raising toddlers

3×09 The Mom Role

Newsflash: “Mom” is not a gender– it’s a role. And “the mom role” can be successfully played in a family of two dads. This week we asked Julia Dennison, executive editor of Parents.com and also a co-parenting single mom of a toddler, to join us for a discussion on gender roles and how they’re changing, […]

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2019 Wrap-Up: A 4-Year-Old’s Content Consumption

Toys, rainbows and Peppa Pig: we asked our 4-year-olds to wrap up the content that they’ve loved the most in 2019. It’s amazing to see that unlike us, the next generation’s celebrities really come from on-demand streaming services. First thing’s first: we do not have cable TV. Shortly after our kids were born we realized […]

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3×01 Raising A Positive Child

All we really hope for as parents is that our children will grow up to be not only healthy, but also positive, optimistic people. How wonderful life can be for them if they see and imagine the bright side. We began our third season with some positive inspiration from life coach Scott Cruz, and talked […]

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“Daddy, I peed on my hand”

There’s a super annoying YouTube video that our kids love to watch about this little cartoon girl who nags her dad, “Daddy! Daddy! DaddyDaddyDaddyDaddy!” The father, who’s reading his newspaper finally answers angrily “WHAT?!” Never mind what happens later in the video (the girl tells him that she found a poop in the back yard […]

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Daddy Squared: Mission Possible?!

So far on our podcast you’ve heard us talking about being gay dads with twins and now we’d like to show you some stuff too, from the lives of two gay dads and their twin boys in West Hollywood. In each YouTube episode we’re going to receive a ‘mission’ that we have to do with […]

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Musical Beds

How, for heaven’s sake, did I find myself fighting over sleeping space with our dog, folded like a magician’s assistant inside a slice box, in a 5-foot toddler bed at 2am?As we go through the “coming to daddies bed” phase every night, I struggle endlessly for my basic human right to sleep… somewhere for the […]

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How We Failed Toilet Training

I don’t know what it’s like in your families, but where I come from it seems as if our value as parents is measured exclusively by how advanced our kids are. It’s all ‘Push them! Push them!’ attitude: ‘Get them to sit up by 3 months!’ ‘Get them to walk by 9 months!’ ‘What?! They […]

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Dr. Liu with Ben Before the Surgery

Our Kid Just Had His Tonsils and Adenoids out at Two and a Half. Here’s What I Learned

Having the tonsils out for young kids is not so fun – and it sure ain’t fun for the parents either. This post is about how to bring out all your parenting skills, there’s no one who knows your kid better than you–so you are the most needed component in your kid’s recovery. When I […]

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Terrible Twos

Top Three Reasons Why the Terrible Twos are Terrible!

They call this age the “Terrible Twos” and having two of this is like… I have a problem. I always look around at other parents, wondering how come they seem to know exactly what to do with their kids, so effortlessly, while I’m struggling to not go out of the house each morning looking like […]

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This Parent is Broken: There Are Days When You Just Want to Return Them

I had a great idea for a blog post. It’s been circling around my head for a few days now. But just as I opened a new document and was about to type in the first word there was a knock on my home office door. It was our nanny. “Hi, sorry to bother you […]

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