Since about a month old, our son has slept in his own bed in his own room. He rarely had a problem sleeping through the night. Recently things have changed…

Ever since my wife and I got back from our Vegas vacation, in which we left our almost 2-year old with the grandparents, he wants to sleep in our bed. I know it has to do with us being away for three days and those nights he slept with both grandmas in a big bed. Our fault, I know. But now we’ve been home for a week and need to kill this habit. Or do we?

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Cutting the (cable) Cord — It’s not an easy decision and here’s why

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As a new parent it’s easy to get overwhelmed with work, chores, and the nerve-racking responsibility of caring for the baby. Perhaps the worst thing a new dad can ever hear is the baby crying when your brain is already fried at the end of the day. When both parents have jobs it only compounds […]

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This prepacked item is the right idea, but I'm going to assemble my own.

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