2017 Baby Show Preview with DadWare

There’s a seriously cool event about to happen in Anaheim, California: the JPMA Baby Show 2017! This world class trade show features the best of the best when it comes to products for families. This show combines an educational conference, trade show, and consumer day. The JPMA Baby Show runs May 9th-13th. Like most trade shows, it is for industry insiders, but on May 13th there is a consumer day at the show! If you are in the Anaheim area, come check it out for yourself on May 13th.

We have some amazing brands that we will feature from the show. 2,000 to 3,000 attendees will be there, and our Managing Editor, Elena, is one of them. Elena is going to go live on Daily Mom’s Facebook from the JPMA Baby Show next week. Elena will have a special Facebook live event with the cool people from DadWare, and we hope you will join us to check out their shirts and gowns and ask questions. In the meantime, here is a preview of what DadWare is all about so you can get excited about what they will present at the JPMA Baby Show.

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Valentine’s Day 2017: Gifts for Men

Flowers, chocolates, and jewelry – those are the “typical” gifts when one thinks about Valentine’s Day. But usually the special man in your life isn’t quite into those things. Romantic gestures can go both ways, and that’s why Daily Mom has found some of the most unique and thoughtful gifts to give to your one and only to show him how much you love him. From handcrafted watches and personalized signs to more practical gifts like silicone wedding bands, Daily Mom has plenty of ideas to help give the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

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Gifts for Men Holiday 2016 #DMHoliday16

 

#dmholiday16 Gifts for Men

We all have different men in our life that we love and adore. He’s the backbone of the family. Whether you are shopping for your dad, your husband, a brother, or friend, he deserves a special holiday, full of thoughtful and unique gifts under the tree chosen just for him. Don’t even think about getting him another tired old tie; browse this list for our favorite 2016 gifts for men!

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Gifts for The Active & Outdoor Dad: Father’s Day 2016

For the dads that love to be outside and stay moving we bring you our compilation of great gifts! As you know, the men in our lives can be difficult to shop for, so with Father’s Day just around the corner we want to make your lives a little bit easier. We know how pivotal the roles of fathers can be, so this year if you are looking to let them know how great they are with a special gift… look no further!

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Gifts for the Tech Savvy Dad: Father’s Day 2016

With a whole new host of “smart” gadgets popping up in the market by the day it can be easy to feel like your head is spinning when you start shopping for the tech-savvy dad in your life. But the bottom line is that as confusing as it can be, you actually have a great selection of products to choose from. If you are shopping for somebody who can never have enough gadgets, then read on to see what we know are some of the top picks this year.  

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Unique Gifts Father’s Day 2016

If you ask our opinion, we think that dads can be the hardest to shop for. They don’t often tell us what they want and many times we are left guessing blindly. If you are shopping for a dad who loves under the radar and unique items, then you are in the right place. We have compiled some amazing products this year that will make great gifts for the best dads in your life.  

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Ultimate Gifts: Father’s Day 2016

Whether he’s a fine wine and liquor enthusiast or a pillar of men’s fashion, we know you want to find the man in your life the best gift this Father’s Day to show him just how much you love and appreciate him and all that he does. If boxed ties and bottle openers just won’t cut it for the great guy in your life, fear not. We’ve found the ultimate gifts for every type of man! There’s something for everyone in our Ultimate Gifts: Father’s Day 2016 guide.

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10 Reasons to Let Dad Do Things His Way When He’s on Duty

“Bye Honey! Have fun and don’t worry about it, the kids will be fine…”

Mom looks awkwardly at her keys as she thinks twice about that evening girls night out. Yep, Mom could call it off and easily say she had one of those pesky 24 hour cold/flu/death diarrhea bouts. The brutal truth is that a night of “poopuking” might be better than 3 kids home alone with Dad. Dad is on duty. Say it twice and get used to the idea. Dad. Is. On. Duty…

Not only is Dad on duty but he is proud to be doing his part and pitching in. Because your chosen male might be different than others, he may attempt differently from the list; thus be warned this list is neither exhaustive nor comprehensive. So here is your top 10 list of reasons to just let Dad do it his way while you’re out of the house.  

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The Importance of a Device-Free Dinner Table

It’s hard enough for Mom to cook dinner, keep the house looking tidy and fold your underwear. Your wife is a Goddess and the last thing she needs is for Dad to come home and be a zombie. Even the Mom who gets help at home with grandparents, has hired a nanny, or even has a husband that is into folding laundry is going to be burned out keeping the ship upright – the way she wants.

No matter what hat Mom most frequently wears at home, and there is probably 20 different hats being worn – there is little doubt, especially in the formative first 6 years, that Mom does most of the heavy lifting. The very least the involved Father can do is support her as best as possible. This means being focused at the dinner table.

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Why you only communicate with your spouse 7% of the time

“That’s not what I meant!” Ever said that to your wife (or husband) before? Like, have you said that twice today? Even the best intentioned of words sometimes come out sideways in a sentence. Or on Monday’s, they come out in Greek.

Withstanding the test of time for marriages around the world is the phrase: “You are not listening to me!” Which prompts you to think to yourself, “I heard every word that just came out of your mouth AND I can repeat it back to you”. Yet the communication still isn’t in the same zip code of what either person intended.

How can loving family members not hear, or say, what is actually going on behind their ears or mouths?

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5 Ways to Get Outside and Reconnect to Nature

This fall Nature Valley promoted National Rediscover Nature Day and had the hashtag:#RediscoverNature all over social media. As part of the promo, the granola bar company made a YouTube video encouraging human beings to get outside. The promotion grabs you when it leads with the question: “When you were a kid what did you do for fun?”

The question was asked to three generations of people, each giving their honest responses. If you are thinking “I don’t have time for a granola commercial to brainwash me into taking a processed sugar bar into the woods” – that’s not what this is about.

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Being a Great Dad Starts With Great Thoughts

Thomas Troward was an English author who published several works in the early 20th century that started the “New Thought” movement. His writings, to this day, are still instrumental in sparking human behavioral changes. His quotes show up today in the popular movie “The Secret” and Alcoholics Anonymous still relies on his ideas for inspiration. 

Troward is likely most know for stating: “The law of floatation was not discovered by contemplating the sinking of things – but by contemplating the floating of things… and then intelligently asking why they did so.”

In other words, the world, God, the universe, karma, whatever words you use to describe the unseen forces around us all, will ultimately offer you experiences that match what you’re contemplating. Sorry science class, but you will never learn about buoyancy if you are focused on how to sink. Thought works the same way, in that for every experience in your life, where the mind wanders, life goes.

To take this concept even further is that a belief is actually formed ONLY when a thought is repeated over and over and over again. Well that’s all well and good, but what’s this got to do with parenting? 

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8 Reasons to Teach Your Baby to Swim

You love vacation! The mixture of the pool, the beach and the sunny days brings you and the wife back to the sun kissed shores every year. Then you had a baby. Back in the good old days you just threw a swimsuit, a couple pesos and clean underwear in a bag and you were off.

Now vacation means packing an assortment of “other” less fun items such as diapers, wipes, creams, pack-n-plays, kid books, toys, curtain clips, sound machines, blankets (because who knows who did what with whom on those hotel sheets), stuffed animals and special foods. If you are lucky, the wife will remember to pack you along as well. Of all the things to possibly be stressed about, what you don’t want is to actually get to the beach and be MORE stressed. This means you do NOT want to be chasing your young one all over the resort worried that she might fall into the pool.

Doesn’t it sound much better to order 2 sides of guacamole instead of playing Daddy Day Care the entire trip? Wouldn’t you rather play a game of volleyball instead of sit with your wife and keep the baby tucked at your side? With that said, here are our top 8 reasons to teach your baby to swim.

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Great Gifts for Dads

Good dads are a perfect mix of silly fun and hard work. Honor the silly, hard working man in your life with the perfect present for the holidays. Dads, like moms, are not very good at taking care of themselves. The gifts we’ve put together for our favorite dads will pamper them and let them know how loved they are all year round. And just like dads, there is a good mix of silly and fun presents or more serious gifts here for you to choose from. If you can’t pick, get your dad one of each type. You know he loves to play as hard as he works so give him both this year!

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