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A blog about the first few months of parenthood.
May 8, 2015
Debut Dad: Why fathers need to escape
It seems parentally unpatriotic, but we all need some personal time. And it isn't physical space we need; it's psychic space. Don't take it personally, kid.
May 4, 2015
Solo dad: Would you trust this man with your baby?
The babe, the bottle, and me
April 29, 2015
Warning: Childhood may be dangerous to children
We've entered a world of warnings. Was childhood better when we didn't know better?
April 27, 2015
This is how we love: A new father remembers his own
I couldn't imagine making my way without him. But life had other plans.
April 24, 2015
Everything you can do, I can't do better: Embracing our gender roles
We married with certain skills. And now that we have a kid, there's no time to change.
April 21, 2015
Parental shaming: It's not just for moms anymore
A dad's take on Similac's viral video, and a local connection
April 16, 2015
Is parenthood making me a better person — or am I just tired?
Children live in the present, something I've rarely managed to do until now.
April 13, 2015
Daddy's girl: Will she really love me more?
The strange truth of the father-daughter bond
April 9, 2015
The preemie paradox: We want her to grow, but not grow up
We're pushing her, even as we struggle to let go.
April 7, 2015
A room of her own: Why the nursery matters — to us
She can sleep anywhere. But in this room we can dream.
April 3, 2015
Baby's first Easter begs the question: Who, exactly, are we?
Our first holiday at home means we start our own traditions—whatever they are.
March 30, 2015
Old dad: The reality of late-blooming fatherhood
When I'm 64…she'll just be finishing college.
March 27, 2015
Cloth or disposable? The great diaper debate
Everyone poops, just not like this.
March 24, 2015
The new happy hour: Playing bartender to baby
My drinking partner is eight pounds, can't talk, and poops her pants. But she's more fun than the bar.
March 19, 2015
The end of house arrest: We are now free to move about our lives
We don't want her to get sick. But we can't stay home forever.
March 16, 2015
Baby in a box: How long can we live this simply?
For now she sleeps in cardboard. But the pressure is on to consume.
March 12, 2015
Dad, interrupted: What we miss when we return to work
It's not the things she does that I miss, it's the things I'll never know she did
March 9, 2015
Who will she become? It's hard not to hope
She could be anybody—and that's both exciting and terrifying.
March 4, 2015
It's official: Nobody knows anything for sure about babies
There have been human babies for millions of years. And apparently we've learned nothing about them.
March 1, 2015
The babe and the bottle: Why I fear the feedings
She's growing just fine. So why is it so hard to accept that?
February 26, 2015
Night-time jitters: This is my brain on no sleep
I've never gone to bed so often, and slept so little.
February 22, 2015
Turning zero: Marking the due date that wasn't
She's been with us for weeks, but in adjusted age she just arrived.
February 18, 2015
We were prepared for anything — except a preemie
We had books, classes, nursery plans, and a due date. But all that changed in an instant.
February 16, 2015
The baby who fell to Earth: An introduction to the Debut Dad blog
I never expected to be a father. I certainly didn't expect it to happen a month early. An introduction to the Debut Dad blog.
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