Daddy Nickell

Robert Nickell, aka Daddy Nickell, father of 6, offers his "5 cents" worth of advice to expectant and new parents. Daddy Nickell is the founder of, delivery room duds and daddy gear for dads, and the blog where he covers topics about parenting and the latest baby and kids gear, all from a Dad's perspective.

Family Camping Tips

The quintessential outdoor trip for every family is the camping trip. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a total newbie, you’re going to want to take a tip or two from me, as camping with kids can be complicated – but it’s definitely worth it! Be Kid Friendly: Plan ahead and research your destination prior to going. If you’re camping with a small child you likely don’t want to camp in a destination near cliffs, cactus or poison...

May 13, 2013 Read Blog

The Cottage

It’s that time of year again. Time to open up The Cottage — for a good laugh about calling it that, you need to click here. The cottage I’m referring to is my cousin’s cottage about a two-hour drive from Toronto. My kids really love being there. I love being there too, but I haven’t always loved it. You see when you have babies sometimes you’re a super relaxed parent and you just take your kids everywhere without batting an eye…...

May 13, 2013 Read Blog

Lulu Bedding & Design

Unique mini blankets for your newborn to snuggle with as well as customized crib blankets and/or create a custom crib bedding to satisfy a dream nursery. Everything is made upon request and not mass produced. Only high quality cotton, flannel and chenille’s are used. Visit for more.

May 12, 2013 Read Blog

15 Star Moms Celebrate First Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! In celebration of moms everywhere, let’s take a look at Hollywood’s newest matriarchs who will celebrate their first Mother’s Day on May 12. From Drew Barrymore, to Giuliana Rancic, to Shakira, to Adele, look through our list of 15 star moms celebrating for the first time this year. ◦   Giuliana Rancic: Reality stars Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic welcomed their first child, son Duke, on...

May 10, 2013 Read Blog

50 Fun Things for Kids to do Outside

Warmer weather means staying outdoors and enjoying the sunshine with your children. If I ever hear my kids utter the words “I’m bored” this spring/summer, I’m going to show them this list of fun outdoor activities for kids. For the complete list visit

May 9, 2013 Read Blog

Managing Sibling Rivalry

As a daddy to seven kids between the ages of 5 months and 27 years old, I’ve learned a thing or two – first hand – about sibling rivalry. And through that experience I’ve come to understand a few ways in which to help manage the seemingly inevitable rivalry. Here are my top five tips to help parents with sibling rivalry: Allow each child time to shine. The first rule can come into play in a variety of ways. First of all, figure...

May 9, 2013 Read Blog

Putting My Best Face Forward

You're always told that pregnant women have a 'glow' to them. Their hair is fuller, their nails are longer and their skin is better than it's ever been before. They never tell you about the women who don't have these miraculous things happen. I was faced with some very different changes. The bottom half of my face around my chin erupted with what I thought was pregnancy acne. I spoke to many of my girlfriends who had been pregnant and only...

May 8, 2013 Read Blog

If You Eat Healthy, Does Your Family Need To Take a Multi Vitamin?

There is no question that the best source from which to get your vitamins and minerals is by eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, grains, protein and omega 3 rich fish.  The fact is many families are on the go and busy and quite often the side of vegetables is not served at the drive thru and the only fruit you may get your kids to eat is a glass of orange juice. Whether or not to take a multi vitamin, or any vitamin, depends...

May 8, 2013 Read Blog

Getting kids to eat healthy – the lies parents tell

When it comes to picky eaters I definitely don’t have one. Actually, come to think of it, she just may be a carnivore. Man can she eat a steak and she complains when it’s cooked more than medium rare. We tend to BBQ a lot in the summer and to be honest as long as the Q isn’t buried by snow, we do quite a bit in the winter too. This family loves meat! I’ve learned over the past four years with M that there is an art to teaching your...

May 7, 2013 Read Blog

Modern moms—Heroes of the home

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. – George Washington Societal expectations of the modern-day mother are a far cry from mothers in the days of Leave it to Beaver , or even the much more recent and classic super-mom Claire Huxtable from The Cosby Show. Today’s mothers are expected to juggle...

May 6, 2013 Read Blog

Club Med Chocolate Bread

Chocolate Bread! Yup, you read it right. I’m a huge fan of Club Med and one of my favourite things to eat while I’m there (they have it at every village) is the chocolate bread that is baked fresh and available at every meal. It’s the perfect marriage for me: bread and chocolate. Heavenly. They make white chocolate and a regular chocolate one and surprisingly I prefer the white chocolate variety which is strange for me because I...

May 6, 2013 Read Blog

Star Moms Share Mother’s Day Plans

In honor of Mother’s Day on May 12, we asked some of our favorite celebrity moms how they’re planning to spend the special day. From new moms Holly Madison and Giuliana Rancic, to mom-of-four Tori Spelling, to single mom Kelly Bensimon, let’s look at how the stars celebrate all things mom. ◦   Giuliana Rancic: Reality stars Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic welcomed their first child, son Duke, in August 2012. The new...

May 3, 2013 Read Blog

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