The Dad Diaries

Gluten-Free Panettone Tiramisu – From Dry To Divine

Stella in the Kitchen

Hello, Dad Diaries devotees! It’s Joseph here, with Stella, my pint-sized kitchen commander. Today, we’re spilling the beans (or should I say crumbs?) on how we transformed a gluten-free panettone that was as dry as my dad’s jokes into an epic Tiramisu. That’s right, we’re talking about a dessert that’s so good that it almost […]

Give Me That Baby Smell

JOHNSON’S® BEDTIME® products help the girls get a restful night’s sleep starting with bath time. Every night at the same time, we have bath time, massage, and a book reading.

I Don’t Need a Valentine; I Need Valentino!

I don’t know about you but when February comes around, I tend to feel a little more lonely; everywhere you turn you see red roses and cinnamon hearts. This pressure to make that 14th day the most romantic night of your life! It’s nauseating! As February came, it got me thinking about my single life. […]

New Dad’s Selfcare Saga

The Reality of Parenthood and Self-Care Becoming a parent is a transformation like no other, and let me tell you, it’s not all cute onesies and serene baby smiles. The reality? Days and nights morph into a never-ending loop, and personal care often takes a backseat. You find yourself wondering when you last showered as […]

Would I go through surrogacy again?

A lot of you have asked me why have I done surrogacy abroad and would I do it again would I of know what I went through? The answer is yes! A million times yes! I’ve gone to the moon and back for these kids, and I would do it all over again. On November […]

The Trip to Mombasa, Kenya

After a long 27 hour trek to get to Mombasa – Kenya and three days in, I can finally relax for a couple of days before the girls arrive. I have to say coming here two weeks early was well worth it. Part of the reason I choose to do this journey in Kenya was […]

“Prepping for the shower

I have to say that doing something so traditional as a baby shower is really bringing joy to this very anxious time in my life.  As it gets closer to the time, things are starting to get real.  The preparation for twins is intense! Not only am I getting my house ready for them but […]

“The Car Seat

So I never knew that there would need to be 2 sets of car seats.  The first is an infant seat that is used until about the age of 1 and the other is a convertible seat from 1 to about 65 lbs.  There are basically 3 stages of car seat use.  Stage 1: rear-facing […]

“My First Purchase

Today it’s 20 weeks! 5 months pregnant.  I’m shitting my pants. So what have I been up too?  Besides building a safe and warm house for the twins and I; I’ve been thinking about a baby shower and Gender Reveal, trying to get everything ready for Kenya, doing a  baby(ies) registry, trying to put together […]

The Baby Registry

Disclosure: this post was sponsored by Buy Buy Baby, meaning I received compensation and/or product in exchange for my honest review. So I never realized how stressful a baby registry is. I started my registry on Amazon but quickly got overwhelmed with what I needed to buy. And not understanding or knowing baby products it […]