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Girls are so Sensitive

Ok, Bella was watching Toy Story 3. It’s her last week of summer and my wife and I decided to let her have movie night for the first part of the week, every night. Yes, she was excited to get to watch a movie each night. So after I had put Maya...
by Raising Bella on Jul 27, 2011

Crying Baby

No one tells the dad that there will be times when no matter what you do, your bundle of joy will not stop crying. At least no one told me. No one told me that rocking and sing could not stop little sissy from crying. I didn’t know that babies...
by Raising Bella on Jun 1, 2011

I Think my Daughter Cheated on a Spelling Test

So, Bella told me she cheated the other day. She didn’t come out and say, “dad, I cheated on my spelling test today.” But she did tell me that she wrote her spelling words on a bookmark before the test and copied the words from the...
by Raising Bella on May 23, 2011

More Decorating a Girl’s Room – Appliques

Alright dads, hard pressed to find some way to spruce up your daughter’s room? How about Princess self stick room appliques? Or any type of applique. What is that you ask? They are self-adhesive stickers that can be applied to a room and can be...
by Raising Bella on Apr 25, 2011

Bella is a Big Sis… Advice to expectant dads.

So something cool happened the other day, my wife gave birth to our second daughter. Bella is now, officially, a big sis. Yeah, I know, “cool”? That’s the best way I can explain it… well ok, not the best way but at the moment,...
by Raising Bella on Apr 5, 2011

Decorating a Girl’s Room

So Bella wanted a pink room. So she wanted Disney Princesses plastered all over her wall, check. So she wanted a slide… she got that too. Wait, what? A slide? Yes, a slide. My wife had heard of this brand of bedroom furniture call Flexa. Great...
by Raising Bella on Mar 24, 2011

Little Sissy Coming

So Bella is going to be a big sister. And she’s handling it really well. My wife and I have been preparing her for the big moment. A lot of the prep working is going into how much fun it’ll be to have a baby sister and on names and the ro...
by Raising Bella on Mar 21, 2011

Set Goals

Goals are super important. Personal goals, professional goals, spiritual goals… they all matter in the huge scheme of things. I’ve spend most of my life having no real goal for myself. I’ve never said… I want to accomplish thi...
by Raising Bella on Dec 7, 2010

Grandparents… oh fudge

So grandparents… where do I begin. Bella loves her grandparents. And that’s exactly why we moved closer to home. But living with them has been a challenge. It almost feels like they are challenging us for our daughter’s affections.
by Raising Bella on Dec 6, 2010

You Don’t Need Cable Anymore!

ok… if you are anything like me, you hate the cable company.  Cable is expensive, their onDemand service is hit or miss and their customer service just plain sucks.  I don’t want to generalize all customer service people, but I would sa...
by Raising Bella on Nov 17, 2010

What to Say When Your Daughter Hears “boob job” on TV

You change the subject.  In your most interested voice you talk about her homework, new shirt, pencil or cart wheel.  But she shouldn’t have even heard the phrase in the first place. Let me back up and set the context.  After dinner my famil...
by Raising Bella on Sep 22, 2010

Appreciation

Appreciate – To be thankful or show gratitude for. I feel it’s important for children to show appreciation for what they have.  I mean, there are a lot of things that my daughter has that I never had or even dreamed of having, like a bir...
by Raising Bella on Sep 21, 2010

Be a Role Model

I know what you’re thinking, her mom is her role model.  Her mom is what she should aspire to be.  But a father plays just as big a role in their daughter’s life as their mothers.  Think of it, you are the first male figure in your dau...
by Raising Bella on Sep 6, 2010

Be a Role Model

I know what you’re thinking, her mom is her role model.  Her mom is what she should aspire to be.  But a father plays just as big a role in their daughter’s life as their mothers.  Think of it, you are the first male figure in your dau...
by Raising Bella on Sep 6, 2010

A Mother’s Touch

Know when a mom’s touch is needed.  As a dad, there are tons of things you can do when it comes to raising a child.  Like feedings, bathing and bedtime stories.  Father’s have an equal opportunity to be the hero.  But part of being a good dad...
by Raising Bella on Aug 31, 2010

Control Vs Discipline

Stop trying to control your children.  Give them limits.  Give them consequences, reward good behavior, and punish bad behavior.  I know what you’re thinking… you just said stop controlling your kids.  Controlling your children and raisin...
by Raising Bella on Aug 27, 2010

Kindergarden Anxiety

The start of Kindergarden… I’m not sure who has it worse, the child or the parent.  I’ll speak from my own experience, it was harder on me as a parent.  I had a hard time letting go of Bella that first day.  She was starting her scho...
by Raising Bella on Aug 26, 2010

Kindergarden Anxiety

The start of Kindergarden… I’m not sure who has it worse, the child or the parent.  I’ll speak from my own experience, it was harder on me as a parent.  I had a hard time letting go of Bella that first day.  She was starting her scho...
by Raising Bella on Aug 26, 2010

True Cost of Raising a Child

  What’s the true cost of raising a child?  Your sanity?  Hundreds of thousands of dollars?  I say, NOTHING.  Yes you give up a lot for your child, your time, your energy, and yes your money.  But what you get in return outweighs those “sac...
by Raising Bella on Aug 24, 2010

True Cost of Raising a Child

  What’s the true cost of raising a child?  Your sanity?  Hundreds of thousands of dollars?  I say, NOTHING.  Yes you give up a lot for your child, your time, your energy, and yes your money.  But what you get in return outweighs those “sac...
by Raising Bella on Aug 24, 2010


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