ROOKIE DAD LESSON LEARNED #106 - Camping with a toddler is a lot of work

Sunday, August 24, 2014

(Camping at Kejimkujik National Park)
posted by Romy (@daddontlie)

Rookie Dad Lesson Learned #106

Camping with a toddler is a lot of work

I don't know if you've ever packed for a camping trip for one toddler for one night, but there's a hell of a lot of work and preparation involved.

My wife and I enjoy camping in the summer. She introduced me to "real" backwoods camping not too long into our relationship. On our first trip, she packed a cooler full of food and beer, threw it into the canoe along with a tent and other 'necessities' and told me to paddle to the site she booked at Kejimkujik National Park. I enjoyed being in the outdoors and it became a tradition for us, one that she had begun as an infant with her family. We'd paddle to our island site and 'ruff' it out for a few days (usually on a comfy air mattress with plenty of good food, beer and even tunes from an iPod).

Summer In The City - Rediscovering Halifax with a one-year old

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

posted by Romy (@daddontlie)

Summer In The City 

Rediscovering Halifax with a one-year old

Having been born and raised in Dartmouth, I felt like I had a good grasp of the city of Halifax and where the best summer spots around the city were. That was until we had our first baby.

This was our first summer with a toddler, and what a great opportunity to rediscover my favourite season in the Halifax Regional Municipality all over again. We have a 13-month old on the run and we wanted to make sure that he got to enjoy as many outdoor activities around the city as possible. We had our trusty friend 'Google' to help us out and also got a few ideas from fellow parents. Here are some of the hot spots we've discovered.

"Apparently" this kid has never been on live television before.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

posted by Romy (@daddontlie)

"Apparently" this kid has never been on live television before.

...but he seems like a natural.

Some kids are just made for television. Noah Ritter is one of them. The local news station WNEP interviewed Noah about a ride he was on at the Wayne County Fair in Pennsylvania, and the interview was gold.