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Ode to a Step Father on Father's Day

"Almost any man can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be Dad” An Ode to a Step Father on Father's day.
Recent Posts This post was written 4 years ago, and it still rings true today. We have added one more little girls to our very busy house! "Almost any man can be a Father, but … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2016/06/ode-step-father-fathers-day/

Grandfather at 40... She is here!

Well it certainly is a good thing they had the baby shower last Saturday... Jason tells us about his granddaughter's arrival!
Recent Posts Well it certainly is a good thing they had the baby shower last Saturday because this past Friday I was working away and got a call from my wife. She said they were ou… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2016/03/grandfather-40-she-here/

Grandfather at 40...Decisions and the Gender Reveal!

After the shock of hearing that our 16 year old daughter is pregnant, we are now past the shock and questioning our parenting phase of the situation. Together as a family we have spoken to counselors, met with the father and his mother and are preparing f…
Recent Posts After the shock of hearing that our 16 year old daughter was pregnant two or three months ago, we are now past the shock and questioning our parenting phase of the sit… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2016/02/grandfather-40decisions-and-gender-reveal/

I'm going to be a Grandfather at 40

The day the news hit us that our 16 year old daughter was pregnant, we questioned everything we had done as parents. Was this our fault? What did we do wrong? Turns out it isn’t what we were doing, I think it’s what we weren’t doing.
Recent Posts I am a grandfather at 40 years old.   Right after I graduated from technical school, my wife and I became parents for the first time. I remember wondering what wo… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2016/02/im-going-be-grandfather-40/

Manly Gift Ideas For Christmas

Christmas and holiday gift ideas for the manly man in your life. Written by a man for men everywhere.
Recent Posts Stockings and presents are easy to get done for kids. I mean, all they really want are toys... And candy. But what guy doesn't also want toys and gadgets? So instead … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/11/manly-gift-ideas-christmas/

A Father's Day Letter For All The Fathers

Are you a single father (or mother)? Stay at home dad? Working dad? Dad in a blended family? Regardless of your situation, you deserve a pat on the back. Happy Father's Day.
Recent Posts Are you a single father (or mother)? Stay at home dad? Working dad? Dad in a blended family? Regardless of your situation, you deserve a pat on the back. Let’s crea… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/fathers-day-letter-all-fathers/

Star Wars Father's Day Crafts

Create a Father's Day craft with your baby or kiddo for the dad that loves Star Wars.
Recent Posts We're here to help you create a Father's Day craft with your baby or kiddo for the dad that loves Star Wars. For little ones 18 months and up, give this Yoda handprin… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/star-wars-fathers-day-crafts/

The Daddy Strike

From a dad whose two year old refuses to let him do anything, and the epic tantrums that come after.
Recent Posts My daughter, who is now almost 2 years old, refuses to let me help her with anything when Mama is home. Seriously, I can’t do anything. When it’s just us, she’s comp… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/daddy-strike/

Having Kids (It’s a Trap!)

So, that whole concept you have of being a dad? Yea, throw it out. Crumple it up and chuck it in the trash. It’s a trap. Everything you know about being a dad, before you become one, is a lie. And yes, the title has a Star Wars reference in it.
Recent Posts So, that whole concept you have of being a dad? Yea, throw it out. Crumple it up and chuck it in the trash. It’s a trap. Everything you know about being a dad, before… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/having-kids-its-trap/

When You Want To Have Another Baby, And She Doesn't

So you want to have another baby (and your partner doesn't)? A sarcastically witty view from a dad on growing a family.
Recent Posts The defining moment when you already have two kids, and you’re ready for more… but she isn't. What do you do? Well, you could try one of the following: First, try t… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/when-you-want-have-another-baby-and-she-doesnt/

The Sweet Dad

What makes a dad sweet? By Martin Palindat
Recent Posts Sweet can mean a few things: Sugary Gentle and polite Somehow, Canadians/Americans seem to think sweet also means “Cool” or “Awesome”. I like to think i line… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/sweet-dad/

Playground Parenting

Why this dad isn't hovering at the playground, and why that doesn't mean you can judge me. By Martin Palindat
Recent Posts There are three types of playground parents. The “help your kid with everything” parent The “help your kid and everyone else’s kids” parent The “they… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/playground-parenting/

20 Daddy Date Ideas

Do things with your kids. Just hang out. They’re only little for so long. By Martin Palindat
Recent Posts We're dads. We all have those things we do as a family, and those thing we do on our own. But do we spend enough time with our kids? I’m not referring to when Mama goe… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/04/20-daddy-date-ideas/

A Dad's View On Pregnancy

A dad's humorous view on pregnancy. By: Martin Palindat
Recent Posts   There are millions of books for women about what they should expect when they’re expecting. The books talk about all the different feelings, when you’ll feel your… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/04/dads-view-pregnancy/

Coming Home: A Dad's Perspective

The funny and real events of when daddy comes home from work. By Martin Palindat
Growing up, men are exposed to many depictions of fatherhood. One stands out: The dream homecoming. Media portrays it as: Husband: “Honey, I’m Home!” Wife enters room carryi… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/04/coming-home-dads-perspective/