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Phone: 719-439-9403A DUDE’S GUIDE TO BABY SIZEWhat to Expect and How to Prep for Dads-to-BeBy Taylor CalmusA WaterBrook Hardcover | On Sale 5/10/22
“As a dad, I find the biggest gift another dad can give me is their honesty. The assignment of caring for another human being can be insanely daunting, and knowing that other dads, like Taylor, are dealing with the same stuff and able to encourage and joke about it is all I want to hear.” —TonyHale, actor and comedian
“This is the book I needed fifteen years ago. New parenthood books scared the crap out of me, but Taylor’s book gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling and helpsme realize everything will be okay. It makes me want to have another baby, except there’s nothing in the book about how to reverse a vasectomy.” —Penn Holderness, chief creative officer of Holderness Family Productions andcoauthor of Everybody Fights: So Why Not Get Better at It?
Numerous apps and books exist to help expectant parents understand their baby’s development by comparing their unborn child to a raspberry or a stalk of broccoli, but Taylor Calmus takes issue with that. First off, your baby is not some wimpy little vegetable. Your baby is a hardcore little lug nut who is straight-up growing organs on a weekly basis. Second, how big is a stalk of broccoli? And what the heck is a kumquat? Clearly this situation calls for a better approach. Enter . . . A Dude’s Guide to Baby Size: What to Expect and How to Prep for Dads-to-Be (Waterbrook; on sale 5/10/22)
Calmus’ new book is full of fun facts about the growing baby, advice on how to help Mom-to-be, as well as ideas and encouragement for fathers on their journey from Dude to Dude Dad.
“Marriage and parenting are grand adventures that you can’t check off,” encourages Calmus. “What’s important is the journey, not the result. That’s because love is always growing. It’s an action that we do but that thankfully is never done…Being a dad is an experience that will never really end. It doesn’t matter if your kid is eight or eighteen or thrity-eight; their still going to need your love, guidance, and wisdom—you just have to express those things differently in differenct seasons of life.”
Talking Points include:
New dad advice:
• Top 5 things to help your wife
• 5 baby facts every dad should know
• Tips to help mom during each stage of pregnancy
• Golden nuggets from each trimester
• How to stay balanced handling a new member of the family
How-to’s according to Taylor:
• Pack a hospital bag for your baby and wife
• Top 10 baby essentials to have to make your life easier
Buckle up for a wild ride full of maternity metaphors, gnarly playlists for all the special occasions, new parenting tales, dos and don’ts for expecting dads, and even an entire chapter dedicated to beef brisket!
For more information, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Taylor Calmus
, better known as Dude Dad, is a Colorado-based video creator who makes comedic content all about fatherhood and family life. His videos feature everything from sketches to crazy DIY projects and even heartfelt thoughts about the joys and challenges of fatherhood. Taylor is also the host of Super Dad, a DIY show on the Magnolia Network, where Taylor helps other dads create amazing backyard projects for their kids. Taylor and his wife, Heidi, live in Fort Collins, Colorado, with their three children. Calmus has over 6 million social media followers and he describes a Dude Dad as an invested father dedicated to raising his kids in the most epic way possible. “We embrace grass stains and strive to create adventure for our kids. Dude Dads truly enjoy the experience and the ups and downs fatherhood offers,” says Calmus. “We’re like normal dads except cooler.”