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Dan Murphy ’s Articles

Hi! My name is Dan; I’m a first time father in my 20’s trying to navigate being a new dad, a professional, and an active member in my community. Luckily I have a ridiculously good-looking wife and an adorable daughter to partner along side me. Read More >

Dan Murphy
Blog: gb X1 Urban Runner Jogging Stroller

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The gb X1 Urban Runner Jogging Stroller is a bit of a mouthful to say, but has been an incredible addition to our growing fleet of baby pushing apparatus. I wasn’t sure about a jogging...Read More »

Blog: Diono Radian RXT Review

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One thing about car seats, that you don’t realize this until your baby starts getting a bit bigger, is that they are often pretty bulky. It can make it hard to get your child in...Read More »

Blog: Barricade Baby – Brica Wood and Steel Designer Gate Review

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Babies, they are logistical nightmares. When they are first born, they stay in one spot, they sleep a lot, they poop a lot, they are super cute and little. That pretty much sums it up....Read More »

Blog: Adventures in feeding – Who doesn’t love ‘roni?

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Feeding kids is an awesome adventure. As a dad it was pretty simple for me for the first 6 months or so. I literally did nothing. The odd bottle feed here or there (and our...Read More »

Blog: Baby’s First Christmas (Let’s be honest)

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Your baby’s first Christmas is an event that is met with much anticipation, for us, for 10 months. Will they understand presents? (no) Will they do some cute and memorable things with the wrapping paper,...Read More »

Blog: Munchkin Miracle 360 Cup (The name says it all)

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Getting our child to drink enough water has never been easy. When it comes to milk, this girl could put a baby cow to shame, but with water, it’s a sip here or there and...Read More »

Blog: Babbling in the Bahamas (Summer Infant Babble Band Review)

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As anyone who has been through a baby’s first year can tell you, it is one of the most incredible and challenging times of life. Between fertility challenges, getting ready for baby to arrive, surviving...Read More »

Blog: Zobo Stroller Review

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I’ve been a little skeptical of light weight strollers as we’ve watched other parents struggle with them over the years. They are convenient for fitting places and carting a toddler about, but it definitely feels...Read More »

Blog: Jessica Simpson Clothing Review

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I would like to start this post by saying I have never owned anything with Jessica Simpson’s name on it. My wife on the other hand, has definitely been on the Jessica Simpson train since...Read More »

Blog: Evenflo Quatore 4-in-1 High Chair Review

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One thing that is a constant in the world of babies is food. Whether it’s newborns that seem to need milk every 5 minutes, or growing toddlers that insist on snacks even though they just...Read More »

Blog: Love stinks, a Diaper Genie Product Review

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Though we’ve learned that parenting involves constantly expecting the unexpected, the one thing that you absolutely can expect is dealing with diapers…and I mean A LOT of diapers… After a lot of research, we decided...Read More »

Blog: Diono Rainier Convertible and Maxi Cosi Jool Convertible Car Seat Comparison Review

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How many people that you know have 2 car seats in their car, but only 1 child? Well I know one, hint, it’s me. As I sit here and write this, my daughter protests bedtime...Read More »

Blog: Peg Perego – Book Cross Stroller and Primo Viaggio Car Seat Review

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When picking out a stroller/car seat/travel system, I think it goes without saying that safety and functionality are the two top priorities. For us, price was a tertiary concern. Not that I’m a big spender,...Read More »

Blog: Winter Stories with a baby who hates snow suits, and hats

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First Snow Suit Well, our daughter is small for her age, and was born in mid-February, but when buying a snow suit the mantra of “make sure she doesn’t outgrow it” was stuck firmly in...Read More »

Blog: Tiny Love Dual Motion Developmental Mobile Review

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Sleep is key when you’re a new parent, so anything that will help keep that baby sawing logs and happy in their crib is a necessity in our books. When our daughter was first born...Read More »

Blog: How to feed a baby (Hint: you put food in their face)

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When do you start feeding your baby purees? Do you at all? How early do you introduce solids? Do you help or go baby-lead? How early do you introduce allergens? When can they start using...Read More »

Blog: Do the Beatbo Boogie

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Do you know the Beatbo Boogie? Well I suggest you learn it. It’s been on a loop in my head for the last month, and to be honest, it’s not so bad. Kristen and I...Read More »

Blog: Is a video monitor worth it?

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There were a lot of things on our must have list as we approached the arrival of our daughter (or as she was known until she arrived and revealed her gender, “it”, “them”, “thing #1”,...Read More »

Blog: Evenflo Exersaucer, Triple Fun – Life in the Amazon Review

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An exer-whater? Put this one on the list of things I didn’t know existed only 9 months ago. Having a baby has expanded my horizons to say the least. It has stretched my mind. Now...Read More »

Blog: Setting Up The Nursery (An Ode to Pinterest)

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Setting up the nursery for a new baby seems pretty simple, or at least it did to me. I figured a baby doesn’t need things, so it can be a pretty utilitarian set up. Change...Read More »

Blog: Ambitious, but rubbish (A weekday evening gone awry)

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Sometimes you have to learn the hard way, and shockingly, when you have a 7 month old baby, sometimes things don’t go as planned. When you try and do it all, sometimes you come up...Read More »

Blog: The Latch Is Key – Munchkin Latch Bottle Review

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The search for the right bottle is not something that I thought I would EVER be a part of. But as the only member of our family without the necessary equipment pre-loaded, it is something...Read More »

Blog: Graco Modes Sport Stroller Review

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When my wife and I first began researching strollers it seemed a simple enough task, to me anyways, being the one who was essentially being presented with the research and not actually doing much of...Read More »

Blog: Our Birth Story: Part 2 – So we’re having a baby, RIGHT NOW!!!!

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It started at 7:00am on February 16, 2015, Family Day. I woke up to Kristen sitting up in bed beside me with a concerned look on her face. First of all, she was up at...Read More »

Blog: Our Birth Story: Part 1 – So, we’re having a baby

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I suppose it is only fitting that after my first post was all about our fertility journey that I follow up with a story about the birth of our baby girl. Who, first of all,...Read More »

Blog: Bathtime and Bum Dimples

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It’s the simple things that have made my first foray into parenting so much fun. Learning to care for an infant has been an amazing experience. It really feels like the layers of my own...Read More »

Blog: A Fertility Journey

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We thought it would be simple. You get married, buy a home, have baby, right? That’s the order that things happen...Read More »