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    February 22, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: The Best Birthday Present
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    She unwraps her present to find…her Dad returning from Afghanistan! I’d be lying if I said this didn’t make me tear up a little bit :)


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    January 17, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Surprising Dad With The News
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    A cute way to tell Dad!


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    January 10, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Dad Gets Into Crib
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    Sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do. This is adorable!


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    December 30, 2013
    How to Tell Your Partner that You’re Pregnant

    Obviously, if you look like you’re shoplifting a watermelon under your shirt, your husband or partner is probably going to know that something is up. Hopefully, you”ll have told him by that point! How you do that, though, is entirely up to you. If you and your significant other are quirky, fun people who enjoy the whimsical side of life, you might enjoy this post by Stephanie Wiersma at Yahoo Voices. It has lots of fun, silly ways to tell your partner the news. Here are some of my favorites:

    -When it’s time for your husband’s favorite sports team to begin their season, tell your husband you thoroughly support his addiction and bought a gift to prove it. Hand him a box or gift bag that contains an emblem from his favorite team — on baby clothes. 

    -Take a picture of your pregnancy test (or scan your ultrasound photo, if you have it yet), and change the desktop photo on his computer or laptop.

    -Tell your husband it’s time to rearrange the bedroom. Draw up a quick sketch of the bedroom and where you’ll want to put the furniture. Then show it to your husband: This is where you’ll put the dresser, here’s the bed, this is where the crib will go….

    Photo Credit: Sonya Green 


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    December 4, 2013
    Wordless Wednesday: Well, We Know They’re Related

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    June 14, 2013
    Friday Fun Video: It’s Dad!

    This is the PERFECT video to show on Fathers’ Day weekend. Look how cute this baby is when he sees his Dad… the cuteness begins at 27 seconds!

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    Happy Fathers Day!


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    June 10, 2013
    Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, now is the time to consider what to give to Dad and Grandpa.  With that in mind, also remember that handmade gifts are often those that Dads remember.  So what do you make for Dad?  A couple of years ago, I gave my parents both a book of 365 reasons I loved them. It took me all year to write one reason for every day.

    You can do something like this, though. Consider if a child is seven years old … come up with seven reasons.  15 years old?  15 reasons!

    Or maybe you can make a craft project.  Creative Green Living offers several ideas, including:

    Every year I struggle to know what to get my dad. Usually it ends up being something that defaults to his love of coffee (travel mug with photos) or his love of birds (birdhouse or bird feeder). This year I had an epiphany: Dad loves to fish. LOVES it. So I thought it would be appropriate to make him his own personalized fishing jigs.

    Here’s a link with detailed instructions.


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    June 5, 2013
    Wordless Wednesday: Swaddled

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    May 6, 2013
    Cheering Up a Pregnant Wife

    What a sweet and charming husband this is who created a Tumblr account for his pregnant wife to cheer her up through the months of barf, pains, and swelling.  From Huffington Post,

    When Jeffrey Bausch’s wife was almost three months pregnant, she started to feel nervous about becoming a mom. Dad-to-be wanted to do something to put her at ease and make her laugh. And so, Pregnant Husband, a Tumblr of animated GIFs documenting their journey, was born.

    Here’s my favorite:

    When my pregnant wife tells me that she just laughed so hard that she peed a little bit. I’m like:


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    February 8, 2013
    Friday Fun Video: Dads are Awesome

    This dad is phenomenal.  I love it when people can just let loose ad play!

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