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An Open Letter to New Dads: Dear Dad, I Love You Unconditionally

Dear Dad,

On this, your first Father’s Day, I just want to tell you that you are enough. You are all I need, just as you are. You are everything, just as you are.

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I’ll be coming soon, and I know that might scare you. There is a lot to do to prepare, and you’re probably spending a lot of your time taking care of the external things—my room, my safety, the health and happiness of the woman whose belly I currently call home—and that is a lot to handle. But Dad, you’re doing great.

 NewbornCourse was created to help you prepare for me. Go ahead, take them. I’ll wait.

I’ll wait because I know you are going to be the best dad I could ever ask for. I know this because you already love me more than you ever thought it was possible to love someone. I can feel it, and I do everything I can to send it back to you. When you hold me in your arms, I’ll know I’m safe. I will treasure memories of you singing me to sleep for the rest of my life, no matter how out of tune the music might be. I’ll love the silly games we play. I will miss you when you leave (to go to work, or the grocery store, or to take a shower), but I will wait patiently, knowing you will always come back.  

I won’t remember the diaper rashes, the timeouts, or the first time I get sick. I won’t remember that you were scared. I probably won’t even notice, because I’m not scared. I have you. What I will see, and what I’ll always remember, is the love, and how you took care of me.

All I really need is for you to love me unconditionally. I love you unconditionally already.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad. I’ll see you soon.



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There’s A New Dad Survival Kit?!

Yes, sir! Ready made, throw over the shoulder and go survival kits!

adventure with dadHave you seen one? If, yes, then you’ve figured it out, haven’t you? (And, if you haven’t, the spoiler alert isn’t too much of a surprise so, shield your eyes or read on.) The survival kit for Dad is really nothing more than a glorified diaper bag.

However, no matter what you call it, it’s a necessity. So, we’re going to help make sure you’ve got what you need! And, by the way, there is something to be said for manly packs over the traditional mom type bags. We’re down with that!  

  • Grab A Roomy Backpack – If you’re going for the survival theme, camouflage is cool, but one that you carry comfortably is key.
  • The Essential Essentials – First things first! Diapers, wipes, a change of clothes (or two!), and a changing mat should be the items that go in first. Can’t even take a chance on not having these items.
  • Sustenance! – Add a couple of baby bottles and the stuff to fill them. Whether your baby is breast or formula fed, it might be a good idea to keep a bottle with the powder formula and an unopened bottle of water in your pack in case of emergency.  
  • More Sustenance! – Pack the side pockets with high energy snacks for yourself, Dad. The need for a boost can hit when you least expect it.
  • The Calming Effect – A couple of pacifiers are a must if your baby is a fan. You will, also, want to tuck away a toy or two. Lights and sounds can go either way regarding calming or not. You might want to have an either or choice.

There you have it, man. Bare bones basics. That’s how Dad’s roll.

Although, we know it feels like it happens from time to time, it’s never intended that you feel you’re left hanging! We’re here for you, man!

We’ve got one more thing for your survival kit. Whether you keep it in the bag or not, instantaneous help is an electronic device away!

Our Doctor approved and Mother tested courses are the perfect addition to any new parent’s plan of action! And, whether you are celebrating this Father’s Day waiting for your baby’s arrival or are holding them in your arm’s, all of us, here, at hope it’s a great one!

And, just a bit of FYI… We’re celebrating Father’s Day with 50% Off our normal subscription cost. Yep! Total access to the site for 6 months! Just $20.00. What are you waiting for?