Tag: parenting

Beauty and the Beast

My daughter Claire has a really cool relationship with our dog. I guess most kids do but since this is my first experience with the whole canine, Homo Sapien relationship it is neat to experience. Rocky is a mutt that has ¼ Pit bull,… Continue Reading “Beauty and the Beast”

Nails

One of the more challenging things I do with Claire is trimming her finger and toenails. I remember the first time I did it. It was traumatic—for me. I had the clippers out and was able to get a few fingernails in a half… Continue Reading “Nails”

It’s My Fault

I have been wanting to write a post like this in the last few weeks and then I read this post from a fellow blogger named Matthew Warner. He says it way better than I could. Enjoy! Here is a link to his awesome… Continue Reading “It’s My Fault”

This World

In the Christian Sacred Scriptures and Sacred Tradition there are two ways that the world is referred to. First, as Gods creation that He gave to humanity as their place to dwell, and be stewards of. In this sense the world is good and… Continue Reading “This World”

Help, I stood up & can’t get down!

Here at DiscoveringFatherhood.com I love seen new developments in my daughter’s life: crawling, waving, and pooping only twice a day—it’s exciting. As a new dad everything is pretty much new. However, every now and then I experience or hear about something baby related that… Continue Reading “Help, I stood up & can’t get down!”

The Cardboard Box Phenomenon

A few friends that have kids have shared the following experience with me and are just as perplexed as I am. It seems that after hundreds of dollars were spent on toys for their children’s Christmas the kids don’t really care much for them.… Continue Reading “The Cardboard Box Phenomenon”

Death Trap

We have these really cool cut outs in our walls between the kitchen and living room. The stairs to the basement are what lie between these two rooms. When we first looked at the house we really loved these cut outs because they opened… Continue Reading “Death Trap”

The New Year

2013 was an amazing year for our family. Our daughter Claire was born which was the biggest blessing of all. It’s hard to remember life before her. 2013 was good and as I look forward to 2014 there are some things I’ve been thinking… Continue Reading “The New Year”

Are you lying to your children about Santa?

This is a post from a blog I follow called The Radical Life by Matthew Warner. Matthew gave me permission to post on my blog. It is one of the best responses I have seen to the whole do we tell kids about Santa or… Continue Reading “Are you lying to your children about Santa?”

The 45 Minute Cushion

So I think I am figuring out this whole timing thing with a baby. I am told that getting anywhere on time with kids is pretty much impossible. “You just have to plan better” was my answer. That was always responded to with laughter… Continue Reading “The 45 Minute Cushion”