I'm not afraid to admit that I'm afraid of spiders, but Vivi is more than afraid of spiders. That kid is more scared of spiders than I ever was.
Cody has been a practicing attorney for three years, a husband for 12, a dad for eight, and outnumbered by girls since birth.
Cody began writing for Babble Dad to challenge himself and share the often-unseen story of a full-time working father. Cody has no problem going out of his way to make sure his girls are taken care of and happy, even if that means getting his face stepped on a few times in the process. Cody has managed his wife Casey's depression since the beginning of their marriage. His perspective and personal experience with mental illness, paired with his calm and level demeanor, has given hope and comfort to many spouses dealing with their partners’ illnesses.
He is also a loyal University of Utah alumnus and a dedicated football fan. Cody hates spiders, loves maple syrup, sleeps with a one-eyed cat, is on the constant search for the perfect BBQ ribs, and dreams of one day connecting a waterslide to his bedside that goes straight into a pool.
This 8 year-old kid of mine is pretty impressive and that's not just because I'm her father. The kid has shown an incredible amount of maturity for someone her age and that makes me pretty proud.
After years of struggling through crappy grills I wanted to be the one to pick out the new grill even though I'm not the one who will use it the most.
Marriage is great, but it takes some getting used to. There are certain parts that are tougher than other parts and this is a list of those tougher parts.
The desire to be a good dad isn't that hard to achieve when you have good examples around you. My dad was an excellent example of what it meant to lean into fatherhood.
There are all kinds of reasons why someone should or shouldn't go to law school, but I found that many of the reasons not to go to law school were commonly expressed by fellow students and other lawyers.
When things need repaired and built around the house, my wife usually calls . . . Peter the plumber. Hey, my name may not be Peter and may not be a plumber, but I'm a good handyman father too.
I first really started wondering about when and how to start the process of toddler discipline about four months ago when Vivi wouldn’t let me eat my food at a restaurant because she demanded that I hold her the entire meal. Some people suggested that I wasn’t raising my toddler right because I hadn’t already MORE »
Summertime always starts out the same in our house, and usually involves a damaged lawn, a ride down the slip-n-slide, and a sunburn.
Learning to be a temporary solo parent has been difficult, but I've come a long ways considering I used to be terrified of being left alone with Addie while Casey was traveling.