Month: October 2015

Celebrating 6 Weeks of Charlee

Another fun week is in the books with little miss Charlee, and my, was it ever action packed! Charlee’s bubbie celebrated her birthday, we paid a visit to my office, Charlee passed the 6 week mark, and got ready to celebrate her first halloween.   My mum’s birthday was actually last week on the 22nd, but she’s quite the busy… Read more →

It’s apparent, I’m a parent… but what type of parent am I?

With so much recently being written and discussed about parenting styles, I thought it would be interesting to summarize what I’ve read and get a sense of what my own personal style has been and get an inkling of what my style may become. On top of that, since this is a Dad blog, I’m looking at the fatherhood angle in particular, because I… Read more →

TheBabySpot.ca’s Blogger of the Week is… Yours Truly!

I am thrilled to announce that I’ve been honoured as blogger of the week at www.thebabyspot.ca! Please check out The Baby Spot website – its a fantastic online magazine for parents, guardians and grandparents. They cover all the bases of parenthood from both a mum and dad’s perspective, including articles on everything from pregnancy through to the toddler years. They provide insight into travel, health,… Read more →

Charlee turns a month, Zaida turns 70, and a brave turkey gives its life

Not only did we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday, but Friday was my father’s 70th birthday and today we celebrate Charlee turning one month old. This week was a biggie, so let’s take it from the top… Thanksgiving is technically a religious holiday in Canada; aligned with thanking God for a bountiful, Canadian harvest. I like to think of it as… Read more →

Product Review – Wee Gallery’s Art Cards For Baby

Shopping for Charlee has, in all honesty, been a treat… with a side of dear-god-this-is-insanely-overwhelming. The sheer magnitude of toys, trinkets, and teethers is staggering, let alone the plethora of clothing conglomerates and their offerings. When it comes to a newborn, you have to remind yourself that the marketing for any and all products for this age range is actually aimed at you,… Read more →

Book Review – Bella’s Magic Dream Glasses

Recently I was given the privilege of reviewing Andrew Swanson’s beautifully written and illustrated book Bella’s Magic Dream Glasses. While my own daughter is only a newborn, I have already taken the opportunity to read it to her, and no doubt will continue to do so through the years ahead. Andrew’s telling of his seven year old daughter’s journey through… Read more →

Hello Charlee, My Name is Dad – Part III, My first weeks with baby

Today, Charlee turns two weeks old, and the transformation has been unreal. Physically, she is truly growing like a weed, but of course, the most beautifully stunning, exquisitely gorgeous weed you could imagine! Here’s a little before and after for you: To say that time has flown by is an understatement, and I can only imagine myself saying this same mantra… Read more →