Dads

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Alte Holztruhen aufarbeiten – selbst restaurieren ist machbar aber arbeitsintensiv

    Dad's Houseblog
    Marian
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Alte Holztruhen sind meist viel zu schön, um sie auf Dachböden oder in Abstellräumen ihrem Schicksal zu überlassen. Wer sich dazu entschließt, sie zu restaurieren, wird wahrscheinlich von dem Ergebnis überwältigt sein. Jetzt stellt sich für Viele die Frage ob man die Hilfe von Spezialisten in Anspruch nimmt oder es selbst macht. Tendenziell lässt sich festhalten, dass das Restaurieren alter Stücke gar nicht so schwer ist aber sehr arbeitsintensiv Erst muss der Lack von der Holztruhe entfernt werden Dazu gibt es unterschiedliche Methoden: zum einen eine chemische Abbeize, zum…
  • Join Us For a Swim Chat August 6th at 3pm EST, Hosted by 5-Time Olympian Dara Torres, Win Prizes!

    Playground Dad
    Amanda Torres
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:49 pm
    The USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships are taking place in San Antonio next week and 5-Time Olympian Dara Torres will be there to help kick-off the meet. We have direct access to her! Have you always wanted to ask Dara a question about swimming or hear about her Olympic experiences? Now is your chance! Dara is taking over the @SwimToday Twitter account on Thursday, August 6th at 3pm EST and will answer questions from you, her fans. You will have 30 minutes to ask Dara anything you want by using the hashtag #FunnestSport – how awesome is that! This Twitter Chat will be fun for…
  • How to Use a Time Out Correctly

    HowToBeADad.com
    Andy
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    This qualifies as a parent hack as far as I’m concerned. Most parents don’t realize the opportunity they’re missing when they send their kids off to the disciplinary Siberia of a Time Out. That they can also take some time out for themselves. We’ve got so much to do as parents. Always. Nonstop. Forever it seems. We’ve learned how to open a dishwashing machine with a foot while reviewing homework as we cut off the crusts for our kids for the sandwich we’re making for them because they didn’t eat what we made them for dinner. So many things, all at the…
  • Happy 10th Birthday!

    Creative-Type Dad
    Creative-Type Dad
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:36 pm
    (A letter to my daughter on her 10th birthday)Happy 10th Birthday Miss B or as you call it, “finally in the double-digits.”A few things you did and said this past year that I’m going to remember forever:Hearing all about your new adventures in your new school this year. The day you said you can’t order off the kids menu anymore because "somebody might find out” and you are not a kid anymore.You’re still completely obsessed with stuffed animals. You don’t mind being, “the cat lady of stuffed animals.”You still like it when I put little doodles in your lunch and…
  • 207/365. stuff distance runners say when it becomes clear they’re going to lose a toenail after a long run.

    snowdeal.org
    snowdeal
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:51 pm
    “at least it’s not a nipple fissure!”
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Dad's Houseblog

  • Alte Holztruhen aufarbeiten – selbst restaurieren ist machbar aber arbeitsintensiv

    Marian
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Alte Holztruhen sind meist viel zu schön, um sie auf Dachböden oder in Abstellräumen ihrem Schicksal zu überlassen. Wer sich dazu entschließt, sie zu restaurieren, wird wahrscheinlich von dem Ergebnis überwältigt sein. Jetzt stellt sich für Viele die Frage ob man die Hilfe von Spezialisten in Anspruch nimmt oder es selbst macht. Tendenziell lässt sich festhalten, dass das Restaurieren alter Stücke gar nicht so schwer ist aber sehr arbeitsintensiv Erst muss der Lack von der Holztruhe entfernt werden Dazu gibt es unterschiedliche Methoden: zum einen eine chemische Abbeize, zum…
  • -sponsored post- Bewegt die Wirtschaft: die neuen Ford Transit Modelle

    Marian
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:56 am
    Mit diesem Werbespot hat das Unternehmen Ford das angesprochen, was diese Fahrzeuge bieten. Sie sind pflegeleicht, sehr stabil und bieten in jeder Hinsicht Sicherheit. Aber nicht nur das, der Ford Transit ist das größte Fahrzeug, das die Transit-Serie zu bieten hat. Eine überaus beeindruckende Ladekapazität, wie man im Video sehen konnte, ist garantiert und sehr beeindruckend ist auch die moderne und umfassende Technologie. Ein weiterer Vorteil sind die günstigen Betriebskosten. Die Transits zeichnen sich als sehr effiziente Fahrzeuge in ihrer Klasse aus. Ein effektives Arbeiten ist mit…
  • Teppich reinigen – allein die Pflege der Teppichböden ist entscheidend

    Marian
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    Der Teppichboden erfreut sich nach wie vor großer Beliebtheit. Ein Teppich sorgt nicht nur für ein ansprechendes Wohnambiente, die meisten Teppiche sind sehr weich und kalte Füße gehören der Vergangenheit an. Kein anderer Einrichtungsgegenstand wird so sehr beansprucht, wie der Bodenbelag. Die Schuhe der Bewohner und der Besucher setzen dem Teppich genauso zu, wie spielende Kinder oder Haustiere. Schnell fallen Speisereste zu Boden, Flüssigkeiten werden verschüttet oder die Malfarbe tropft auf den Teppich. Der Teppichboden hat viele positive Eigenschaften, doch so einfach, schnell und…
  • Einen Hasenstall selber bauen – klingt komplizierter als es ist

    Marian
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:08 am
    Die Konstruktion eines artgerechten Hasenstalls ist keine Raketenwissenschaft. Und dennoch sollte sorgfältig geplant und einige wichtige Punkte berücksichtigt werden, um den Anforderungen der Tiere Genüge zu leisten. Der Bauplan Unser Vorschlag für eine hasengerechte Unterkunft besteht aus zwei eigenständigen Bauteilen. Zum einen aus dem eigentlichen Stall, in dem die Tiere ruhen und sich bei Bedarf verstecken können und zum anderen aus einem direkt angeschlossenen und nach oben hin lichtdurchlässigen Freigehege, das genügen Freiraum zur Bewegung an der frischen Luft bietet. Der Stall…
  • Sonnenschirme sollten nicht nur vor der Sonne schützen

    Marian
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
    Wenn die ersten Sonnenstrahlen den Frühling ankündigen, zieht es die meisten Menschen hinaus ins Freie. Jeder möchte dann möglichst viel Zeit im Garten, auf der Terrasse oder am Balkon verbringen. Sonnenschirme sorgen für die richtige Dosis an Sonnenlicht. Ganz gleich, ob eine Grillparty mit der Familie oder den Freunden stattfindet, ob man einfach ein Buch lesen oder nur die Seele baumeln lassen will. Sonnenschirme sind in den unterschiedlichsten Größen, Farben, Ausführungen und Materialien erhältlich. Zum Kaufen gibt es den praktischen Sonnenschutz mittlerweile fast überall. Im…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Playground Dad

  • Join Us For a Swim Chat August 6th at 3pm EST, Hosted by 5-Time Olympian Dara Torres, Win Prizes!

    Amanda Torres
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:49 pm
    The USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships are taking place in San Antonio next week and 5-Time Olympian Dara Torres will be there to help kick-off the meet. We have direct access to her! Have you always wanted to ask Dara a question about swimming or hear about her Olympic experiences? Now is your chance! Dara is taking over the @SwimToday Twitter account on Thursday, August 6th at 3pm EST and will answer questions from you, her fans. You will have 30 minutes to ask Dara anything you want by using the hashtag #FunnestSport – how awesome is that! This Twitter Chat will be fun for…
  • Here Are Your Top 50 Swim Cities for 2015!

    Amanda Torres
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    It is no secret that I am a big fan of swimming, and the numerous benefits it brings to my daughters. Well, for the second-straight year, Ann Arbor has been named the best swim city in the United States. The second-annual study, commissioned by USA Swimming and Speedo USA, found that the southeastern Michigan city is the best spot in the nation for swimmers of all ages, with San Jose-Santa Clara and San Francisco-Oakland grabbing the second and third sports, respectively. “People love swimming in Ann Arbor and the community rallies around the sport. This honor is also a testament…
  • Here Are Some Things About Swimming You Probably Didn’t Know

    Amanda Torres
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:51 pm
    This past weekend we were lucky enough to attend a Swim Today event hosted by three-time Olympic gold medalist, Rowdy Gaines, who was joined by Dick Franklin (dad to four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin) and Pat Dwyer (dad to Olympic gold medalist, Conor Dwyer) at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara.  The weather was perfect, the people were great, and we learned some pretty great info about Swimming and how it is the #funnestsport. On top of the numerous benefits one of the first things we learned was about how many swimming clubs and pools are in the…
  • Want to Try the #FunnestSport? SwimToday and Five-Time Olympian Dara Torres Invite New Swimmers and Families to Jump In

    Wendi Williams
    26 May 2015 | 2:11 pm
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., (May 26, 2015) — While youth sports participation by children ages 6-12 has dropped 4.5 percent since 2008i, swimming membership in year-round teams increased 37 percent in the same time periodii. Why is swimming growing at such an immense rate? FUN is the number one reason that 99 percent of swim parents stated why their kids swim and swimming tops every category most important to parentsiii. SwimToday ambassador Dara Torres, a five-time Olympic swimmer-turned-swim-mom, and 13 industry partners are banding together to show non-swimmers and their parents why…
  • The “Batkid” Movie Is Coming, and It Looks Amazing

    Amanda Torres
    26 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    If you don’t know the story of Batkid, you are in for a special treat with this movie.  Check out the incredible trailer for “Batkid Begins” and do yourself a favor by having a Kleenex handy for the impending tears. So many feels!  The movie will hit select theaters on June 26th. The post The “Batkid” Movie Is Coming, and It Looks Amazing appeared first on Playground Dad.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    HowToBeADad.com

  • How to Use a Time Out Correctly

    Andy
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    This qualifies as a parent hack as far as I’m concerned. Most parents don’t realize the opportunity they’re missing when they send their kids off to the disciplinary Siberia of a Time Out. That they can also take some time out for themselves. We’ve got so much to do as parents. Always. Nonstop. Forever it seems. We’ve learned how to open a dishwashing machine with a foot while reviewing homework as we cut off the crusts for our kids for the sandwich we’re making for them because they didn’t eat what we made them for dinner. So many things, all at the…
  • The Untold Story of Charlie Brown

    Charlie
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    A photo posted by Charlie N Andy HowToBeADad.com (@howtobeadad) on Jul 24, 2015 at 2:13pm PDT Forty-seven years ago tomorrow marks a day, I would venture to say, no one in any of my circle of friends and their circle of friends even knows took place. A week ago, I flew up to Santa Rosa, California to find out the whole story behind this fascinating moment in history. Nearly everyone knows Charlie Brown and his smart-aleck-y pooch, Snoopy. But what you might not know is the cast of characters didn’t start out the way it ended up. In fact, it was notably missing some color within its…
  • “Cat” : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

    Andy
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:25 am
    I’m not sure if this is a “what, just me?” thing, but this video seems to indicate that it’s possible that it’s not just me. You see, I’m talking about that moment in parenting when your kid asks you about something when you’re dead… For me, the first time was being asked by my son if he could have my comic book collection when I died. This was, hmmmm, five years ago. When I was THIRTY-FOUR YEARS OLD!!! I may have let a four-letter word slip and said “Holy shit, man. What the hell?! I’m… I’m barely middle-aged! I’m not…
  • 3-Year-Old’s First Skateboard Trick!

    Charlie
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    Milestones vary in shape and size when you’re raising kids. And we all have ways of measuring our kids’ accomplishments. We mark lines on the doorjambs of life, to record how far they’ve come and things yet to be done. As a former skateboarder, I can say unequivocally that this dad’s video of his son attempting a skateboard trick is freaking cute. But the way he cheers his little guy on, the way he unwaveringly believes in him, is the best part. Check out this video. It’s the cure for a case of the bummers. That’s for sure. Got any other viral videos…
  • My Wife Just Said… #223

    Andy
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:48 am
    “Check out my earrings!” Me: Oh, wow. I didn’t even notice them all day. Haha! “Um. Actually, I’ve had these in for week now, honey.” –Elizabeth I just froze and made that awkward “I’m a bad person” face, but she let me off the hook with a casual laugh. I thanked her for not doing that terrible marital cliché where the wife gives a nice firm twist of the guilt knife for the husband not noticing something. For an entire week. Yep. My wife had a combat-boot wearing rocker phase. A photo posted by Charlie N Andy HowToBeADad.com…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Creative-Type Dad

  • Happy 10th Birthday!

    Creative-Type Dad
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:36 pm
    (A letter to my daughter on her 10th birthday)Happy 10th Birthday Miss B or as you call it, “finally in the double-digits.”A few things you did and said this past year that I’m going to remember forever:Hearing all about your new adventures in your new school this year. The day you said you can’t order off the kids menu anymore because "somebody might find out” and you are not a kid anymore.You’re still completely obsessed with stuffed animals. You don’t mind being, “the cat lady of stuffed animals.”You still like it when I put little doodles in your lunch and…
  • A Real Review of Dollar Shave Club

    Creative-Type Dad
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:29 pm
    A friend sent me a hilarious video on YouTube called “Let’s Talk About #2” from a place called Dollar Shave Club. If you haven’t seen it I highly recommend watching when the kids aren’t looking over your shoulder. I remember hearing about DSC a few years ago but didn’t think much of them. But after watching the video I thought, “hey, why not try it out... seems pretty cheap and useful” so I broke out the credit card and ordered the famous $1 razor along with some other items that were pretty reasonably priced.The humor of the site really sold me over from the…
  • Preschool Graduation: just like watching an episode of the Muppet Show except with lots of crying!

    Creative-Type Dad
    12 Jun 2015 | 7:39 am
    And it wasn’t the parents doing the crying. My son graduated preschool yesterday, which is a little bittersweet, because it still amazes me how fast the time just flew by with the second child. Sometimes I just stare at him and think, “whoa little man - when did you get so tall? And how did you beat that FRAMED game on your iPad all by yourself? I can’t even do that. ”I must admit preschool graduations have to be one of the most entertaining events on planet earth. I nearly forgot as the last one I’ve been to was around 5 years ago when my daughter graduated.Kids walking out,…
  • Happy 5th Birthday!

    Creative-Type Dad
    19 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    (A letter to my son on his 5th birthday.)Happy 5th birthday Mr. E! Or as you call yourself, “SUPER-E!"How can you be 5 already?Just a few things you did and said this past year that I’m going to remember forever:Announcing at breakfast that your imaginary friend of 3 years, Sneaky Gumball, died the previous night riding a tiger Tijuana.  Dressing up in costumes (Buzz Lightyear, Cowboy, Vampire) and then playing the piano.Watching Jurassic Park at least 100 times. Telling people to be careful going poop and to go quick because a dinosaur might eat them. Me coming…
  • I Booked My Sons 5th Birthday At Chuck E. Cheese. Shame On Me And My Family For Generations To Come

    Creative-Type Dad
    11 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    How could I? I had no other choice, my options were exhausted from waiting too long. My wife and I have been talking about his birthday for months. My thoughts were to have it at home and invite a few friends, but apparently you can’t do that anymore when inviting friends from preschool - you have to invite half the school so kids don’t feel bad. Maybe that’s why these giant trampoline, child gyms, child activity centers, and indoor bounce house places exist because apparently having that many 4 and 5YO’s over the house is akin to having a late-night frat party where things…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    snowdeal.org

  • 207/365. stuff distance runners say when it becomes clear they’re going to lose a toenail after a long run.

    snowdeal
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:51 pm
    “at least it’s not a nipple fissure!”
  • 206/365. how do you remove hundreds of ditch lilies?

    snowdeal
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:14 pm
    i have about a 120 feet of ditch lilies that a previous homeowner planted along our driveway. sure they’re purty ( sort of ) but i’d love to remove them and plant trellised grapes in their place. my understanding is they keep coming baaaaaaaaack. anyone have any suggestions for non chemical-intensive ways to get rid of them?
  • 205/365. a sunflower of jack in the beanstalkian proportions.

    snowdeal
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:37 pm
    we didn’t plant it in our garden – it just appeared. i assume it came from one of the bird feeders that we fill with black oil sunflower seeds. it’s gigaaaaaaaaantic. it never occurred to me that you could plant the seeds ( duh! ). i might have to plant more than one on purpose next year.
  • some light reading on the fermi paradox

    snowdeal
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    “The Fermi Paradox: We’re pretty much screwed…” is an highly readable essay on, no surprise the fermi paradox, “Beyond its shocking science fiction component, The Fermi Paradox also leaves me with a deep humbling.”
  • 204/365. guardians of the galaxy in the treehouse movie theater ( and a brief comment about the setup )!

    snowdeal
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:25 pm
    i mean, really, there’s to much to say about “guardians of the galaxy” on an 11 foot movie screen 15 feet up in the air with odin and his cousins and family ( and candy and popcorn ) . completely iconic summer experience. A++ would ( and will ) do again. i think guardians is now my favorite treehouse theater movie, eclipsing “the incredibles”. it occurred to me that i never got around to doing a proper review of the projector. and i may never it’s a little hard to tell from the picture which was shot with an aging DSLR at high ISO but the picture quality when…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    brucesallan.com

  • Is #DadChat Back? Should It Be? Please VOTE With a Comment!

    Bruce Sallan
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:47 am
    As many of you know, #DadChat and I were “hit” by haters earlier this year. It made me re-evaluate my thoughts about Social Media as a whole and my place in this ever-changing landscape. #DadChat was “my baby” and I loved the good we were doing by discussing topics as tough as Sexual Abuse, Religion, and Race. We also had many lighter topics, often music-related.            Oh wait, this has nothing to do with #DadChat! The guests and sponsors we had at #DadChat also were wide-ranging from GoPro, Shutterfly, and Samsung (sponsors), to Billy Ray Cyrus, Guy Kawasaki, and Chris…
  • Another Way to Save Money: Coupons and All the Goods What Come Together (Sponsored Post) #DadChat

    Bruce Sallan
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    As a father and as a person who doesn‘t want to spend too much on essential stuff, I wanted to find some new ways how to save money and keep me in a budget. Such things like food, clothing and hygiene products are essential every day, and everyone needs to shop for it. So why not save a little bit more while shopping with the help of various coupons and promo codes? I couldn’t find any reasons why not, but I was able to get some good reason why yes! So here it is. Let me prove you that coupons are the next big thing for all frugal people like me! Instant Savings One of the best reasons…
  • Are #Marriage and Having Children Dying?

    Bruce Sallan
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    One of my joys in life is talking with people wherever I go. My kids used to be completely embarrassed by this trait of mine but now don’t even pay attention. As my boys are entering adulthood and the challenges, options, and choices they will face, I find myself more interested in how young people are choosing to live their lives. More and more, my scientific polling and studies (hardly) seem to indicate less interest in marriage or kids. Marriage as an institution has undergone radical changes beginning with all the societal revolts that began in the sixties. First, a new idea emerged of…
  • Why YOU and YOUR Kids Should Set #Goals at #DadChat Thursday

    Bruce Sallan
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    Goals. We talk about them, but do we or our kids really follow through and make them and achieve them? That is the topic at #DadChat this Thursday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT, 9:00 p.m. ET with special guest Angie Mozilo leading the discussion. This week’s #DadChat transcript Angie Mozilo is a mom of 3, a wife, a volunteer, coach, speaker and writer. Through her years of parenthood and raising 3 beautiful daughters, she managed to find and keep a sense of self, even while empowering her kids to find themselves. Through purposeful actions, boundaries and always remembering that…
  • Moral Question of the Week – When an Apology is Not Enough – #DadChat

    Bruce Sallan
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    This week’s Moral Question is, “How much should you apologize if the person you’re apologizing to doesn’t accept your apology?”  In Judaism there’s an “obligation” each year at Yom Kippur to reach out to those you’ve harmed and seek forgiveness and make restitution. IF the person does not accept your efforts, you are obliged to try again, and a third time. After a third effort, while you are not absolved (depends on the infraction), you are no longer obliged to try. I like this method, but welcome your thoughts?The post Moral Question of…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    General Triathlete Dad

  • Keep These Hunting Tips In Mind

    Jonathan Winkle
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    If you are interested in going hunting, then there are a few things you will want to take the time to learn. The truth is that many potential hunters don’t realize just how much they need to learn until they start hunting, and this is why it is important to know what the basics are. With that said, if you want to learn about some basic hunting tips that can help you out, then continue to read on, as we will provide you with a few helpful tips that can help you out when you go out hunting. 1. Respect Your Guns And ammunition - One of the most important things you will want to keep in…
  • A Balanced Approach to Off-Season Nutrition

    Jonathan Winkle
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:17 pm
    The triathlon off period, that period after the last significant race of your training pattern and your following one, is a time to recuperate and relax. When triathlon season is in full swing, it’s a time to engage in the activities yo u don’t have time for. With lowered training and the winter season woolies to cover those tricky additional pounds, it can be a difficult time to stay on track when it visits nourishment. Here are some pointers to help balance consuming well and appreciating on your own this off season. Eat well -Believe periodic. It seems paradoxical, yet the very…
  • I Turned My Dad Into A Triathlete

    Jonathan Winkle
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    “Gary, you can’t use those around the community!” my mama screamed to my daddy. It was a Sunday early morning and he was strolling in the door of my parents’ house in Queens, New York with a lots bagels and the paper in his hands– and putting on head-to-toe Spandex. You see, a few months in the past, I had actually turned my 58-year-old father into a triathlete. Signing up for an Olympic-distance triathlon was a big deal for my daddy, considering that prior to this the only sport he on a regular basis participated in throughout his adult life was bowling. The…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Daddy Types

  • Tactical Baby Carrier by Mission Critical

    greg
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:03 pm
    The Tactical Baby Carrier from Mission Critical looks like it's just a bodycam and a couple of Kevlar inserts shy of a Take Your Kid To Work outfit for law enforcement. There is black for urban crowd control, coyote for desert and border deployments, and grey for fashion, I guess. The only way this baby carrier could be more outstandingly manly is if it came with a rock climbing harness. Also that back panel is huge. Mission Critical Baby Carrier, $190, plus extra for some matching manly accessories [missioncritical.cc via dt's man nathan] Compare to the original BABYBJORN Baby Carrier for…
  • Libre Soy, Libre Soy

    greg
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Everything's bigger in Texas, including the family prisons. image: ICE I'll be honest, when I first heard that the ICE immigrant family detention centers full of Central American refugee kids and moms had animal-themed cell blocks like red bird and blue butterfly, I imagined they were using Eric Carle drawings, and I got a dark, blogging thrill. But no. The South Texas Residential Center in Dilley, the largest family detention center in the world, run by the for-profit prison contractor, Corrections Corporation of America, was too cheap to license Carle's work, and just used random clip art…
  • Road Trips And Hanging Out

    greg
    18 Jul 2015 | 7:52 pm
    If you need a place to hang out with a baby for three hours in the greater Chicago area I can recommend the lobby of the Westin at O'Hare— Gabriel Roth (@gabrielroth) July 19, 2015 No one's even asked for my room key, you could totally just show up here with a baby at 4:30 in the morning and steal some hanging out— Gabriel Roth (@gabrielroth) July 19, 2015 I wish I would've seen this tweet earlier; we're on a road trip, and K2 just woke up at 4AM and needed some hanging out. But alas, our connecting flight didn't strand us in Chicago. Instead, we're in a houseful of…
  • Color It Out!

    greg
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:41 pm
    I am deeply unsettled by the coloring books for grownups trend. Honestly, if you have that much time, you should be editing Wikipedia articles, or working on your Pinterest board or something. Unless you're talking about something actually unsettling, in which case, go crazy, color it out! Oh wait, no no no, that IS the coloring for grownups trend. What to do? Should I just suck it up and wait for my 40 cents/apiece cut? NO don't do it, go buy something else do anything else!
  • The Sonar System, By Ras Mykha

    greg
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:27 pm
    With all the hype about Pluto, now's the time to get your kid psyched for the next cosmic destination, The Sonar System. The Sonar System is a group of planets orbiting around a giant speaker, where everyone's really into amazing sound systems. It's the subject of MC Ras Mykha's awesome-looking new kids book called, obviously, The Sonar System. It is being published by One Love Books as part of the Sound System Culture National Tour, which celebrates "the history of Reggae sound systems in cities across the UK." The Sonar System by Ras Mykha is £10 / €15 / $20 [onelovebooks via fader,…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Daddy Forever Dad Blog

  • Seventh Dwarf Giveaway Winner

    Ken
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    Good morning, dads and moms. It’s hot over here in Oregon. Over a hundred degrees two days in a row so far! It’s usually only in the mid-80’s here in the summer. I think we should head to the coast to cool off. Anyways, I have a winner announcement this morning. But first, below are the current giveaways on my dad blog. TV Everywhere Giveaway (dad blog, end 8/8) Far From the Madding Crowd Blu-ray Giveaway (dad blog, starts soon) Strawberry Shortcake Giveaway (dad blog, coming soon) Power Rangers Giveaway (dad blog, coming soon) Read more: Seventh Dwarf Giveaway Winner Daddy…
  • Watch TV Everywhere with an App – win a Visa gift card

    Ken
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Did you know you can watch TV just about anywhere — even when you’re on the road? It’s true. All you have to do is download an app for your smartphone or tablet, or visit a website on your laptop or desktop computer. Then all you have to do is log in and you can watch your favorite TV shows or sporting events live, or download shows to watch offline. Pretty cool, right? And very convenient. I know there have many occasions when I could’ve used the TV Everywhere app. For instance, earlier this month I waited over an hour to re-register my car. And there have also been…
  • Head Home to Vudu

    Ken
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    Just posting a quick note to let you know you that Home is available now via Digital HD on Vudu. One of the nice features of Vudu is that can watch a movie on your TV and also on the go on your tablet or other mobile device. BTW, we can’t wait to watch Home this weekend for our Best Family Movie Night Party Ever. Read more: Head Home to Vudu Daddy Forever Dad Blog | Geek Dad Blog | Photo Blog | Portland Blog | iZachy© 2015 Online Destiny Ltd : : Daddy Forever is a trademark of Online Destiny Ltd
  • Amazon Summer Reading Contest – win a bunch of cool gadgets + gift card

    Ken
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:16 am
    Good morning everyone. I’m just writing a quick note about Amazon’s Summer Reading Contest. The grand prize includes something for each family member to enjoy — the newly relaunched Kindle Paperwhite, two Kindle Voyages (Amazon’s most advanced e-reader), three kindle covers, Amazon’s Fire HD Kids Edition tablet (designed specifically for kids with a 2-year worry-free guarantee), a pair of kid’s headphones, a Fire TV, a Fire phone, and a $500 Amazon Gift Card. Awesome, right? I have not entered yet, but my understanding is that all you need to do to enter is…
  • Best Family Movie Night Party Ever

    Ken
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    This weekend our family is going to have the best family movie night party ever. We’re going to watch Home and make slushies! Fun, right? The kids can’t wait until the party. In the meantime, I guess the kids will just have to check out the graphics and activity sheets in this blog post. Home is available now on DVD and Blu-ray. Read more: Best Family Movie Night Party Ever Daddy Forever Dad Blog | Geek Dad Blog | Photo Blog | Portland Blog | iZachy© 2015 Online Destiny Ltd : : Daddy Forever is a trademark of Online Destiny Ltd
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Danz Family

  • Amber Catching her Toy

    11 Jul 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Like most dogs, Amber loves playing fetch. Occasionally, she will get her timing just right and catch her toy in the air. Success!
  • Backyard Soccer

    11 Jul 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Will and Landon took advantage of the great weather to enjoy some backyard soccer. Landon kicking a high one. Will's shot on goal was deflected by Landon.
  • Drew Finished Duolingo Spanish

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Last September, Drew started learning Spanish on Duolingo. Today, he finished his Spanish tree in all gold! Duolingo is free language learning program with over 100 million registered users across the globe. Finishing his Spanish tree approximately equates to an entire first year of college Spanish. Drew worked incredibly hard on his Spanish every day (he has a 245 day streak). Great job Drew, congratulations!
  • 4th of July 2015

    4 Jul 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Our 4th of July started out with a neighborhood parade with the help of the local fire department. Everyone got to take turns checking out the inside of the fire truck. ("Fire trucks" have large mechanical ladders that extend from the truck but do not come off, while "fire engines," or pumpers, carry hose, tools, pump water and have smaller detachable portable ladders.) Will, Landon and Drew on the front of the fire truck enjoying some patriotic rocket pops. The boys playing some Yu-Gi-Oh while waiting for the fireworks to begin. I've taken a lot of fireworks photos in the past (2012, 2013,…
  • Another Lost Tooth

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Landon lost another tooth. He's not in pain, that's a smile combined with, "show me your tooth." I have no idea how teeth work...must be magic...and magnets...definitely magnets.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    HighTechDad | RSS Feed

  • “Your Call is Important to Us” – Is It? Really? #HoldNoMore

    Michael Sheehan
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Back in 2009, I wrote an article called “The Do’s and Don’ts of Customer Service in a Social Media Age.” In it I outlined some ideas, complaints and thoughts about how Customer Service should be reworked to better handle concerns, complaints and feedback from consumers. Almost 6 years to the day, things HAVE actually changed. Companies have adopted Social Media as a critical form of customer communication. But there is one thing that HASN’T changed, and it’s just as bad, if not worse than before…being PLACED ON HOLD! It’s pretty amazing, actually, that with all of the…
  • The Chicken or the Egg – Content or Design

    Michael Sheehan
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Recently, I have had a couple of interesting conversations with some friends who are either interested in redesigning their website or have clients who are doing the same. And, with the trend of flashy and feature-rich WordPress themes popping up left and right, it seems that many people are getting distracted by these “bright and shiny” options to help revitalize their websites or create a new, rich experience online. But, in my opinion, these themes can be distractions on what should be the core focus on any site, the content. So which should come first? The content or design? (image…
  • How to (Maybe) Fix Yosemite Wi-Fi Issues

    Michael Sheehan
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    There is a pesky Wi-Fi bug plaguing some users of Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite). It doesn’t affect all users but those users it does affect are pretty upset. I have a test MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) that has been affected by this bug over that past half-year or so. And only recently, have I (hopefully) gotten it to a “normal” state with good Wi-Fi connectivity. I tested a huge number of proposed fixes and somewhere along the way, I did something that fixed it. I have an idea of what it is but there are so many variables, sometimes it is difficult to pinpoint the exact solution. So…
  • You Wouldn’t Believe How Much I Packed Into this Mobile Edge Backpack

    Michael Sheehan
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:55 am
    I’m a bit of a pack rat when it comes to technology. I refuse to throw out cables or connectors and I like having my tech with me at all times. One thing that is critical to me is ensuring that I have a mobile version of my tech horde when I go to work or travel. But this isn’t a trivial matter. There is a lot of stuff that I “need” to bring along. It needs to be organized and protected as well. This is where a good backpack comes in. For the past couple of months, I have been testing out the Mobile Edge Premium Backpack and thus far, it’s been comfortable, convenient and incredibly…
  • How to Prevent Frayed Wires on the MacBook with Juiceboxx

    Michael Sheehan
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:53 pm
    If you have a MacBook or a MacBook Pro, you probably carry your power cord and power “brick” with you everywhere. And, over time, you wind and wrap up your cords in a variety of ways. But, even with the amazing design coming from Apple, the MacBook and MacBook Pro cords still suffer from dangerous fraying of wires which can short out and be potentially hazardous. Juiceboxx, however, has got you covered with a simple yet helpful cover and cord-wrap which is designed to prevent cord fraying. (Scroll to the end for a 10% off promocode too!) While I like to think that I’m a creative guy and…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Always Home and Uncool

  • Note to Self: Find Better Post Ideas

    14 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    In my younger days, I never needed to keep an appointment calendar because I had a sharp memory and no social life. Then my wife and I had children, followed by countless six packs of stress-relief to survive them. These days I find myself constantly having to scribble little “note to self” reminders to remember things I should (and, more often, shouldn’t) do in the future. Here’s some of the collection that I have amassed over past few months on Post-It Notes, pet store receipts and my laptop. Speaking of which — Note to self: Find your laptop cord before dog uses it as dental…
  • Dear PR/Marketing People Sending Me Pitches for Father’s Day, Etc.

    21 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    Let me help you. Please. I had your job before, making cold calls and email pitches. It sucks. Allow me to make your life easier. Unless you are offering to pay me a decent wage (see #SwifferDads campaign) to write about your product or brand, or you are offering to give me a pricey and/or sexy product (think Bluetooth headphones, flat-screen TVs, sports cars, lots and lots of tasty alcohol, etc.), just save yourself the time and effort. I have no interest in running your high-res photos of celebrity dads giving their kids BPA-free high colonics. CONTINUE READING » + + + Don’t be selfish…
  • Rite of Spring – The Big Dance Recital

    11 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Front and center in 2011 This past weekend was the Perfect Storm of Uncool events: my birthday (not one of note, though my increasingly creaky back says otherwise), Mother’s Day and Li’l Diva’s annual dance recital. I write about the latter in this piece, which first appeared a year ago in Stamford Magazine. It’s the heart of spring, a special time with weather warming, flora blooming and vacations approaching that ignited me so as a child but as an adult reduces me to ash. Field trips to Cove Island, to Dorothy Heroy Park and – gasp – to “The City.” School concerts. School…
  • #SwifferDad Cleans Up with Modern Fathers

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    The following is sponsored by Swiffer, which provided the featured cleaning products as part of its #SwifferDad campaign. When My Love and I first shacked up, we'd tried to spend every Saturday morning cleaning the condo. Vacuuming. Scrubbing. Disinfecting. That was just the corner of the closet where we tossed my used underwear.Saturday morning quickly evolved in Saturday afternoon. Then Saturday night. We weren't even that messy, for crying out loud. It just seemed to go on and on and onweek after week after week -- yep, three weeks in total. That's when  one of us quit. That would be…
  • Take Me Out to the … Tennis Courts?

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    My daughter rarely cries. A week ago, though, after I picked her up from high school tennis practice, she sat in the minivan and sobbed. She had made the varsity tennis team, not just as a freshman but as a 15-year-old who really had only held a racket in earnest for about six months. Li’l Diva’s coach just told her she needed to be in uniform and ready to play in the next day’s match. And in the one on Monday. This Monday. As is today. The Li’l Diva in her orange and black best, ready to hit the courts. CONTINUE READING » + + + Don’t be selfish – share this on social media. The…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Fighting Monsters with Rubber Swords

  • Rough Numbers

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Today at Support for Special Needs:Excerpt: The article suggests that with the passage of the ADA, many were led to believe that the struggle for disability rights was over, when in fact it was just beginning. It's more like people with disabilities who have been fighting for equality were finally told "We recognize the battle you've been waging, now here's a bazooka." Or perhaps more accurately, "Here's a rock."
  • Steps and Stumbles

    20 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Today at Support for Special Needs:Excerpt: How do you discipline a kid for whom her own actions are as inexplicable to her as they are to you? How do you move forward when the lessons built into the situation haven't been learned, by any of the parties involved? How do you face a future where your kid's independence is due to be recognized by the law far earlier than is appropriate, or even feasible? And how far should you go to take pieces of that legal independence away from them? You can tell yourself it's for their own good, and you can even mean it and be completely correct, but…
  • Twelve Years

    13 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Today at Support for Special Needs:Excerpt: Schuyler's monster doesn't have a proper birthday. Perhaps it could be said to share Schuyler's. Even that doesn't feel quite right, because it was there from very early on, probably the second trimester or so, a shadow unseen inside her tiny developing mind. She wasn't yet a baby, but her monster was already a monster, only waiting to be brought into this world with the sole purpose in life to bedevil the life of my daughter.
  • Future Perfect

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    This week at Support for Special Needs:Excerpt:I feel fear for Schuyler, so much so that it weighs down on me, probably more than most people realize and sometimes more than I think I can handle. The future is an oppressive thing for me, but every now and then, with Schuyler's help, I can allow myself to imagine that it might not be bad, that she might have a shot at being happy, and maybe, just maybe, so might I.
  • Assembling Schuyler's Armor

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    Today at Support for Special Needs:Excerpt: When things go wrong, when Schuyler meets up with someone who doesn't understand or care, when she hears the words meant to demean her or is simply treated with disregard, I think I've taken that as a larger affront than it probably is. They're not just hurting her feelings or standing in her way. I think on some level, they're tearing down her world. And that's something I simply can't let go unchallenged.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    WordPress.com News

  • Google Fonts: Free Typefaces for Your Site

    Payton Swick
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    We’re really happy to announce that we’ve added over 30 free Google Fonts to your Theme Customizer. Even better, you don’t need any upgrades to access them; these fonts are free for everyone. Go to WordPress.com → Customize to see the new Fonts section in the sidebar. From there you can browse and preview typefaces like Gentium Book Basic, Libre Baskerville, Merriweather, and Ubuntu. When you select a font, you’ll immediately see your site in the preview with that font applied. For most font choices, you can also change the size and style of the text. Click to view…
  • WordPressers Making a Splash

    Ben Huberman
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    We read hundreds of blogs and websites every day, from up-and-coming voices and established pros alike. We love visiting those sites on WordPress.com, but it’s just as rewarding to see other platforms embrace the work of writers, journalists, and artists who regularly publish here, introducing it to new audiences. Here’s a selection of WordPress.com bloggers who recently made a splash. A mathematician at work Terry Tao is a veteran blogger, publishing prolifically on his site since 2007. He also happens to be a Fields Medal recipient and one of the leading mathematicians…
  • August in Blogging U: Blogging 101

    Michelle W.
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Have you just started blogging (welcome!), or are you looking to breathe new life into a blogging habit that’s fallen by the wayside? Blogging U. is a great way to get on track, with bite-size assignments, a supportive community, and staff to support you. This August, we’re offering Blogging 101— and registration is now open! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — August 3 – 21 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your…
  • New Themes: Libretto, Lovecraft, and Publication

    sarah semark
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday! Today we’re introducing three new free themes to our collection: Libretto, Lovecraft, and Publication. Libretto Featuring big, bold drop caps and oversized images, Libretto is ideal for showcasing longform writing or stunning imagery. Its classic design and typographic details will give your blog a sophisticated, elegant look. Fully responsive, the theme adapts easily to tablets and other mobile devices, ensuring that your content is easy to see. Libretto is a fork of Readly, originally designed by WPShower. Get to know Libretto in the Theme Showcase, or give it a…
  • Four Food Blogs to Follow Now

    Krista
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    From sweet to savory, these four fantastic food blogs will satisfy your appetite. If you enjoy eating (and who doesn’t?!), check them out and follow them in your Reader so you won’t miss a dish. The Dinner Party Collective The Dinner Party Collective is a collaborative blog dedicated to “reinvigorating the delicious lost art of dinner parties.” The DPC features seasonal full-course menus, photos, and recipes from apéritifs to dessert (complete with wine pairings, no less!) ideal for dinner groups of six to eight. Blogger Margot leads an international troupe of food and wine lovers…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    A place for my stuff

  • Mid life crisis

    mattdaddy
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:01 pm
    So typical midlife crisis would normally involve a shiny sports car, an affair, or chucking it all and moving to another country. Me? I just retooled a big computer I used a few years ago for development and with some SERIOUS help from a good friend, I now have the beginnings of a Windows Server that i’m going to turn into my own personal Media/Project server. I’ve been bummed lately that I haven’t been able to write code or do much that fuels my creative spark, so I’m going to ramp out this box so it runs Sharepoint and SQL Database stuff.  Yeah, expect some…
  • Dear Aidan

    mattdaddy
    2 May 2015 | 10:05 am
    Dear Aidan, I’m sitting in the Rutgers bookstore while you’re across campus, taking placement exams for your fall semester here.  I have so many opposing feelings right now, it’s making me dizzy.  The strongest feeling is that everything is changing and the dichotomy of excitement and worry is staggering.  18 years ago, I was staring at a newborn with a strong expression of “Holy Shit, what now?” on my face.  Today, I hope that we’ve done somewhat of a good job getting you to where you need to be.  Mom & I are not perfect and we made mistakes…
  • First class

    mattdaddy
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Today was the first day of teaching at the health club so I was pretty excited.  Until I looked at the weather report.  Ugh.  It started snowing around 3:30pm and started sleeting around 5pm. So what perfect weather to get started!  The office closed at 4:15pm, so the people who were coming from work stopped by to tell me they couldn’t stay – I didn’t blame them at all, I would have split too.  So I crossed my fingers and got my stuff together and headed over.  Rich, one of the guys I work with in my dept was still there and went over to the club as well.  Cool, one…
  • Somebody’s gotta pay

    mattdaddy
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    So here we are, Sonny boy is ready to take the plunge and make a decision when the rest of his letters come in. How are we going to pay for everything?  I’m looking for advice on loans, grants, student loans, etc that will prepare me for the battle that is about to begin.  How did you do it, and if you could go back and do something different, what would it be?  Besides save more
  • Do I have to?

    mattdaddy
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    That was me at 8am this morning coming up with reasons not to go to my jujitsu class this morning.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the class.  Great people, Sensei is amazing, it’s outside in the elements.  All around a great way to spend a sunday morning. I got in last night from Gillian’s tournament at 11:30, had to do some work on the CampCeliac website and some other stuff for work, so I didn’t go to sleep until close to 12:30.  I knew I would be upset with myself if I didn’t go, but I was tired, had a sinus headache, and came up with every single excuse not…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads

  • Fat-Talk Nation + The Good Gut

    Armin
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:55 am
    Susan Greenhalgh, author of Fat-Talk Nation. Topic: The human costs of America’s war on fat. Issues: The politics and culture of fat in America; how the war on fat damages the physical and emotional health of our young people and disrupts families and intimate relationships; how to change the national conversation and reframe our relationship […] The post Fat-Talk Nation + The Good Gut appeared first on Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads.
  • A Midsummer Days’ Dream

    Armin
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    Summer is fully upon us, in all its glory. And by “glory” we mean that it’s hot, sticky, and sweaty. (Almost enough to make you forget what a brutal winter it was. Almost.) For those of you looking for ways to cool down, try these. Little Tikes Treasure Hunt Sand and Water Table (Fisher Price) […] The post A Midsummer Days’ Dream appeared first on Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads.
  • Dragons: Race to the Edge–More Than Just Another Hiccup.

    Armin
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Disclaimer: I’m part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, but I’ve been a Netflix power user for years and it would take a lot more than a few free movies to influence my opinions. When my kids were young, say under 10, it was easy to get them to snuggle up somewhere cozy and read stories together […] The post Dragons: Race to the Edge–More Than Just Another Hiccup. appeared first on Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads.
  • Expecting Anxiety

    Armin
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    Dear Mr. Dad: I’m 34 and my wife is just a few weeks away from giving birth to our first baby. I’m excited about becoming a dad, but my anxiety levels over the past week have been through the roof and sometimes I feel like I’m having a heart attack. On top of my shortness […] The post Expecting Anxiety appeared first on Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads.
  • Dairy Deception and Thriving without Milk

    Armin
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Alissa Hamilton, author of Got Milked? Topic: The great dairy deception and why you’ll thrive without milk. Issues: The major players in promoting milk in the U.S.; how milk makes us sick and increase the risk of bone fractures; the need to balance calcium–which we get a lot of–and Vitamin D and magnesium (which we’re […] The post Dairy Deception and Thriving without Milk appeared first on Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Single Parent Dad

  • 5 Top Tips for a cheap trip to Nice, Cote D’Azur in the school holidays

    Ian Newbold
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    Get budget flights & only have carry on luggageFlights to Nice only take around two hours from most UK airports, so no need for luxury.  Based near Stafford we consider lots of regional airports.  Birmingham, Manchester, East Midlands, Liverpool and even Coventry.This time we got EasyJet flights from Liverpool to Nice for around £200 each. Flying out on a Thursday at 7am and back in on a Monday night at 9pm, meant we have five full days to enjoy on the Cote D’Azur.Apparently there’s a work around to get better EasyJet prices.  Involving booking Flexifare tickets for…
  • Wanted: An epic holiday (and a normal bilirubin level)

    Ian Newbold
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:21 am
    Anyone got one going spare?We are 72 hours or so from the end of the school year, which means both of the most important people in my life will be on holiday.The boy and the wife are both excited to get their feet up, go off on adventures and spend some quality time together.They’ve both worked so hard in 2015.Complications with gallbladder removal, and obstructive jaundice, have left me a literal shadow of my former self.  I’ve lost 4 stone, or put a more dramatic way, 30% of my total body weight.I’ve literally been off my feet from the start of May, so they’ve picked up most of…
  • Win some fabulous sports equipment for your kids

    Ian Newbold
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:36 am
    We are a relatively sporty household here.I’ve played amateur sport since childhood.  I was a member of a cricket club, a hockey club, played football for my school and a local boys team as well as playing golf, badminton, tennis, volleyball and trying other things like horse riding and skateboarding.We had a giant sports cupboard in our home, it had huge double doors, and if you opened them without thought you were likely to get buried under an avalanche of sporting equipment.I was regularly extolled the costs of all these things, and how expensive children getting into sport is,…
  • When your health scares the life out of your children

    Ian Newbold
    3 Jun 2015 | 3:17 am
    2015 hasn’t been entirely kind to the Newbold household.  Since a hospital admission during the first week of January, I’ve really not been at all well.I’ve had undiagnosed digestion issues for 18 months or so now, and they heightened this year, culminating in a couple of hospital admissions, several visits to accident and emergency as well as a multitude of GP visits and investigations.It’s been a worrying time, a time of pain varying from mild to hospitalising, of massive unpredicted weight loss and of bouts of jaundice and fatigue.I've looked betterThen there’s the strongest…
  • Britain's Next Prime Minister?

    Ian Newbold
    8 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    What makes a good politician?Does such a thing even exist in the modern age of politics?Well, one may very well be upon us in the not too distance future.As a parent I am often pondering what my son’s life will be like as an adult, and perhaps how I can have a positive influence on it now.What does your child want to be?Children are always asked what they want to be when they grow up, and I think it truly is a gift if someone knows what they want to do with their life, and what particular field they want to exist in.My son, Max, flits from declaring a wish to be a sportsman of some kind, to…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    C.C. Chapman

  • A Look Back at the Week That Was

    C.C. Chapman
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    I finally have a cell phone again. After a waterfall claimed my last one, I went ten days without having a phone. Honestly this wasn’t bad for me since I wasn’t traveling and I could access everything I needed to from my computer and iPad. The only thing I missed is always having a way to make photographs always with me and being able to share experiences in real time. Instagram was certainly what I missed the most! I did learn though that society has come to depend on their phones and forget there are other ways to reach people. Besides my family, I only had one friend who after…
  • Why I Write

    C.C. Chapman
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Chuck Wendig is a writer who can put words together better than most. His fiction is raw and his nonfiction is inspiring. Every week he issues a writing challenge and while I should accept more of them, today is my first in which he asks us to share why we write. Why I write is a complex and simple answer all at once. I write to get the constant swirling of ideas, stories and characters out of my head. I write because I have something to say and I want other people to know. I write because if I’m not creating in some way on a regular basis I tend to go a bit insane. I write to know…
  • We Must Do More

    C.C. Chapman
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    WE MUST DO MORE Black. White. Red, White and Blue! A gun for every child, but a college degree for only a few. Where the color of your skin may determine your odds of another morning. The kids leave for school and I worry if they will return. Active shooters. Road rage. Libraries and prayer circles. The street I get. In a Church I never will. School hallways are for lockers, not glocks. Play on the swings and pray you get home. What happened to treating your fellow man as you wished to be treated? The Golden Rule sure looks tarnished and blood stained. Our politicians pat their wallets while…
  • Personal Security

    C.C. Chapman
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Growing up, I was in the Boy Scouts and we spent a lot of time outdoors learning new skills. I can sharpen a blade, start a fire and build a shelter without any worries. I use to joke that I was the perfect boyfriend because I knew how to tie knots and I was always prepared. Today, I’d bet that the majority of adults don’t know any of these skills. I won’t go so far to say that we’ve gone soft as a society, but our priorities sure have shifted. Recently when Arlo and Canary both sent me home security camera systems I got thinking about our house security. We already…
  • TripIt: All Your Travel Plans In One Place

    C.C. Chapman
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    TripIt is one of the most important tools in my life. Whenever I receive a train, hotel, restaurant or flight confirmation I simply forward it to plans@tripit.com and I can instantly forget about it. I can do this because TripIt uses its magic to create itineraries of all my trips that I can access from the web or my phone at any time. Never having to worry about any confirmation number, hotel location or little travel detail makes traveling much less stressful. Recently, the TripIt marketing team asked if I would appear in a new promotional video along side Mario Armstrong, Sharzard Kiadeh,…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    DadCAMP

  • Living With Kids Means A Chance To #LiveBrighter

    buzz
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Do you remember the first time you did something for the second time? For me it was off a diving board. Living with kids means a chance to #livebrighter The post Living With Kids Means A Chance To #LiveBrighter appeared first on DadCAMP.
  • What My Kid Learned At Apple Camp

    buzz
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Free summer camps are the best summer camps. Apple Camp happens at the Apple Store where kids can learn iMovie or iBooks. Here's a rundown of what to expect: The post What My Kid Learned At Apple Camp appeared first on DadCAMP.
  • I (Now) Like Big Trucks And I Cannot Lie

    buzz
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    I'm not a big truck guy. As a matter of fact, I'm not a truck guy period. BUT after a weekend camping with the kids, I (now) like big trucks and I cannot lie. The post I (Now) Like Big Trucks And I Cannot Lie appeared first on DadCAMP.
  • When Kids Wash Their Bikes, A Water Fight Always Breaks Out

    buzz
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    When you wash anything out side, be it bikes, cars, or the deck, a water fight will break out. It's axiomatic. It has to happen and for us, it did. The post When Kids Wash Their Bikes, A Water Fight Always Breaks Out appeared first on DadCAMP.
  • Children Are Perpetual Motion Machines

    buzz
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:25 am
    Children are perpetual motion machines. They never stop moving. Ever. They run, jump, climb, and repeat with boundless energy. And I love watching it all. The post Children Are Perpetual Motion Machines appeared first on DadCAMP.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Random Thoughts- Do They Have Meaning?

  • Shiva Calls

    Jack Steiner
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am
    Some people find death very difficult to deal with, but I am not one of them, at least not when it comes to older people.If you live a long life and die a natural death there is no tragedy involved or at least off the top of my head none that occurs to me.If hear about a Shiva call I'll generally attend...provided it is not when I am on vacation and out of town or caught in a time conflict that I just can't fix.It is the right thing to do.Recent PostsThe 876 Finest Recipes For Cooking Your CatThe Best Family Vacations Are FreeA Ghost That You Can’t SeeBlog Readers Come & GoStop Worrying…
  • And So It Goes

    Jack Steiner
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Might have to revisit this one.
  • Married Without a Ring

    Jack Steiner
    10 Jul 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Some couples need a ring but not all require an object to prove they are a thing. Not supposed to be a rhyming post or anything more than commentary. You can accept it for what it is or make it what it isn't. Sometimes the heart is certain as is the brain but the choices you make will only break one of the two.
  • The Songs We Sing

    Jack Steiner
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    So many memories tied up in this one, growing up in California this one has a few memories tied into it.
  • Love Scene in Comic Book Land

    Jack Steiner
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    They don't show Wolverine crying. Bad editing.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MyBoys3

  • Vote for New Book Title!

    Steve
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:33 pm
    The Virginia Mysteries Book #4 is nearing completion! I’m looking for feedback from kids 8-12 (and their parents) on which title sounds more exciting! The choices are: 1. “A Night at The Jefferson” 2. “Secret of the Staircase” 3. “Mystery at The Jefferson” If you could leave your vote in the comments section of this blog post, that would be fantastic! Here’s a draft summary of the new book: Sam and Derek visit The Jefferson, Richmond’s historic downtown hotel, for a fancy wedding. When things start going missing and Sam is blamed,…
  • Middle Grade Book Giveaway

    Steve
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
    It’s summer and what better to do than to read a book! My friend and fellow Richmond children’s author, Martin Tiller, is holding a giveaway for not one but FOUR free middle grade books! Pretty awesome. I’m privileged to have Summer of the Woods included as one of the giveaway books. Click HERE to sign up now and give yourself a chance to win. Tell more friends about it and earn more chances to win! Good luck and happy reading!
  • Hello Barnes & Noble!

    Steve
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:06 pm
    I’ve done several book signings before, but I’m more excited than usual to have my books sitting on a table next to a big sign at Barnes & Noble this week. It took me two years to get there, and I’m curious to see how it goes. While I still think their days are probably numbered in the long run, there’s no denying that they are the big dog when it comes to brick and mortar bookstores. If you’re local, it would be awesome if you came out this Saturday, April 18th from 1-3PM at the Chesterfield Town Center in Richmond. I’ll also have events at two more…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Dad's Guide to Twins

  • Why You Should Give Up When Parenting Your Twins

    Joe
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I heard a recent podcast over at Power of Moms Radio that reminded me of something that has helped me as a father immensely: it is just fine to give up. Sometimes we think that giving up or throwing in the towel is a sign of weakness. We should never give up! We must persevere despite the challenges we face! However, this isn’t always the case. In the game of parenting, you can’t be stubborn as a mule and expect to be successful. It is perfectly fine to quit as a parent. You just can’t quit being a parent. There is a difference. You can never surrender your role as a dad in…
  • How can we improve our twins’ appetite?

    Joe
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Our question today comes from Danny who asks, “How can we improve our twins’ appetite?” When I looked at Danny’s question, this question could really be applied to any age of your twins. In Womb Foreshadowing You’ll notice that the differences that you may have noticed of your babies in the womb carry over to post birth as well. If you ask mom if she could tell the difference between the babies when she was still carrying them during the pregnancy, she’ll probably notice that one of them was more active than the other, one was more feisty than the other,…
  • Routines & Improving Twins’ Appetites – Podcast 94

    Joe
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Episode 94 of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Show Notes Listen as we discuss the following: Importance of routine with your twins Improving your twins’ appetite – why it varies and what to try Get your free audio book of my Dad’s Guide to Twins book, click here. Want to have your question answered on the show? Call my voicemail number and leave your name and question: 512-222-9325 Transcript Hi there and welcome to the 94th episode of Dad’s Guide to Twins podcast. This is Joe Rawlinson. As always, you can find me on the web at twindadpodcast.co where you’ll…
  • When are twins typically born? – Twin Tip Tuesday

    Joe
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hi there and welcome to Twin Tip Tuesday. I’m Joe Rawlinson from DadsGuideToTwins.com. Today’s question is: When will my twins be born? Now, if you compare it to a singleton pregnancy, things get very different. Of course for a singleton baby full term is considered 40 weeks of the pregnancy. With the twin, most of the time that just doesn’t happen. The babies start to grow, mom gets uncomfortable and the babies need to get out. Twins average 36 weeks of the pregnancy when they are delivered. In fact, our twin girls were born on the average, at 36 weeks. That doesn’t…
  • Finding the Perfect Vehicle for Twins – Twin Tip Tuesday

    Joe
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hi there and welcome to Twins Tip Tuesday. I’m Joe Rawlinson, the founder of DadsGuidetoTwins.com. Today’s question: What is the best vehicle for twins? If you go looking at car manufacturers, you’re not going to find a twin-mobile that’s perfectly suited for twins. They just don’t exist. What you need to do is match up your family’s needs with the models that are available out there. Car Seats Matter A key constraint you’re gonna have as a parent of twins is the car seat of each individual baby. You need to make sure that the car seats you’re…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    DaDa Rocks!

  • ARTHAMPTON 2015 – Another successful season

    Stan Cohen
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Moving it’s location to ScuttleHole Road and Lumber Lane and having the event on the 4th of July weekend served the community well. We walked the event and met with many gallerists and artists. We spoke to gallery owners like Roy Seifert of Contempop Gallery of Tel Aviv, Rachel Teachout of Edgewater Gallery of New Jersey. Michael Joseph of Artblend spoke to us about the photos of a herd of white horses gracefully galloping in the Camargue, in the South of France. We interviewed artist Paul Gerben, who was represented by Chase Edwards Gallery of Bridgehampton, showing his iconic art of…
  • The South Street Seaport Museum is the place to watch Macy’s Fireworks

    DaDa Rocks!
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Over the years of living in NYC – I’ve seen my fair share of Macy’s 4th of July fireworks.  For 2015 they’re again Macy’s fireworks will be based in the East River (around lower manhattan).  Which means one of the best spots to view the fireworks will be from the South Street Seaport Museum which controls Pier 16. The South Street Seaport Museum has a limited number of tickets available for entrance into the pier.  The views of the fireworks are SPECTACULAR (see the picture above – taken from the pier last year). Typically tickets are $40 per person via…
  • Cliki the new case with a removable remote

    DaDa Rocks!
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    I’d say daily, if not weekly I receive an email about the latest new gadget, gizmo or down right stupid idea available via crowd sourcing, whether that be Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Typically I find myself reading the first line or two, seeing if the product is truly worth my time and if not, I delete the email and never think about it again. Every once in a while, I come across a product that truly has merit. It’s either that unique or amazing, or it solves a real problem I deal with on a regular basis. Well, CLIKI is both! That being said, I’m sure we can all agree that smart-phones…
  • HAPPY FATHERS DAY from WWE Diva Natalya!

    DaDa Rocks!
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Most people know that I have followed in my dad’s footsteps professionally, carrying on the Hart family legacy in WWE. However, what people don’t know, is how much I’ve followed his example outside of the ring. It’s easy for people to think that because of my last name, I was handed my position as a WWE Diva.  The truth is, I struggled a lot to make it to the WWE.  I am grateful for those doors being slammed in my face. I kept going, following my heartbeat, my pulse, and what made me excited to wake up every morning, my love for wrestling. I didn’t realize it at the time, but…
  • George W. Bush honored at 74th Annual “FATHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS” 2015

    Stan Cohen
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:46 pm
    As we all celebrate Father’s Day we think of our Father’s and our children. At the 74th annual Father of the Year event at the New York Hilton, given by the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Emceed this year by Mark K. Shriver, a Kennedy look alike he made reference to one of the awardees, former President George W. Bush and how nauseating it is to play on a family name. Daughter, Barbara Bush gave the presentatoin speech for her dad, and welled in tears “a family trait” as she recounted all her parents and grandparents had done for her and her sister. When the former President…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Dad Does

  • Livescribe 3 Review, Move Over Smartphone Now We Have a Smartpen

    nessel
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Does it get more old school than pen and paper?  You move your pen along the paper, ink is transferred, words are created, doodles are made – it really is a lovely thing.  The problem comes a month later when you want to find the notes you took.  Where is that scrap of paper?  Did you throw it out by accident?  If you do find it, how do you share that lovely analog creation with everyone else who lives in the digital world? What if when you wrote on paper, a digital version was also stored on your phone or tablet?  What if your analog creation was then converted into text for easy…
  • Glow Show Sticker Launcher Review, Shooting Stars Just Took On A New Meaning

    nessel
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    What is a shooting star?  If you said a small, rapidly moving meteor burning up on entering the earth’s atmosphere, you clearly have never seen the Glow Show Sticker Launcher. Us Sticker Launcher veterans know that a shooting star is when you put a glow in the dark star sticker on your foam dart and shoot it up to your ceiling.  If you really want to have some fun, blast that star sticker with light from the Sticker Launcher and then project a few spaceships on the ceiling. Confused?  Please watch our video review of the Glow Show Sticker Launcher from Moose Toys - Where In The…
  • Air Hogs Fury Jump Jet RC Plane/Helicopter Review, Wings Gain Their Freedom

    nessel
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    Don’t you feel sorry for airplanes?  I mean, where is there flexibility?  Their wings are fixed and rigged, propellors or jet engines always facing the same way…day after day, night after night. Unless the plane you are looking at is the new Air Hogs Fury Jump Jet.  Yes, this flexible and free swinging RC beast claims to be able to turn its wings straight up, enter helicopter mode for straight up rising and with the push of a button transform into a plane and jet away into the sunset.  This we had to see to believe… Please watch our video review of the Air Hogs Fury Jump…
  • EcoReco M5 Electric Scooter Review, This Is The E-Scooter You Have Been Waiting For

    nessel
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Over the past few years we have reviewed our fair share of electric scooters geared towards kids.  The E-Scooters from Razor are great for kids, but what about us big kids?  Wouldn’t it be great if there was an e-scooter for adults that was eco-friendly, fun to ride, fast and could go 15-20 miles on one charge?  Say hello to the EcoReco M5 Electric Scooter! Please watch our video review of the EcoReco M5 E-Scooter - //www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ9UmVQijkk 500 Miles on $1 of Electricity, Now You’re Talking My Language Casually mention an electric scooter to someone and their first…
  • Aquon Chair Review, This is One Cool Office Chair…Literally!

    nessel
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Ever notice how hot summer days and office chairs just don’t go together very well?  You sit down at your desk to do some work, but really, how are you supposed to get any work done when your sweaty back is sticking to your chair? After spending some time with the Aquon Chair, we have learned that some office chairs are just cooler than the others…literally! Please watch our video review of the Aquon Cooling Chair - //www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ScGBFU38fw If Only Our Video Review Had Touchorama We know, doing a whole video review about how cool the back of the Aquon Chair gets,…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Committed Parent

  • Why HSPs Need SUDs

    Mark Brady
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:27 am
    A number of years ago I took a volunteer job with a community service agency that I thought would be great fun. At the same time that I showed up, so did a woman my daughter’s age. When the director of the agency introduced me to Carolyn and told her that I was a neuroscientist, I immediately noticed her eyes grow wide. Pupils in the eye dilating can mean any number of things, and it’s happened to me often enough upon people finding out what I study that I don’t lend too much significance to it. Any interest a person might show I don’t take personally. Mostly I expect it’s interest…
  • Zapposthesia: When Shoe-Buying Becomes Orgasmic

    Mark Brady
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:21 am
    So, after many decades neuroscientists have finally gotten around to constructing a “femunculus,” the female version of a model that shows the amount of cortical network the brain devotes to various body parts. Until 2011 all we had was the male homunculus to marvel at … What’s quite striking (not in this representation, but in the femunculus) is it offers up a possible explanation for why any number of people in my circle seem to own more than a small number of shoes. A great many more. These Boots Were Made For More Than Walking I genuinely appreciate a good pair of shoes. About…
  • A Surprising Sense of Kindness

    Mark Brady
    12 Jul 2015 | 3:46 am
    Once, a number of years ago, I remember sitting in a couples therapist’s office, driven by what seemed like 10000 traumatic memories surfacing in my psyche and my primary relationship simultaneously. I managed to compress them all into one single complaint: “She treats the dog better than she treats me.” While the therapist looked directly into my eyes, she actually spoke for my partner’s benefit: “Be kind to Mark,” she said, “And he will deliver you the world.” Not surprisingly, that directive brought me to tears, not only for its kindness and its clarity, but also for…
  • Abandonment and Neglect: How They Adversely Impact the Brain

    Mark Brady
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    Below is a collection of unintended consequences that frequently show up in the wake of abandonment and neglect. Each one of the topic headings below is a hyperlink that will take you to the relevant research. The good news is that once we understand the implications, we can begin the work of creative restoration … Lack of Modeling When a parent abandons the family one of the main things that goes missing is the energy that person expended to operate inside and outside the home. They can no longer serve us as models – good or bad – for how to make sense of our nescient, unfolding…
  • The Neuroscience of Leadership

    Mark Brady
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    Will you help by taking this One Question Survey? For most of this year the readership, engagement and public commentary on the blog has been steadily declining. While it’s probably to be expected after 7+ years, it’s my belief that whatever use and value readers used to get from my research and writing, they no longer get. So, that suggests I need to either change things up in ways that actually do provide use and value for the time and energy people spend reading what I write each week, or I need to consider moving on and devoting my own time and energy to something that will…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Geekasms

  • What You Need to Know About Unblocking US Websites

    Michael
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    If you love your computer, you need to know how to get the most out of it! Here are the things that you really need to know if you don’t already. Unblock US Websites When you look at all the great streaming opportunities that you can get in the US, being in another country can be a little frustrating. There’s Hulu, Fandor and US Netflix. Yes, you can get other versions of Netflix outside of the US, but it’s nowhere near as good. Luckily, there are ways in which you can get around this if you want to. These websites are blocked depending on your region. So, to make the…
  • Folks, That Isn’t Spider-Man’s New MCU Costume!

    Geekasms Thinktank
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Websites have been asking the past few days, if we’ve gotten our first tease of what the MCU’s Spider-Man costume will look like.  For some random photos from a random, unverified Russo_Brothers Twitter account, this has really gotten a lot of attention, and frankly has gotten a bit out of hand.  To get right to the point, NO, we have not seen the first glimpses of Spider-Man’s costume, especially not his goggles or lenses! It’s been speculated that the image below could be that of Spider-Man’s lenses to his new costume.  A lens that could allow the mask to convey emotion ala…
  • What About this BRILLIANT Jared Leto Joker Theory?

    Geekasms Thinktank
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Ever since that first photo of Jerd Leto’s Juggalo-looking Joker hit the interwebs, fans have been questioning the look and design.  While the silver grill isn’t big on fans’ list, the key question is how would the Joker we all know and love be able to sit long enough for all the tattoos he has? The classic clown prince of crime wouldn’t be the type to sit there for such things. Well this theory from Reddit user Jason-G169 might just explain the how: that the Joker we’re seeing in the Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice isn’t the original, classic, “real”…
  • 3D Printing – The Key to Your Geekiest Dreams

    Michael
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    For those not in the know, 3D printing just flat-out rocks. The future is now people! Thanks to the development of 3D printers, we are now able to print nearly anything the mind can create. From toys and machine parts to cars and houses, pretty much anything and everything is getting printed somewhere now. The beautiful thing with 3D printing however, is that geeks worldwide can now create that one special product, that one great thing that fits within their niche that they’ve itched for and wanted for forever. Check out some of these geek inspired 3D printed creations. A Castle…
  • BATMAN: THE SECOND SEASON, PART 2 On DVD – Review

    Geekasms Staff
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    The BAMS! and POWS! return with this Bat-tastic DVD set of the final 30 episodes of the caped crusaders’ second season.  It should come as no surprise that Part 2 has the same vibrantly colored, restored episodes, that retain all their whimsical charm that they had in the 60s as Part 1 did.  In this set, the dynamic duo find themselves meeting up with guest star villains like Tallulah Bankhead’s Black Widow, Walter Slezek’s Clock King and more.  We also get super-villain team-ups like Joker & Penguin which give this set a bit more fun with the antagonist that Part 1.  Best…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The JackB

  • Lose The Day, Seize The Day

    Jack Steiner
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:28 pm
    (Visited 5 times, 5 visits today) The post Lose The Day, Seize The Day appeared first on The JackB.
  • You Shouldn’t Blog About Your Time In a Mexican Prison

    Jack Steiner
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:40 am
    Not so long ago the female star of Dads and Daughters asked me to explain why boys are so damn dumb. I looked at her and asked her what her real question was and she gave me a 15 minute explanation about what led to the question that included numerous examples of things she thought were […] (Visited 23 times, 23 visits today) The post You Shouldn’t Blog About Your Time In a Mexican Prison appeared first on The JackB.
  • The Underwear Chronicles Of The Blogosphere

    Jack Steiner
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Sometimes people pitch me on products or services that I just can’t use or support because I don’t believe in them or because I can’t identify with the product. Othertimes I can’t do it because I am not a cut rate blogger who will charge thousands of dollars to wear the Borat Mankini and make […] (Visited 29 times, 29 visits today) The post The Underwear Chronicles Of The Blogosphere appeared first on The JackB.
  • Write From The Heart & Edit With The Head

    Jack Steiner
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:27 pm
    Some people ask me to elaborate on whether There Are No Coincidences is based upon fact or fiction and I ask if it really matters or not. They say I haven’t answered the question and I nod and smile. “You still haven’t answered.” “And I may never or I might, doesn’t really matter to you […] (Visited 35 times, 35 visits today) The post Write From The Heart & Edit With The Head appeared first on The JackB.
  • Why Can’t We Taser Stupid People?

    Jack Steiner
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:39 pm
    (Visited 39 times, 39 visits today) The post Why Can’t We Taser Stupid People? appeared first on The JackB.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TwisterMc » FluidDad

  • Lily’s playhouse was not a fan of the storms last night.

    Thomas
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:55 am
    In the height of the storms, I turned on the backyard lights to find a pretty sizable branch in our back yard from the neighbors tree. Our playhouse looked a little scared. When I looked again this morning, I noticed there two branches (0ne out of the photo) which missed the fence and the playhouse. Luckily this appears to be our only storm damage. The post Lily’s playhouse was not a fan of the storms last night. appeared first on TwisterMc.
  • Enjoying the neighbors pool.

    Thomas
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Love the fact the neighbors have a pool and let us play in it. It goes great with a 90 degree day. The post Enjoying the neighbors pool. appeared first on TwisterMc.
  • Increasing my handyman skills one project at a time.

    Thomas
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:08 pm
    I’ll admit it, I’m not the most handy person. I like to think I am, but quite a few things are over my head, or I just haven’t tried them yet. However, I’ve been able to add a few new things to my handyman list. When we moved into our new house, the first thing we were going to do was change the locks. Probably a good idea right? Course, we never did it at the last house, but this time we’re going to; for real. Instead of calling a locksmith, I took a look at the locks at Mendards and the instructions made it look super easy. So I convinced my wife I could do it…
  • Come to help wash the dog, stay to play in the water.

    Thomas
    28 May 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Lily helped the neighbor wash their dog tonight and, when she was done, she played in the water. A little work, a little fun. The post Come to help wash the dog, stay to play in the water. appeared first on TwisterMc.
  • Lily’s Easter Hat

    Thomas
    4 Apr 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Always festive around theses parts. The post Lily’s Easter Hat appeared first on TwisterMc.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Daddy Files » The Daddy Files-

  • Should We Tell Kids They’re Special?

    Aaron Gouveia
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    photo credit: I am Special via photopin (license) “Dad, am I special?” What seems at first glance to be a question with an easy, straightforward answer from a parent (“Yes son, of course you’re the most specialiest specialty in the history of special!”), suddenly wasn’t so simple. If you think about it, that question is fraught with unexpected complications and potential repercussions depending on your answer. As a result I had to think long and hard about how I responded. Some parents are recoiling in horror at this very moment because I didn’t…
  • When Our Dragons Leave the Nest

    Aaron Gouveia
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    It took me a bit to figure out why I was having such a visceral reaction to the Netflix Originals series Dragons: Race to the Edge. But when I finally figured it out, it made perfect sense. This DreamWorks animated show is related to the feature films, but takes place between the first and second movies. Whereas the first How to Train Your Dragon was Hiccup finding himself discovering how to interact with people in his world, the show takes place a few years later. Hiccup and the dragon riders are older — well into their teenage years — and teeming with youthful pride, arrogance,…
  • I Thought My Son Was Never Going to Talk

    Aaron Gouveia
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Seven months ago, I was petrified Sam was never going to talk. We were at his 15-month check-up and the doctor asked how many words Sam had in his repertoire. She didn’t ask IF he could speak, mind you, but how many words he could say. I immediately looked down at the floor in shame, because Sam didn’t have any words. Not a one. Zero. And despite her assurances that he was just a little bit behind, I was POSITIVE something was cataclysmically wrong with him. Less than a week later, we had Early Intervention come in and evaluate him. I had heart palpitations with each test he…
  • 11 Things Dads Should NEVER Say in the Delivery Room

    Aaron Gouveia
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    The delivery room is a strange, scary, and spectacular place. There are mystical wonders to behold, a multitude of wires attached to your loved one getting ready to deliver, and a cacophony of beeping coming from unfamiliar machines that leave you unable to decipher good from bad. It is where miracles happen, memories are made, and life is brought forth into the world. Unless she kills you right there in the birthing suite because you’re one of the brainless jackasses who says something irreversibly stupid at the worst possible moment. Having talked to L&D nurses, read humorous…
  • IBM Now Offers 6 Weeks Paid Paternity Leave. And I’m Taking Every Bit of It

    Aaron Gouveia
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:44 am
    Convincing companies to offer paid paternity leave is challenging. But convincing male employees to actually take it and use all that’s available to them? Much tougher. My third child is due in September. I just found out my employer, IBM, changed its policy and is now giving dads and domestic partners six weeks of paid parental leave. This is excellent news — both for me personally and dads as a whole. Yet when I announced the good news on social media, one of the first things someone said to me was “That’s cool. But you’re not gonna use all six weeks, right? No…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    CuteMonster.com

  • CuteMonster Web Comic #2

    Vincent Daly
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this CuteMonster web comic, keeping still can be nearly impossible. The post CuteMonster Web Comic #2 appeared first on CuteMonster.com.
  • Children’s Online Safety Requires Parents to Adapt

    Vincent Daly
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Tackling Children's online safety requires parents to be ready to adapt. The post Children’s Online Safety Requires Parents to Adapt appeared first on CuteMonster.com.
  • Every Step Counts when #KindMilesMatter

    Vincent Daly
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    My family and I discovered why KIND Miles Matter. The post Every Step Counts when #KindMilesMatter appeared first on CuteMonster.com.
  • The CuteMonster Show podcast Begins

    Vincent Daly
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    The CuteMonster Show podcast has taken flight...finally. The post The CuteMonster Show podcast Begins appeared first on CuteMonster.com.
  • Arnold’s Back in Terminator Genisys

    Vincent Daly
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Arnold's back in Terminator Genisys but will it be enough to reboot the franchise? Our review. The post Arnold’s Back in Terminator Genisys appeared first on CuteMonster.com.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Daddy on the Edge

  • Daddy on the Edge of Our Better Angels

    9 Jul 2015 | 6:41 pm
    I watched something today."Spirit Guide" by Ironshod on deviantARTHmmm...y'know Daddy, you've been AWOL for about six months now.  Don'tcha think a bit of an explanation might be in order for your five or six ardent followers?Yeah, I suppose you're right.  Hey folks; sorry about the disappearing act.  There was...ummmm...laundry.  A whole bunch of...laundry.But today, I watched something.I took a break from the Republican Clown Car of Candidates, averted my eyes from a thrice divorced county clerk suddenly freaking over the sanctity of marriage when two fellas show up at…
  • Daddy on the Edge of The Grace of God

    24 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    "There but for the grace of God go I."I'm sure you've heard that saying.  It's paraphrased from John Bradford, an English reformer and martyr from the 1500's.  It's said that when he would see "evil doers" being taken to the place of execution, he knew that could well be him some day.  Eventually, he was right.  Today, it's something we tell ourselves when we see someone else's bad situation and realize how easily it could become our own.  It's a reminder that, no matter the station or circumstance in life, we are all alike.We are all, deep down inside, the same.
  • Daddy on the Edge of Giving

    10 Nov 2014 | 6:41 pm
    I'm here today to talk about giving.And Tim Minchin. Minchin first.Tim Minchin wrote a Christmas song.  Well, no - Tim Minchin wrote a song about happenings occurring during the Christmas season, and clinically dissected the actual holiday and it's religious counterparts in his own Minchinesque fashion.  Minchin doesn't speak of Jesus as the miracle baby away in a manger; he does instead refer to him as "a dead Palestinian press-ganged into selling Playstations and beer"...It's one of my favorite Christmas songs.Not because it bashes organized religion, but because, once you get…
  • Daddy on the Edge of F*cking Feminism

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    As a Daddy of two daughters, I've got a thing or two to say about gender inequality - Thing One - The only workplace where having a penis should factor into salary negotiations is in a male whorehouse.Thing Two - See Thing One.Seriously, there's a ton more that I could say on the subject, and one day I will - but there's a video going around that states it so perfectly that I'm just gonna let it speak for itself.I do have to prepare you though - this video was produced by FCKH8.com.  Daddy featured a video of theirs in a previous blog post, "Daddy on the Edge of Promoting the…
  • Daddy on the Edge of The Common Core

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Full Disclosure - I wrote most of this post in May, and I didn't publish it...because I thought it might be too crazy.  Sometimes, even Daddy has an edit button - it's hard to see, and is oft forgotten in favor of the much larger, more used  "What's the Worst That Could Happen???" button, the "Fuck 'em if They Can't Take a Joke!!" button and the "Perhaps I should sober up a bit first...NAH!!!!" button, but it does exist, and sometimes I blow the dust off and ever so gently engage it's function, turning off my own mic, as it were.So why publish now?  Because apparently, I am not…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Daddy Dazed » Dad Blog Parenting Fatherhood

  • Indoor activities a dad can perform

    11 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    There are many things that you can do indoors to keep the cheeriest moods intact in gloomy weather. Reveal the photographer in you to capture and preserve the precious family memories. It’s not every day that you get to see the kids cutely sleeping on the table or in the washing basket! You can re-work and edit the taken pictures to give it a funky and funny side! Play cards with the family. We know that you’d prefer playing with your mates, but it can be equally fun to play with the kids and wife. There are many games such as ‘Go Fish’, ‘Crazy Eights’, ‘Old Maid’, ‘War’,…
  • Rainy day activities

    16 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    It’s the UK and the chances are that, even in the summer, it’ll be raining somewhere. It’s an accepted, if irritating, part of life, but what are you going to do with your child during a rainy day? Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do, some at home and some by heading off to a local museum or art gallery. Imagination and inspiration Children need to be stimulated, and you can so easily do this in the home if you’re prepared to take the time. Use your imagination to inspire your kid, and in no time they’ll have a whole range of new experiences and…
  • Lounge Casino

    4 Jun 2015 | 6:44 am
    INT. HOUSE  – LOUNGE – LATE EVENING Six men pushing middle age are seated round the lounge table covered in a piece of green beize bought from Argos, smoking cigars and joints, sipping beer and believing they are in a Vegas Casino. It’s poker night. MIKE How’s being a stay at home dad? JAKE Fucking exhausting! There is a reason why for centuries men have chosen not to do it – they worked out that hunting animals or going down the pits or even going to war was preferable. But childcare is so expensive it doesn’t really make sense for me to work. She earns far more…
  • Netflix TV treats for Dads

    2 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    Some Netflix recommendations for dads to watch in their man cave. BREAKING BAD Put-upon teacher turns into bad ass drug dealer. If you are one of the few that hasn’t watched it yet, join the party. You won’t regret it. BETTER CALL SAUL Watch it when you have caned Breaking Bad and you are still craving for a Vince Gilligan fix. HOUSE OF CARDS Politics has never been so watchable or so sexy. FARGO If you can get past Sherlock’s sidekick / The Hobbit doing a William H Macey impression this is one helluva ride. Billy Bob Thornton at his menacing best. #netflixstreamteam
  • Fathers day Jet Pack

    1 Jun 2015 | 4:45 am
    It’s fathers day soon and wifey if you are reading this can i get one of these water powered jet packs please? M has some child benefit saved in her own bank account i’m sure she’d be delighted to spend it all on me. They are about $100k, so you might have top up the difference!
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    C.C. Chapman

  • A Look Back at the Week That Was

    C.C. Chapman
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    I finally have a cell phone again. After a waterfall claimed my last one, I went ten days without having a phone. Honestly this wasn’t bad for me since I wasn’t traveling and I could access everything I needed to from my computer and iPad. The only thing I missed is always having a way to make photographs always with me and being able to share experiences in real time. Instagram was certainly what I missed the most! I did learn though that society has come to depend on their phones and forget there are other ways to reach people. Besides my family, I only had one friend who after…
  • Why I Write

    C.C. Chapman
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Chuck Wendig is a writer who can put words together better than most. His fiction is raw and his nonfiction is inspiring. Every week he issues a writing challenge and while I should accept more of them, today is my first in which he asks us to share why we write. Why I write is a complex and simple answer all at once. I write to get the constant swirling of ideas, stories and characters out of my head. I write because I have something to say and I want other people to know. I write because if I’m not creating in some way on a regular basis I tend to go a bit insane. I write to know…
  • We Must Do More

    C.C. Chapman
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    WE MUST DO MORE Black. White. Red, White and Blue! A gun for every child, but a college degree for only a few. Where the color of your skin may determine your odds of another morning. The kids leave for school and I worry if they will return. Active shooters. Road rage. Libraries and prayer circles. The street I get. In a Church I never will. School hallways are for lockers, not glocks. Play on the swings and pray you get home. What happened to treating your fellow man as you wished to be treated? The Golden Rule sure looks tarnished and blood stained. Our politicians pat their wallets while…
  • Personal Security

    C.C. Chapman
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Growing up, I was in the Boy Scouts and we spent a lot of time outdoors learning new skills. I can sharpen a blade, start a fire and build a shelter without any worries. I use to joke that I was the perfect boyfriend because I knew how to tie knots and I was always prepared. Today, I’d bet that the majority of adults don’t know any of these skills. I won’t go so far to say that we’ve gone soft as a society, but our priorities sure have shifted. Recently when Arlo and Canary both sent me home security camera systems I got thinking about our house security. We already…
  • TripIt: All Your Travel Plans In One Place

    C.C. Chapman
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    TripIt is one of the most important tools in my life. Whenever I receive a train, hotel, restaurant or flight confirmation I simply forward it to plans@tripit.com and I can instantly forget about it. I can do this because TripIt uses its magic to create itineraries of all my trips that I can access from the web or my phone at any time. Never having to worry about any confirmation number, hotel location or little travel detail makes traveling much less stressful. Recently, the TripIt marketing team asked if I would appear in a new promotional video along side Mario Armstrong, Sharzard Kiadeh,…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    HowToBeADad.com

  • How to Use a Time Out Correctly

    Andy
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    This qualifies as a parent hack as far as I’m concerned. Most parents don’t realize the opportunity they’re missing when they send their kids off to the disciplinary Siberia of a Time Out. That they can also take some time out for themselves. We’ve got so much to do as parents. Always. Nonstop. Forever it seems. We’ve learned how to open a dishwashing machine with a foot while reviewing homework as we cut off the crusts for our kids for the sandwich we’re making for them because they didn’t eat what we made them for dinner. So many things, all at the…
  • The Untold Story of Charlie Brown

    Charlie
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    A photo posted by Charlie N Andy HowToBeADad.com (@howtobeadad) on Jul 24, 2015 at 2:13pm PDT Forty-seven years ago tomorrow marks a day, I would venture to say, no one in any of my circle of friends and their circle of friends even knows took place. A week ago, I flew up to Santa Rosa, California to find out the whole story behind this fascinating moment in history. Nearly everyone knows Charlie Brown and his smart-aleck-y pooch, Snoopy. But what you might not know is the cast of characters didn’t start out the way it ended up. In fact, it was notably missing some color within its…
  • “Cat” : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

    Andy
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:25 am
    I’m not sure if this is a “what, just me?” thing, but this video seems to indicate that it’s possible that it’s not just me. You see, I’m talking about that moment in parenting when your kid asks you about something when you’re dead… For me, the first time was being asked by my son if he could have my comic book collection when I died. This was, hmmmm, five years ago. When I was THIRTY-FOUR YEARS OLD!!! I may have let a four-letter word slip and said “Holy shit, man. What the hell?! I’m… I’m barely middle-aged! I’m not…
  • 3-Year-Old’s First Skateboard Trick!

    Charlie
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    Milestones vary in shape and size when you’re raising kids. And we all have ways of measuring our kids’ accomplishments. We mark lines on the doorjambs of life, to record how far they’ve come and things yet to be done. As a former skateboarder, I can say unequivocally that this dad’s video of his son attempting a skateboard trick is freaking cute. But the way he cheers his little guy on, the way he unwaveringly believes in him, is the best part. Check out this video. It’s the cure for a case of the bummers. That’s for sure. Got any other viral videos…
  • My Wife Just Said… #223

    Andy
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:48 am
    “Check out my earrings!” Me: Oh, wow. I didn’t even notice them all day. Haha! “Um. Actually, I’ve had these in for week now, honey.” –Elizabeth I just froze and made that awkward “I’m a bad person” face, but she let me off the hook with a casual laugh. I thanked her for not doing that terrible marital cliché where the wife gives a nice firm twist of the guilt knife for the husband not noticing something. For an entire week. Yep. My wife had a combat-boot wearing rocker phase. A photo posted by Charlie N Andy HowToBeADad.com…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Daddyplace.com

  • About Me

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Hi Keith, i found this site on search engine. This site contains informative content. By profession i am a freelance write and loves to write on home improvement topics.Know more about Awnings Design for your home here : http://www.energywindowfashions.com.au/awnings
  • Simple Tips for Conserving Electricity

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:16 am
    Parents who want to save money on their monthly electric bill can move closer to this goal by talking with their kids about conserving electricity. There are a number of simple things that families can do to cut down on their daily consumption of electricity. Take a look at a few useful reminders that parents can give to their kids.Turn Off the Computer at NightSometimes kids and parents alik...
  • What am i doing wrong

    25 Jul 2015 | 7:37 pm
    My son, William, does not like to listen.  I know we all say this, but it appears that he does stuff just to upset us.  He is 6 years old and we will sit there and tell him not to do us, and it is like he does not hear us.  He says that he tries to listen to us, but we end up yelling at him more then anything else for stuff that he choses not to do, or chooses to do when we tell him not to.  It...
  • Mats For Restaurants

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Working in a kitchen in a restaurant can be difficult at times. Liquids could be spilled on the floor, creating a potential for slipping while working. There could also be food on the floor, which can make it hard to walk without stepping on small lumps. Non slip kitchen mats can be used to help ensure workers don't f...
  • General Discussion about signal jammers

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:36 pm
    If you are tired of the annoying signal jammers around you or if you have any questions about how to jam the constant coming signals from the base, or if you are curious about whether there are some camera or video signals devices there, if you .have any other thoughts, you just need to spend a few minutes to come to have a look at this phone blockers...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Dad and Buried

  • [Video] Room Trailer

    Dad and Buried
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    Newsflash: I’m not a particularly emotional guy. And I pretty much never get emotional about fiction. I don’t cry at movies, or TV shows, or books. Sure, some stuff tugs at my heartstrings and I’ll occasionally well up a bit, and I love a good heartwarming moment as much as the next person (like the end of Without a Trace), but tears? No. Truth be told, I didn’t cry reading Room either. For the entire first half of the book I was crawling out of my skin and almost had a heart attack, but I didn’t cry. Wikipedia sums it up thusly: Room is a 2010 novel by…
  • Midnight Caller

    Dad and Buried
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    Kids are crafty. They learn at an early age how to manipulate you to get what they want. And there are few things kids want more than sleeping in your bed. Or not sleeping at all. They have a variety of tactics for making it happen. Let me count the ways… Being a parent is like hosting a late night talk show. You’re always getting interrupted by weird midnight callers, who make wacko requests and ask random questions. The post Midnight Caller appeared first on Dad and Buried.
  • Repetition Breeds Contempt

    Dad and Buried
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Having children gives you the opportunity to appreciate anew all the wonderful stuff you take for granted when you become an adult, the classic children’s books and films and cartoons you grew up with are part of that. Lately I’ve been discovering that sometimes the reverse happens, and your children actually make you hate the things you once loved. Repetition breeds contempt. Kids are immune to repetition. Ask any parent whose kids saw Frozen how many times they’ve heard “Let It Go” in the past two years? Kids will listen to the same song, watch the same movie,…
  • Parenting Job Titles

    Dad and Buried
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:31 am
    When you’re a parent, you take on a lot of roles. You’re still the person you were before you were a parent (to varying degrees), but now you’re also the person your kid knows as Mommy or Daddy. And then you’re the million different things your kid needs you to be over the course of the day. If this were a resume it would 30 pages long. Parenting is not a tough job. It’s a tough 300 jobs. Here is but a small sampling of some of the responsibilities parents take on. Parenting Job Titles Maid – They need to throw their food on the floor. Constantly. Launderer…
  • A Hard Night’s Night

    Dad and Buried
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Nothing is more joyous than getting your kids to bed for the night. Unfortunately, when their bedtime routine is finally completed, you’re usually too spent to take advantage. Getting your kids to bed can be grueling. With apologies to the Beatles, when you have young children who resist going to sleep (which I’m pretty sure is all young children), every night ends up feeling like a hard night’s night. The post A Hard Night’s Night appeared first on Dad and Buried.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Joshua Wilner

  • Star Trek Technology Is So…Ordinary

    Joshua
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    A thousand years ago when I was but a wee lad we would watch Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Bones and the guys in the red shirts who were always doomed to die use incredible technology to travel through space and time. Out on the school yard we’d talk about what we would do if we had our own spaceship, Phazers and Tricorders. We had big plans, grand ideas for adventures. And then we’d watch episodes of Welcome Back Kotter, All In The Family and Happy Days. The Sweat Hogs, Archie Bunker, Ritchie and The Fonz would bring us back to a reality that was a bit different from what we saw on…
  • Life & Business Lessons As Taught By John Wooden

    Joshua
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:18 am
    People who aren’t real familiar with John Wooden might not be aware that he was far more than a just a college basketball coach. He was a man who could teach you life and business lessons that you can use off the court just as easily as he could teach you how to win on it. I never get tired of learning from him. This video is worth watching again and again. The post Life & Business Lessons As Taught By John Wooden appeared first on Joshua Wilner.
  • Did Technology Kill Communication?

    Joshua
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:36 pm
    The impact of technology is… A dear friend and I wandered through the student union at the university we attended and were surprised not by how many buildings were gone or renovated but by what we didn’t see. Eyeballs. We didn’t see eyeballs. Yeah, I know that sounds sort of odd but when I provide more details it will make sense. In our day it wasn’t uncommon to find us sitting at a table at the student union or to find us sharing a pitcher of beer on the balcony at the Pub that overlooked the swimming pool. We’d watch the girls walk by, talk about classes, talk…
  • It’s Not Even Close- LA Would Beat Chicago

    Joshua
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:51 pm
    We would beat em by fifty “what you think”. Let me know and don’t hold back A photo posted by DR. SHAQUILLE O’NEAL Ed.D. (@shaq) on Jul 19, 2015 at 5:29pm PDT If you are in need of a break from the political rhetoric and the important daily tasks we all take on I have a gift for you. I am going to join the hubbub surrounding Shaq’s Instagram from the other day and say I’ll take the Lakers over the Bulls. Don’t think I can go so as far as to say they would win by 50 but they would win. Not even a question, far too much firepower. There is no doubt that…
  • Are Parents More Powerful Than Superheroes?

    Joshua
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:11 pm
    It would be kind of cool to be like Wolverine when the kids start dating, some Adamantium claws could go a long way towards influencing good behavior. The post Are Parents More Powerful Than Superheroes? appeared first on Joshua Wilner.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    THE ROCK FATHER™ - The Pop Culture and Lifestyle Magazine for Families that Rock!

  • Force Friday Countdown: STAR WARS Wedge Antilles - 34 Days to Go!

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Wedge Antilles was a a True Badass of The Rebel Alliance™. Playing a role in the destruction of both of The Empire's poorly-designed Death Star Space Stations, what happened to Wedge post-ROTJ (that's RETURN OF THE JEDI for most normal folk) is told in the forthcoming novel, STAR WARS: AFTERMATH. 2014's Black Series Wedge Antilles action figure is featured as today's entry into Hasbro's Force Friday Countdown Calendar as we move toward the September 4th release of toys from J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. You know what Wedge is? A SURVIVOR! KennerAction…
  • Watch: Here's all the Musical Numbers from Disney's DESCENDANTS!

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Moments ago, Disney's DESCENDANTS (read my review here) finished its debut airing on Disney Channel, introducing audiences to The United States of Auradon, and the children of some iconic Disney Villains (and some heroic counterparts). The musical from Director/Choreographer Kenny Ortega (read my interview here) is already blowing up social media (#Descendants has been trending Globally tonight), and if you're wanting to relive those musical moments - you're in luck! My friends at Disney have just uploaded every musical number to the Disney Music VEVO Channel on YouTube, and I've assembled…
  • Force Friday Countdown: STAR WARS Aayla Secura - 35 Days to Go!

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Aayla Secura was a Twi'lek Jedi Knight that fought in The Clone Wars. In a cinematic form, it was Amy Allen who donned the blue paint and headgear for ATTACK OF THE CLONES and REVENGE OF THE SITH, and while we don't have one of her action figures here at Rock Father HQ, I do have a personal anecdote.  A long time ago (probably 2003, maybe '04) I ran a small multimedia production company that also had some apparel items. Trucker Hats were all the rage back then, and we had some that said things like "Celebrity" and "Director" on them - a sorta very "L.A." thing, despite me being based in…
  • Review: Disney's DESCENDANTS

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Do you want to be very, very good at being bad? That's the question posited by Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth as Maleficent in Disney's DESCENDANTS, throwing down some musical wisdom during a number penned by GRAMMY and TONY-nominated songwriter Andrew Lippa in a film from HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL director/choreographer Kenny Ortega (read my interview here). It's long-been said that villains have more fun (and better costumes), a fact I'd back up with names like Cobra Commander, Skeletor, Darth Vader, and maybe even Blofeld (that collar is about the make a comeback)... but what about…
  • Force Friday Countdown: Kenner STAR WARS Dagobah Action Playset - 36 Days to Go!

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    The STAR WARS Dagobah Action Playset from Kenner's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK collection was hands-down one of my favorite playsets of all-time. Any kid that had this upon release in 1981 can tell you just how many adventures were had putting figures into foam "quicksand" that was supposed to emulate the swamp into which Luke Skywalker crash-landed his X-Wing Fighter - or "levitating" plastic boxes for that true "Force" effect. While my playset is long-gone, I do have a Mint-on-Card (MOC) Yoda that my wife bought me as a gift a long time ago... and a loose Obi-Wan Kenobi that I can look upon…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Talking Dad Blog

  • Free Activities & HOME Blu-ray Giveaway

    Christopher
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    Home is available to own on DVD and Blu-ray formats this July 28th! Download these free activity and coloring sheets to celebrate! Celebrate family, friendship and fun in the surprise smash comedy hit of the year from the creators of How To Train Your Dragon and Shrek! In DreamWorks Animation’s Home, Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet meets a girl named Tip. The two unlikely friends embark on the greatest journey of all time…the journey home. Hailed by critics as “an animated triumph” (CBS Radio News) that is “family fun with tons of heart” (Fox TV). The Home Blu-ray…
  • Enter to win passes to see SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE

    Christopher
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Enter for your chance to attend an advance screening of Shaun the Sheep Movie on Saturday, August 1st at 11AM at the Emagine Novi. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. Lionsgate, StudioCanal and Aardman Animations present in association with Anthon Capital Entertainment, an Aardman production. This film has been rated PG for rude humor. IN…
  • PIXELS awarded 8-bits out of 10, new High Score

    Christopher
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Adam Sandler’s arcade romp isn’t going to win any awards, but it scores big with kids. Alien invaders are attacking Earth with an army of 1980’s retro video game characters. Why? An apparent misunderstanding. Way back in the 80’s, we sent recordings of old video games and pop-culture into outer space with hopes of sharing our humanity with the Universe. But extraterrestrial lifeforms interpret it as a declaration of war and send armies of video game characters to pixelate our world. Humanity’s only hope is a ragtag team of arcade misfits. Let me be honest, Pixels…
  • Chaotic MINIONS Disappoints Dad, Delights Kids

    Christopher
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:55 pm
    The Minions return this weekend in a prequel to the successful (and better) Despicable Me movies. The little, yellow creatures existed on Earth long before Gru recruited them as his faithful henchmen. In fact, minions have been serving villains as far back as the Jurassic era. Fast forward to the age of mankind and the minions are obsessing over finding a new boss. That endeavor is fulfilled if three of the minions, Stuart, Kevin and Bob (all voiced by Pierre Coffin) can steal Queen Elizabeth’s crown for the world’s preeminent evildoer, Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock).
  • My #FirstCarMoment involved taming The Beast!

    Christopher
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad and Michelin for this promotion. I have received compensation for my participation, but my first car memories are my own. I have deep respect for the road and everything on it. Totaling two vehicles in my lifetime has taught me that you cannot predict road conditions or the actions of other drivers, however, we can control our own driving habits and ensure our vehicles are in proper working order. This includes being alert, ensuring regular vehicle maintenance and understanding the condition of our tires. This week I’ve partnered with…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Life in the Fishbowl

  • Then I watched God move a mountain. Again.

    Matt Todd
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:17 pm
    A “moved mountain” in Durame, EthiopiaThis adoption journey has been quite an emotional roller coaster with many unforeseen twists and turns. There might have even been a corkscrew or two thrown in there for good measure.And it ain’t over yet.But that’s OK. It’s kind of par for the course when it comes to international adoption. I’d imagine domestic adoption is a similar roller coaster ride.Christy finally met “W” face-to-face. It’s been great for the soul and I hope that it will continue to warm his heart after she returns to the…
  • 7 must-have apps for international travel

    Matt Todd
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:09 pm
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBiasAs mentioned earlier, a lot of moving pieces finally came together at just the right time in just the right way in order for Christy to be able to meet “W,” the teenage boy we are in the process of adopting. Late Sunday night/early Monday morning, I drove Christy to the airport. Nearly 18 hours later, she landed in Ethiopia. There were times where I wasn’t sure if we were going to be able to pull the whole thing together. With my full…
  • Partner with Fair Trade Friday and help change the world!

    Matt Todd
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    OK, here’s the deal. I had heard about Fair Trade Friday before. I had heard of Mercy House before. But I don’t think I’d really heard about their ministry. When I agreed to join the Fair Trade Friday blogging team, my eyes were opened and I am in love.While they do have to occasional Box that’s geared towards men, I’m not likely to wear many of the accessories that come in a Fair Trade Friday Box or Earring of the Month shipment, I know my wife loves them. And if she loves them, I love them. But that’s not all that I love about this effort. The…
  • An adoption update from Christy

    Matt Todd
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:48 pm
    This is big, y’all. I mean it.BIG.It’s so big that Christy has even updated her blog for the first time in over a year. And she’s posted something twice within a week.TWICE.I told you. This is big.So I’m going to let her share what she has to say. It’s a two-part post. Here you go:I Will Come to You (Part 1)andI Will Come to You (Part 2)ENJOY! I know I did. The post An adoption update from Christy appeared first on Life in the Fishbowl.
  • These Minions cards can turn a mailbox into a dance party

    Matt Todd
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBiasWhen I was a kid, I loved getting the mail. Every day, I would wait  in anticipation of the mail’s arrival. Once it arrived, I would rush out to the mailbox and throw open its doors, eager to discover what treats had been sent my way thanks to the Postal Service. I rarely retrieved mail that was addressed specifically to me. But when I did, it was such a magical experience. And if I received a special greeting card from someone? Well, that would just make…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Amateur Dad

  • If You Want Your Kids to Succeed in Life, Do This

    theamateurdad
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:07 pm
    I think its pretty obvious we all want the same thing. As Dads and parents alike, we want our kids to be successful in life and all phases of it as they grow and mature. But how do we do that? How can we set them on track for guaranteed success. Is there even a set formula that works? While I know that failure is inevitable in life and that we will have to help our kids through their own challenges as they cross through each age threshold of being a kid. I also believe we can increase the percentage of them succeeding beyond anything we could have hoped for by applying one simple step. What…
  • Be a Better Dad by Doing This One Simple Thing

    theamateurdad
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Sometimes we make this gig too hard. Once we as Dads decide we’re going to be fathers, we have dreams that every moment as dad will be the happiest, most fulfilling days we’ll experience in our lifetime. Then reality kicks in. Late nights, early mornings and everything else in between. Regardless of the challenges, most of us want to be great Dads. You can be a better dad today by just doing this one simple thing. Want to know what that is? Of course you do! So here it is. Its real simple – Pay Attention. Easy enough eh? Well no, not really, but it does work. I have 4…
  • 30 Days of Back to Blogging

    theamateurdad
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:24 pm
    So I’ve decided to challenge myself. Crazy? Yes. Unrealistic? Perhaps. But Imma do it anyway! I’ve challenged myself to blog for 30 days about the theme of my blog “The Amateur Dad” which is intentional fatherhood. If you’ve visited my blog before today, or not, you’ll probably ask “How’s this challenge different from what you already do?” Historically my norm was to publish 1 blog post per week. That was before I had to restart my blog. After relaunching I found gaining momentum in posting very difficult. I lost a lot of great posts and…
  • Tomorrowland: The Movie That Could Have Been Great

    theamateurdad
    24 May 2015 | 9:34 pm
    ***This review contains spoilers to the new movie “Tomorrowland” When I was in high school I was beyond excited to go to my senior prom. I got a new suit, new shoes, and my hair faded to perfection in anticipation for the big night. But then the unexpected happened. I was dumped the day of the prom. Everything I was hoping to experience that night, the excitement, the camaraderie with my senior class, the dancing, all went out the window with one phone call. What I had expected to be one of the greatest nights of my life turned into one of the biggest if not the biggest letdown…
  • Saturday Video: Clicking Porn Fuels Sex Trafficking

    theamateurdad
    19 May 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Saturday Video is a weekly feature to help fathers live the dad life better. Blogging for the last year about fatherhood has made me become aware of several important areas we fathers need to address, not only in our kids lives but in our lives also. Having been addicted to porn at one point in my life (I overcame my addiction with counselling help from my church and family support) I can honestly say there’s no such thing as a “healthy” or “normal” usage of pornagraphy in any form (print, video, web, etc.). Many studies have shown pornagraphy to be highly…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    City Dads Group

  • 50 Ways to Kill Time During Flight Delays

    Creed Anthony
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Our family recently spent some extra time in the airport. About 7 hours extra to be exact. Not the longest amount of time someone has spent in the airport, but it was challenging to say the least. And out of that experience, a list was born. I give you: 50 things you can do with kids, or on your own, when your flight is delayed. 1. Panic 2. Watch other planes take off and land. 3. Grab an overpriced snack. 4. Color pictures with markers. 5. Allow a child to color himself with markers. 6. Create a tower with the markers. 7. Walk/run laps around the concourse. 8. Take the child to the bathroom.
  • Caught in the Moment

    R.C. Liley
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Kelley Liley and daughter Avery Dear Wife, I caught you doing something basically every night. It’s nothing bad, but actually very sweet. After a looooong day at work, after coming home only to be bombarded by the need to breastfeed our daughter Avery, as I am asking you several questions before you have time to think, after you spend the little time left before bedtime playing with Avery, after you nurse her to sleep (or try your damnedest since she’s a crazy), after you finally lay down to relax, you do something that warms my heart. You look up pictures and videos of Avery, as if just…
  • Save Now on At-Home Dad Convention Fee

    City Dads Group
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you are and will soon be an at-home father, then the place to be in September is The 20th Annual At-Home Dads Convention in Raleigh, N.C. And if you register before July 31, you can save $25 off the $150 fee. The At-Home Dads Convention, organized by the nonprofit National At-Home Dad Network, has two goals: Connect stay-at-home dads. Enhance their parenting skills. Nearly all the sessions are facilitated discussions that provide attendees the chance to ask questions and offer comments to the experts. This year even offers the opportunity to earn your CPR Certification. Click for more…
  • We Talk to Our Dog and Kids the Same Way

    Kevin Zelenka
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Frisco and the twins. (photo: Kevin Zelenka) Before my wife and I had children, we bought a dog. No discussion. No real thought. We just did it. All it took was a mention or two from some friends who were visiting from out of state, and about 30 minutes of looking at dogs online before we decided to take the plunge. We didn’t get just any dog though, we got a rescue dog. We also didn’t want him to be the same type of dog you saw at the park, or behind fences in our neighborhood. We wanted him to be smart. You know, a true reflection of his owners. He attended and graduated two Petsmart…
  • Never Be Satisfied with Your Parenting

    Mike Julianelle
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    “Parenting isn’t about eliminating the bad moments, it’s about reducing them. It’s about recognizing and moving past them. It’s about getting back under that boulder and pushing it up the hill again. Every day.” (Photo: PublicDomainPictures.net) Am I a good parent? I’m not. I get irritated with my son far too easily. I’m nearly 40 and he’s under 5; our energy levels rarely match up, our stress levels never match up. I know this and yet I allow myself to get aggravated far too often. I bark at him too frequently, I lose patience with him too easily, I find myself…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Father Nerds Best

  • Why Vacations Matter

    10 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    The ideal vacation pre-kids vs. the ideal vacation post kids looks vastly different to the young family. Pre-kid, my wife and I would find somewhere we could go out to dinner a lot, maybe spend quality time somewhere, possibly experience nightlife, and stay out later doing things. Post kids, it's all about the family time and making sure naps can happen with as little interference as possible. These two vacation scenarios may be vastly different in appeal and approach, but one things remain constant between the two, they are both absolutely necessary.Ever since I was a kid, my family has done…
  • Quick Last Minute Gift Ideas for Father's Day - Books

    10 Jun 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Father's Day is right around the corner. There are a number of things you can get dad this year, least of which is your time and love will, which will be most appreciated. But, if you want something small to get your dad/spouse before Sunday, I have you covered with a few last minute gift ideas. I was given the chance to review a couple books and heard about another that would make excellent last minute gift ideas for the dad in your life. So, whether you are shopping for dad or buying for yourself, these are a couple dad friendly books that will be a hit come Father's Day next Sunday.Figure…
  • Why Video Games Aren't the Problem

    29 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    It seems you can't go a week without seeing someone blaming video games for something. Growing up, it was the violent nature of Mortal Kombat. When I was in high school/college, it was Grand Theft Auto. Nowadays, it's a mix of the two with the added social features added into games which allow kids to be absolute terrors on voice chat. There is a lot of negativity surrounding video games and the use and abuse of them by children. Most of this negativity though is absolutely misguided and is instead the fault of the parents who use video games as a babysitter and let their kids play video…
  • FNB Review - LabelWorks™ Printable Ribbon Kit

    22 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    Thanks to the folks over at Epson, my wife was given the chance to test out a new product they recently released called the "LabelWorks™ Printable Ribbon Kit." For those that don't know, my wife is an avid crocheter who creates and sells her work on her Facebook page: Pocket Full O' Poseys. I'm not the craftiest person around, but my wife has made some amazing items and takes great pains to make sure the products she sells look awesome when she ships them to her customers. It was a no brainer that the LabelWorks kit would work perfectly in this role. After finishing up her most recent…
  • Book Review - Curious Critters: Marine

    13 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    If there is one type of book my son loves, it's books with a lot of pictures. When I was given the chance to review a new picture heavy book by David FitzSimmons called Curious Critters: Marine, I couldn't resist. I received the book a few weeks ago, and while it has taken me a while to finally post about it, it's not because me or my son didn't like it. Quite the contrary - it's an awesome book with a ton of high quality pictures of marine life. My son may not be able to read, with high quality pictures and some text on the page, this book proved to be a nice read to an inquisitive mind.The…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Top Daddies

  • Cardiff Booster Seat Headrest Review & Giveaway

    Mike Granek
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Cardiff Booster Seat Headrest Review & Giveaway by Mike Granek is provided by Top Daddies. Cardiff Headrest Mike from TopDaddies.com reviews and demonstrates the Cardiff Travel Headrest in an Acura MDX Elite. The Travel Headrest is a revolutionary new device that provides support and comfort for children and adults sleeping in cars. Its unique design can accommodate users of all sizes age 4 and 5 and up. By attaching to your vehicle’s existing headrest with a simple, universal mount, the Travel Headrest provides lateral support to keep the user’s head and body upright and comfortably…
  • 2015 Acura MDX Elite Review | The Perfect Family Car

    Mike Granek
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    2015 Acura MDX Elite Review | The Perfect Family Car by Mike Granek is provided by Top Daddies. Mike from TopDaddies.com reviews the 2015 Acura MDX Elite on a road trip with his family from Vancouver to Calgary and back. This detailed review covers safety features, comfort, space & storage, the entertainment system and more features that make it the perfect family car! For more information about the Acura MDX Elite, visit the Acura Canada website: www.acura.ca What is Mike wearing? Check out the Skechers shoes Mike is wearing in the video: Skechers Men’s Relaxed Fit: Supreme…
  • Top 3 Family Friendly Things To Do in Banff in One Day

    Mike Granek
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Top 3 Family Friendly Things To Do in Banff in One Day by Mike Granek is provided by Top Daddies. Family Friendly Adventures & Tours in Banff Over the years I have been to Banff, Alberta a number of times, but usually have only spent time downtown checking out all the unique shops and excellent restaurants. Since we were going to be driving through Banff on our road trip from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB, we decided that this time we’d stop by for a full day visit. Here are our top 3 things to do with the family in Banff if you only have one day as you’re passing through. 1.
  • ExerSaucer Life In The Amazon Triple Fun Saucer Review & Giveaway

    Mike Granek
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:56 pm
    ExerSaucer Life In The Amazon Triple Fun Saucer Review & Giveaway by Mike Granek is provided by Top Daddies. ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN! a Rafflecopter giveaway Contest / Giveaway is open to all residents of  Canada only excluding Quebec. For full contest / giveaway rules click here: CONTEST RULES Mike from TopDaddies.com reviews the ExerSaucer Life In The Amazon Triple Fun Saucer and demonstrates the 3 stages of use – Playmat, ExerSaucer and Activity Table as well as folding for storage and other features.   Product Information For more information, visit the Evenflo…
  • Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat Review

    Mike Granek
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat Review by Mike Granek is provided by Top Daddies. Evenflo Maestro Mike from TopDaddies.com reviews the Evenflo Maestro Advanced Protection Series Harnessed Booster Car Seat.  Review for entertainment purposes only. Always make sure to follow manufacturer instructions for any car seat and vehicle. What is Mike Wearing? Check out the Skechers shoes Mike is wearing in the video! He’s wearing Skechers Men’s Relaxed Fit: Supreme Equipt Sandals. CLICK HERE to find out more about them on the Skechers website.   Although TopDaddies received a product…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Dad Story Project blog

  • A long for the fork

    admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    High from the north the new summer dawn slants in early, golden and burning above the distant ridge and slicing through a muggy haze over the meadow and blazing in through the window, streaking and glinting across the top of our dining room table. I bought the table sixteen years ago, new but unfinished, sanding it for hours, kneeling low to eye its surface for every imperfection, running my hand over the things I couldn’t see, then sanding again. I didn’t stain it, but left it natural, having on good authority the trust that over time it would deepen and darken under all the layers of…
  • Waving at the offspring

    admin
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    I thought I was alone in the house that evening so when I went in to take a bath I closed the curtain around the tub but left the door half open. I’m lying there, gently simmering with a good book, and my 21 year-old daughter just barges right in. “Oh! Hi Dad.” “Yikes! I’m naked!” I shout from under the suds. “Um, considering where you are, if you weren’t naked, I’d be concerned.” And then Amanda just sits down on the toilet lid and we spend the next twenty minutes talking about her day through a plastic curtain with butterflies on it. And then mom comes home and she’s…
  • Changing the oil with Dad, then and now

    admin
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    By Christopher Dudley Many years ago, as a young boy, cars were commonly worked on by the average person. They were relatively basic and the tools to work on them were not complicated or expensive. If you had the knowledge and mechanical aptitude, you could do a complete tune up on a Saturday afternoon. I clearly remember my father changing the oil diligently every 3000 miles on our family’s vehicles. He would let me “help” too, which is a memory I cherish to this day. Flash forward 35 years and I have my own child, a daughter who is currently 12. I was a stay-at-home dad for the first…
  • Optimism defined

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    My son and daughter are two of the most optimistic people I’ve ever known. Hold on, that’s not right—they are without a doubt the most optimistic people I’ve ever known. Year’s ago my son (the engineer) was up for a big promotion at his company, but he didn’t get it. There were some internal politics going on and a bit of weirdness and it wasn’t really handled fairly. I talked to my son shortly afterward, and he was understandably disappointed, but then he said to me, “You know what, dad, I’m going to work tomorrow as if I got that promotion…
  • My daughter is slightly nuts (and I love it)

    admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:08 am
 
Log in