Dad for Beginners

Amateurism at its best

September 23, 2014
by Creed
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Baby Junk, pt. 3 – Mittens

Baby mittens were one of the strangest things I had to wrap my mind around when I first became a new parent. Throughout the entirety of my life, mittens were reserved exclusively for cold weather nerds and simpletons who where … Continue reading

July 10, 2014
by Creed
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How to Save Money, pt. 4: The Bondage of Baby Clothing

For a variety of reasons, there are few things more frustrating than baby clothing. Most obviously, baby clothing is a never-ending expense that is predictably cyclical in nature and ongoing until your baby reaches a physical plateau. Secondly, babies, much … Continue reading

Fall

June 18, 2014
by Creed
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Baby Junk, pt. 1 – The Crib

As I’ve mentioned many times on this website, there are a lot of things that babies simply do not need. Moreover, there are droves of overzealous parents who seek to buy all the books, all the accessories, and outfit their … Continue reading

February 25, 2014
by Creed
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No Crying in the Breast Milk

Having a bad attitude is sometimes enough to ruin your day. Sometimes, if your attitude is bad enough, it can ruin the day of those around you as well. Personalities are infectious, just like yawns. A bad attitude can ruin … Continue reading

January 31, 2014
by Creed
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Parenting is Rewarding

Parenting is rewarding, so goes the expression anyway. The phrase “parenting is rewarding” is peppered throughout conversations between parents and non-parents. Locating the rewarding part of parenting, however, is more elusive than the cliché makes it sound. In fact, unbeknownst … Continue reading

December 13, 2013
by Creed
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Infant Relationships

He stared into her eyes with a penetrating inquisition. What was he thinking about? No one knew. No one could know. Arguably, he himself didn’t even know. Yet perhaps that was what made his intense focus all the more significant.  … Continue reading

bed sharing

November 26, 2013
by Creed
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The Benefits of Bed Sharing

There’s a lot of dialogue in the parenting world about this concept of bed sharing. That is, parents sharing a sleeping space with their baby. Many “experts” will argue that bed sharing is not beneficial to either the parents or … Continue reading

October 29, 2013
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Babies and Money

New babies are expensive. However, never in infancy will you directly hand money to your child. A baby doesn’t understand money, as it is a purely adult concept concocted based on human greed and expansion of one’s own personal empire. … Continue reading

October 1, 2013
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Forced Maturity Through Fatherhood

With all my might, I fought it. I resisted with the strength of one medium sized man. I searched endlessly for a way to remain as I was. But with fatherhood, it was not to be. This is how my newborn … Continue reading

September 17, 2013
by Creed
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How to Save Money During Pregnancy, pt. 3

Birthing Classes Birthing classes are a typical materialistic and shallow 20th century invention. Childbirth is a phenomenon that has been completed successfully for many thousands of years. It is a task that without which, perpetuation of the human species would dissolve … Continue reading

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