The moment is fast approaching…the birth of your first son or daughter is just months, weeks or maybe even days away. Every day something reminds you that there is going to soon be a living, breathing and extremely tiny human being joining your somewhat peaceful household. One cliché you’ve heard is definitely true—your world is about to be turned upside down, but in the best possible way…
In honor of Father’s Day, we’ve had the pleasure of hearing from dads offering their best advice for new dads. So whether you’ve got one on the way, or are enjoying your very first Father’s Day with your new little bundle of joy, you can learn a thing or two from these amazing dads:
Life is an adventure, and being a Dad is an expedition. Pace yourself.
– Patrick V. of Outdoor Prime
Enjoy the small things and don’t panic or worry about what you think you don’t know. The lack of sleep and messy instances will pass soon enough.
- Trey Burley of Daddy Mojo
Take the time to get down on the floor with your child—be on their level and really be there!
- Chris Lewis of Dad of Divas
Relax and be there when you’re with your kids. There will be plenty of time later to catch up on chores. Kids really do grow up too fast and you don’t want to regret missing a chance to really have an impact on who they become.
- Steve Ott of Misc Finds 4 U
Pitch in with getting up during the night with the baby. Your wife is exhausted and she will eternally appreciate you for it!
- Michael & Rachel Cunningham of Third Stop on the Right
While material gifts are nice (giving or receiving), make memories with your children and your wife. Memories of fun and other meaningful times together is what will live on. It’s cliche but it’s true: No one ever wishes on his/her death bed that he/she had more things. It’s time together that is truly treasured.
- Mike Driehorst
Dads are extremely invaluable to their kids, at every age. It’s important to recognize the incredible
men in your life who would move mountains to make you happy. This Father’s Day, we’d like to say
thank you to all dads, and wish all of you new and soon-to-be dads lots of luck and a little extra sleep
on your special day.