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.

The 4 C’s of Daddyhood

Navigating through Daddyhood can be tricky, and even downright confusing at times. I’ve come up with the 4 C’s of Daddyhood. These 4 C’s remind me of what’s most important, they show me how to handle various daddy situations and help keep me calmly on the (sometimes bumpy) road that is daddyhood. 1. Consistency: First things first - being a dad is all about consistency. Success in daddyhood requires consistency in all aspects of...

July 11, 2013 Read Blog

Week of July 5

I spent the holiday weekend with my family at the cottage. We've been going to the cottage since I was about 5. It is the place that all of my stresses disappear and I unplug. It is my happy place. ~ Steph     What is your happy place?

July 5, 2013 Read Blog

Fun Outdoor Summer Birthday Ideas

Got a child with a summer birthday? This year tap into your creative side and make it a memorable one for your child. Here are a few of my favorite ideas for an outdoor summer birthday celebration. The great thing about summer and good weather is you’re not stuck with an indoor space. All the ideas below are outdoors so the guest list isn’t limited, allowing your child to reconnect with classmates and neighborhood friends, and it also keeps...

July 4, 2013 Read Blog

First Photos: Celebrity Babies Make Their Debut

As the world waits for the first images of North West - the newborn daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West - the question remains: to tweet or to make a deal? With rumors swirling that Kim’s momager Kris Jenner will introduce her granddaughter on her new daytime TV show, to reported offers of up to $2 million for a magazine cover debut, we await the first images of baby KimYe. Let’s take a look at the big business of...

July 2, 2013 Read Blog

Kid-Sized Cleaning

Here are some really fun tips from THE MAIDS to get your little ones involved in cleaning: Don’t expect kids to use adult tools to clean, instead create supplies that are kid-friendly. Use an ice-cream pail for mopping chores or shorten an old mop handle or broom to make it kid-sized. Fill a squirt gun from a solution of a gallon of water and a drop of dish soap. Let kids squirt windows and mirrors and wipe dry with paper towels. Leaves...

July 2, 2013 Read Blog

Yosi Samra Kids Footwear

Yosi Samra's newly launched kids footwear collection features the same silhouettes that women love in adorable, on-trend styles for their little ones. From patent polka dots to glitter, stripes and classic solids, there's a styles to fit every girl's look. The kids ballet flats are favored by mini celeb fashionistas like Sarah Jessica Parkers' twins Marion and Tabitha and Jessica Alba's daughter Honor Warren. They are available from at $44 at...

July 1, 2013 Read Blog

Watermelon Ice Cubes

Watermelon ice cubes add a light, fruity flavor to beverages from sparkling water to sodas. Ingredient: Watermelon Instructions: Puree seedless watermelon and pour into ice cube trays. Freeze and enjoy in your favourite beverages.   Options: Use cookie cutters to make special shapes or cut watermelon into cubes and freeze these instead of watermelon puree.  Per 1 cup of diced watermelon: 51 calories, 1g protein,...

July 1, 2013 Read Blog

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