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What Would You Do Differently?

20 Nov parenting, advice, dad and buried, humor, funny, dad bloggers, mommy bloggers, family, lifestyle, kids, fatherhood, motherhood, moms, dads, mike julianelle, second kid, life

I spend a lot of time railing against the idea of parenting “experts”. But everyone needs some advice once in a while.

Pretty soon, I’m going to have a new child upon whom all my hopes and dreams will rest. In order to ensure things go smoothly, I got some advice from fellow members of the dad blogger community.

Then I mocked it.

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Parenting is Not About You

16 Nov LEGO, Legoland, parenting, phases, dad and buried, dad bloggers, mommy bloggers, humor, funny, mike julianelle, kids, dads, moms, motherhood, fatherhood, expectations, discipline, tantrums, life, parenthood, family, kids, children

Last week, I was lucky enough to score passes to a sneak preview of a Star Wars event at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Westchester.

On Friday afternoon, we picked Detective Munch up from school, braved the rush hour traffic, and trekked up to Yonkers. For a few hours, he frolicked in the (atypically uncrowded) indoor playground thing, built and raced LEGO vehicles down ramps, watched a 3D LEGO movie, and generally had a great time, all while surrounded by a bunch of cool Star Wars stuff. There was even a guy walking around in a Chewbacca costume (Detective Munch was perfectly happy observing him from a safe distance).

Then, at the end of a fun night when we made extra effort to do something special we knew our son would love, something he did love, he threw a huge fit, collapsed on the floor, and screamed “I HATE YOU!” in my face.

So… You’re welcome?

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My Wife is Better Than Me

12 Nov parenting, dad and buried, lifetime moms, sex, marriage, kids, children, moms, motherhood, dads, fatherhood, funny, relationships, gender, gender roles, children, family, lifestyle, home, dad bod

When it comes to parenting, I don’t buy into gender stereotypes or biological imperatives or how they feel on “Mad Men”.

It’s 2015! Parenting tasks are no longer divided solely by gender, at least not in my house. It’s a team effort, a total 50/50 proposition, and moms and dads both have to go all-in to make it work.

That said, there are definitely some things my wife does better than me, and most of them aren’t gender-specific. (Unless you count being sick. Women totally dominate there.)

She had her birthday last week, so I thought I’d share a few of them. Better late than never!

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What Parents Need

11 Nov what parents need, baby, dad and buried, dad blogs, mommy blogs, dad and buried, mike julianelle, funny, humor, kids, family, stress, shopping, life, lifestyle, parents, parenting, motherhood, fatherhood, kids, money, wordless wednesday, charts and graphs

Yesterday, in advance of Mom and Buried’s upcoming sprinkle, I wrote a list of things I want for baby number two.

Some of them are ridiculous, completely unattainable fantasies, but aside from the booze – and the vasectomy(!) – pretty much all of them were for the baby.

Now that that’s over with, today I’m focusing on what parents need.

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Baby Item Wish List

10 Nov baby, dad and buried, dad blogs, mommy blogs, dad and buried, mike julianelle, funny, humor, kids, family, stress, shopping, life, lifestyle, parents, parenting, motherhood, fatherhood, kids, money

My wife’s friends are throwing her a sprinkle, which is both the name of a smaller, not-your-first-kid baby shower and a word I will spend the rest of my life trying to avoid saying.

As one does when generous friends plan to ease the stress and expense of preparing for a major life-changing event, my wife has started a registry. I have not seen this registry, and I may never see it. I may even be fabricating the fact that she even started one. I haven’t been paying attention.

Regardless, I decided to write a baby item wish list of things I think we need for baby #2, some of which are obvious, some of which are outlandish, and a few of which don’t actually exist.

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