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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TALL DAD CONFESSION: I'm Scared That I'm Not Bonding With My Baby

I'm having a really hard time bonding with Felicity. It's not her fault. It's not Tall Mom's fault. The fault is mine, and mine alone.  But here's the worst part - I feel awful about it.  Oh, and not just awful either - I'm scared too.  It's actually scared me to the point that I felt that I had to write about it here.  First, I need some support - how do I get past this? Second, I know if I'm feeling it, then there must be other second time dads who feel the same way too, and they need to know they're not alone.  But, before I sound like a total jackass, please let me explain why I've realized I feel this way, and what I hope to do about it.

ParentCast - Episode 24: The Festivus Episode - The Airing Of Parental Grievances

Hosts Mary and Blake are back from the long hiatus!  Happy Festivus ladies and gents!  This episode is all about the airing of parental grievances.  In it, you'll learn all about what parents have done that has really pissed us off over this past year.  We talk about the yappers, the oversharers, the hipsters, pretty much anything you can think of, we've got a grievance.  The problem is - we realize we do pretty much everything we rant about.  And, no, despite the time off to get better at podcasting, we still mess up the intro and we still can't close out the show before the music runs out.  Oops.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ParentCast - Episode 23: 3 Ways To Reignite Your Intimacy w/ Special Guest Tony And Alisa DiLorenzo of ONE Extraordinary Marriage

Hosts Mary and Blake discuss marriage, kids, and intimacy with extremely special guests Tony & Alisa DiLorenzo of One Extraordinary Marriage.  Tony & Alisa are experts in the intimacy field - they are authors of numerous books, have their own intimacy coaching courses, and are the owners of one of the most popular podcasts in the entirety of the podcast universe.  In this episode you are going to learn 3 ways to reignite your intimacy with your spouse. 1. Be intentional. 2. Stop The Glorification Of "Busy." 3. Take Action.  You'll also learn why Rhys loves banks now, why this podcast needs a little more testosterone and why Blake is literally incapable of closing out the show properly.

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Evil Queen Eye Makeup Tutorial

You may not know this, but our daughter Felicity's middle name is Snow. Why? 1. First and foremost, because ***snow is my favorite!*** I'm part Christmas Elf. I love snowfalls, snowflakes, snowmen, snowball fights, and pretty much anything else to do with the white stuff. 2. I was pregnant with my daughter during the snowiest winter on record in Rhode Island. 3. Snow makes me happy, and with her first name, Felicity, actually MEANING happiness, we couldn't find a better fit. Basically her name translated to me means: Happy Happiest thing ever.  So now that I have a daughter, I am no longer a princess in my family. My status has been upgraded to Queen. And while I may not be like the Evil Queen in Snow White, I do want to feel like I am the fairest in the land...occasionally. So in today's post, I'll show you how I created a pretty eye makeup tutorial, based upon the colors and magic of the Evil Queen. Today's post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Disney #VillainDescendants #CollectiveBias

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Newborn Baby Felicity - One Month Old Update

Our sweet little lass, Felicity, is a month old! These four weeks have flown by, and I'm in awe of how remarkable our newest baby is!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Baby Gear: Nurse Me Tender L7 Nursing & Pregnancy Pillow Review

Breastfeeding a newborn is a wonderful task that I have gladly taken on - twice!

My newest tiny baby, our little lass, nursed just minutes after she was born.  She has been a healthy eater ever since, and our breastfeeding has been going along quite beautifully.

We have just wrapped up the infamous six week growth spurt, complete with a couple of days of insatiable thirst. I felt like I nursed day in and day out, and my usually angelic baby was a "hangry" infant, crying and fussing if she was not next to my breast.

During these long days of nursing, I had a wonderfully supportive nursing pillow - the L7 Pillow by Nurse Me Tender

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blueberry Pancakes

We visited a local blueberry farm (Four Town Farm in Seekonk, MA) this past weekend and had an absolute blast picking berries. I'm hoping to go back again this Saturday, since our stash is almost already devoured. Blueberries make the perfect summertime snack, but they also help jazz up pancakes, as you can see in the pictures below.