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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/

A Letter To My Future Teen: In Response To Today's Teen Sex Stats

After reading an unnerving article on teen sex statistics, I wrote an open letter to future teens... Including my own.
Recent Posts While reading the unnerving article "Growing Up Fast: Why 12-Year-Old Girls Are Having Sex Rougher, Earlier", I was shocked. Throughout reading, I kept thinking of my… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/letter-my-future-teen-response-todays-teen-sex-stats/

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/

Best Dad I Ever Saw - Father's Day Craft

Need a Father's Day craft? Here's one for the handy-man dad!
Recent Posts Toddlers and preschoolers LOVE to cut and paste, so why not put those skills to good use? Let's put together a craft with them for Father's Day! Using a paper plate an… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/best-dad-i-ever-saw-fathers-day-craft/

REVIEW: Peter's Drive-In Opens In Red Deer, Alberta

Why the wait was definitely worth it for the Grand Opening of the Red Deer Peter's Drive-In.
Recent Posts Once upon a time, I was a man who would pass up virtually every opportunity to be "the first" at something. Now, I like to be an early adopter. Usually it's the nerd … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/cant-drive-peters-drive/

The 30 Day Parenting Challenge

30 parenting challenges for 30 days. This challenge is designed to take the moments as they come, to remind us to unplug and reconnect with our kids.
Recent Posts Let's be honest, parenting is a challenge sometimes. Some days are great, and some are harder than others. Like that time your baby wouldn't let you put them down all… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/30-day-parenting-challenge/

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/