Category Archives: Parenting

You might be a New Dad if… Part 3

  You might be a new dad if the following questions have entered your mind right around the date of discharge from the hospital: 

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A Child is Born

What a day! Long story short, Caseton Wade Taylor is resting comfortably and had no issues on his birth day. He came in at 4:24 PM CST weighing 8 lbs 9 oz and measured 20 3/4″ long. The wife is … Continue reading

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Ready or Not…

I finally sat down to write this on the eve of my son’s birth after trying to keep up with my wife. She’s as pregnant as she’ll ever be, but still feels the need to clean the entire house in … Continue reading

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You Might be a New Dad if… Part 2

Your idea of baby proofing includes the purchase of large quantities of bubble wrap and duct tape. Your eyes hurt from reading way too many instruction manuals. You’ve almost had your hand trapped in a Diaper Genie…almost.

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You might be a New Dad if…

With just under 2 weeks before the baby arrives, I’ve often had thoughts run through my head that, I’m sure, only cross the mind of first-time fathers. I felt obligated to create a list and include some of them here. … Continue reading

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Titles and Preparation

Blogger. Dog Lover. Amateur Painter. Slightly-Above-Average-When-The-Course-Matches-My-Crooked-Ball-Flight Golfer.  But I’m just under one month away from the expected arrival of an additional title that will forever change everything about me except my past: Father. 

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My Son, The Loser

Not a loser in the derogatory sense that would breed shame and embarrassment in his parents like a glowing ember of humiliation fanned by the winds of failure. At least I hope not. We haven’t even met the kid yet. 

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The Name Game

For the past couple of years I’ve been keeping a running list of names. I started this list before I knew I was going to be a dad, before I was married, before I was engaged and even before I … Continue reading

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