We’re fans of any site that？offers instructions？on turning the living room into an epic？pillow？fort. Beyond the pearls of wisdom they dole out daily on subjects ranging from？hide-and-go-seek？to？family travel hacks， we had...
We’re fans of any site that？offers instructions？on turning the living room into an epic？pillow？fort. Beyond the pearls of wisdom they dole out daily on subjects ranging from？hide-and-go-seek？to？family travel hacks， we had a few questions for the Fatherly team pertaining to dads and sleep， specifically…
We’re fans of any site that？offers instructions？on turning the living room into an epic？pillow？fort. Beyond the pearls of wisdom they dole out daily on subjects ranging from？hide-and-go-seek？to？family travel hacks， we had a few questions for the Fatherly team pertaining to dads and sleep， specifically…personalised gifts
Fatherly was inspired by all the shifts that are happening in the modern workplace and home. As women achieve parity at work， there’s been a subsequent rise in parity between men and women in the division of responsibilities with raising kids. But the parenting media space doesn’t really reflect this — there are tons of great resources out there， but they’re almost entirely implicitly or explicitly speaking to women. The more guys are equal partners in parentingpersonalized toys， the more often they’ll have questions or problems that are specific to their experience as parents. Fatherly aims to provide answers and solutions， as well as a platform for all parents to engage with each other.
The most important thing is shortening your hours. A lot of guys will scoff at that， but in our experience there are only a handful of situations that consistently demand 55-60 hour work weeks， and there are a lot of people caught up in work cultures where those hours are expected but not at all warranted.
That said， we find our kids (who are infants) to be way more engaged， entertaining and responsive in the morning hours. We’re always home for bedtime， but they call that The Witching Hour for a reason.
It’s not quite as bad as it’s often made out to be. Yes， you’re going to have to adjust to a lot less sleep than you’re used to， but fathers have been doing this for generations (not as many generations as mothers， but still…) and collectively， we’ve all survived. Try not to sweat it too hard， and they’ll go to college soon. Also，？coffee.
Fatherly’s take on co-sleeping is the same as our take on most parenting techniques： There’s a broad spectrum of ways to go about it， and we’ll never presume to know which one is best for any one family. The fathers of Fatherly have (so far) chosen not to co-sleep， but we know plenty of parents for whom it works great.
Again， we have young kids， so take it or leave it， but “Dinosaur vs. Bedtime” and “This Moose Belongs to Me” are both winners.
As every new parent knows， this is a surprisingly personal question — again， no one thing works for everyone， and there are no silver bullets. That said， one thing we’ve learned with a newborn in Brooklyn is that strollers can be a pain and a carrier is key. But every kid reacts differently to every carrier — fortunately， we’ve tried nearly every single one and had great luck with the？Beco Soleil. So， if you have a kid roughly the same size and shape， with the same disposition as our daughters， then it’s the carrier for you!
As for tips， we’re fans of the old standby： “Relax， whatever it is that’s happening right now won’t be happening in 5 minutes.”
“There were so many tragic versions of the cover for this (adult) short-story collection from Roald Dahl. First published by Knopf in 1960 with a very sweet, retro cover — it could almost double as a Betty Crocker cookbook; the non-ironic use of hearts is involved — this version with the lips was illustrated by Omnific for Penguin’s 1970 edition, under the house’s new art director, David Pelham. He wisely gave select authors a consistent design treatment for all their titles, creating collectible series and giving designers and illustrators unprecedented visibility. I love the classic ’70s color palette here. It’d be easy (and tempting) to overboard with macabre references, given the book’s subject matter, but the simple shapes keep it minimal and playful, while the dark background lends a sense of foreboding.” — Perrin Drumm, editor-in-chief of AIGA Eye on Design
This list of birthday gifts for moms features everything from exciting make-up palettes and perfumes to jewelry boxes and home décor. Shimmery, sparkly, glittery, and gold are words that describe these special items perfect for a glam mom! Treat her to something special to show her how bright she shines!
The HBO show Game of Thrones, with its beautiful shooting locations and epic battle scenes, must have a massive budget. But even mega-hits like this one have to pinch their pennies somehow. To do this, the show’s costume designer Michele Clapton heads to one of the best places for affordability—IKEA. During a 2016 talk at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, she made mention that the capes worn by the Night’s Watch are an altered version of the company’s sheepskin rugs you can buy for $79.