Are Your friends & Family Freaking You out About fatherhood?
I get it. I'm Andy, a dad of 3 kids 5 and under, and I was in your shoes. The anxiousness. The uncertainty. The "How am I going to do this?"
Guess what? You just need a confidence boost, and I'm here to give it. You need to be taken beyond the anxiety and see how rewarding, fun, and unbelievable fatherhood can be when you have newborn baby solutions that really work and background knowledge to say, "OK, I've got this." It's always a challenge having a newborn, but man, I wouldn't trade it for anything. I want you to feel the same way!
Here's what I'm offering any new dad (or mom) who wants to skip the "Um what am I doing?" and jump straight into confident parenting:
- Weekly, content-rich posts sent straight to your inbox. I spend a lot of time crafting posts I am sure will solve a new parent pain point for you. And because I know you're already juggling a lot, I'll give you my post right in your email. Each post tackles something I've struggles with and conquered, or answers a reader question, or looks at a popular parenting concern and how professionals I trust address it. There's no such thing as an "expert parent", but you'll get the next best thing.
- Bonus content that is razor-focused on helping YOU feel prepared: I've got four incredible, easy-to-follow, funny-yet-informative guides on four areas I know I wish I would've had more info about before becoming a dad, from what to pack in the hospital bag to handling the OB-GYN visits.
- New Dad Toolkit: All the products and resources I use and love, broken down into what will help you with sleep time, travel time, keeping your sanity, and general baby stuff. Honestly, it's kinda nuts I'm just giving this away.
- Ask Me Anything: Email subscribers are my top priority in responding to anything at all about fatherhood, babies, pregnancy, circumcision, whether Rugrats is a good barometer for what to expect - whatever you need.
Who Am I?
I became a dad on May 12, 2013. I thought I was going to become a dad June 2, 2013. This was my first lesson in "You don't get to pick how parenting works."
My son, Elliott W. Shaw, is a wild ball of energy who never stops moving and more than once has made me go "OH GOD PLEASE DON'T" while he does something extremely dangerous. He laughs all the time. He cries for no reason. He's my world.
I'm also a dad of preemie twins girls who somehow are now already 3 years old, an entirely new challenge as we try to wrangle 3 toddlers. That's the plot of a horror movie somewhere, I think.
By day, I'm a marketing director for a college and a part-time comedian. Being a dad means lots of jokes that write themselves.
I also drive a minivan. I'm all in on that. Read more about me here.