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.

Preparing for the First Bus Ride

Preparing for the first day of school can be stressful enough for parents and children, and when you add a first bus ride to the mix, well it’ll make you realize just how brave, outgoing and incredible your young children are. I’ve experienced many first days of school and first bus rides and I’ve put together some tips that will help ensure these important firsts go smoothly. Routine: Beginning towards the end of summer it’s...

August 15, 2013 Read Blog

Prepare your little one for the first day of school

It’s hard to believe it is back to school season already. For some of our “Big Kids” it is going to their first day of school. The first day of school brings mixed emotions to all parents. For those with children starting for the first time, it is happiness mixed with nervousness. “Will my kids be okay without me?” “Will they be able to make new friends?” “Will they like their teacher?” “Have I done enough to prepare them for...

August 14, 2013 Read Blog

The Milkman

The amount of support you receive surrounding the birth of your child, or in our case children, can really make or break you. In my case, I had always known that my husband was a strong man and a wonderful partner but I had no idea how much I would rely on him and just how supportive he would be. During labour he was right by my side in the operating room cheering me on and keeping me focused. Being a cameraman I shouldn't have been surprised...

August 13, 2013 Read Blog

The Advantages of Cooking With Your Children

If you have young children, you probably already know how much they love to help their parents. Helping their parents is not only fun, but it makes kids feel important as well. Cooking with your children is one of the best ways to spend time together, as it offers many fantastic advantages as described below. Bonding Time Perhaps the best benefit of cooking with your kids is the bonding time that if offers. Young children love to spend...

August 12, 2013 Read Blog

Week of August 9

My extended family got together last night. We enjoyed a lovely outdoor dinner and great conversation. My cousin's baby, the newest little addition to the family, was passed around. She is only a few months old but so loved by all of her older cousins. She has really rocked our family in the best...

August 9, 2013 Read Blog

15 Bikini Bumps: Who Bared Their Bellies At The Beach?

Bumpin’ and beautiful! Proud of their pregnancy curves, celebrities love to bare their bumps in bikinis. Check out our gallery of high profile moms-to-be – including Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson and Bethenny Frankel – in two-piece swimsuits. Read below and see some of our favorite bikini bumps. ◦   Jaime King: Hart of Dixie star Jaime King bared her baby bump in a bikini via Instagram in...

August 9, 2013 Read Blog

5 Routine Tips that Work

When you have children you know the importance of a good routine. Children thrive on routine and they’ll come to appreciate it greatly, but it’s not always easy to establish a routine at home. With seven children of my own I have tried it all, and I have come to figure out 5 tips that help build and establish a routine. And without further adieu, here they are: Consistency – Write down your desired routine and complete it consistently,...

August 8, 2013 Read Blog

When will I ever sleep again?

I am running out of ideas. My son just does not want to sleep at night. I have tried letting him cry it out, rocking him to sleep and even bought him a new mattress. I am a walking zombie. I have read all the articles I can find on this but nothing seems to work. He isn't teething and doesn't have gas, so I don't think he's in pain. The only thing I can think is that it is separation anxiety. He seems to be fine when I am sitting with him in...

August 7, 2013 Read Blog

Watermelon Lemonade

Nothing says “summer” like lemonade. It’s not only a celebrated summer drink, it is a quintessential part of healthy hydration. We’ve kicked up the “healthy” in this summer favourite by adding sweet watermelon for a new twist on this renowned classic. Serve in chilled glasses with lots of ice.  Ingredients: 2 cups (500 mL) cubed seedless watermelon 2 cups (500 mL) water of your choice (sparkling or still) ¼ cup (50 mL)...

August 6, 2013 Read Blog

Week of August 2

I think this is awesome. The breastfeeding project: extreme breastfeeding photos.                             * Talk about motivation to hold your plank!!! What do you think? ~ Sandy P.S. We love this. *Image found here.

August 2, 2013 Read Blog

10 Star Moms-To-Be: Pregnant In Heels

With swollen feet, extra weight and achy body parts, it’s rare to see pregnant women wearing heels. But some of our favorite high profile moms-to-be could not give up this wardrobe staple throughout their pregnancies. From Kim Kardashian to Kate Middleton to Jessica Alba, let’s take a look at 10 pregnant celebrity moms and their fancy footwear. ◦   Kim Kardashian: Just a month before welcoming her daughter North West,...

August 2, 2013 Read Blog

Time Spent with Kids Eliminates Guilt

Parenting is all about balance, and it can be quite difficult to feel as if you’re giving your children enough attention while also trying to balance work, life and good relationships. It’s all about finding the right balance and eliminating the dreaded feeling of guilt in relation to parenting. Remember: If you’re doing your very best, you’re doing it right. Daddy guilt exists as much as mommy guilt does just in different ways.  I...

August 1, 2013 Read Blog

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