Author: Ben

How Quickly We Forget – The Halo Effect and Dad’s with PTSD

Becca was telling me the other day about how she has been starting to feel a little… different. “Different?”, I asked, “what do you mean?” She went on to say that theres a certain amount of structure in our lives now, that she feels more prepared and in control of how things are. Yet at the same time, that preparedness… Read more →

Top 4 Things Parenting a 4 Month Old Has Taught Me

Sure its a bit of a ‘bait and click’ approach, but hey, who doesn’t like a good top something list?! In order to celebrate 4 months of Charlee, I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight 4 of the more crucial takeaways I have at this point in my fatherhood journey. I could easily have written a top 44 list, but I’m… Read more →

Book Review – Thirty Million Words

If I could only remember the source of the referral, I would shake that person’s hand, or at least electronically elicit the same gratitude. Thirty Million Words has been one of the most informative and genuine books that I’ve read with regards to engaging with your child. By this, I mean that the true beauty of this book is in it’s… Read more →

Guest Blogger – “We’re Doing This?” by Heroic Dad

Here at Hello, My Name is Dad, we look forward to the opportunities to share other Dad’s voices and experiences, and with that I introduce to you our new Guest Blogger series. First out the gate is dad and blogger, Brandyn Shoemaker. Brandyn is the founder of Heroic Dad, a platform that connects fathers from all over the world to… Read more →

His and Her’s Nervous Breakdowns – How Not to Sleep Train a Baby

Here’s a term for you: “Sleep Regression” Ever heard of it? Neither had we, yet they happen at 4 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, and apparently straight through to 2 years’ of age. Now you’ll have to pardon my french, but how the fuck was that not something that we would have read about at this point? I truly… Read more →

100 Days of Charlee

It has been far too long since I’ve posted a written entry – I’ll blame the holidays for that one! With that being said, we’ve had a great holiday season with Charlee! Here she is doing her best festive pose: December 26, also known as boxing day, came  and went and technically marked Charlee’s 100 days. In several Asian cultures, celebrating 100… Read more →

My Name is Dad, and I Survived a Trip with My Newborn

With Becca and I both off work (Becca for another nine months and me for another two), we thought it would be a great opportunity to take a trip with Charlee and get some of those first travels in while she’s still tiny and manageable. Sounds so easy when you say that out loud… ‘tiny and manageable’… sure. Well, suffice it… Read more →

VLOG – How to deal with a sick baby

So my last VLOG received some great feedback, so I thought, heck, let’s do another! As you know, Charlee was under the weather following her vaccinations, so it was a perfect opportunity to highlight what worked for us and provide some advice to the new parents out there. Hope you enjoy!   Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Read more →