Podcast: Dr. Harvey Karp on Getting Kids to Sleep

The country’s top baby doctor, Dr. Harvey Karp, stops by Bobblehead Dad Parenting today to share great tips to help your baby and toddler sleep great! Dr. Karp is author of the best selling series, “The Happiest Baby”, and talks today about his new book, The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep which is loaded with information that will help you get off to…

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Things You Learn From the People You Love

The term “best friend” doesn’t do her justice. And putting her in the same boat as my siblings isn’t a fit. I love them in their own unique way. Nope, she’s in a league of her own. And she always has been. She’s my cousin, Pam. And I can’t remember a time of my life when she wasn’t there. (Which…

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$10 Down and $5 a Month

I’m the keeper of my parents’ photo albums. And trust me, they left an abundance of them. The above photograph is one I’ve noticed for years, in and among pictures of family, friends, parties and vacations. I never thought much about it, however, until a couple years ago when I was making a copy of a neighboring photo. It was…

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Podcast: “Finding Your New Ending” with Guest Beth Engelman

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson We’re exploring ways to start creating YOUR new ending. Today. I recently read an article titled “30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself” which was featured on the Marc and Angel Hack Life website. The story came across…

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Daughters: A Dad’s Secret Weapon

The words sat on my calendar for at least four months. “Dad’s Weekend.” And grammatically speaking, I believe it should have been written “Dads’ Weekend.” The mistake was intentional. My daughter’s annual sorority event had nothing to do with the other forty-some fathers. This was my weekend. We used to have “Daddy-Daughter Dances.” And for a few brief years we…

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A Most Valuable Lesson From Dad

As a guy who spends his days talking a lot about fatherhood, there’s one question I am asked with regularity: “What’s the most important thing your own dad taught you?” Yikes. That’s hard to answer. But a fair question. I’m never good at picking “the best” or the “#1” anything. My mind – and heart –  don’t work that way.…

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