Category: Dad Life

A Week In the Redhead House

It’s been a busy week! Angela’s work schedule has been wonky, and the kids were out of school for two days due to ice and snow, so I’ve spent a lot of time wrangling preschoolers. Awards and Nominations Over the week, I was nominated for a Liebster Award by LilMommaCrafts. It’s functionally similar to the

Do You Swear In Front Of Your Children?

I’ve been thinking about the concept of “swear words” lately. A friend of mine was complaining about her six year old son swearing a lot, which she attributed to family members who swear and curse constantly around him. Around the same time, @Thepadawanmummy on Twitter shared a tweet about asking her husband to stop cursing

10 Of The Best Dadjokes From Twitter This Week

We’ve hit a lot of great milestones over the past week — we topped 1000 total pageviews a few days ago, we’ve had more than 100 comments across the site, and we’ve gathered over 500 followers on Twitter! Several guest blogging opportunities have popped up as well, so I’m going to be working on those

7 Lessons I Want My Kids To Learn About Mental Health

Mental health awareness and outreach is a cause that’s really important to me. I have a sibling with intellectual disability. I’ve struggled with depression and panic attacks. I’ve lost friends to suicide, and seen them struggle with eating disorders, anxiety, and learning disabilities. Now that I have kids, I’ve been thinking of mental health in

11 Tips To Get Picky Preschoolers To Eat Dinner

Baby and Monster are at that age where dinnertime is always a surprise. Sometimes they’ll scarf down everything in front of them. Other days, they’ll whine and complain and throw tantrums and do everything possible to wiggle their way out of eating their dinner, especially if we’re trying something new. Getting my picky preschoolers to

The Ultimate Guide To Free Coloring Pages For Kids

Looking for free coloring pages? If your kids are anything like mine, they absolutely love to color. Baby and Monster are constantly covered in paint, markers, and our kitchen table is usually covered in crumbled crayon bits and pulverized color pencil. While coloring books aren’t terribly expensive, they add up if you’re on a budget,

My Kid Wants To Be A Serial Killer

My Monster is a contrarian. No matter what you say, she’ll say the opposite. Tell her she likes fruit snacks? Nope. She hates them. Tell her it’s cold? Nope. She’s hot. I should have considered that a few weeks ago, when we were out on a family trip to see some Christmas lights. Stopped at