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    Expectant Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Banking

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    Cord blood banking allows families to store stem cells that are harvested at birth from cord blood extracted from a newborn baby’s umbilical cord.

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    The Art of the Burp

    Monday, November 5, 2012

    A primary anxiety for new parents in the first few days after a newborn arrives is feeding. Here, we cover a very important aspect of feeding…the burp.

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    Growing Up in Small Town America

    Friday, April 27, 2012

    One of the life experiences that best defines me and who I am as a person is having grown up in Small Town America.

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    Flying With A Baby Made Easy

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    Most of us have been on at least one flight with a screaming child that would not settle down, some of us have shared a row with one, and some of us have had one on our lap. Here are a few tips for helping to make flying with a baby or toddler more enjoyable for you and all those other passengers that will be sharing the airliner cabin with you.

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    Making The Perfect Pizza

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    Everyone loves pizza, right? Use your old pizza stone to make perfect gourmet pizzas in your own kitchen in just minutes…and it’s a great family activity too!

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31

Making The Perfect Pizza

Everyone loves pizza, right? Use your old pizza stone to make perfect gourmet pizzas in your own kitchen in just minutes…and it’s a great family activity too!

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Jul
26

Raising a Child with Food Restrictions – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a series describ­ing our expe­ri­ences with iden­ti­fy­ing and man­ag­ing food restric­tions for our baby daugh­ter and how our jour­ney even­tu­ally led us to the likely cause…FPIES (Food Protein-​Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome).

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Jul
21

Raising a Child with Food Restrictions – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a series describ­ing our expe­ri­ences with iden­ti­fy­ing and man­ag­ing food restric­tions for our baby daugh­ter and how our jour­ney even­tu­ally led us to the likely cause…FPIES (Food Protein-​Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome).

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Jun
30

Rethinking Infant Immunization Schedules

Leading up to the birth of our daugh­ter, one of the major deci­sions that my wife and I dis­cussed and researched at length was the immu­niza­tion sched­ule that we would fol­low with her. Make sure you understand the various types of immunizations that your child will be given and the various schedules that you might consider.

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Jun
29

Recommended Books for New Parents

Prior to the birth of our daugh­ter, and over the past fif­teen months since, we have received great advice and rec­om­men­da­tions from friends and fam­ily. The fol­low­ing books were rec­om­mended to us, and we found them to be invalu­able. We encour­age you to pick them up at your local book store or bor­row them from your local pub­lic library. Enjoy!

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Jun
28

Does Baby Sign Language Really Work?

It is widely accepted/​known that babies have the abil­ity to com­mu­ni­cate long before they are able to speak. This often leads to frus­tra­tion for both the baby and the par­ents, as this com­mu­ni­ca­tion break­down is often at the core of basic fussi­ness and tantrums. Sign lan­guage can often allow par­ents to quickly under­stand what is both­er­ing their baby or what the baby needs.

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Jun
27

Hello & Welcome!!

Hello…and welcome to A Modern Dad! While there are many great parenting and family-oriented blogs out there, very few are presented from a father’s point of view. I hope that dads will find a voice in A Modern Dad, and I hope that its content is just as useful for moms as well…

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