes you like becoming a parent. As you embark on the adventure of fatherhood, know that you're not alone in this journey. We rounded up 13...

What Should New Parents Expect?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

While living through pregnancy or plans for adoption, new parents tend to be both excited and worried, not knowing what to expect. There's so much to ...

Finding Myself While Getting Lost Along the Way

Allison Alter | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Allison Alter

In some respects my future is a blank slate, which is horrifying or at least unsettling despite the envy of some for the liberating possibilities, even if they aren't entirely limitless. It occurred to me recently that my personal endeavors outside of raising my wonderful 18-month-old boy are not as vacant as I've managed to convince myself all this time, and it has been, and will likely continue to evolve as all dynamic things do.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 53. The Drama of the Gifted Child.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 53. The Drama of the Gifted Child. I don't know about you, sister, but my child is gifted. I mean, his diapers look like ...

Cherish Every Moment? No. My Advice For Brand New Parents

Sarah Turner | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Sarah Turner

Nobody cherishes every moment. Some moments are magic. Others are shit. On a sleep-deprived/nothing-stops-the-crying type day it is quite possible that the moment ratio will end up at 80:20 in favor of shit.

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 52: Why Your Baby Is Acting Like a Dude at a Phish Concert.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.18.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Of course, the most difficult thing about being sick and injured, is you want to be babied. But your baby also wants to be babied. And last night, Michelle began feeling not so well. So for one Larry David-ish moment, all three of us were laying in bed moaning.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 51. The First Haircut.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 51. The First Haircut. According to Jewish law, it's an age-old custom to allow a boy's hair to grow untouched until he's...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 50. The Snooze Button.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Lev turned 16 months today. He woke up at 6:00 a.m. interrupting a dream in which I was about to take a bite of some homemade bruschetta with goat cheese, lemon and olive oil. Not as bad as the other day when Lev woke Michelle up just before she was about to meet Oprah. But still.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 49. Parents Day and #TalkToMe

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

To say that my parents influenced who I am today would be an understatement. I'm not saying I had a storybook childhood. It was more like an acid trip, led by some nice hippies.

5 Hilarious Things Every Soon-To-Be Parent Should Know

Shea Curry | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Shea Curry

Your house will never be clean again.

Why I Don't Do Mommy Groups

Shea Curry | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Shea Curry

There are actually several reasons why I don't do Mommy Groups. One reason is that I don't like paying for an activity that requires a specific time ...

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 48: A Cure for the Common Cold

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 03.24.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

There comes a time in every parent's life when your child gets sick for the first time. One day, he's a shiny little angel, and the next minute, he's got snot running down his nose, and he starts to sound and look like Abe Vigoda.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 47. How to Fly With A Toddler.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 03.10.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

I recently went to Los Angeles on a songwriting trip and halfway through, Michelle and Lev joined me. This meant Michelle had to fly from New York to LA with Lev by herself. She was worried he would be difficult on the flight and so researched all the best ways to fly with a 15 month-old.

A Case for Parenting Before Becoming a Parent

Nic Strack | Posted 03.08.2016 | Parents
Nic Strack

Parenting. A world in which every choice made can simultaneously be the best and worst choice for everyone involved, depending on who you talk to. No pressure, right? Well, I've decided to throw my own opinions-on-parenting hat in the ring, even though I don't have any children... yet.

How Fatherhood Is Like Meditation

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 03.07.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

In a strange way, an infant can enhance your meditation practice. As meditators we train ourselves to watch our minds at all times, and now we have something external to be aware of 24 hours a day. Something we have to protect, just like we strive to protect our minds from negative thoughts and emotions.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 45.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 02.24.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The thing nobody tells you about failing at sleep training is that it is the best thing you can ever do in your life.

The Silent Message We're Teaching Our Kids

Candidly Kim | Posted 02.18.2016 | Parents
Candidly Kim

I used to find myself feeling extremely on edge, because it seemed as though my daughter's excitement would escalate when we were out in public.

The Many Irrational Things New Parents Worry About

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.15.2016 | Parents

Being a new parent generally involves a lot of questions, worries and overall uncertainty. A new BuzzFeed video called "Weird Things New Parents Worry...

Parents - Do You Remember When You Used To Sleep?

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 01.25.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

I remember when I used to sleep. It was really a wonderful time. I would actually sleep until my body woke me up, not the alarm. Not a child screamin...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 43. Words and Music.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 01.11.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

When a baby takes his first steps it's hugely significant--but it pales in comparison to a child learning to speak. Going mobile matters. But it's merely mechanical. Learning to speak is like the moment the caveman first discovered fire. It's a game changer.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 42. Good Cop, Bad Cop.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Full disclosure: I have been peeing on the roof deck of my apartment lately. That sounds really Soviet-era mental patient, but wait. I have an excuse.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 42. Who's Your Diddy?

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Here I am, abdicating all responsibilty and enjoying this buzz of love, while my son doesn't know how to ask for breakfast and keeps shouting for Diddy to come save him. Spoiler alert. Diddy's not going to save you.

The Daddy Diaries: Chapter 41 - To Buy or Rent?

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

When historians look back at this era, I think one of the seismic cultural shifts that will be associated with millennials is that kids these days don't think about owning stuff. Instead of buying music on CDs, they stream it on Spotify.

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 40: These Booties Were Made For Walking.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 12.27.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

As with many firsts in the life of a baby, Lev's first two steps were both momentous and mundane. He walks kind of like 50 Cent dances: just that same old two-step. Nothing more than is needed, each foot jutting out a few centimeters, leaving stability and finding it again as fast as possible.

To The Single Mom With A Newborn

Nikki Stephens | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents
Nikki Stephens

The newborn months are hard on every family, and you are doing it by yourself. You are surviving the hardest part, and you're doing so with only the resources you've developed on your own.