Author Archive | Dan Sage

Consent and Parenting in the #MeToo Era

Consent and Parenting in the #MeToo Era

Kids are, by nature, impulsive beings. They touch everything and everyone constantly. Which is why we don’t think twice when our kids touch or hug another child. Only when the other child responds negatively do we talk to our kids about why they shouldn’t do this. But this reactive approach is part of the reason […]

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Safety First: These Child Locks Were Game Changers

Safety First: These Child Locks Were Game Changers

Disclaimer: The opinions within this post are strictly mine. This is not a Madison Mom’s Blog sponsored post. Child safety locks are must for all parents. Yes, they’re a pain in the butt, but unfortunately at some point your curious infant/toddler will begin to open and close cabinets, and you’re going to need to find […]

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Guys, you don't have to fear the V-word

Guys, You Don’t Need to Fear The V-Word

Guys, you don’t have to fear the V-word anymore! No, not THAT V-word, the OTHER V-word. You know, the âś‚ âś‚ V-word. I don’t know about you, but I think the scariest part about a vasectomy was the unknown. Would it be awkward lying there half-naked with people staring at my baby-makers? What would it feel […]

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Am I Doing This Wrong?

Am I Doing This Wrong?

Am I doing this wrong? I feel like there are days, weeks, and sometimes even months where I question pretty much every parenting decision I make. The thing that keeps running through my mind is I don’t want to raise a spoiled, entitled child. But my oldest, who is 3, is a very spirited child. […]

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And So You Grow

And So You Grow…

It’s Been One Year Already? I visited my mom’s grave a few days ago. It’s hard to believe a year has passed since her death. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do, or think, when I got there because I hadn’t really planned it out that far. But I figured it was […]

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Ask a SAHD: Do you ever have dad guilt?

Ask A Stay-At-Home Dad: Do You Ever Have Dad Guilt?

When I joined the Madison Mom’s Blog writing community, I wanted to ensure my blog posts were relevant for all of you. So I asked my fellow MMB contributors what they would like to read about from a stay-at-home dad’s perspective. They provided me with some awesome questions, and I plan to answer them over […]

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Mindfulness For Preschoolers

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

Teaching mindfulness to preschooler’s can be a difficult task. Let’s face it, it can be hard for adults to understand the concept. But research has shown clear benefits for people who routinely practice mindfulness. So why not start them young with the hope that early exposure will lead to greater likelihood of success? The following […]

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Can You Please Leave Your Breasts With Us?

Can You Please Leave Your Breasts With Us?

My wife’s maternity leave is almost over. It’s been mostly a stress-free first few months as we’ve adjusted to being a family of four. My oldest child has been great with the transition to big brother. He’s super sweet with her. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. And I couldn’t have asked for a […]

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Remembering My Mom on Mother's Day

Remembering My Mom On Mother’s Day

Today is the first Mother’s Day without my mother. I’d be lying if I said that this truth doesn’t bother me. But I know my mother would not want me to dwell on the fact that she is no longer with us. So in the spirit of her memory, please indulge me while I try […]

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