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1502, 2024

Flying With Your Baby

By |February 15th, 2024|

Here are some important lessons that Angie and learned from our first flight with Squish. Take time away to be with your family. Don’t let the fear of flying with your baby stop you from taking that important time away.

502, 2024
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Parenting Envy

By |February 5th, 2024|

Why, oh why, does parenting bring out this bizarre competitive streak in us? One mother posted an article begging her friends to please stop bragging across social media about how they’re winning at natural birth and parenting.

1701, 2024
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Bids for Connection

By |January 17th, 2024|

Bids for Connection can include doing a task the other will appreciate but not expect, a word of affirmation or appreciation. They are simple gestures that are an invitation to move forward together.

801, 2024
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Strategies to Help Smoking Mothers Quit

By |January 8th, 2024|

Smoke-free spaces will help to ensure a more rapid decline in female smoking rates, with flow-on effects for rates of maternal smoking, promoting the health of mothers and their unborn babies.

2112, 2023
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A Very Squishy Christmas

By |December 21st, 2023|

Singing these two carols to Squish has helped me think about Christmas through the eyes of a child for the first time in decades. And it’s a beautiful thing.

1412, 2023
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5 Ways Children Are a Blessing

By |December 14th, 2023|

There’s no doubt that being a dad is hard. But it’s also true that the best parts of this life often require struggles equal to the joy they bring. The reality is, even those struggles shape us in beautiful ways. Here are five ways children are a blessing.

712, 2023
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The Art of Laughter

By |December 7th, 2023|

As a new dad, I have to say the funnest first of all has been seeing our baby laugh. I have been addicted to her silly little giggle ever since. Laughter is a payoff for life’s drudgeries. And it is an essential ingredient for a strong and healthy family life.

2311, 2023
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From the Beginning: Secure Attachment

By |November 23rd, 2023|

Babies who have a secure relationship with their father use more coping tactics to entertain themselves during times of separation from parents than other infants who were not securely attached to their father.

910, 2023
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Bedtime Blues

By |October 9th, 2023|

Boys are more prone to separation anxiety than girls and struggle more with understanding that mama loves them and is coming back. Thus, the genuine, gut-wrenching cries both my boys have subjected me to at bedtime.

709, 2023
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The Joys and Challenges of Adoption

By |September 7th, 2023|

Adoption is a beautiful thing. But God’s first and best plan is the natural family. My wife and I are extremely pro-family. Who would we be to interfere if Squish’s birth parents wanted to get back together and keep Squish?


The Daily Dad is a forum for Dads to be able to express themselves and encourage other dads. Mothers write articles as well. The opinions of the various writers are not necessarily the opinion of Dads4Kids. Read More

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