Thursday, August 4, 2011

Parenting Tips for Marc and Nicole

You may have heard the news around the internet that Marc (The Wood Whisperer) and Nicole Spagnuolo are expecting a baby. Congratulations, you two!

In response to this exciting news, Shannon Rogers (The Renaissance Woodworker) and Matt Vanderlist (Matt's Basement Workshop) recorded a special edition of Wood Talk Online Radio. They enlisted the help of the woodworking community in providing useful parenting tips for Marc and Nicole.

I was very happy to impart my words of wisdom to the young couple:



Listen to the full episode and other woodworkers' advice here. And if you have more tips for the soon-to-be parents, I'm sure they'd love to hear from you.

9 comments:

Nancy said...

I'm happy other people besides me get to benefit from your parenting wisdom.:D

Kari Hultman said...

I really should write a book.

Alan Garner said...

Kari, I am trying to reconcile your parenting tips with your recent comment to Dan and me, "Mama needs a new axe!"

Vic Hubbard said...

Fear is just one of the many tools a parent needs in their arsenal of tricks. Sharpening an axe on the porch can be very handy should you have a daughter and they are starting to bring home love interests. The same can be accomplished by cleaning your gun on the porch. Yes, it should be on the porch in very casual manner. Perhaps a discussion of a somewhat shady previous life could also ensue.

Kari Hultman said...

Alan, I like to keep you and Dan on your toes. ; )

Vic, YOU should write a parenting tips book!

John Cashman said...

No matter what you plan, you end up doing the same things your parents did. You'll repeat the same worn out lines, like "Because I said so, that's why." The most important thing to remember is, don't let them know you are afraid of them. They can smell fear.

The best laid plans . . .

Markku Salmela said...

This modern lullaby is a good mental preparation for to become parents, it may sound rash first but people having kids can relate ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7VOpFUjv_g

Bill said...

Tip: Enjoy the kid's first 12 or so years, those are fairly straight forward times. Tho you should also be thinking about your own future needs. Of course you'll need a huge pile of money to raise the kid, but you will also need additional finances for your later years.

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