A Dad’s Guide to Winning Mother’s Day

Fellow Dads, the chances are that the success or failure of the impending Mother’s Day  is entirely in your hands. There’s only a couple of weeks left before the big day on Sunday May 14th, so let’s get to it. The Basics Breakfast in bed The night before, we need to head to the store and get everything she likes. The usual suspects are: orange juice, … Continue reading A Dad’s Guide to Winning Mother’s Day

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The Fertility Diet

Sometimes our plans just won’t go the way we want them. As much as we try, wish, and hope, we have to seek a little help to get the things we really, really want. Our second attempt at a round of IVF didn’t work like the first time, so we’re looking at any variables that might have made a difference. During our first round, where … Continue reading The Fertility Diet

The Secret to Spring Cleaning Success – in the fastest, easiest possible way

Spring cleaning is like going on a diet. Nobody enjoys doing it, but the results make the world of difference.  To start, you’re going to need a list of equipment: Trash bags Boxes to put yard sale and charity donations Cleaning supplies – don’t get the usual harmful (and super smelly) liquid soaps and detergents, get an all-natural one like Aspen Clean or Mrs Meyers. … Continue reading The Secret to Spring Cleaning Success – in the fastest, easiest possible way

Taste-Test: Tiny Tummies Baby Food

I’ve written a few times about trying to find a balance between what my daughter would like to eat, and what she should be eating. She’d love to be lunching on grilled cheese sandwiches and watermelon, but that’s not really a rounded diet. In ‘Why Your Baby Should Eat Better Than You‘, the main nutrition sources were mentioned, but finding something that suits a fussy … Continue reading Taste-Test: Tiny Tummies Baby Food

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The Rise of the Dads – and Why Brands Should Listen

Long gone are the days of the Mad Men, disconnected fathers and expectations of mothers to run the household single-handily. At least this is the case in the modern household, but not necessarily in the eyes of some brands aimed at parents. Aside from stores like Canadian Tire, car brands, BBQ, or garden supply companies, the fathers are often considered as an after-thought, thanks to consumer … Continue reading The Rise of the Dads – and Why Brands Should Listen

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Why Your Baby Should Eat Better Than You

To put it simply, your baby, child, or small person is growing at an astonishing rate. New functions are appearing daily and they’re developing the motor skills to do tasks that us grown-ups take for granted. When you go to the gym or become more active, your diet needs to change to adapt to your new lifestyle. More protein is needed for muscle growth, iron … Continue reading Why Your Baby Should Eat Better Than You

Guest Post: 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Dinnertime Stress

This week’s guest post is by Heather, aka Real Life Mama. If you’d like to guest blog on SocialDad, email James@SocialDad.ca The dinnertime hour can be a stressful one for most families. Leaving work, battling rush hour traffic, and picking up the kids from X, Y, and Z activities can leave even the most organized mom feeling frazzled and stressed out.  And that’s before the … Continue reading Guest Post: 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Dinnertime Stress

How Your Food Can Save the Bees

Did you know that one out of every three bites of food we eat is made possible by bees and other pollinators? As well as helping our flowers to grow, they’re responsible for a third of our food. In a Rolling Stone article, ‘What is Killing America’s Bees and What Does it Mean for Us?’, Beekeeper Jim Doan was at a loss when it came … Continue reading How Your Food Can Save the Bees

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IVF: The Egg Retrieval

Another pivotal moment in our road to a hopeful pregnancy happened today. After weeks of multiple self-inflicted injections, my wife underwent an egg retrieval. It seemed like a fitting time of year, with the stores full of delicious chocolate – something I’ve had to restrict as I haven’t been allowed caffeine in the run up to my small part of the process.  This has also meant I’ve been stuck to … Continue reading IVF: The Egg Retrieval

Win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera

How very exciting! I’m joining forces with a select group of bloggers, artists, and Instagrammers to give you a chance to win your very own Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera, just like one of these: The lovely and talented people involved are: SocialDad.ca Burly and Puff Worthy Women Art Madison Hope Studio   To enter, all you have to do is to go through the … Continue reading Win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera