Dad for Beginners

Amateurism at its best

January 12, 2015
by Creed
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Reconciling Dystopia

Becoming a new parent is overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that new parents may feel a bit bipolar at times. Occasionally, sordid and evil thoughts permeate your brain. Harming your child is not a realistic option, although at times it … Continue reading

October 20, 2014
by Creed
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When Cultures Clash…pt. 4

Feeding “You need to know how to feed the baby. You Americans have an easy, careless way for everything. You don’t feed it from the jar. No! No! There is no jar! You boil the vegetables and then…you…puree…them! You know, … Continue reading

August 20, 2014
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When Cultures Clash…pt. 3

Birth Preparations “You know, people in my country didn’t have birthing classes, they didn’t do exercises! They didn’t have epidurals – and they’re fine!” pt. 1, Birth Announcements pt. 2, Easter Bunny    

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

June 5, 2014
by Creed
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Speak Like a Parrot

One of the most precious moments for a new parent is when your baby first begins to try and speak. The nonsensical half words that babies utter are neither comprehensible nor productive, but is signifies a milestone in their ongoing … Continue reading

May 16, 2014
by Creed
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I Hope You Have a Child Just Like You

Parents use this expression. It is one of the many colloquialisms of parenthood. I think we all heard it at some point in our childhoods. “One day I hope you have a child just like you.” But what is that? … Continue reading

easter

April 10, 2014
by Creed
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When Cultures Clash…pt. 2

The Easter Bunny “Easter Bunny? There is a bunny for Easter? For what? In my country, the only bunny for Easter is the one we are eating.” pt. 1, Birth Announcements

February 13, 2014
by Creed
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Finding Nostalgia

You never know when you’re living in a moment that you will one day refer to as “back in the day.” You cannot manufacture nostalgia. The only way to enjoy nostalgia is to move on. Maybe one day the moment … Continue reading

December 6, 2013
by Creed
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The Mythical Creatures of Childhood, pt. 1: Santa

One of the most beautiful and precious characteristics about a bright-eyed little person is their unquestionable innocence. Babies are the pinnacle of human purity. They live their lives without the stress of financial needs. They are blissfully ignorant to the … Continue reading

easter

November 8, 2013
by Creed
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When Cultures Clash…pt. 1

Birth Announcements “You have weird things here in this country. See the baby! See the baby! In my country, if someone wants to see the baby, they come see it. You don’t send them an “announcement.” They’d be like, “what … Continue reading

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