NOTE: This article was originally published when our third child was two weeks old. Now we’re updating it to let you know what it’s really like to have three kids…as we experience it! Keep reading to view the entire post in order, or click below to skip to your favorite section:
So the Doctor and the Dad recently had another baby. Which, if you’re keeping score at home, means we now have three – count ‘em three – kiddos to cuddle, care for, and contend with.
Before Niña Número Tres came along, we’d heard a lot of stories about what it was like going from having two kids to having three kids. Things like:
- You’ll need to switch from playing man-to-man to playing a zone defense,
- Even though you’re only adding 50% more kid, it feels about 500 times harder,
- They’re totally going to gang up on you, and
- Two? Three? What’s the difference? You’re gonna’ be just fine.
So now that we’ve actually taken this triple-offspring plunge ourselves, we decided to record some of our own experiences and observations as they happen, so that you too, can discover what having three kids is really like!
Continue reading What’s having three kids really like? UPDATED!
We recently stumbled upon some LEGOLAND ads that really got us thinking about how much we love our kids.
(We also recently stumbled upon some actual LEGOS lying on the stairs that had the exact opposite effect on us. But that’s another story for another time, we suppose.)
Anyway, here are the ads we’re talking about:
Continue reading The LEGOLAND ads that remind us how much we love our children
Valentine’s Day is almost here! It’s the perfect time to celebrate that special someone in your life…or if you have a big loving family like we do, those special someones.
That’s why this year, the Doctor and the Dad decided to ask all the members of our family to write love poems – to our family!
Continue reading Writing love poems to your family
A friend of ours lost her father recently. Being Jewish, she invited mourners over to pay their respects at a shiva. Not being Jewish, we had never been to one of those before.
But it was a truly lovely evening – family and friends gathered together in her home, reciting traditional Hebrew prayers, singing traditional Hebrew songs and sharing heartfelt stories about their lost loved one (that part was in English, fortunately for us).
The rabbi leading the ceremony told one story that really stuck with us. It was about a time someone asked him to explain the secret of life. Via text message.
Pretty modern stuff for a 3,000-year-old religion, huh? Continue reading The secret of life (and parenthood)
The holidays are here again – which means you’ve got wish lists, shopping trips and mounds and mounds of gift wrapping to attend to, don’t you?
Well give your tape dispenser a break for a minute, and spend just a few moments pondering this simple, age-old question:
Is it better to give or receive?
Continue reading Do kids think it’s better to give or receive?
The New Year is officially upon us! And much like when a small child jumps upon your stomach at 6 am to wake you from what was just moments ago a perfectly delightful slumber, there’s no going back now.
Unless, of course, you’re like us, and you want to take one last look back at all the cute and crazy things your family did in the past year.
We did it for 2014, and we’re doing it again now. Ladies and gentlemen, here are the winners of the second annual Doctor+Dad Family Awards!
Continue reading The Second Annual Doctor+Dad Family Awards!
We’re writing this post today with heavy hearts. A few days ago, the sister of a dear friend of ours from college was in a terrible car accident, which took the lives of her son, daughter and fiancé.
To lose a child is an unthinkable tragedy. To lose both of your children, plus the person whose shoulder you’d want to cry on most after it happened, is beyond comprehension.
Continue reading Learning lessons from loss