I'm a journalist by training, blogger by choice, and mom of two hilarious, awesome, kind of insane kids. The kids and I live in Detroit (come visit, we're having a moment) in an 83-year-old house with their dad/my husband, three cats and one dog. I would enjoy reading, gardening and sewing poorly but enthusiastically in my spare time if I had any.
Everybody thinks they are a much better driver than everybody else on the road ... but most of us make our share of mistakes, from glancing at texts to changing lanes without signaling. But, as summer travel season kicks into gear, it's all the more important to be the best driver you can be to keep you, your kids, and everybody else's kids safe on the road.
1) Don't drive distracted. You'd never dream of driving drunk or high, putting your kids in the car without a safe car seat, or even speeding. But most of us make the ultimate dangerous mistake: letting our attention wander from the task of piloting two tons of glass and steel carrying our most precious loved ones.
Middle-of-the-night feedings are one of those things that usually don't last long, in the grand scheme of parenting, but feel like they last forever. Most of us develop the skill of feeding a baby more or less in our sleep...and we learn exactly how little sleep we need to function when we have babies that are up three times a night for 15 months. Not that I had one of those or anything.
If you're lucky enough to have a supportive partner, you quickly learn that any love note he may have written to you pales in comparison to the words "you sleep, I'll take care of the baby." That's what makes this hot dad in the video below hot...he doesn't even check his wife for fake-sleeping (come on, we've all done it) or attempt to nudge her awake before getting out of bed and scooping up the baby from his cradle, heating up a bottle, and feeding the adorable little punkin', cuddling all the while. Watch below and see if you're not a little googly-eyed after.
It's kind of humiliating when your partner has better housekeeping skills than you do. I mean, I am all for equal sharing of household duties and do, in fact, split things with my husband pretty fairly. But I was raised to do housekeeping chores and, as the state of his bachelor-pad apartment would suggest, he's had to learn.
So when a guy does something housewife-ish a million times better than me, it's a little embarrassing. At least the hot dad in the video below looks amazing while he does it. Check it out below.
Ugh, the dreaded task of cleaning the minivan...plowing through the mess of school papers, spilled fishy crackers and general kid detritus, and maybe even finding out the horrifying answer to "what's that SMELL?" (an abandoned sippy full of milk, in our case, that sat under the seat for I don't even want to know how long...)
So if your man will do it for you, that's a big gift. And if he looks like this hot dad in the video below and takes his shirt off while he does it, it's an even bigger one. But it's what he does in the back seat that is astonishingly hot. Check it out:
In almost every family, there's one parent who keeps track of the deadlines, field trips, school events, etc. and all the associated paperwork. And in most families, that parent is the mom.
But imagine how hot it would be if your spouse 1) knew where the paperwork was 2) completed it without being asked and 3) did so without asking a billion questions so that it's just easier and faster to do the g.d. stuff yourself. I mean, my husband fully rocks two out of three of those on a regular basis, but all three? Not too often.
Well, imagine no more, ladies, and watch the video below.