First six months

How We Got Our Babies to Sleep Through the Night

Both Alex and I are very organized people. Before the kids came along, our days were pretty much regimented. We had our jobs, our workouts at the gym, our nights out and our lazy time in front of the TV. After the pooping-eating-sleeping bombs dropped in our house, we tried as quickly as we could […]

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Navigate the Sea of Baby Toys

I remember the day when I finally realized that the two poop-machines in the house need entertainment too. The first three months had pretty much passed with a couple of knitted rattles, and a lot of music and singing my childhood’s pop songs to their faces. But now they’d started moving and we wanted to […]

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List: What NOT To Buy for Your Baby (or: How To Save $500 When You Shop For Your Newborn)

“You need this and this and that,” “You MUST have this,” and all sorts of recommendations from friends before we brought our babies home sent Alex and me on a 2-week shopping spree, spending hundreds of dollars, as if we were just about to bring home another spoiled Kardashian kid (and as if we had […]

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How We Kept Our Sanity After Babies Were Born

There’s a growing theory by celebrity gossip-lovers that celebrities getting pregnant with twins is no coincidence. Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Rebecca Romijn are on the twins list, and then there’s the recent celebration of Beyoncé and George Clooney’s (separate, of course) twins announcements. That’s an awful lot of twins. The theory banging around is that […]

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Shopping List: What to Buy When You Bring Your Newborn Home – The Essentials

The purpose of this list is to help you navigate the enormous amount of suggestions coming from everywhere. When you bring home your first kid it’s sometimes hard to predict what you’ll actually need and what not, so the info below is gathered from dads who have already done this, and look at what they […]

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This Trick Might Stop Your Toddler From Crying

A whiny crying baby will make you lose your mind (and when you have two of those, it digs so deep into your nervous system, that you still hear it even when it’s not there). One way I’ve learned that can help you win in the battle against crying is distraction. When the kid sees […]

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