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5 Things to Expect During the First Trimester – From A Guy’s View
My wife and I broke the news yesterday that we are expecting a baby due in late October.  Because the first trimester is over and the risk of miscarriage greatly reduces, we decided it was time to share the exciting news.  However, it's been tough keeping it a secret.  There's also some other tough …
Teen Forced to Sign ‘Mom Contract’ to Get iPhone
The day a teen gets his or her own iPhone is usually one of the happiest of their youth. They're finally seen as responsible, semi-independent individuals. However, this 13-year-old, whose mother decided to attach her own 18-point agreement of rules and guidelines in exchange for the phone, mig…
Naps Just Got Weird Thanks to Ostrich Pillow
Sometimes we just want to conk out in the middle of the day. You know what we’re talking about -- that 5-Hour Energy jerk made a fortune talking about it. You so desperately want to take a cat nap, but your so-called "job" doesn't provide you with a bed OR a pi…
Life Lesson For Children: Sorry, You Don’t Always Win
Last night my wife and our 4 year old were playing a board game and something timely with the Olympics happened..  She actually won the game.  It should be noted that the extent of this game is spinning a wheel and moving spaces - it's for a four year old...
Is Crying It Out Dangerous for Kids?
It seems every few years new theories come out about the best way to raise children, some of which go against what was previously believed to be a best practice.  I've never been a fan of letting kids "cry it out" at night, but that is because I don't have the strength to let my kids cry f…
Fatherhood Can Cause a Drop in Testosterone Levels
In the first study of its kind, researchers compared the testosterone level of men when they were single and childless to their testosterone level after they had had a child.
While testosterone always decreases when men age, the decline was much more pronounced among the men who …

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