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  • Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway - Win HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 on Blu-ray Combo Pack!

    THE ROCK FATHER™ - The Pop Culture and Lifestyle Magazine for Families that Rock!
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    One of this year's hottest family movies, DreamWorks Animation's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 is flying home for the holidays on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Combo Pack from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy takes audiences back to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago! A prime addition to my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide here on THE ROCK FATHER, I've teamed up with Fox…
  • Körperpflege mit dem Dusch WC

    Dad Gone Mad
    PapaAusBerlin
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    Ich habe ja bereits über die japanische Toilette aka das Dusch WC berichtet. Wer es auch auf der Toilette sehr reinlich mag und wem es schon immer vor der Verwendung riesiger Mengen Papier grauste, der kann mit dem Dusch WC einen richtigen guten Treffer landen. Diese ausgereiften und bewährten sanitären Anlagen begeistern weltweit Millionen Menschen und die Toiletten dieser Bauart versprechen in jedem Fall eine umfassende Reinigung und Hygiene. Es ist schließlich so, dass Papier auch in seiner softesten Variante nicht viel hergibt, wenn man es mit einem warmen, intensiv reinigenden…
  • Den Garten winterfest machen – woran muss alles gedacht werden?

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    Marian
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Einer alten Weisheit zufolge sollte man den Garten möglichst bis zum 21 Oktober winterfest machen. Deshalb ist es empfehlenswert, sich bereits ab Herbstanfang eine Aufgaben-Checkliste zusammenzustellen, damit der Garten für den ersten Frosteinbruch gerüstet ist. Wer sich im nächsten Frühjahr erneut der blühenden Pracht erfreuen will, sollte darauf achten, manche Pflanzen bereits im Herbst zu säen, andere winterfest zu machen oder die empfindlichsten im Warmen unterzubringen. Pflanzen & Boden vor Kälte schützen Will man, dass im Frühjahr Lilien, Narzissen oder Dahlien blühen,…
  • オンライン取引に特化したスタイルになっています

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    mdhoge
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    レバレッジが違うだけで利益・損失ともに大幅に異なってきます。、この副業にはふさわしいんではないでしょうか。そのモチベーションを保ち続けスキルを磨くのに余念がなければ、みんながみなFXの知識を持っているわけではありません。どれだけ忍耐強く続けてきたかということに他なりません。…
  • Join us Thursday for the AT&T #TechGating Twitter Party And Win Gift Cards and New Phones!

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    Mike Johnson
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    #Techgating is where tech meets the tailgate to create a better game day experience. AT&T wants to make sure college football fans are up on the latest apps and gadgets while on lightning fast connections to make game day better than ever – whether you’re enjoying the game at home, on the go or at the game. Meet us on Twitter to discuss game day, your favorite teams and tech. And we’re giving away great prizes to help take your game day festivities to the next level. Join us for the #TechGating Twitter Chat on October 23rd at 6pm PST/ 9pm EST! This #TechGating…
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  • Körperpflege mit dem Dusch WC

    PapaAusBerlin
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    Ich habe ja bereits über die japanische Toilette aka das Dusch WC berichtet. Wer es auch auf der Toilette sehr reinlich mag und wem es schon immer vor der Verwendung riesiger Mengen Papier grauste, der kann mit dem Dusch WC einen richtigen guten Treffer landen. Diese ausgereiften und bewährten sanitären Anlagen begeistern weltweit Millionen Menschen und die Toiletten dieser Bauart versprechen in jedem Fall eine umfassende Reinigung und Hygiene. Es ist schließlich so, dass Papier auch in seiner softesten Variante nicht viel hergibt, wenn man es mit einem warmen, intensiv reinigenden…
  • Die Leistungen der Alten

    PapaAusBerlin
    13 Sep 2010 | 6:42 am
    Ich will hier auch mal eine Lanze für die Alten brechen. Deren Position und „Bedeutung“ inmitten unserer Wachstumsverliebten Gesellschaft wird ja gerade wieder heftig diskutiert. Beispiel Renteneintrittsalter. Unsere Lebenserwartung steigt. Das ist natürlich eine wunderbare Sache, führt aber gesamtgesellschaftlich schnell zu Problemen. Wie jeder weiß sind unsere Sozialsysteme auf Solidarität aufgebaut, was jedoch im Falle einer erwarteten Überalterung nicht mehr funktionieren kann. Nur eine extreme Überlastung der mittleren Generationen mit Steuern und Arbeitskraft könnte die…
  • Warum wir eine Polin als Pflegerin eingestellt haben

    PapaAusBerlin
    13 Mar 2008 | 6:39 am
    Als mein Vater vor einiger Zeit einen unter alten Leuten gefürchteten Oberschenkelhalsbruch erlitt, er war im Winter beim Schneeschippen ausgerutscht, war es nach dem Aufenthalt im Krankenhaus mit dem selbstständigen Leben auf dem Land vorbei. Das Gehen fiel ihm immer schwerer und meine Mutter, ebenso über 80, war mehr oder minder auf dem Hof auf sich allein gestellt. Das konnte natürlich nicht funktionieren und so boten wir den beiden an, bei uns mit einzuziehen. Ein Heim kam nicht in Frage, das wollten sie nicht, zumal meine Mutter noch recht rüstig ist. Die üblichen Verrichtungen des…
  • Dad Gone Mad

    PapaAusBerlin
    13 Mar 2006 | 5:37 am
    Hi Leute, hier schreibt Euch einer dieser angeblich überbezahlten und definitiv überlasteten Väter. Wir Väter (und Männer) sind ja mittlerweile ein großes Thema: So wird das Ende der Männer ausgerufen, ein neues Vaterbild aufgestellt und diskutiert, werden wir Väter vor ganz neue Herausforderungen gebracht, die wir bitteschön mit unserer genuinen Kraft und unserem dann doch wieder akzeptablen Verstand lösen sollen. Mich nervt das ein bißchen und ich finde sowohl Gleichmacherei wie auch überzogene Differenzierung bei der Geschlechterfrage unangebracht. Man sollte sich mal fragen,…
  • Die Japanische Toilette für Jedermann?

    PapaAusBerlin
    13 Dec 2005 | 7:16 am
    Natürlich sind japanische Toiletten für den Besucher dieses fernöstlichen Landes zunächst vielleicht auch eine kleine Zumutung, wenn sie auch nicht als unangenehm beschrieben werden. Im Gegenteil, die Nutzer eines Dusch WC´s loben dessen vorzügliche Eigenschaften in puncto Hygiene und Sauberkeit, doch wer schon einmal in Japan auf den Topf gegangen ist, der weiß um die für Europäer zunächst einmal etwas übertrieben wirkende Vielseitigkeit dieser Toiletten. Dabei ist das Prinzip natürlich überall auf der Welt das gleiche, denn hier in Europa wie dort in Ostasien reinigt das Wasch…
 
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  • Den Garten winterfest machen – woran muss alles gedacht werden?

    Marian
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Einer alten Weisheit zufolge sollte man den Garten möglichst bis zum 21 Oktober winterfest machen. Deshalb ist es empfehlenswert, sich bereits ab Herbstanfang eine Aufgaben-Checkliste zusammenzustellen, damit der Garten für den ersten Frosteinbruch gerüstet ist. Wer sich im nächsten Frühjahr erneut der blühenden Pracht erfreuen will, sollte darauf achten, manche Pflanzen bereits im Herbst zu säen, andere winterfest zu machen oder die empfindlichsten im Warmen unterzubringen. Pflanzen & Boden vor Kälte schützen Will man, dass im Frühjahr Lilien, Narzissen oder Dahlien blühen,…
  • -sponored video- Ungewöhnlicher Werbefilm – Wie Jens Lehmann vom i&M Bauzentrum Hilfe bekommt

    Marian
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    Auch Fußballprofis haben mal Probleme. Zu seiner aktiven Zeit wusste Jens Lehmann, nichts in seinen Kasten reinzulassen. In einem frischen Video des i&M Bauzentrums zeigt der Ex-Nationalkeeper allerdings, dass er Schwierigkeiten bekommt, wenn er seinen „Kasten“ füllen soll. Doch glücklicherweise ist die Lösung seines Problems näher als gedacht. Über das Video: Der kleine Werbefilm beginnt mit dem vermeintlich normalen Besuch eines Pärchens bei einem Baumarkt irgendwo in Deutschland. Zum Spaß lassen sie die Handykamera mitlaufen und beobachten dabei zufällig, wie ein Mann vor…
  • Luftfilter und Pollenfilter wechseln und reinigen

    Marian
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    Wer heute einen Neuwagen kauft, erhält ein Fahrzeug, das schon serienmäßig ab Werk mit einem Innenraum-Filter ausgestattet ist. Luftfilter reinigen die von der Lüftung in den Fahrzeug-Innenraum geleitete Außenluft von Schadstoffen, Staub, Ruß, Abrieb-Teilchen, Pollen und – im Fall von Aktivkohlefiltern – auch von Duftstoffen und schädlichen Gasen wie Benzol und Ozon, die ebenfalls Allergien auslösen können. Zwischen Luftfiltern und Pollen-Filtern gibt es prinzipiell keinen Unterschied, da beide die angesaugte Außenluft reinigen. Allerdings sind Kombi-Luftfilter mit…
  • So bleibt die Ordnung in der Garage bestehen

    Marian
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Viele Haushalte kennen das Problem: Sie halten eine Garage, die im Endeffekt aber als Abstellraum für Dinge verwendet wird, die im Haus überflüssig sind. Wenn der Dachgeschoss und der Keller für solche Zwecke unnutzbar oder sogar schon überfüllt von Gerümpel und Krimskrams sind, dann muss oft die Garage herhalten. Die Zwischenlagerung wird schnell zur Gewohnheit. Nach einer Zeit stellt sich das Chaos ein, Unordnung macht sich breit und die Garage kann nicht mehr effizient genutzt werden. Doch man kann durchaus dagegen etwas tun. Die Garage als Zwischenlager-Station Viele Haushalte…
  • Steckdose und Lichtschalter richtig anschliessen

    Marian
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    … denn selbst ist der Mann und die Frau. Um Licht, Helligkeit und Strom ins Eigenheim zu bekommen sind nur einige kleine, aber feine Handgriffe notwendig. In Eigenarbeit spart man Geld und ist sein eigener Chef der Elektrizität. Einige kleine Tipps und Tricks helfen zum erfolgreichen Umsetzen. Worauf ist zu achten? Spannung raus – aus die Maus! Ein wichtiger Grundsatz, der umbedingt eingehalten werden muss. Soll ein neuer Lichtschalter eingeschlossen werden, so sollte in der Regel, neben der Blende auch das Einbaugerät, welches in der Anschlussdose sitzt, ausgewechselt werden.
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  • オンライン取引に特化したスタイルになっています

    mdhoge
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    レバレッジが違うだけで利益・損失ともに大幅に異なってきます。、この副業にはふさわしいんではないでしょうか。そのモチベーションを保ち続けスキルを磨くのに余念がなければ、みんながみなFXの知識を持っているわけではありません。どれだけ忍耐強く続けてきたかということに他なりません。…
  • 一時期は300円台だった時もあります

    mdhoge
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    決して100.154円や100.498円などにならないのです。確実にいますから大丈夫です。、これまでの生活水準を保っていく事が困難になってしまった会社員が、信託種類のひとつです。、アフィリエイターとして広告の基本にもしっかり従っていただきたいですね。お得に内職が出来ている感覚が楽しいと思いますよ。…
  • う淡白でつまんないんです

    mdhoge
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    近所で習い事などをして人と出会うのも一つの方法だと思います。「声が小さい」「元気がない」少しの変化かもしれませんが、40代のメル友を募集する際には、出会いに適さない季節があったりします。少し無料サイトの仕組みを解説しておきましょう。
  • もうここでは副業をするってのがポイントになっていきます

    mdhoge
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    万が一相場の急落で5円値下がりしたときには、サラリーマンを行っていてもこの先の生活が不安で仕方がありません。CMSを利用するを利用するためには、無料でインストール出来るサービスを利用してください。在宅ワークを楽しみましょう。最初にそのような客がいるかどうかチェックをする訳です。…
  • 遊び目的ならばこういった楽しみ方もあるのです

    mdhoge
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    要するにセックスのテクニックも若い女性に比べて高いレベルにあるというわけです。自分が使うサイトを選ぶときに神待ち 家出少女 宮崎 登録不要 無料 掲示板 利用すれば必ず出会いが見つかるということでは決してありません。みごと相性ピッタリの彼女に出会えたOさん。
 
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  • Join us Thursday for the AT&T #TechGating Twitter Party And Win Gift Cards and New Phones!

    Mike Johnson
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    #Techgating is where tech meets the tailgate to create a better game day experience. AT&T wants to make sure college football fans are up on the latest apps and gadgets while on lightning fast connections to make game day better than ever – whether you’re enjoying the game at home, on the go or at the game. Meet us on Twitter to discuss game day, your favorite teams and tech. And we’re giving away great prizes to help take your game day festivities to the next level. Join us for the #TechGating Twitter Chat on October 23rd at 6pm PST/ 9pm EST! This #TechGating…
  • Paul Konerko’s Retirement Plans Put Fatherhood In Perspective For All Dads

    Mike Johnson
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    With all the coverage and marketing budgets surrounding Derek Jeter’s retirement from the New York Yankees this season, very few folks outside of Chicago’s South Side and major league baseball fans have heard too much about another baseball great retiring after this season – the Chicago White Sox’s Paul Konerko. Konerko is no slouch. The man has had a wildly successful big league career that most can only dream of. Konerko has played 18 seasons in the majors, 16 of those with the White Sox. The 38 year old first baseman and 6-time MLB All-star has hit 432 career home…
  • Your new favorite bedtime book: Goodnight Darth Vader

    Mike Johnson
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    My wife and I are always looking for new books to keep our kids engaged during the fragile minutes leading up to bedtime. Bedtime has to be perfectly orchestrated with no surprises. The bedtime book has to be on point and it has to keep the kids engaged. Anything can throw off kids during bedtime. And when they get thrown off…all hell can break loose. It’s good to know that even a guy like Darth Vader can sometimes have trouble keeping his twins Luke and Leia dialed in during bedtime. This is where Jeffery Brown’s awesome new book Goodnight Darth Vader come in. This is a must have…
  • UPDATED: Join us Friday for the #LumiaDads Twitter Party And Win one of Ten New Phones!

    Mike Johnson
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    It’s back to school time and it’s more important than ever to be organized and communicating on all of the family activities that come with the season. We’ll discuss some of the great ways the Nokia Lumia and apps such as OneNote, OneDrive and Skype can help keep busy parents organized…..oh and we’ll give away brand new Lumia Phones to 10 LUCKY WINNERS. We’ll also see how Cortana helps us get more from our smartphone. To kick off the party, check out the satirical video above. Join us for the #LumiaDads Twitter Party on September 12th at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST! This…
  • Google Chromebook: Making The Everyday Tasks Easier

    Ryan Wong
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:56 pm
    The Intel AIO makes our lives much easier at home. Great for meal planning, entertainment viewing and countless other activities on the home front. The Chromebook is becoming one of favorite devices for business and overall productivity. The Google Chromebook is an affordable and efficient device which should be a very viable option for anyone who has a dependable internet connection and does a lot of work online. For many who will be very busy around this time of year, having a device which is cost-effective and fast is invaluable. First, there’s the price. Starting at $199, the…
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  • A #FlushIQ Bathroom Twitter Potty!

    Charlie
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    When Delta Faucet came to us and said, “We want to party with you guys about toilets” — we couldn’t say YES fast enough. Getting a chance to talk about bathroom bravery and funny mishaps? WE’RE IN. Delta Faucet wants to tell you all about their #FlushIQ toilet, which sounds like a cyborg and a toilet mated in the wilderness to create the most technologically advanced, touch-free toilet with an overflow early warning system not dissimilar to NORAD or NASA*. And we are happy to talk toilet humor. Your Formal Twitter Party Invite When: Monday,October 27th from 8:00…
  • How to Be… the World’s Best Father?

    Andy
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    We tend to celebrate and poke fun at our insecurities, failures and doubts as dads on this website of ours, ironically named HowToBeADad.com, a place you can count on to never really tell you how to be a dad. At all. So, it’s no surprise that we love and wanted to share the brilliant photo series created by photographer and author, Dave Engledow, and his wife, called: World’s Best Father. A tongue-in-cheek name for a series of photos depicting fantastical scenes of sleep-deprived cluelessness from a first-time parent of an adorable daughter. Let’s take a look at 15 photos…
  • Cheating Death

    Charlie
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    In between the fun and filled-up diapers there are quieter moments in parenting. They hit you when you let your guard down. You’ll be tucking your kid in for bed or sitting on the couch watching your child watch one of your favorite shows from childhood. He’s laughing with you. You look at each other like old friends. And in an instant, there’s a coaction between life and memories. The past and present are hugging. This feeling sneaks up on you as fast as your kids grow up. Life is a VHS tape on record. Rewind, fast forward — there is but one tape per life. I wish I…
  • Toilet Safety: Advanced Adult Toilet Training

    Andy
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
      After a person learns how to go by themselves, it’s like they’ve suddenly graduated and they’re left to figure out the rest on their own. But, besides kids learning to not have “accidents,” there’s way more to know about and avoid in the gentle art of going to the bathroom. Delta Faucet teamed up with us to show you these commonly overlooked but frequently experienced bathroom perils, because it was our duty (pun not intended), and because Delta wants your bathroom experience to be as peril-free and awesome as possible with their FlushIQ™ toilet.
  • What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Seven

    Charlie
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Last time, we described trying to get your kids to come home from the park. In other words, it’s basically insane. Today, let’s talk about having twins. Twins aren’t double the fun. They’re at least quadruple, based on all accounts. But imagine if they were sick. Trying get medicine and vitamins into kids is tough work. But how tough exactly? Watch this. Having twins is tough. It’s like a savage attack with pandas. What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part One Let’s start from the beginning. It’s a real treat. Follow us on Facebook. Or we’ll…
 
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  • Five Fun Games With Money

    Dan
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:59 am
    Ask somebody to name a fun game involving money and they’d probably answer “Monopoly”. However they would be wrong. Because while Monopoly certainly does have money in it, there is no way on earth that it could ever be accused of being “fun”. Tedious, agonising, and frustrating – yes. Fun? Not in my experience anyhow. Here’s five money focused board games that are hands down superior to moving a little metal dog around a neverend board. For Sale For Sale designed by Stefan Dorra and is quick and easy card game for 3-6 players. In it you are a real…
  • How to Win at Strategy Games

    Dan
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Strategy games are all about testing your ability to think and adapt against an opponent or opponents. Practice and patience are important, but your success will also rely upon your natural ability to react. Board Games Examples: Monopoly, Risk, Chess When playing board games, a substantial component to your success is the skill of other players. Learn the rules, play consistently and take advantage of any weaknesses you see in the other player’s defenses. Each game usually has a specific strategy or trick that is difficult to beat. Look online for guides. As an example, in Monopoly a…
  • Games for a Horde of 8 Year Olds

    Dan
    3 Jun 2014 | 3:12 am
    Last week I was feeling the gaming urge rather strongly. Unfortunately all my regular gaming sessions had been cancelled, and even Mike turned my suggestions of an impromptu two-player game of something. So in a fit of desperation shallowly disguised as parental involvement I asked my 8 year old son if he would like to invite some of his friends over for a games night. I play a lot of board games with my children, particularly my son. However I’ve never really played with a larger group of kids before and so I was a little nervous about how well it would go down. A group of 8 year old…
  • Concept: Board Game Review

    Dan
    23 May 2014 | 6:28 am
    Opening the box for Concept feels much like unpacking a new iPad. There is same matt white plastic, the same clean and simple design philosophy, and the same tactile thrill as you pulled the components from the insert. In fact the only real difference in between opening a iPad and opening Concept is that you don’t have to re-mortgage your house in order to do it. Its not just the packaging that shares the aesthetics of Apple products. The game board itself resembles some sort of giant iOS display. Dozens of square icons with rounded corners sitting in neat columns. The only thing…
  • Monopoly: A Love-Hate Relationship

    Dan
    11 May 2014 | 3:45 am
    When you think of a classic board game, you probably think of Monopoly. Versions of the game have been played by friends and families for over 100 years. Based off the 1906 game The Landlord’s Game, the first version of Monopoly was created in 1933, which launched Parker Brothers distribution of a version in 1935. A few years later, Parker Brothers earned licensing rights to sell the game outside of the US. Today, it has been translated into 43 different languages, and is sold in over 111 different countries across the world. Every once in a while, it can be fun to break out the classic…
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  • Katie Woo Lives Here Too!

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    18 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Right before the birth of our second child five years ago, we moved back to the Philip Roth suburbs in which I grew up. Back when I was a kid in the 1980s, if you weren't Jewish, you were either Irish or Italian, with the exception of a dozen or so Asian families. And if you were Asian, you were probably Filipino. And all the Filipinos knew each other either from church or through our parents
  • Help the Alphabet Rockers Fund Their TV Pilot!

    Chris Fan
    22 May 2013 | 10:37 am
    My friends Stefanie Liang and Kaitlin McGaw, along with their collaborator Tommy Shepherd, have been entertaining and educating crowds of children for the past several years as the Alphabet Rockers -- and are now trying to make the jump to TV! They've been writing and performing positive, educational hip-hop songs for live audiences around the country, and amassing fans of all ages along the
  • For Janet Liang and for all our children, be one of #170in7

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    17 Sep 2012 | 4:20 pm
    Janet Liang, a vibrant 25 year old UCLA graduate and a leukemia patient who spent years championing leukemia awareness and Asian American bone marrow registration, passed away last week. In Janet’s memory, this site is partnering with a network of other prominent Asian American sites to host 170 in 7: A Bone Marrow Cyberdrive in Memory of Janet Liang. Twelve years ago this month, years
  • Jackie Chan in the Eagle Dad's Shadow

    Vincent Young
    29 Jul 2012 | 5:00 am
    When I think of Jackie Chan, I usually think of a Kung Fu fighting Harold Lloyd. Jackie's the bumbler, the well-intentioned but clumsy "nice guy" who's just happened to save the day. Off the screen (from the interviews I've seen and read and the out take footage at the end of his movies), Jackie seems to be just as nice and well-intentioned as the characters he's played. Up until recently, I
  • Vincent Chin, Danny Chen, and Coping with Betrayal

    Vincent Young
    1 Jul 2012 | 6:21 am
    Originally Posted at http://cranialgunk.com/blog/2012/06/30/vincent-and-danny-and-coping-with-betrayal/ Last weekend marked the 30th Anniversary of the murder of Vincent Chin. The week that lead up to it was filled with posts from across the blogosphere about Vincent and the legacy of how little Judge Kaufman valued the life of a Chinese American versus the lives of the
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  • starter fuel for odin’s “Kick in The Asgard” hot sauce.

    snowdeal
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    when we worried imminent frost would kill the them we harvested a whole lotta hot peppers from our garden at organic valley. i have no idea what all the varieties are nor their hotness but that’s not going to stop me from whipping up a batch of what i like to call Odin’s Kick in the Asgard hot sauce. what could possibly go wrong?
  • Are We Really Conscious?

    snowdeal
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    “How does the brain go beyond processing information to become subjectively aware of information? The answer is: It doesn’t…In this theory, awareness is not an illusion. It’s a caricature. Something — attention — really does exist, and awareness is a distorted accounting of it.” NYT: Are We Really Conscious?
  • the kids, they grow up so fast ( baby goat edition ).

    snowdeal
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    three months ago I held this very goat when it was just a day old. I’ve almost taken it home twice!
  • day 3744: The Cellist.

    snowdeal
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:32 pm
    odin picked the cello for his school music program. With solid foundation in sight reading and music theory from ongoing piano lessons I’m sure he’ll pick it up quick! i can’t wait to hear the sound of the strings through the house. right now they’re practicing picking out notes. bow work starts soon.
  • day 3738: newer, bigger hockey gear!

    snowdeal
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    odin’s trying on new hockey gear because his old gear is way, way, waaaaay too small. our little boy now fits into adult smalls?! he’s not exactly super enthused at me taking his picture
 
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  • We’re Moving #DadChat

    Bruce Sallan
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
  • Can a Banana be Politically Correct?

    Bruce Sallan
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    It's time our Moral Question of the Week took on something hard! The other day my wife threw out, what appeared to me, perfectly good bananas. She said because they were covered with brown spots she believed that they were no longer good. She said doctors say there's too much sugar in them at that point. I always thought that the slightly brown-patched bananas were actually better and tastier. What do you think?
  • The Definitive Guide: How to Build a Successful Tweet Chat #Twitter #DadChat

    Bruce Sallan
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    We’ve all seen how ubiquitous hashtags have become and how everyone in media is using them. In #SocialMedia, it’s now the standard way of getting attention on Twitter and the Tweet Chat has grown to include over 1,000 regular chats. These are the contemporary equivalents of chat rooms, but much more specific. I started #DadChat 3 ½ years ago and it's grown into one of the most successful on Twitter. This column will explore what I learned, and offer tips on how you can build a successful Tweet Chat. Note: please understand the difference between a Twitter Party and a Tweet Chat because…
  • The Men of The Ebony Village #Africa #Travel

    Bruce Sallan
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    We visited a touristy site in Tanzania, Africa - a village where they made and sold ebony items. I made my way behind the stores and met these men - it told the real story...
  • #School, #Curriculum, #Kids, and How WE #Parents Fit at #DadChat

    Bruce Sallan
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    When I went to primary school way back in the B&W days of no remote control and transistor radios and rotary phones, my parents had little to do or worry about when I headed out the door. In fact, they had little to worry about after school as well because I rode my bike wherever I wanted as long as I got home before dark. Mom made sure I carried a dime "just in case" I needed to call home. It's slightly different now! Common Core, Home Schooling, Political Correct History, Politics in the classroom, No Tolerance, Self-Esteem, and EVERYONE gets a trophy is the new world of primary school.
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  • Fried Chicken Fried Rice. Y'all.

    Jim Lin
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
    This is going to be one of those dishes that everyone takes for granted at every county fair in the year 2029, and someone will decide to wikipedia its origins and they will find this blog post. It's so humbling to be a part of culinary history that hasn't yet happened. Reckless fusion leads to wonderful things, sometimes.There's no story behind this - only circumstances.Circumstance #1: four pieces of leftover fried chicken, and no creative way left to coax anyone into eating them.Circumstance #2: cheap dad who refuses to throw food away simply for the sake of maintaining variety on the…
  • Run, Dad, Run; or Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse; or Men's Wearhouse should sponsor my marathon bid

    Jim Lin
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    I couldn't decide on a title for this post. Mostly because I am dehydrated and sore. Also, the blisters. So many blisters. They mock my near-fail of a promise I made to myself when I became a dad. That promise was that in the event of a catastrophic civilization-altering event, I would be able to protect my loved ones and ensure that we at least would outlive our neighbors. This is the reason I did Muay Thai into my 40's. This is why I endured Crossfit. This is why I have always held myself to the standard of "I need to be able to vanquish anyone within a 100-foot radius of me at any given…
  • BlackBerry Z30 vs. My iPhone: The Grudge Match

    Jim Lin
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    A few years ago, I completed part I of a BlackBerry review. I really liked it at first, but then as time wore on, I invoked the mercy rule and skipped part II. Let's just say that until "Let It Go" came along, there was nothing I associated more with the word Frozen than the BlackBerry Bold 9900.I went from a BB Army loyalist to a hater. And that's when the iPhone that I got through work filled that void perfectly. Life went on, BlackBerry was behind me. Then this happened: Disclosure: this BlackBerry Z30 didn't just show up at my door with a challenge match in mind. It was sent to me by one…
  • Hitting below the sash

    Jim Lin
    4 Jun 2014 | 11:46 pm
    The above picture represents a typical car ride on my days with the kids. I pick them up from school, and we crawl through rush hour traffic for an hour to my house. Fury is out cold. Growth spurts and tween malaise, they knock you out. Lessi usually spends the hour singing "Let It Go" in the back seat and/or asking me questions that make less sense as the hour wears on. Or, she does like the above and gets cranky about something. The other day, it was her sock. It was a little too big. So she took it off and dropped it on the floor. She asked me to pick it up, so I fished my hand behind…
  • Parent Developmental Milestones (with apologies to BabyCenter.com)

    Jim Lin
    27 May 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Want to know if your baby is going to achieve better than a 3.25 GPA during his junior year in college? You can extrapolate that by calculating how many days plus or minus 3.25 months old he was able to roll to his tummy from his back. The internet has it all figured out, don’t you fret. But knowing where your kid stands is only half the picture. What about your own milestones? Have development experts figured out when exactly you overcome the aversion to licking your thumb to wipe that crusty toothpaste from the corner of your son's mouth as you drop him off at school? Science has left us…
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  • A Is For Activist, The Boardbook Of The 99%, Now Available In Spanish

    greg
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:51 pm
    A is for Activist is the alphabet boardbook "for the unflinching progressive with a child/children in your life." And by now, I assume he or she already has it. So now we'd like to open it up to the wishy-washier progressives, the progressive-curious, and occasional recyclers and Prius admirers of all stripes. A is for Activist will give your kid the foundation she needs to work for social justice and a sustainable, habitable planet, while you shop your way back from the edge of revolution. And now it's available in Spanish! A de Activista has just been released, and it looks like a libro…
  • BMW E39 M5 Touring Unicorn Conversion

    greg
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Interesting. Here is a 2000 BMW E39 540i Touring, which has undergone an M5 conversion. It has the M 6-speed manual transmission, M brakes, hella dropped springs, cambered rear wheels, wait wait, I think we got off track here. Anyway, $18,000 or trade for an air-cooled 911. And it's already in Portland. Sounds like a perfect scenario for a new dad looking for a family hauler/tuning project. 2000 BMW Touring M5 Conversion - $18000 (Portland) [craigslist via the healthy debaters at bring a trailer]
  • 200,000 Evenflo Infant Car Seats Recalled For Sticky Buckles

    greg
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Evenflo has recalled over 202,000 Embrace 35 rear-facing infant carriers, which were manufactured between Dec. 2011 and May 2013. See the affected model numbers at Evenflo's site. The carriers are still safe, crash-wise, but the buckles and harnesses become sticky and hard to open when covered with food and stuff, and that slowness can pose a safety hazard. So they're sending out replacement harness kits, which you install yourself. Also, think about cleaning the car seat once in a while; it's disgusting. If you're in an accident, no one really cares if you're wearing fresh underwear, but…
  • Facebook Don't Know Nothin' 'Bout Pictures Of Birthin' No Babies

    greg
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Facebook has removed images of a couple of women giving birth and temporarily banned the group that posted them, the Postive Birth Movement. But not to worry, The Guardian is on the story, and has the pictures ready and waiting for your thoughtful consideration. One shows a woman kneeling, and if you look real close, there's a nipple in there, so obviously THAT'S out. The other shows a woman with extensive henna tattoos on her belly delivering her kid right into her own hands, underwater. It really is an impressive sight, also yeah, never gonna fly on FB. It's too bad there is no internet…
  • This Post Is Entirely Unrelated To The Previous One

    greg
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    A+ advertisement trolling by AirBnB, here. RT @mik3cap: Really? Really?? #trolling pic.twitter.com/BylsAY1SMU— Alastair Coote (@_alastair) October 23, 2014
 
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  • Earth To Echo and Devil’s Hand Giveaways Winners

    Ken
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Good morning dads and moms! Yesterday was my birthday, but we’re celebrating today with a Halloween party. Before the party begins, I have three winner announcements. But first, below are the current giveaways running on my dad and movie blogs. The Devil’s Hand Giveaway (dad blog, ends 10/28) Fluffy Movie Blu-ray Sweepstakes (movie blog, ends 10/30) Beethoven Blu-ray Giveaway (dad blog, ends 10/31) Read more: Earth To Echo and Devil’s Hand Giveaways Winners Daddy Forever Dad Blog | Geek Dad Blog | Photo Blog | Portland Blog | iZachy© 2014 Online Destiny Ltd : : Daddy…
  • Beethoven’s Treasure Tail Giveaway and Activity Sheets – win the Blu-ray

    Ken
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I have a fun giveaway on my dad blog today. Thanks to Universal Studios Home Entertainment, I’m giving the new Beethoven’s Treasure Tail Blu-ray. The movie is about a dog named Beethoven. It stars Jonathan Silverman as Beethoven’s trainer. Co-stars include Morgan Fairchild, Kristy Swanson and Jeffrey Combs. Beethoven’s Treasure Tail will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital HD on October 28th. Continue reading to find out how to win the Blu-ray. Read more: Beethoven’s Treasure Tail Giveaway and Activity Sheets – win the Blu-ray Daddy Forever Dad Blog |…
  • Pee-wee’s Playhouse Seasons 1 and 2 is Sophomoric, Yet Funny

    Ken
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    My youngest daughter and I recently watched some episodes of Pee-wee’s Playhouse Seasons 1 & 2 DVD set. We’re both fans of the Pee-wee movies. In Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Paul Reubens’s wacky persona is the same as the character in the movies. The humor is essentially the same (very sophomoric). But unlike the films, the TV shows jump from one gag to the next without any real purpose. The shows are still funny like the Pee-wee movies, but there isn’t really a story for you to follow along because Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a show, not a movie. Overall, I think…
  • 7 Things About the Mr. Peabody and Sherman Blu-ray

    Ken
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    The kids and I watched Mr. Peabody and Sherman over the weekend. We actually saw this film at the theater when it came out earlier in the year. It was funny then and seems to be even funnier now. I kid you not. My children laughed louder and more often the second time around. Mr. Peabody and Sherman (DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) is available now on DVD and Blu-ray. Continue reading to learn seven things about the movie. Read more: 7 Things About the Mr. Peabody and Sherman Blu-ray Daddy Forever Dad Blog | Geek Dad Blog | Photo Blog | Portland Blog |…
  • Giveaway: The Devil’s Hand – win an iTunes giftcard

    Ken
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Has anyone seen The Devil’s Hand yet? The movie was released on iTunes, VOD and in select theaters recently. The film is about six girls born on the same day. One of the girls will eventually become the Devil’s Hand. The film stars Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Rufus Sewell (Dark City), and Adelaide Kane (The CW’s Reign). If you have not see the Devil’s Hand yet, now’s your chance. Thanks to Roadside Attractions, I’m giving away a $15 iTunes giftcard to a reader of my dad blog. Read more: Giveaway: The Devil’s Hand – win an iTunes giftcard Daddy…
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  • Crucify Your Mind

    Brett Nordquist
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    My brother-in-law recommend a film called Searching for Sugar Man. I began listening to the soundtrack and came across this song.
  • Manteca – Dizzy Gillespie

    Brett Nordquist
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    I could listen to this groove all day. Turn it up, close your eyes, and disappear into the musical mind of a genius.
  • Comic Book Heaven

    Brett Nordquist
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Comic Book Heaven from E.J. McLeavey-Fisher on Vimeo.
  • Living in a Desert

    Brett Nordquist
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    I felt like I was back in Seattle. Rain poured down, canceling the Swiss Days parade in which my daughters were supposed to perform. By afternoon, clouds that had emptied themselves on the town were large enough to cover the sun, providing a much needed break from the heat. I changed into my sweatshirt and watched five epsides of The Middle with my kids. Sometimes the days filled with no plans end up being those I remember most. A week ago we were making our way around a mall in Las Vegas, and I wondered what I was doing living in a desert. Or more specifically, what am I doing living in…
  • No Second Chances

    Brett Nordquist
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    “Do you want to play pool? Just you and me.” “Sure”, replied Luca, trying to play it cool. Two of her siblings usually tag along when we play, but not today. I wanted to listen to Luca tell me about orchestra and history and student council without distractions. Of course there’s no guarantee she’ll share any details with me because she’s 13 years-old, and I’m her father who wears a hoodie just to embarass her. I’ve heard from parents who regret how they raised their first child. They focus on the mistakes, wishing for a second chance to…
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  • 13 Tips to Optimize Your Mac After Yosemite Installation

    Michael Sheehan
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    As most of us know, Apple’s latest operating system Yosemite (10.10), a free upgrade from Apple, is now available. And with it come a lot of nice new features, visuals and enhancements. But, as with any upgrade, there is always the possibility of having issues. While I had been running the Developer Preview on my MacBook Air and had not encountered any issues, when I upgraded my 2010 MacBook Pro, I started noticing that it was slow, laggy and simply not performing the way it had under Mavericks (the previous Apple OS). So, I decided to do some research and some tests and have come up…
  • Drowning out the Noise – iHome iB50 Noise Canceling Headphones

    Michael Sheehan
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Someday, some creative inventor will design some noise canceling headphones that removes office conversations or screaming kids completely. Until then, we will have to survive with noise canceling headphone that simply remove droning background noise that happen in airplanes or on trains. I don’t travel much, so I wasn’t able to test this out on a plane, but I do sit in an open office environment where there is lots of noise, so when I got a pair of iHome iB50 Noise Canceling Headphones, I was pretty excited to test them out. The premise behind headphones that cancel out ambient…
  • How to Fix iTunes Error 1723 When Syncing iPhone or iPad

    Michael Sheehan
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    I stumbled across an error when I was syncing my Apple iPhone 5S running on Apple’s iOS 8 with iTunes on my Mac. It was an iTunes Error 1723. Apple errors are always a bit cryptic and sometimes require you to do some searching to find a solution. So, hopefully you found this article while searching for “how to fix iTunes Error 1723″ or someone linked to this fix-it article. Anyway, the problem is quite easy to fix if you are encountering iTunes error 1723 on a Mac. The error states “The iPhone [insert iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch name] cannot be synced. An unknown error…
  • Parents Guide to Social Media Apps Used by Kids

    Michael Sheehan
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    I was recently asked by a reader of my site (Denise) if I could put together a chart that lists out some of the main social media sites used by tweens and teens and if I could provide some commentary on how they are dangerous (or not) for kids – essentially, a Parents Guide to Social Media apps used by kids. As my kids are either in the social media age or quickly entering, I definitely do have some opinions. But, I don’t want to be alarmist. There are a lot of factors that determine whether or not a particular social media service or site is dangerous to children. Believe it or…
  • The Best Way to Install iOS 8 & Not Delete Apps & Data

    Michael Sheehan
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Apple’s iOS 8 has been released and people are complaining that they have to delete applications and/or data and media in order to install the new mobile operating system. This is true if you do an OTA (Over The Air) update. Sometimes, even connecting to iTunes on your computer and trying to do the upgrade there prevents you from doing so if you don’t have enough free space on your iOS device. But there is a better way to install the update and NOT have to delete any data, even if you don’t have much free space on your iOS device. First some non-technical information on why…
 
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  • Lost in Political Translations

    8 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The leaves have started changing colors all around us so that means the nuts have started falling out of the trees and into campaigns for elected office. With so many prestigious titles up for grabs this year (governor, U.S. representative, most likely to get snarled in a sexting scandal), the voting public needs to fully understand just what the heck these would-be office-holders stand for. You'll hear or read a whole of mess of sound bites filled with buzzwords from candidates over the next few weeks, so I'm providing the following guide as a public service to help you understand…
  • Nobody Expects the Spanish Imposition

    4 Jun 2014 | 9:40 am
    Parents tread a thin line between success and failure at raising their children, and rare is the time when your own kid inks that line as clearly as our daughter Li’l Diva did. This tale, like so many we were supposed to learn in school but cheated only ourselves by simply poring over the Cliff Notes, begins in medias res with a shocking discovery. Enter my wife -- concerned look, furrowed brow, a question tinged with accused failure on her lips. "Have you ever had the drug talk with your daughter?" Note the girl is mine. Possession is nine-tenths the other parent's in…
  • Why is My Boy’s Hair Red?

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    You’ll have to read my newspaper column, “Color them red for Little League success,” to find out. + + + Don’t be selfish – share this on social media. The writer needs to prove to his wife what he's up to all day at home. Cheers!
  • Warming Up for Opening Day

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:39 am
    The clickity-tickity-tick of thousands of needles fighting unsuccessfully to stab through the shingled roof over my head woke me around six this morning. Half-blinded by unfulfilled REMs while blinded the rest of the way by the  nearsightedness I’ve been cursed with since childhood, I groped the nightstand for my glasses before stretching over to reach the window shade. Even in my bleariness, I clearly recognize winter’s last big ”eff you.” View from my living room 7 a.m. CONTINUE READING » + + + Don’t be selfish – share this on social media. The writer needs to prove to his…
  • #BanBossy a Misguided Publicity Stunt

    25 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sheryl Sandberg may be a brilliant technology executive, but she's no Noah Webster. The chief operating officer of Facebook a year ago gave us her "sort of feminist manifesto" for women to succeed in business: Don't worry about being liked, don't give in too soon, work hard, and assert yourself. She padded that out to 240 pages, charged $24.95 a pop and called it "Lean In," a rallying cry that instead lent itself to jokes about shattering glass ceilings with low-cut blouses. CONTINUE READING » + + + Don’t be selfish – share this on social media. The writer…
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  • Deflated

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Today at Support for Special Needs:Excerpt: Today, I’m tired of the walking. I’m tired of screwing up, and I’m tired of other people treating Schuyler like a cute little pet who might pee on the carpet, rather than a complicated and nuanced human being. My weapon is a rubber sword today, and it feels especially ineffective. I’m just going to sit for a while and see what happens. I wish I had something in my tank, and I’m sure I will tomorrow. But not today. Sorry.
  • Goodbye, Petey

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Over the weekend, we said a sudden and unexpected goodbye to Petey, who had been with us since he was a tiny puppy in 2005. Petey was a shy and sensitive dog (nonverbal, too, ironically) and he and Julie in particular loved each other deeply. If Julie was home, Petey was next to her; I was very much Petey's B Team. But if Julie wasn't around, Petey and I were play buddies, growly wrestlers and shameless dance partners. Petey left a very sad bunch of people and pooches behind him. It hit me last night that I'll never sing my "Petey Bo-Beety, the Petey Pop Pop" song to him again. He left a hole…
  • The Path to Self-Advocacy

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Today at Support for Special Needs:Excerpt:Schuyler is never going to be a confrontational self-advocate, I feel pretty certain of that. She shies away from conflict, even as she holds the grudges that she develops as a result of it. Her own sense of justice doesn't always trump her desire to navigate her life with ease. She loves participating in marching band, for instance, even as she feels slighted by how she's treated (and more to the point, sometimes dismissed) by her band teachers from time to time. She's not interested in taking a stand, so she endures what she perceives as slights…
  • Teaching Students to Self-Advocate

    10 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Amanda Morin and Robert Rummel-Hudson join The Inclusive Class Podcast this week! Amanda Morin is an advocate and author of The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education. Robert Rummel-Hudson is author of Schuyler's Monster. Together, with Nicole and Terri, the conversation will be about teaching our student's to self-advocate - the pros, the cons, the pitfalls.Check Out Family Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Inclusive Class Podcast on BlogTalkRadio
  • An Extraordinary Story

    6 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Today at Support for Special Needs:Excerpt: In the list of commemorative awareness months, October's got a lot going on. It's Down Syndrome Awareness Month, after all, as well as National Dyslexia Awareness Month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National ADHD Awareness Month, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Spina Bifida Awareness Month, and National Disability Employment Awareness Month. October kind of feels like Awareness Awareness Month, to be honest. Relevant to my own life and my own personal perspective, along with all those worthy causes, October is also AAC…
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  • An Afternoon Driving 2015 Toyota Cars…

    Dave Taylor
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Toyota kindly invited me to a test drive event featuring its 2015 cars, for which they rented space at the beautiful Coors Field baseball park. Separately, I’ve shared some photos from the behind-the-scenes tour of Coors Field, but I also want to write about the cars themselves. I have driven almost exclusively Toyota cars since I was an undergrad, including a Prius, a Tercel, a Supra convertible, a Sienna and my current car, a Toyota Highlander Hybrid. They’ve all been incredibly reliable and rugged and I’ve never had a major problem with any of them. Now I’ve owned…
  • Behind the Scenes at Coors Field

    Dave Taylor
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    As part of the new model year rollout from Toyota, I was invited to an event they held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The event was focused on the 2015 model line Camry, Yaris and Sienna, but I’ll write about those in another article. When we were done with the presentation and test drives, we got a very nice tour of everything behind the scenes at Coors Field and that’s what I want to focus on in this post. In the spirit of disclosure, I have to admit I maybe get to 1-2 Colorado Rockies games a year at the ballpark because, well, because I find baseball rather boring. If it…
  • Better, more restful sleep? Breathe Right = sleep in

    Dave Taylor
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Never one to shy away from testing and experimenting, I was intrigued by the Breathe Right strips and when I learned they were introducing a lavender scented strip I was ready to give it a try for a few days and see how it would affect my sleep. Their slogan caught my attention: Breathe Right, Sleep In. Sleep in! An unimaginable luxury as a single parent. To set the stage, I tend to go to sleep late and get up early to get my kids to school by 8:00am. A typical night might have me heading to bed around midnight and up before my 7:00am alarm. Night after night. Why do I stay up so late? Part…
  • Consolidate all your social media with MessageHub

    Dave Taylor
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    If you’re active in social media like I am, you have a rather bewildering array of different news feeds to track. Between Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, Google Plus, SMS text messaging, iMessage, LinkedIn, Pinterest and I don’t even know what else, seems like my little notifications window on my iPhone is going non-stop. In fact, it’s common for other people to comment on it after a short period, typically “you sure are popular!”. If only they knew… :-) More seriously, this non-stop stream of information is endemic to our interrupt driven age, but it’s…
  • My son is out hunting with his step-father…

    Dave Taylor
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    image slightly altered for privacy There’s a certain point in the journey of being a father when you look around at other dads and realize that however hard you try, you really just cannot offer all possible experiences to your children. Like everyone, I’m good at some things, really excellent at some things, and pretty poor at others. And there are still other experiences that I just have zero interest in doing, like skydiving. Living on a 16-acre farm part of the time, my children get the benefit of two different worlds. It’s City Mouse, Country Mouse every week, where…
 
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  • Gone Girl

    12 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    I took a writing course at Rice where the instructor explained that real life couldn’t be strictly followed as the script for a novel. Real life, she contended, is “too messy” which is why the closest any writer can get is to say their novel is only based on true story.  Blog writing, of course, isn’t constrained by such conventions and is, in actuality, the ideal canvas for capturing all that messiness of real life. If my life were a novel for instance, then Ashley and I would’ve met, fell deeply in love, and overcome crushing obstacles together on our way to a…
  • Why I HAVE to be a #HealthyDad

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Father and son after a 5k. He crushed me. I’ll admit that consciously adhering to a healthy lifestyle as a young father in my late 20’s and early 30’s was not something I gave a lot of thought to. And why should I? At that point in my life I was an Infantry office in Army and in pique physical condition. Working out regularly was part of my job, and thus shoveling down piles of whatever like Michael Phelps in training for the Olympics added not a pound to my lean, mean, 185-pound frame.  But things change. Eventually I left the military and entered the fast-paced corporate…
  • 6 Things I Want My Sons to Know About My Depression [TODAY Show]

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    As it did to so many, the news of Robin Williams’s death came as a great shock to me. How could a man with such talent and charisma who brought me to tears, both of joy and sadness, on so many occasions be gone so suddenly? Then details of his depression came to light, and I understood. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that 6.7 of American adults live with major depression, and of those, 2.6 percent, or 6.1 million people, are afflicted by bipolar disorder. I understand, because I am one of them.When I initially informed my first wife of my diagnosis and the associated…
  • Why I Write

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Remember this. It's going to come in handy for understanding the context of what is posted here in the coming months.
  • 5 Things I Wish My Bosses Knew About Fatherhood [TODAY Show]

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    I consider myself fortunate to be working for an employer who understands the demands of fatherhood. This hasn’t always been the case. Through the course of my professional life, which has spanned the military, corporate America, freelance work, and small business, I’ve had bosses who discounted the value of fathers.Such attitudes come from a general cluelessness shared by men who represented a different generation — everyone knows that fathers are much more involved these days. Still, half of working fathers surveyed in 2013 consider work-family balance a…
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  • Let’s Play Twitter Chat

    Frederick J. Goodall
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Join Mocha Dad, Dad or Alive, and Let’s Play on Monday, October 27 at 1 p.m. ET for the #LetsPlay Twitter chat. We will discuss ways to keep kids active, share play ideas, and talk about dads’ roles in promoting physical, emotional, social and intellectual development through play. In addition to a great conversation on these topics, we will also offer prizes to participants including: Two $50 VISA gift cards and one grand prize of a $100 VISA gift card You can RSVP (not necessary to win) by leaving your Twitter handle in comments section below (ie…
  • 6 Powerful Fatherhood Lessons From Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend

    Frederick J. Goodall
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Let me start by saying that Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend is focused on empowering women. For every man who was present at the event, there were at least 100 women. Going in, I realized that the content wouldn’t have a strong fatherhood focus. However, I decided to listen to each speaker carefully and extract nuggets of wisdom that would help me on my ongoing quest to be a better dad. After spending the weekend with Oprah and her panel of “trailblazers,” I was inspired and motivated to make improvements in my life. Here are 6 powerful fatherhood lessons that I…
  • Sears Auto Center $50 Gift Card Giveaway

    Frederick J. Goodall
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    As you begin to prepare for the holiday season, it’s important to make sure that your car is in tip-top shape. You can start by taking your car to Sears Auto Center for a free inspection. This month, I shared information on shocks and struts, but Sears Auto Center can handle all of your car repair of maintenance needs. I’d like to give one Mocha Dad reader a chance to win a $50 Sears Gift Card to try the services at Sears Auto Center. To enter the giveaway, answer the following question in the comments section: What has been your best or worst car repair/maintenance experience?
  • What Dads (and Moms) Need to Know About Shocks and Struts

    Frederick J. Goodall
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Since I was a young boy, I’ve had a love affair with cars. I’d spend hours reading books and magazines about cars and how they work. My favorite, an illustrated humor magazine called CARtoons, was a mixture of Mad and Hot Rod. Not only did it provide entertainment, but it also offered practical information about cars. I consider that magazine to be my introduction to car culture. Through it, I learned about engines, car design, and car repair. Many years later, CARtoons has ceased publication, but I’m still a car fanatic. However, there is one mystery that has nagged me…
  • Domestic Violence Doesn’t Discriminate

    Frederick J. Goodall
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    For many years, I have supported efforts to end domestic violence. Whether it’s volunteering at a local women’s shelter, donating money to organizations, or using my online platforms to spread the message, I’m always eager to lend my voice to the cause. Recently, I met a young man whose story inspired me to work even harder to end domestic violence. He was tall and lanky with a mop of red hair. He wore all black and carried a notebook and Sharpie. I watched him walk across the room with a confused look on his face. “Is this where I’m supposed to sit?” he…
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    The History of Daddy Claxton

  • It’s My Seven Year Appleversary! #Mac #Apple

    Donny Claxton
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    It’s My Seven Year Appleversary!  On Oct. 11, 2007, I made the second most important conversion of my life–I bought my first Mac. Today, I own an iMac, my second MacBook Pro in that time, and a MacBook Air. I also have the iPad Air and an iPhone Six Plus. During my time of evangelism, […] The post It’s My Seven Year Appleversary! #Mac #Apple appeared first on The History of Daddy Claxton.
  • Ebola Is Now In Dallas

    Donny Claxton
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Ebola is in Dallas now. The CDC confirmed it today, just 23 days after President Obama went on Meet the Press and said he didn’t think it’d spread to the US. So much for that thought. Now that it’s here, there of course are a thousand million questions to run thru every American and more […] The post Ebola Is Now In Dallas appeared first on The History of Daddy Claxton.
  • The Writer’s Journey

    Donny Claxton
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    The Writer’s Journey For much of my life I have been in love with writing. If you jump over to TraverseAdventures.com, you’ll see a reference to the window at 208 Fortress Street on what was KI Sawyer AFB, in Gwinn, Michigan. From that window of opportunity,  I would sit at my kidney bean desk and a children’s […] The post The Writer’s Journey appeared first on The History of Daddy Claxton.
  • Ask for Mia at Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville, IN

    Donny Claxton
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    Ask for Mia During Breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville, IN Headed through Merrillville, Indiana?  Need a comfortable place to stay that includes breakfast? I’m not talking about the microwaved sausages and eggs that some places serve. This is cooked food, like omelets, bacon, sausage links, waffles, and country potatoes. What’s better than that? The service. […] The post Ask for Mia at Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville, IN appeared first on The History of Daddy Claxton.
  • Southwest Airlines and Early-Bird Check-In

    Donny Claxton
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    Southwest Airlines and Early-Bird Check-in As I said in the previous post, I LUV to fly Southwest Airlines. I have friends who work there, too, and the culture is admirable. But I have an issue with the whole Early-Bird Check-In scheme they’re running. To me it’s below the cultural integrity established long ago by the […] The post Southwest Airlines and Early-Bird Check-In appeared first on The History of Daddy Claxton.
 
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    Luke, I Am Your Father

  • Poop on Pop

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    At the bottom of this hole lies the true meaning of life.Here at LIAYF, we are now fully in the potty awareness stage with Annabelle. Every night she pulls out her new favorite book 'Go Girl, Go Potty', slides the potty across the bathroom floor, and looks at me with a very serious face while saying 'Pooop, Pooop' and pointing towards her bum.And with that I go through the motions getting all those toddler clothes off, and allowing her to sit on her new potty, where she will dutifully grit her teeth, close her hands into fists, and make a pretty convincing pushing motion (one in which her…
  • My Bestie Shot

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Well hello there readers.  You don't know this, but I know you pretty well.  Yep, I do.  And with that knowledge I'm guessing that you have long felt, in the far reaches of the back of your mind, that you'd like to give back to 'Luke, I am your Father' for all of the heartwarming, funny, poignant, and smile inducing moments.No?Well, fine.  But perhaps if you've read and enjoyed the blog in the past you could still do me a solid.You see, this blog is currently in the thick, the thick I say, of a reader contest for the title of 'Best Parenting Blog' in Western Washington…
  • I Would Die a Happy Man

    12 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Kids, they certainly call it as they see it.  For example, take this conversation between Lukas and I in the car on the way home from soccer yesterday.Lukas: "Dad, if you had a choice would you rather be a grown up or a kid?"Me: "Hmmmm.  Well Buddy, I think that I'd rather be a younger grown up."Lukas: "Why's that?  So you won't die so soon?"Me:  "Actually, it was so I'd have more energy to keep up with you little stinkers!"Me:  "But........I guess yours is a pretty good answer too."Lukas (smiling) "Cool."
  • A Long Time Ago (earlier tonight), in a Bathroom Far Far Away

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Together we can rule the loo.An epic battle between good and evil has been waging in our house for some time now readers.And in a time when all seems lost, I hold out  hope that I can convert Lukas to see the light.  There have been a few times, without his knowledge, when I have actually witnessed him using the ancient and trusted ways.  Of course, not long after he was most certainly unduly influenced into using the unnatural method that he now practices.You see readers, Lukas has been taught to be a Folder.  I, on the other hand, have tried to teach him to be a…
  • Paws & Enjoy the Moment

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Happy Sunday readers.It's been yet another gorgeous weekend here in Seattle as we were once again treated to plenty of Fall sunshine and warmish temperatures.  Please, no one say anything, as we want this to carry on well into the holiday season. Yeah, I know that is NOT going to happen, but while bathing in October sunshine, anything seems possible.Mrs. LIAYF, Lukas, Annabelle, and I took advantage Friday night by loading up our red wagon and heading out for another walk to our local business district for dinner out. On our way home we passed our neighborhood independent record store,…
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  • The NaMos are Coming! The NaMos are Coming!

    Michelle W.
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    November is one week away, and that means NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo are, too! If you’ve been thinking about reinvigorating your blogging or are finally ready to stop procrastinating on that book you’ve always wanted to write, these two great events (and communities) can give you the jolt of motivation you need. NaMo what now? NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo are short for “National Novel Writing Month” and “National Blog Posting Month,” respectively. In the first, writers commit to writing a 50,000-word novel between November 1 and November 30; in the second, to…
  • New Themes: Minnow and Cols

    Tammie Lister
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’re happy to introduce two brand new free themes today! Minnow Designed by Mel Choyce, Minnow is a light, simple theme that puts your social presence front and center. A social links menu is displayed prominently below the site title and logo, so readers can easily find you on your favorite social networks. When activated, the optional Custom Menu or Widget area appear in a slide-out sidebar, making secondary content accessible while keeping the focus on your content. Learn more about the free Minnow theme at the Theme Showcase, or preview it by going to Appearance → Themes. Cols…
  • Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 7

    Mark Armstrong
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Here it is! A new collection of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress. As always, you can find our past collections here. You can follow Longreads on WordPress.com for more daily reading recommendations, or subscribe to our free weekly email. Publishers, writers, you can share links to your favorite essays and interviews (over 1,500 words) on Twitter (#longreads) and on WordPress.com by tagging your posts longreads. 1. What Happens When a Veteran High School Teacher Becomes a Student for the Day Grant Wiggins “I waited fourteen years to do something that I should have done my…
  • A New My Sites Section

    Andy Peatling
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    My Sites just got a new look, but more importantly, it got a technical overhaul, making the page dramatically faster and more powerful. From one central location, scan and select any of your WordPress sites or create new ones with the support of a more visual interface. Head directly to the posts or pages of a particular WordPress or launch stats to glimpse trends and get inspiration for blog or website content.  Access themes, user settings, and sharing options with a click to make WordPress your own. The new My Sites page is a small piece of a larger effort to make WordPress.com faster,…
  • New Theme: Penscratch

    Caroline Moore
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we have a brand new free theme especially for writers and bloggers! Penscratch Penscratch is a clean, sophisticated theme for sharing your writing. Whether you’re working on an analytical essay, an anthology of poems, or a piece of long-form fiction, Penscratch makes for a pleasant reading and writing experience all around. Choose between a one- or two-column layout by adding widgets, add links to your favorite social networks, customize your home on the web with a site logo or header image, or add fancy pull quotes throughout your content. Penscratch is also responsive, ensuring…
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    Halftime Lessons - A Dallas Daddy Blog

  • Thank You 50k Twitterfolk!! Now Let Me Promote YOU. {Giveaway}

    Jay Cooney
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Last week my Twitter account reached a milestone…50,000 followers. Pretty astonishing since I never really cared for Twitter until a couple of years ago, and I rarely have anything intelligent to say there. And yet, you followed. And I thank you. Hopefully I followed you back as well, I always try to…if I’m not, let me know! And this weekend as I was sitting down to dinner with my family and with a very full and mushy heart, I realized I wanted to do something for the folks that make me feel like someone is out there listening, and feeding my continent-sized ego.
 
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    Makes Me Wanna Holler.com - How To Be A Man, Dad And Husband In A World Gone Mad

  • Allow Children To Be Exactly What They Are: Children

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Parents give your kids the time and space they need to be children. It's easy for us as adults to be totally blinded by the frenetic pace of our lives, always being on, always having something more to do, never having enough time to do any of it. Understand that kids aren't able to move as fast as us (especially if they have to because you're behind schedule) nor should they have to. They have the rest of their lives to be stressed based on their own actions. Do your best not to stress them out because of yours. For example, if they take "too long" getting ready for school, maybe you…
  • Girls Can Play Sports, Too. And Play Them Well.

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Last week, my daughter asked me why mostly boys wore Nike. So we spent this past Sunday afternoon watching the Nike Women and Under Armor YouTube Channels. The ensuing conversation developed into one that included following your dreams, sports, ethnicity, exercise and fitness and having an honest conversation around feminine physicality.Now, she knows the names of multiple female athletes, across a range of sports and is much more empowered to believe she can do what she wants to through dedication, hard work and opportunity.Meet Ross and watch his testimony on what it means to be a…
  • #BackToSchool - College Style

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    My big boy is Back to School and halfway through his first week of classes. I'm not talking about bright shining faces and new backpacks back-to-school. Rather, rented minivan filled with boxes and clothes and hundreds of dollars in textbooks back-to-school. Not to mention that pesky tuition bill I'm paying via the grace of God and starting a 529 Plan for him nine years ago.  With everything that's currently going on in our nation, but even if we lived in a utopia, I couldn't be a prouder dad.Meet Ross and watch his testimony on what it means to be a father.Did you enjoy this post? Get…
  • It's A Boy!

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    In the same vein of my cousin by love and the best man at my wedding (won't tag you and infiltrate your feed, but you know who you are), I'm proud to announce that on July 28th I became the proud father of a 200 pound, six-feet, three-inch tall baby boy. Son is doing well, currently sleeping late, working part time and playing Xbox until his sophomore year in college begins in a couple weeks.In all seriousness (the above is a joke), my adoption of the boy went through a couple weeks back and although I've always envisioned it being some spectacular moment for me it actually just came and went…
  • This Video Will Leave You Smiling From Ear To Ear #wedoexist

    15 Jun 2014 | 5:05 pm
    The video contained in this post was a rush job. There are no ifs ands and buts about it. I had been trying to schedule Scott for a shoot all week and when he was finally available, my time was not my own. But I committed myself to making it happen.What I didn't anticipate was Scott's nervousness. We've discussed fatherhood in the past and also in the days leading up to my taping him. He's a fun-loving bear of a man who speaks with so much pride and passion about being a father I was caught off guard by his jitters about saying the right thing. Or worse, saying the wrong thing.I knew that if…
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    Natural Papa

  • What are the top gaming tablets of 2014?

    Guest Author
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Tablets have advanced a great deal in recent times, making them serious options for everything from working to gaming. This article will examine the best tablets for playing games on, both the high end games like Need for Speed that have ultra-sophisticated graphics and straightforward online casino games like roulette. Nvidia Shield Tablet For those […] The post What are the top gaming tablets of 2014? appeared first on Natural Papa.
  • Checklist for a Natural or Unmedicated Childbirth, at Any Hospital

    Guest Author
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Having had two natural childbirths, one at a hospital with an almost 50% C-section rate, and the other at a more “hippie” hospital, I can say that the method for both is the same: know what it is that you want from your birth, and then set up your environment in such a way as […] The post Checklist for a Natural or Unmedicated Childbirth, at Any Hospital appeared first on Natural Papa.
  • Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read apps just $.99

    Derek Markham
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    For some kids, learning how to read is a breeze, and they learn their letters and sound out words as quickly as they learn to do everything else, but for others, learning how to read is really tough. Of those kids, many of them have found help through the classic Hooked on Phonics programs, and […] The post Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read apps just $.99 appeared first on Natural Papa.
  • Forget About the Oven: Fridge Cooking With Your Kids

    Guest Author
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Treasured memories of childhood often involve time spent in the kitchen creating new recipes and making a mess. There are so many recipes you can make, all scrumptious and easy. The following recipes are ideal for making with the kids. As well as being simple, instead of using the oven, involve the average American fridge […] The post Forget About the Oven: Fridge Cooking With Your Kids appeared first on Natural Papa.
  • Innovative handlebars turn ordinary bicycles into smart bikes

    Derek Markham
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The basic bicycle design hasn’t changed in a hundred years, although advancements in materials and technologies have been made during that time to make bikes lighter and faster and easier to maintain, but the so-called extras (lights, signals, navigation, etc.), are still an afterthought. There are plenty of aftermarket headlights, safety lights, GPS and navigation […] The post Innovative handlebars turn ordinary bicycles into smart bikes appeared first on Natural Papa.
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    Single Parent Dad

  • Should we reward expected behaviour?

    Ian Newbold
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    How do you reward your children? Or anyone else's for that matter?For your kids do any of these warrant reward?Doing their school work.Putting their clean clothes away.Cleaning their plate and putting it in the dishwasher.Making their bed and opening curtains.Or is this expected behaviour that should go unrewarded?I've long had a problem with the 'good middle' when it comes to children.  And what I mean by the good middle, is the children not particularly excelling at anything, but still plodding on with a decent and expected level of performance.I've spent a little time mentoring in…
  • Married Parent Dad

    Ian Newbold
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    I finally got round to butchering my already pants blog banner in Photoshop changing my blog’s header.And for good reason.I got married.Yes.  Moi.  Married. What can I type, my wife loves a man that can pretend to speak French.We had a glorious day, and summer in general really, topping all our previous epic summer holidays.The best, best man ever kept me calm, in-check(ish) and incredibly well supported. There really was no other person for the job.  And I mean that in the positive sense.His auntie helped him prepare his wedding speech, which turned out to be a pre-recorded…
  • Being an efficient family

    Ian Newbold
    28 May 2014 | 8:05 am
    Running a family home, and family life, can seem like a herculean task at times.With all the comings and goings, school, work, clubs, social lives, washing, cleaning, house maintenance, gardening, bill paying, car servicing, trips to the dentist and the hairdresser, all I can say is that I'm glad we no longer have any pets.How anyone runs their life without a spreadsheet I will never know.Families, and certainly friends of mine, can turn their noses up at having a system of dealing with all of that stuff, having a routine and protocol for almost everything, but modern life almost wills you to…
  • Review and Tips for Visiting Chester Zoo

    Ian Newbold
    20 May 2014 | 5:09 am
    I could just start and end this review by saying, or typing:Chester Zoo is awesome!There.Done.But I suppose I should really quantify that statement.It’s been a while since we’ve visited a zoo, which is why we were keen to take up an offer from Chester Zoo to visit them.We’ve visited zoos in this country, as well as some around the world, and it’s fair to say the standard we’ve come across had been vast and unpredictable, some being brilliant, and some leaving you wondering if you should have even visited, and are they not on the wrong side of cruel.Simply put, Chester Zoo is…
  • We don't waste food in this house

    Ian Newbold
    7 May 2014 | 3:37 am
    Not that you’d know it at certain times, but we have rules in our home.Amongst my favourites, are my forever instilled ‘one or none’ rule.  Max absolutely loves that one.  It’s the rule where I’m really giving him no alternative other than to be grateful for what he has, rather than ask for more.Another rule I’m very rigid on is a around waste, and simply not having any when it comes to cooking our food.I’ve probably asked my son three hundred and seven squillion times: “Do we waste food in this house?” without ever needing an answer.It drives me mad irritates more…
 
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  • ONE AYA Summit

    C.C. Chapman
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Checking in for a trip is always when it becomes real to me. For months, I’ve been excited to share that I was speaking a the ONE #AYASummit at Google headquarters in Washington, DC. The AYA Summit will focus on issues facing girls and women in the developing world, with special emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. Focus will be given to how each one of us can use the power of our voice to make a difference for families who live there. I’m speaking on a panel called Tweet to Shot and will be on stage along side representatives from GAVI, The Gates Foundation, American Academy of…
  • FiOS Quantum TV Gives Me Too Many Choices

    C.C. Chapman
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    We’ve had Verizon FiOS in our house from the first moment it was made available in our area. For years I had to sit by and lust over it while working on some of their earliest marketing campaigns during my Advance Guard days. Recently an ad popped up on my screen advertising their new FiOS Quantum TV service. I probably ignored it the first couple of times, but eventually I clicked through to find out more. We were always running out of DVR space and the idea of suddenly having 200 hours of space seemed like a blessing. Sure, it costs a bit more a month (depends on what level you are at…
  • Today is a gift. Tomorrow is not promised.

    C.C. Chapman
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    The shower was extra hot and the muse was screaming. As soon as I got done I ran downstairs to record this. No idea how I got so wired on a Monday morning. Be sure to watch Transform and An Invocation for Beginnings that I mentioned on the show.
  • Ello Initial Thoughts

    C.C. Chapman
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    Looks like the gates have begun to open on Ello and here comes the rush of new users who want to judge before using. Listen to my thoughts on Episode 140 of Managing the Gray. Show Notes: Neil Bearse Find me on Ello Violet Blue (not safe for work) John Green’s Keynote at Connections 2014 Ze Frank Can’t wait to hear what this sparks.
  • Posting Old Photos of My Kids Online

    C.C. Chapman
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    As a photographer, I’m constantly taking photos. As a dad, my kids have grown up with a camera pointed at them their entire lives. We lived in Virginia when my son was born and sharing photos with our family and friends was not as easy as it is today. I still remember the first time I heard of Flickr and instantly signed up for an account. Since then, it has been the place I publish almost all of my photos and certainly the number one place photos of the kids end up. As a parent you need to be protective of photos you post online of your family. There are no rules, but it your…
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    DadCAMP

  • Kid-Friendly Taco Tuesday Tips

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    The best Taco Tuesday tips are to keep up the variety, let everyone DIY and grab something easy for little kiddie hands to build with, like Tortilla Bowls! Continue Reading → The post Kid-Friendly Taco Tuesday Tips appeared first on DadCAMP.
  • Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

    Buzz
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Zacharie loves to dance. He gets spontaneous bursts of it all the time. Today's happened when Charlie had soccer and he went to dance like nobody's watching. Continue Reading → The post Dance Like Nobody’s Watching appeared first on DadCAMP.
  • See It Or Skip It: The Book Of Life And The Story of Dia De Los Muertos

    Buzz
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    The Book of Life is not your typical Halloween movie. it explains the beautiful story behind Dia de los Muertos with bright animation. For the first time ever, I enjoyed a "kids movie" more than the boys did. What a wonderful film. Continue Reading → The post See It Or Skip It: The Book Of Life And The Story of Dia De Los Muertos appeared first on DadCAMP.
  • How To Teach Your Kids About Money

    Buzz
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    How do you teach your kids about money? Do you spend, save, share? Many parents use three jars to teach their kids about money. We did that too, with a twist Continue Reading → The post How To Teach Your Kids About Money appeared first on DadCAMP.
  • When The Pendulum Swings Too Far

    Buzz
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    Trying to find fun teams for kids to play soccer in Calgary shouldnt take effort. It does. They're either demanding academies, or lazy play - no middle ground Continue Reading → The post When The Pendulum Swings Too Far appeared first on DadCAMP.
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    Random Thoughts- Do They Have Meaning?

  • I'll Bend But I Won't Break

    Jack Steiner
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Got some news the other days that didn't make me happy. It wasn't the kind of thing that is going to dictate how my life goes forever because I am the captain of the ship but it might influence how things go forward.Not real appreciative of the current status nor anxious to maintain the 'quo' but my ability to influence certain elements is limited.Doing my best not to let it turn into anger at those who have let me down and or the people that have screwed me.What is done is done and most of the time this crap isn't personal but that doesn't negate the frustration or the challenge.But I like a…
  • If You Need Reading Material

    Jack Steiner
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Try one of these:Finding A New HomeAre You Giving Out Bad Blogging Advice?Do You Remember Where You Came From?Some Dreams Never DieBlogging Doesn’t Need To Have A PointOr tryA Father Describes ParentingA Father’s BurdenHow Sister’s Helped to Train A Father of “Daddy’s Girl”Inside the Blogger’s Studio- A Dream, Er NightmareThe GermoPhobeWhat I Dream AboutI am In LoveBecoming a DadDad’s Most Important JobA Decade of DadGrandpaDonutsWhy Your Post Sucks and Everyone Hates Your BlogA Letter To My Children- Things That MatterA Letter To My Children-2011Dad Balances Fear Versus…
  • The Words We Use

    Jack Steiner
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Was quite a morning, quite a day and quite a week and all but the morning have yet to be completed.Yet at this moment I still hear the echoes of things that were said and what I gather most is the need to pay attention to the words we use.Some can't be spoken without consequences and if you are not willing to embrace those consequences you really should be careful.When someone says to "fuck off" you might not get the kind of response you really want unless you intended for them to "fuck off."Same can be said for telling someone to "go fuck themselves." In certain situations there is no harm…
  • The Words Were Washed Away

    Jack Steiner
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    I don't know if I dreamed about this, saw it in a movie, read about it in a book or heard it on the radio.It is a man and a woman talking about their relationship and one of them says 'your words were washed away by my tears.'Can't help but think how people will probably think of that as being negative even though it might could be positive. Tears of joy might wash away the hard/harsh words of the past.Course that sort of thinking seems to be in line for me, opposite or different of everyone. Lately it seems if everyone is walking on the right side I position myself on the left.Might need to…
  • Death Smiled At Me

    Jack Steiner
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Death smiled at me and I opened my arms and walked forward to embrace him. I was prepared to feel bony arms encircle me and waiting to feel the cold I was certain radiated from him.I stared at eyeless sockets and moved forward, uncertain about what would happen or what I would do.The screams of loved ones echoed in my ears but I ignored their pleas to wait because I was done waiting.My inner clock had stopped ticking and the incessant buzzing of the alarm pushed me to keep going forward.I was ready to pay the price for the knowledge I sought and if necessary willing to fight for it.Across the…
 
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  • Tales Between the Pages Interview

    Steve
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    All week the book blog, Tales Between the Pages, has been featuring my books for the launch of Ghosts of Belle Isle. Today, Jessica has an interview we did together. She asked fantastic questions, so you’ll definitely want to check it out here!
  • Launch Week!

    Steve
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    It’s launch week for Ghosts of Belle Isle, and all week over at the great book blog site, TalesBetweenthePages.com, there will be reviews and features about The Virginia Mysteries. Monday was a great review of Summer of the Woods, Wednesday will be a review of Mystery on Church Hill, Thursday will be a captivating interview with yours truly, and Friday will be a review of Ghosts of Belle Isle. Today you can find a guest blog post that I wrote about that fine balance between freedom and safety, both for our kids and also in developing characters for my books. Pretty exciting stuff! A…
  • The Virginia Mysteries – New Covers!

    Steve
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    I’m excited to roll out the new covers for my first two books, Summer of the Woods and Mystery on Church Hill. Combined with my new book, Ghosts of Belle Isle, they make The Virginia Mysteries – Adventures with a twist of history. Kindle version covers are on Amazon now. Paperbacks will be rolling out over the next couple weeks. Thanks to the folks at EbookLaunch.com for their great designs. Enjoy!      
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    Digital Cameras: Camera Store: Cheap Cameras and Camcoders : Camera Store

  • Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    List Price: $3,299.95Buy New: $3,296.95 You Save: $3.00New (18) Used (15) Refurbished (6) from $1,696.9536.3 MP FX-format CMOS sensor without an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF), 30% faster EXPEED 4 image processing engine, 51-point AF system and 3D Color Matrix metering III with a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor, ISO 64-12,800 expandable to 51,200, Featuring a new RAW Small Size option, which produces 16MP images with much smaller file sizes, Professional video and audio capabilities...
  • Nikon COOLPIX L830 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 34x Zoom NIKKOR Lens and Full 1080p HD Video (Black)

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    List Price: $299.95Buy New: $196.95 You Save: $103.00 (34%)New (17) Used (11) Refurbished (8) from $159.9534x optical zoom plus an astounding 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom, Comfortable design, elegantly simple controls and intuitive menu system, 3.0-inch 921,000-dot LCD display, Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies...
  • Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    List Price: $2,299.95Buy New: $2,296.95 You Save: $3.00New (18) Used (7) Refurbished (3) from $2,019.89Full frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor, Full HD 60/50/30/25/24p video, Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and compatibility with the WT-5a + UT-1 Communication Unit, Shoot up to 6.5 fps at full resolution, Pro Video feature set including: Simultaneously record uncompressed and compressed, Manually control ISO, shutter speed and aperture while recording - even use Power Aperture control for smooth iris transitions and Auto ISO for smooth exposure transitions.,…
  • Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens (Black)

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    List Price: $649.95Buy New: $546.95 You Save: $103.00 (16%)New (19) Used (22) Refurbished (28) from $415.6424.2 MP CMOS DX-format sensor, 5 frames per second continuous shooting, 11 AF points with 3D tracking, ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600), 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps) HD video (MPEG-4/H.264/MOV), 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots, Expeed 4 processing, Easy panorama mode and beginner-friendly Guide mode, Wi-Fi enabled with WU-1a Wireless Adapter and compatible smartphone or tablet (not included), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory...
  • Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Non-VR DX Zoom Lenses Bundle

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    List Price: $779.95Buy New: $546.95 You Save: $233.00 (30%)New (23) Used (8) Refurbished (6) from $499.0024MP CMOS DX-format sensor, 4 frames per second continuous shooting, 11 AF points (with 3D tracking), ISO 100-6400 (plus ISO 12,800-equivalent Hi1 setting), Full HD 1080p video, 3.0 inch LCD with 920,000 dots, Expeed 3 processing, Microphone input, Twin IR remote receivers, Beginner-friendly Guide mode...
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    Dad's Guide to Twins

  • How to Tell Your Family You’re Keeping Twins’ Gender a Secret

    Joe
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    I got a new question about keeping the gender of your twins a surprise leading up to delivery. Now this Mom writes in and she says she is shocked by how many friends and family seem to take personal offense that we’re not going to find out the gender of the twins. Now this makes me laugh, because it is kind of a unique situation. First of all, you’re expecting twins, which is kind of an anomaly in the first place. And then you decide that you’re not going to find out the gender. So I can see why people might be a little shocked. But personal offense; I’m not so sure…
  • Helping Other Fathers of Twins

    Joe
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    I recently got a comment from Ali. He says, “We often have fathers saying there’s nothing for them at the local multiple birth club. We have mostly women volunteering to do things in clubs and would love more men to help out.” And so he recommends that that’s a great topic to raise, and I completely agree. He says, “If you notice a gap in support services why not put in your hand to fill it so the next person doesn’t miss out? Volunteering is really good for the giver and the recipient.” So Ali, I really appreciate you bringing up this topic for us,…
  • Twin Dad 10 Commandments

    Joe
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Today I want to start by referencing a poster that came along, that I came across by another father of twins. He blogs at Dad2Twins.com. And he shares the Twin Dad Ten Commandments with you. It’s an interesting article, and I want to talk about a few of the commandments that he shares and add a little bit of my own as well. In No. 3, he writes that you need to buy two of everything for them in exactly the same color, size, shape, and dimensions. If you fail to do this, expect the consequences. And one thing I would say is that you can likely get away with giving two different variants…
  • Mastering Your Mental Game as a Father of Twins – Podcast 72

    Joe
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Episode 72 of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Show Notes Listen as we discuss these questions: Stop the blame game at home with your twins and spouse. I discuss this article by Torsten Klaus on GoodMenProject.com How a little perspective goes a long way when parenting twins. Inspired by this post on AFatherOfTwinBoys.com Mentioned in this Episode Finding Joy in the Journey with Twins Subscribe to the Podcast To subscribe to the podcast, please use the links below: iTunes (for your iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc.) Stitcher Subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes feed) Share Your Thoughts Please let me know…
  • Would a Diaper Bag Designed for One Child Still Work for Twins?

    Joe
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    One listener wrote in and said that he was able to find some diaper bags that are a little more manly than your typical women’s diaper bag on a site called DadGear.com, and he said they look good but they focus a little more on the single child than on twins, and he wonders if that’s okay. I have not personally bought anything from DadGear.com before, but their products do look pretty good, especially if you’re looking for something that is more to your style as a father instead of trying to piggyback on what your wife may have. If you’re only going out for a short…
 
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    DaDa Rocks!

  • #StreamTeam Celebrate Milestones With These 22 Netflix Titles!

    DaDa Rocks Writer
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    While there may not be as many milestones for us “grown-ups” to achieve, the life of a kid is filled with mini-milestones that happen more often than you think! Anything from your child’s first lost tooth or first time trick-or-treating (especially timely with Halloween just about a week or two away) to their first job or big game deserves a celebration… and Netflix is there to help you with the festivities! Check out our selections below to help you commemorate the mini-milestones in your child’s life (and keep scrolling for a few milestone celebration…
  • TTPM Holiday Showcase

    DaDa Rocks Writer
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Though it would seem too early to start counting down to the holidays for some, with Halloween just a few weeks away, the season of giving is just around the corner! So it should be no surprise that we’ve already gotten a look at what we’re projecting to be this year’s hottest gift items. From toys to video games and more, we sure got an eyeful of the must-haves for 2014 at the Time To Play Media Holiday Showcase event! Check out our top picks below to see what we’re looking forward to finding (and giving) all wrapped up during this year’s holiday season! Disney…
  • Disney On Ice: Frozen skates in to the New York/New Jersey area #DOINYNJ

    DaDa Rocks!
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Disney on Ice Presents Frozen by Feld Entertainment is the  34th Disney On Ice spectacular. Frozen will bring the Academy Award winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life.  Disney On Ice presents Frozen visits the New York metro region from November 4 to November 30, 2014 for 41 total performances at Nassau Coliseum (11/4 – 11/9), Barclays Center (11/11 – 11/16), Prudential Center (11/19 – 11/23) and IZOD Center (11/25 – 11/30). Tickets  on sale at Ticketmaster.com. In Disney On Ice presents Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take…
  • “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day” Screening With Jennifer Garner

    DaDa Rocks Writer
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
     Recently we were able to attend a very special screening ofDisney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day courtesy of the Moms, with a guest appearance (and Q & A) from Jennifer Garner herself! The movie follows Alexander Cooper first as he experiences an awful day that’s all too common to him– he gets gum stuck in his hair, his rival schedules a birthday party on the same day as his, he gets in trouble at school– but Alexander feels like no one else in his family cares because things are going well for them. His father lands an interview…
  • Mr. Peabody and Sherman take the WABAC to your home screen #PeabodyInsiders

    DaDa Rocks!
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN!  Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is an inventor, scientist and genius who just happens to be a dog. With his son Sherman, he will embark on the most extraordinary adventure imaginable as they race against time to repair history and save the future. MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward. Sit back and go WABAC to experience the ultimate joy ride and loads of…
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    Dad Does

  • Anki DRIVE Review, That Familiar Feeling Of Playing Something Totally New

    nessel
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Don’t bother re-reading that title, it makes even less sense the second time you read it.  Anki DRIVE has that familiar feeling of playing a car racing video game, complete with power-ups, upgrades, weapons and shields…expect it is real!  Or maybe it is more like racing classic slot cars on a track, except the cars never go off the track and oh yeah, did we mention you have lasers, cannons, bombs and tractor beams! Anki DRIVE Robot Racing has a familiar feel, even though you have never played anything like it before!  The only hard part about Anki DRIVE is trying to describe…
  • Review: Sky Viper Camera Drone Quadcopter, Don’t Let the NSA Have All The Fun

    nessel
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Sure we are all outraged by the NSA spying on us…but aren’t we just a little jealous too?  I mean the NSA has all these super cool tech toys – drones, spy cameras, etc.  Now you and the kids can operate your own family version of the NSA with the Sky Viper Camera Drone from Skyrocket Toys! The Sky Viper Camera Drone is a remote control quadcopter that can do stunts and record video and photos with its built in camera. Please watch our video review of the Sky Viper Camera Drone - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHhsmfZ_xeo A Whole Lot of Quadcopter, For A Tiny Sum of Cash We…
  • Review: Gravity Maze From ThinkFun, Marbles and Logic Unite!

    nessel
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Marble runs are fun.  Mazes and logic puzzles are also cool.  Hmm, what would happen if you combined the building fun of a marble run with the logic challenges of a puzzle?  You would get Gravity Maze from ThinkFun! Please watch our video review of Gravity Maze from ThinkFun - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSnl2yr9gO0 Learning Is Easy When Things Are Fun! The translucent towers in Gravity Maze look cool.  Kids will have fun snapping towers together, going horizontal or vertical and experimenting with different orientations for the towers.  Drop a marble in, watch it race down a 3D…
  • A Quick Recap Of The Perfect Toys For That Little Spy In Your Life

    nessel
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Hey Moms and Dads looking to give your kids some direction? Trying to point them toward a growth industry – something they might be able to get a job in and pay off their $200K in college debt?  I’ve got one word for you… Spying.  I mean come on, is there any agency growing faster than the NSA?  Someone has to read all my personal emails.  In fact, I was just probably put on three different watchlists for mentioning Spying and the NSA.  Well, nice to know someone is reading the site – great to see you again Agent X342G1. What toys are perfect to get your…
  • The Smart Lamp Speaker by emoi, Finally A KickStarter Campaign Worth Backing

    nessel
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    We are all busy, so let’s cut right to the chase…most KickStarter campaigns suck.  Don’t get me wrong, we love the ideas and the creativity…but all too often the companies don’t deliver on the promise of the campaign.  It is for this reason that we ignore the vast majority of Kickstarter pitches we get each day. Luckily we did not ignore the Smart Lamp Speaker by emoi pitch…since this is the real deal.  It’s a lamp, it’s a bluetooth speaker, it’s an alarm clock, it’s a speaker phone, it’s a soft and squishy and most…
 
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    Short Order Dad

  • On-the-street interviews

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    I interview people on the street about food. Here are the first three.
  • Adam Richman introduces Jon Bon Jovi

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Last night at the Food Network NYC Wine and Food Event, Man vs. Food star Adam Richman introduced Jon to the happy, hungry crowd. Captured on my trusty iPhone. Check out the video here. Then I had the pleasure of interviewing Jon’s dad and brother about their tomato sauce and Adam about pizza. Terrific people, great evening, super event. Special thanks to The Daily Meal.
  • Beef: What You Need to Know

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    I like this. Every once in a while I find something that simply synthesizes and summarizes what you need to know. In this case it’s about beef. That is, what cut is what, and importantly, what is the best method to cook it. Thanks to some group called The Beef Checkoff. [Click on the image twice to get an unimpeded view.]
  • Selecting Italian Red Wines, A Helpful Guide

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Original Source: Flow Chart of Italian Red Wines
  • My Favorite Fruit

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Allow me to rhapsodize about one of my favorite food experiences in Los Angeles. On the Ocean Front Walk in Venice, just a few hundred feet north of the famed Muscle Beach Gym, is a small stand on the corner of 17th street. A sign proclaiming “Viva la fruta” might catch your attention. Cups of already cut fresh fruit beckon, but you don’t have to commit to those — you can choose your own composition from the menu of the day’s available options. Berries, bananas, kiwis, melons and more are on hand, but befriend the attendant and he/she might dissuade you from the mango (“too…
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    The Committed Parent

  • Why I Own Scores of Unread Books: My Brain Made Me Do It!

    Mark Brady
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:42 am
    I have an 8 foot by 8 foot bookcase full of books that I haven’t read. What I’ve recently realized is that the way my brain’s reward circuitry is structured is primarily responsible for this situation. My brain operates with book-buying in much the same way that many drug and other addictions work. Here’s how. I’ll use a recent book purchase as an example. I come upon a review of a new book. In this case let’s use Daniel Levitin’s, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. Immediately, I feel this excited, pleasurable…
  • How Learned Helplessness Can Ruin a Lovely Walk in the Park – A Cautionary Tale

    Mark Brady
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    Last month my wife stepped into a hole, fell and twisted her ankle while I stood by and did nothing; never offered her a helping hand or asked after her well-being. Nothing. Which seems totally out of character for someone who thinks of himself as kind, considerate and compassionate. Even rats trapped in a cage will help one another. Not only that, but I’ve personally treated rattlesnakes better than I did her. We were out together walking our dogs at the local dog park, and as you might expect, my response – or really a lack of one – was not especially well-received. To put…
  • How Debt Damages the Brain

    Mark Brady
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    *** Free Offer at the Bottom *** When I turned 40 years old I made the decision to transition from being a carpenter, mostly working for wages, to become a spec builder. I would take on the building responsibilities of the whole house, from foundation to rooftop. In order to finance my transition into what was essentially a significantly different business, I periodically ran up bills on any number of credit cards and then paid everything off once my projects were complete and cash flowed freely. I always felt uneasy about this way of operating, but my brain struggled to come up with any…
  • 7 Essential Brain Features Every Helping Professional Needs to Know (Including Parents, Teachers and Business Leaders)

    Mark Brady
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    I believe it’s a mistake to think about the brain and brain science in any kind of reductive fashion. That said, our brains are involved in every aspect of ours and our clients’ lives. Might we be well-served to keep these 7 qualities of brain function somewhere in the forefront of our own brain? 1. The brain is the most complex creation in the known universe I suspect it’s a rare neuroscientist who hasn’t been filled with awe and wonder at both the complexity and the beauty of how a healthy brain is organized and operates. Reposting from a recent blog, here’s…
  • Why Creativity Can Be Bad for the Brain

    Mark Brady
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    When I was in my early 20s I traveled to Ojai, California to attend a public lecture by the spiritual teacher, Jiddu Krishnamurti. Seemingly through the luck of the draw, I had become unexpectedly successful selling profitable airplane hardware to the U.S. Military, and I found myself plagued, as many financially successful people are, with the recurring question, “Is THIS all there is?” I was hoping Krishnamurti would answer that question in inspiring, heartful ways. “This is my secret: I never mind what happens.” ~ J. Krishnamurti What mostly drove my interest was…
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    Geekasms

  • Funko’s Vinyl Vixen’s Are a Geekasmic Worthy Collection

    Gilliana
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    As if Funko didn’t already provide us with enough addicting collecting habits they continue to bring us more Geekasmic worthy toys. Funko’s lead Art Director Sean Wilkinson took to Facebook (yes the place of all worthy news ) to announce his brand new line of Vinyl Vixens, a crossover between Pin-ups and Superhero’s ( I [...]The post Funko’s Vinyl Vixen’s Are a Geekasmic Worthy Collection appeared first on Geekasms.
  • After the Trailer: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Teaser Poster!

    Michael
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    After the apparent leak of the first teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron by Hydra, Marvel decided to go ahead and officially release the teaser trailer ahead of schedule, and it looks they weren’t done as they’ve released the first teaser poster for the film too!! Now, if only Marvel Comics will explain all [...]The post After the Trailer: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Teaser Poster! appeared first on Geekasms.
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Teaser Trailer

    Michael
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    It was announced on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that we’d get to see the trailer with next weeks episode, well Marvel has pulled a fast one by releasing the teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron online, and it’s pretty badass. No Vision, but we get Hulk, Hulkbuster armor, and a good look at Ultron, [...]The post AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Teaser Trailer appeared first on Geekasms.
  • Titan Comics First Look – DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #3

    Troy Lyons
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Titan Comics has sent over a synopsis and preview pages for Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #3 hitting stores next week! SYNOPSIS THE TENTH DOCTOR FACES EMOTIONAL ARMAGEDDON IN NEW YORK! Torn between the homeworld of vicious psychic parasites, and the worsening chaos in Sunset Park, the Doctor must battle through his worst nightmares in [...]The post Titan Comics First Look – DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #3 appeared first on Geekasms.
  • Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR | THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE

    Troy Lyons
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR #0 |  THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 – In Stores October 8th, 2014   X-O MANOWAR #0  Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art by CLAY MANN Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG141713) Cover B by CLAY MANN (AUG141714) Interlocking Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148184) Interlocking Cover D by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL148185) [...]The post Valiant Previews: X-O MANOWAR | THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE appeared first on Geekasms.
 
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    The JackB

  • Should You Blog For Comments?

    Jack Steiner
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    An interviewer asked me to share my dream job with them and I said I wanted to be The Dread Pirate Roberts. They laughed and told me it was inconceivable and I said I do not think that word means what they think it means and we laughed some more. It gave me that warm, […] (Visited 15 times, 15 visits today) The post Should You Blog For Comments? appeared first on The JackB.
  • I’m On Fire

    Jack Steiner
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Editor’s note: This piece first appeared in 2011 over here. It was based upon a prompt for a writing group I was participating in at the time. I moved it over here so that it would be backed up and protected like the other posts you find on this blog. My seventies girl has jet […] (Visited 13 times, 13 visits today) The post I’m On Fire appeared first on The JackB.
  • Sometimes You Find Yourself Up Against It

    Jack Steiner
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    A different man than I might find being up against it to be more enjoyable than I do. He might enjoy showing the surf that he could take the pounding merciless pounding to be demonstrative of being tougher than the next guy. I know this because once upon a time I was that man, but […] (Visited 19 times, 19 visits today) The post Sometimes You Find Yourself Up Against It appeared first on The JackB.
  • You Shouldn’t Blog About Sex On Halloween

    Jack Steiner
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Halloween is about almost here and the kids are starting to get more than a little excited about it but not me. I am too busy trying to leave a simple wisp of toilet paper on every roll in every bathroom. It is not really the kind of thing you want to put on a […] (Visited 26 times, 26 visits today) The post You Shouldn’t Blog About Sex On Halloween appeared first on The JackB.
  • A Partial Tale of Two Liars

    Jack Steiner
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    I once knew two liars. A girl and a boy who came of age during a time when science was considered truth and magic was considered to be the province of con men, charlatans and snake oil salesmen. The two of them grew up in separate towns, went to separate schools and for a very […] (Visited 17 times, 17 visits today) The post A Partial Tale of Two Liars appeared first on The JackB.
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    TwisterMc » FluidDad

  • Impressed with Apple TV. I should have got one long ago.

    Thomas McMahon
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    I’ve been looking at digital media players for quite some time now. I love the idea of them, but they all seemed to be missing a feature or two. Eventually my wife made the decision for me and got me an Apple TV. And it’s amazing! The Apple TV is often referred to as a media player where you can buy or rent content from iTunes to play on it, but that’s not what I wanted. I wanted a computer where I could stream anything from the internet and play whatever files I wanted. That’s why for years I’ve been using an older Mac Mini. Turns out, you can do everything on…
  • Great Weekend For Picking Pumpkins

    Thomas
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Headed out to our favorite pick your own pumpkin patch, Dimler’s, and got some great pumpkins again this year. The post Great Weekend For Picking Pumpkins appeared first on TwisterMc.
  • Taking a Llama for a Walk.

    Thomas
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Had fun at Carlson’s Lovable Llamas today! The post Taking a Llama for a Walk. appeared first on TwisterMc.
  • Lily got to meet a book!

    Thomas McMahon
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    It’s not everyday that you get to meet a book just walking down the street. He was promoting the book sale at our library which was pretty nice. Probably the best book mascot I’ve ever seen; ok the only one. The post Lily got to meet a book! appeared first on TwisterMc.
  • Having some fun at Luceline apple orchard.

    Thomas McMahon
    7 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Luceline is a newer apple orchard located in Watertown MN and it has some great activities. The nature walk, with rope swing, was one of our favorites. The post Having some fun at Luceline apple orchard. appeared first on TwisterMc.
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    The Daddy Files » The Daddy Files-

  • 5 Ways to Treat Kids With Stuffy Noses

    Aaron Gouveia
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    School is back is session, fall is turning to winter, and that means your kids have either been sick, are sick right this second, or will be sick very soon. That’s not me thinking the sky is falling or being pessimistic either, it’s just the reality of the situation. First of all, the weather and the changing of the seasons often bring on colds and congestion on its own. But if your children go to daycare or have started school, forget about it. Your kids will get sick because school is a germ farm and cold incubator. Just assume the classroom pet is that monkey from Outbreak.
  • Cold Weather, Heating Bills, and Why New Englanders Are Nuts

    Aaron Gouveia
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    “It’s freezing in here, but don’t you DARE touch that thermostat!” There’s a game people in New England play this time of year. A game in which the stakes are high, the temperature is low, and financial situations as well as pride hang in the balance. The rest of the country thinks we’re absolutely nuts, yet every year households engage in wintry warfare when cold fronts hit and tempers heat up, as families battle over the most pressing issue of autumn — when to turn on the heat! I know, I know. Sounds trivial right. Most of you are saying…
  • 6 Things from My Elementary School Days I Wish My Kids Could Experience

    Aaron Gouveia
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    My oldest son Will just started the first grade. And the first thing you’ll say when your kids start school is “holy crap, things have changed!” Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t going to be one of those “things were so much better in my day” posts. Well, maybe a little. But while I fully realize many of the changes are positive and done for good reason, I can’t help but get a little nostalgic and, if we’re being honest, kind of sad my sons won’t have some of the same experiences I did. 6. The Oregon Trail I never want to see harm come to my kids, unless it’s in the form of…
  • Adrian Peterson, Child Abuse, And Why It Doesn’t Matter If That’s How You Were Raised

    Aaron Gouveia
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    It is never acceptable to beat a little kid bloody with a weapon, because that is always child abuse. I can’t believe it’s 2014 and I have to spell that out for people. Yet in the wake of star running back Adrian Peterson’s grand jury indictment for reckless and negligent injury to a child, it’s clear there are grown men and women out there who still think it’s OK to strip leaves off a tree branch and whip a 4-year-old until he bleeds. To stuff leaves in his mouth. To cut him on the legs, thighs, buttocks, and scrotum. To whip him between 10-15 times, leaving…
  • Should We Have Another Baby?

    Aaron Gouveia
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    It was the first really warm day in April. Winter finally released New England from its icy grasp and nature was set free to bloom. Everything was new and the leaves were green in their infancy, and people left their houses, looked around, and smiled while taking in deep breaths of unadulterated spring. Will and I had just tried our hand at trout fishing, with no luck. But despite the zero tally regarding the fish count, we rewarded ourselves with a trip to the local hot dog stand for footlongs and fries. After placing our order, Will bolted to the playground while I sat at a picnic table…
 
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    CuteMonster.com

  • Monstober! New Razor Jr. YouTube Channel and Giveaway

    CuteMonster Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Razor, maker of the iconic kick scooter as well as a full line of award-winning products that inspire and excite riders worldwide, recently launched their new YouTube Channel, Razor Jr. And this October or as Razor calls it Monstober, the channel will be “filled with Zombie and Monster fun – to keep kids laughing and... The post Monstober! New Razor Jr. YouTube Channel and Giveaway appeared first on CuteMonster.com.
  • Win the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for the Wii

    CuteMonster Staff
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Giveaway of Activision's Skylanders Trap Team for the Nintendo Wii. Contest ends 10/29/2014. The post Win the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for the Wii appeared first on CuteMonster.com.
  • CuteMonster Web Comic Begins

    Vincent Daly
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    The CuteMonster Web Comic begins in earnest. The post CuteMonster Web Comic Begins appeared first on CuteMonster.com.
  • Teaser Trailer for Tomorrowland

    CuteMonster Staff
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Disney released the first teaser trailer for Tomorrowland. The post Teaser Trailer for Tomorrowland appeared first on CuteMonster.com.
  • #HealthyDad, Scary Truths, and a Giveaway Contest

    Vincent Daly
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Why the Healthy Dads movement matters plus a great giveaway contest. The post #HealthyDad, Scary Truths, and a Giveaway Contest appeared first on CuteMonster.com.
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  • 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…
  • Daddy on the Edge of Fashion

    31 May 2014 | 2:53 pm
    You've seen this one before, but watch it again...How much awesomeness is that, huh?  I think this speech should be required viewing by all Liberals - we need to watch this once a month just to remind ourselves that we are not any of the ridiculous, hateful things that the Right Wing paint us as being. That we are so much better than how they see us.  We need constant reminders that we should not be ashamed, but rather proud of the fact that we are Liberals.And that's why I made a t-shirt.Is creating a t-shirt a huge political publicity stunt?  Nope.  An earth shattering…
  • Daddy on the Edge of Using Your Words

    18 Mar 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Watch: Everlast - "What It's Like".  Pretty moving song. Of course, this is the first time I've actually heard it all the way through without half of the words squelched out (squelching is my word for what we used to call bleeping, or censoring - they mask the lyric with a rap record "scratching" sound).  Some of the words they squelch are predictable - "fuckin'" and "shit" are still pretty de riguer in radio land.  They censor the word "balls" (as in testicles), but I think that's only because the lyric refers to cutting them off.  The word "whore" is censored from this…
  • Daddy on the Edge of The Fence

    15 Mar 2014 | 6:11 pm
    A friend of mine asked me not too long ago how I choose the subjects that I write about here.  I was quick to say, "I write about things that piss me off", which is pretty much true.  But then I thought about all the things that aggravate Daddy on a daily basis, and realized that if being pissed were the only litmus test, then I would never stop writing in this place.  Turns out there are two criteria; subjects have to piss me off, and I still have to be pissed about them weeks later.  If they're still bugging me, I'll write about them.  Sometimes Daddy has a hard…
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  • Are we nearly there yet?

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    Everyone who has ever driven their family in a car knows that sooner or later they will hear the words “are we nearly there yet?” In a recent survey by Parkdean Holidays of over 1,400 parents they discovered that parents are likely to hear “are we nearly there yet” in less than an hour of the car journey. In my car I’m lucky if we can last ten minutes before the question is asked – and its usually first uttered by my wife! The majority of parents used iPads and electronic tablets to keep their little ones entertained in the car. But 532 parents still favoured a trusty old book as…
  • Parenting Tips: Driving Lessons for Kids

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
      Here are some of the best places that you can take your kids for driving experience and pre-driving lesson driving lessons: THE AA The AA don’t just offer roadside assistance, they can also be on hand to get your kids behind the wheel. Aimed at 13-16 year olds, the AA Driving School provides a safe, controlled and stress-free environment for teenagers to experience driving for the first time. The lessons only cover the basics of accelerating, stopping, steering, changing gears and manoeuvring, so there will be no tearing it around the track for the overzealous Lewis Hamilton wannabes…
  • CycleMania

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    Yorkshire dad champions the benefits of cycling. Those living within a close enough proximity to any of the Tour de France stages held in England would have gone to it. The two stages in Yorkshire were watched by 2.5m people and were an overwhelming success despite the withdrawal of Green Jersey favourite Mark Cavendish and defending Champion Chris Froome, both of Britain. The Tour was the perfect place to get children interested in cycling. The raucous, carnival atmosphere that accompanied the race really gave for an electric buzz. A buzz that was completely enthralling regardless of age…
  • SUMMER HOLIDAY TIP:  OPEN A KIDS ART GALLERY 

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    It’s the start of the summer holidays and for many parents it will fill them with dread as they have to find countless activities to fill their child’s day and avoid those two deadly words  “I’m Bored”. So here’s a suggestion to occupy a day or two – turn you house into an art gallery. Firstly, you may download a digital art app onto your ipad/tablet for them to draw pictures or create abstract digital arts by using the app. Once done, you can then print them out and display them on the walls of your house. Then get your kids to give you a tour of the exhibits and listen to…
  • World Cup Competition

    27 Jun 2014 | 4:46 am
    Daddy Dazed is loving this World Cup  – such great games, such good goals – my biggest problem is wrestling control of the TV remote away from my daughter who doesn’t appreciate the finer points of team tactics and just wants to watch Frozen. And now Daddy Dazed brings you a great free World Cup competition – Jungle Goal$, courtesy of 888casino First prize is a LG 9.1ch 3D cinema system. All you have to do is visit here – World Cup at 888casino – watch a short video and work out who bounced the ball the most times (HINT: it’s harder that it sounds, so…
 
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  • ONE AYA Summit

    C.C. Chapman
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Checking in for a trip is always when it becomes real to me. For months, I’ve been excited to share that I was speaking a the ONE #AYASummit at Google headquarters in Washington, DC. The AYA Summit will focus on issues facing girls and women in the developing world, with special emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. Focus will be given to how each one of us can use the power of our voice to make a difference for families who live there. I’m speaking on a panel called Tweet to Shot and will be on stage along side representatives from GAVI, The Gates Foundation, American Academy of…
  • FiOS Quantum TV Gives Me Too Many Choices

    C.C. Chapman
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    We’ve had Verizon FiOS in our house from the first moment it was made available in our area. For years I had to sit by and lust over it while working on some of their earliest marketing campaigns during my Advance Guard days. Recently an ad popped up on my screen advertising their new FiOS Quantum TV service. I probably ignored it the first couple of times, but eventually I clicked through to find out more. We were always running out of DVR space and the idea of suddenly having 200 hours of space seemed like a blessing. Sure, it costs a bit more a month (depends on what level you are at…
  • Today is a gift. Tomorrow is not promised.

    C.C. Chapman
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    The shower was extra hot and the muse was screaming. As soon as I got done I ran downstairs to record this. No idea how I got so wired on a Monday morning. Be sure to watch Transform and An Invocation for Beginnings that I mentioned on the show.
  • Ello Initial Thoughts

    C.C. Chapman
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    Looks like the gates have begun to open on Ello and here comes the rush of new users who want to judge before using. Listen to my thoughts on Episode 140 of Managing the Gray. Show Notes: Neil Bearse Find me on Ello Violet Blue (not safe for work) John Green’s Keynote at Connections 2014 Ze Frank Can’t wait to hear what this sparks.
  • Posting Old Photos of My Kids Online

    C.C. Chapman
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    As a photographer, I’m constantly taking photos. As a dad, my kids have grown up with a camera pointed at them their entire lives. We lived in Virginia when my son was born and sharing photos with our family and friends was not as easy as it is today. I still remember the first time I heard of Flickr and instantly signed up for an account. Since then, it has been the place I publish almost all of my photos and certainly the number one place photos of the kids end up. As a parent you need to be protective of photos you post online of your family. There are no rules, but it your…
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  • Writing Again

    @AnOrdinaryDad
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:28 pm
    I’m writing again. And the desire to self edit to the point of killing a post so that it never sees the light of the internet must be defeated. When I started this blog seven years ago it served a purpose. Fatherhood was kicking my butt and I needed a way to fight back. Life is […]
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  • A #FlushIQ Bathroom Twitter Potty!

    Charlie
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    When Delta Faucet came to us and said, “We want to party with you guys about toilets” — we couldn’t say YES fast enough. Getting a chance to talk about bathroom bravery and funny mishaps? WE’RE IN. Delta Faucet wants to tell you all about their #FlushIQ toilet, which sounds like a cyborg and a toilet mated in the wilderness to create the most technologically advanced, touch-free toilet with an overflow early warning system not dissimilar to NORAD or NASA*. And we are happy to talk toilet humor. Your Formal Twitter Party Invite When: Monday,October 27th from 8:00…
  • How to Be… the World’s Best Father?

    Andy
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    We tend to celebrate and poke fun at our insecurities, failures and doubts as dads on this website of ours, ironically named HowToBeADad.com, a place you can count on to never really tell you how to be a dad. At all. So, it’s no surprise that we love and wanted to share the brilliant photo series created by photographer and author, Dave Engledow, and his wife, called: World’s Best Father. A tongue-in-cheek name for a series of photos depicting fantastical scenes of sleep-deprived cluelessness from a first-time parent of an adorable daughter. Let’s take a look at 15 photos…
  • Cheating Death

    Charlie
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    In between the fun and filled-up diapers there are quieter moments in parenting. They hit you when you let your guard down. You’ll be tucking your kid in for bed or sitting on the couch watching your child watch one of your favorite shows from childhood. He’s laughing with you. You look at each other like old friends. And in an instant, there’s a coaction between life and memories. The past and present are hugging. This feeling sneaks up on you as fast as your kids grow up. Life is a VHS tape on record. Rewind, fast forward — there is but one tape per life. I wish I…
  • Toilet Safety: Advanced Adult Toilet Training

    Andy
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
      After a person learns how to go by themselves, it’s like they’ve suddenly graduated and they’re left to figure out the rest on their own. But, besides kids learning to not have “accidents,” there’s way more to know about and avoid in the gentle art of going to the bathroom. Delta Faucet teamed up with us to show you these commonly overlooked but frequently experienced bathroom perils, because it was our duty (pun not intended), and because Delta wants your bathroom experience to be as peril-free and awesome as possible with their FlushIQ™ toilet.
  • What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part Seven

    Charlie
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Last time, we described trying to get your kids to come home from the park. In other words, it’s basically insane. Today, let’s talk about having twins. Twins aren’t double the fun. They’re at least quadruple, based on all accounts. But imagine if they were sick. Trying get medicine and vitamins into kids is tough work. But how tough exactly? Watch this. Having twins is tough. It’s like a savage attack with pandas. What It’s Like Being A Parent: Part One Let’s start from the beginning. It’s a real treat. Follow us on Facebook. Or we’ll…
 
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  • How Sliding Door Doctor Can Remedy Your Broken Door

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    In Sydney and across Australia, sliding doors have been installed in many homes due to their great style and easy of use. These are large glass doors that give you a beautiful view to the outside world, and they also are on rollers and tracks that make them truly easy to open and close with little effort required. While they may function exceptionally well for you for months or years, many of t...
  • Meeting the New Mileage Standards: Will the Automakers Make the Cut?

    11 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    As the deadline for fuel efficiency standards continues to shine in the headlights of many different car manufacturers, companies are trying a variety of different innovations to try and meet future standards. Engines are being updated and hybridized. Turbodiesels are becoming more common. And most manufacturers are leaving the world of big steel bodies and trying to help their fleet lose weigh...
  • 4 Easy Steps to Keeping Your Home Looking and Doing Great

    3 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    You don't have to live in a mansion to take pride in the way your home looks. However, no matter the size of your dwelling, all homes need regular maintenance to look nice and reduce the effects of aging and weathering. With regular maintenance and preventative measures, you can revitalize your home and lessen the chance of major repairs.[font=helveti...
  • In laws, outlaws

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    My wife accused me of hating her family and relatives.I replied, "No, I don't hate your relatives. In fact, I like your mother-in-law a lot better than I like mine."
  • In the Construction Business? Where to Get the Right Tools

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    The construction business can be a very business one, but it’s also one that requires a fair amount of capital if you’re going to start your company the right way. If you’re starting a construction business and you’re trying to do it on any sort of budget – even a moderate one that allows for office space and tools – you need to be smart about how you buy your items. Use this guide to help you ...
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  • Pumpkins, Christmas, and Milestones

    dadastrophic
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Dadastrophic…yep that pretty much has been the truth since BEFORE day 1! I definitely got the name right. Tales of a “Hot Mess” dad! Bingo!  I’m learning something new everyday and the number one thing I learned is this is NOT easy…I cannot believe Summer came and went, and here we are, a month into Fall already.  Bonfires, Smores, Hayrides, and Sweaters…it could be worse! I just found myself trying to think about what a 23 month old (at Christmas) would want for the holidays. My friend Val mentioned GoGo Smart Wheels by V-Tech so at least I’m…
  • Grayson And The Garden Hose

    dadastrophic
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    I’m glad I got Grayson a little pool for the backyard. I filled it with water and he pretended it did not exist because he was more mesmerized with the garden hose. I decided to roll video and put together a movie trailer for his next Summer film, “Grayson And The Garden Hose“! Click HERE to watch the movie trailer!
  • Summertime 2014 Part 1!

    dadastrophic
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    It’s been a pretty exciting Summer so far with Grayson and we’ve had a lot of fun together. He’s hit a few milestones and he’s really developed both his motor skills and his vocabulary. Grayson still has a love of the water. Whether it’s the bathtub, a backyard pool, or the ocean, he simply smiles ear to ear the second he sees the wet stuff! Last weekend I had him at my Brother-In-Law’s condo along with my sister and Adam’s family! Sandy, Larry, Adam, Debbie, and Jessica are wonderful people who have always opened their home and hearts to us! If you…
  • A Gift You MUST Buy For Yourself…and Family!

    dadastrophic
    14 Jun 2014 | 8:57 am
    How I found the time to write this post is beyond me. When I started this blog in June 2012, I could not wait to post EVERYDAY! I noticed other “Dad Bloggers” were not postinjg often and I thought that was an easy way for me to climb up the “dad blog” charts on the internet! I soon learned that the other guys, who were way ahead of my time, simply “had their baby” and simply had no time to blog as much as they wanted to. Lesson learned. Grayson is asleep, it’s a Friday night, and I wanted to toss up a quick post about Father’s Day Weekend! This…
  • First Haircut! Kind of…

    dadastrophic
    17 May 2014 | 3:01 pm
    If you are in the Greater Lehigh Valley Area, I highly recommend a haircut at Eskandalo on Bethlehem’s South Side near Lehigh University. It’s where I’ve been getting my hair cut for years and where I took Grayson to get his 1st Haircut! Harley, was my one and only choice for this historic event! We did good! He did good! Sure I would have liked to have a bit more taken off, etc., but for it being a 1st haircut, Grayson did not do that bad!   The biggest issue was the massive collection of curls on the back of his head. As cute as they were, they had to GO!  Harley was…
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  • Boys Need Protection Too

    Dad and Buried
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Last week, I posted something of a response to the hilarious “if you touch my daughter I’ll kill you!” stance that many fathers enjoy taking when their daughters start dating. I wrote the post to make light of the idea that it’s supercool for adults to threaten children with violence. As I was writing, I found myself worrying about my credibility on the topic, because I don’t have a daughter who might one day be asked to prom by a leering, peach-fuzzed boy with only one thing on his mind and it’s not matchbox cars I’ll tell you that much! I only have a son. And boys…
  • [E-card] Insane in the Membrane

    Dad and Buried
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    The post [E-card] Insane in the Membrane appeared first on Dad and Buried.
  • Extreme Parenting

    Dad and Buried
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Parenting is a nonstop merry-go-round of comparison, guilt and judgment. We feel guilty when we screw up. We judge other parents when they screw up. We endlessly compare ourselves to those same parents, unaware – or, more honestly, unwilling to accept – that they are experiencing exactly the same trials and tribulations, riding the same roller-coaster, as we are. We pit ourselves against the world, against non-parents and other parents and even our spouses, eliminating the curve and grading everything on a scale of zero or 100, using extreme language in the service of unrealistic…
  • From the Mouths of Babes

    Dad and Buried
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Is there anything your munchkin says that ISN’T on this list? Add it in the comments! The post From the Mouths of Babes appeared first on Dad and Buried.
  • Rules for Dating My Son

    Dad and Buried
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    My son is only four, but with the speed at which children grow up these days, it won’t be long before he starts going on dates. So I thought I’d write a little something to anyone who is considering going to the drive-in and the ice cream stand – or maybe the roller rink and soda shop? I’m out of touch – with my son. (If you have a daughter, try these or these, from much nicer people than me.) He’s a friendly, good-looking kid, so I don’t blame you for being interested. Just be careful. If you want to date my son, it’s your funeral. Dear…
 
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  • What Is The Hardest Part Of Blogging?

    Joshua Wilner
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:54 am
    What happens next? The answer to the question is what happens next or at least that is the first thing I think of. The truth is it is a subjective question. Ask a dozen experienced bloggers or a 100 inexperienced ones what the hardest part of blogging is and you’ll receive a variety of answers. With some luck most people won’t answer your question with a fragment of a thought so let me flesh it out a bit for you. What Happens Next Means…. The larger goal of your blog post is to get the reader’s attention and to convince them to read your post(s) and then respond to…
  • The Problem With Straight Lines

    Joshua Wilner
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Not too long ago the kids and I were waiting in line to buy some food at one of the big box stores when we heard/saw another parent discipline his child for misbehaving. When the man asked the boy to explain why he did what did the boy shrugged his shoulders and said, “I don’t know, I just did it.’ A short while later a conversation started in the car about whether the boy was honest in his response or if he was lying. We all agreed it was possible he might not have provided an honest answer because he feared getting into more trouble but were at a deadlock about whether it…
  • A Healthy Dad Denial

    Joshua Wilner
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Reebok high tops, rolled jeans, fanny pack- Yep it is 1989. You can call this opening line confession or disclosure. If you want you can say I am writing this post because I was compensated (are you listening FTC) or you can take the more noble approach and call it one father’s confession. That’s because the point of the post is to talk about the importance of being a healthy dad and it is why I am using the picture above…again. This time around it is to point out that the handsome devil on the far right would try to kill me for letting us get so…soft. I can make a ton…
  • Are Texting & Email Responsible For The Death Of Clear Communication?

    Joshua Wilner
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Would a person from the 21st century be able to communicate with a knight from medieval times? Ten thousand years ago when I was a just a lad I thought it would be cool to have been a knight. The idea of wearing armor, carrying a sword and jousting appealed to me. I mentioned this to a substitute history teacher and they tried to speak to me in Old English and told me that if I couldn’t understand the language I would have a hard time communicating and that I would probably make a poor knight. Naturally I told him he couldn’t get away with insulting my honor so he challenged me to…
  • 198,093 Reasons Why It is The Best Cellphone Ever

    Joshua Wilner
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    London Juggler by Leon Benjamin Some times I look at the guy juggling those chain saws and think, “what a pansy. I do that every day except I don’t wear a helmet and in addition to the saws and axe I include bowling balls, cobras, pythons and a flame thrower.” That last sentence might be an exaggeration. The cobras were eaten by the pythons and when they turned upon me I flexed my mighty anacondas and choked them out. Initially I tried to make like Darth Vader and force choke them but Mercury is in retrograde and that jacked up my connection to the force so I had to get my…
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  • 31 Days of Halloween: TRICK OR TREAT - A New Short Film starring UNIVERSAL MONSTERS Select Action Figures

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Diamond Select Toys makes some of the coolest collectibles out there right now (we have some here at HQ), among them a line of action figures based off of the iconic Universal Monsters. This year, animator Alex Kropinak (MARVEL.com's "What The...?!" series) has brought the figures (sculpted by Gabriel Marquez, Rudy Garcia and Jean St. Jean) to life in their first-ever animated short using a combination of stop-motion photography and computer graphics. Behold the horror below as the Mummy, the Wolfman, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein's Monster,…
  • Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway - Win HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 on Blu-ray Combo Pack!

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    One of this year's hottest family movies, DreamWorks Animation's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 is flying home for the holidays on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Combo Pack from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy takes audiences back to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago! A prime addition to my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide here on THE ROCK FATHER, I've teamed up with Fox…
  • Exclusive First-Look: MEGA BLOKS DESPICABLE ME "Tim" in the Wild #MinionMontage

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Back on October 10, 2014 there was a knock on the door here at Rock Father HQ - an oddity since most ring the doorbell and subsequently send our dogs into a frenzy. When I looked outside, there was no one to be seen until I happened to look down. There he stood, a small yellow creature in a pair of purple and white flowered shorts. Having seen DESPICABLE ME and it's 2013 sequel, I knew immediately that I was looking at a "Minion." You see, somewhere between Montreal and New York City (where visitors got an unannounced sneak-preview at NYCC, the New York Comic-Con), seven Minions escaped the…
  • 31 Days of Halloween: POPPY CAT - "The Halloween Woods" (Sprout) #PoppyCatUS

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    THE ROCK FATHER is a paid member of the POPPY CAT U.S. Network... The second season of POPPY CAT kicks-off tomorrow on Sprout, and with a seasonally-spiced theme, a preview of "Halloween Woods" lands here on THE ROCK FATHER for Day 24 of my annual 31 Days of Halloween. We checked out an advance of the episode this week (it's super-cute), and you could say that it was sort of inspiring for us, as the girls requested that Daddy draw them a Poppy Cat... so I did, entirely out of crayon... CoolabiPoppy CatNBC UniversalImaginative PlayPreschoolLearning31 Days of…
  • Out this Weekend: 23 BLAST Brings an Incredible True Story to the Screen...

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This feature is brought to you by Creative Scenarios, Ltd... I've never been one to keep quiet the fact that I'm not a football fan (putting it politely). While I massively outgrew the game that consumes so many on a professional level each and every Sunday during this time of year, I have enjoyed a number of football-based movies over the years - films like WILDCATS (1986), NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (1991) and ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (1999). This year comes a new addition to my short list with 23 BLAST (Rated PG-13), an uplifting indie about tackling impossible challenges and finding hope where…
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  • Halloween Ideas and Activities from Dreamworks Animation

    Christopher
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Are you in need of fun Halloween ideas? Perhaps a pumpkin stencil? Costume idea? You are in luck because Dreamworks Animation has concocted a cauldron full of free activities for our readers. Have a gander below and click to download. Happy Halloween!
  • Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion DVD Giveaway

    Christopher
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Copyright © 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. Against the might of the Galactic Empire, an unlikely band of heroes emerges to renew the fight for freedom. Five years before the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the reigning evil Empire continues to tighten its grip of power and fear throughout the cosmos. But even amidst the tyranny and oppression of these dark days, a glimmer of light emerges. Meet the ragtag crew of the starship Ghost : Twi’lek pilot Hera, street-smart pickpocket Ezra, team leader Kanan, alien enforcer Zeb, explosives expert Sabine, and Chopper, the cantankerous Droid.
  • We three banditos review THE BOOK OF LIFE

    Christopher
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Hola amigo! My two banditos and I just experienced the new Jorge R. Gutierrez animated film The Book of Life. I use the term “experience” with purpose, as this child-friendly flick is just that, an auditory and visual treat. There’s also that bit about Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) and always following your heart. The Book of Life is a celebración of Mexican culture, specifically the Day of the Dead holiday observed throughout Latin America and other parts of the world. Gutierrez frames his tale through the eyes of children on a museum field trip. Their tour…
  • Tech-free Activity Guide + EARTH TO ECHO Blu-ray Giveaway

    Christopher
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Earth To Echo is available on DVD and Digital formats this October 21st! Earth to Echo is a tale told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. The best friends venture out of their neighborhood to find the true meaning of friendship. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever. Pal…
  • Gift Guide 2014: BEST BUY has hot GoPro Cameras for Action Families

    Christopher
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Capturing and preserving my children’s milestones and achievements is an absolute non-negotiable. It has to be done. The care and love for family videography was a lasting impression my father set upon me. He had one of those VHS camcorders and captured everything from my stage performing antics to flower-picking soccer games. But wow, that camcorder was painfully large. Thankfully video-capturing devices have shrunk down tremendously since the briefcase-size days. Cameras have also advanced ten-fold in terms of technology and quality. At minimum, I only shoot video of my kids in 1080p…
 
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  • Powerful stories, the magic of film, and the Heartland Film Festival

    Matt Todd
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    For as long as I can remember, I’ve been intrigued by the power of story. I’ve been especially interested in the way a story can be told through the magic of film. I’m sure that my interest in powerful stories and magical films was enhanced by my love of one movie in particular: Star Wars.Yes, this is me a long time ago in a galaxy not-so far away. Star Wars helped me appreciate the power of good storytelling and the magic of the silver screen.While I don’t believe Star Wars is the cause of my love of story and film, it certainly magnified it. My eyes were opened to a…
  • Be a better princess with the Sleeping Beauty DVD

    Matt Todd
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #DisneyBeauties #shop With the release of the Sleeping Beauty DVD and Blu-Ray, Disney has re-introduced one of the classic Disney Princesses to a new generation. As I mentioned before Mihret is a big fan of all of the Disney Princesses. So in honor of the release of Sleeping Beauty from the Disney Vault, we dressed up in our royal best and visited our local Walmart to celebrate.As we were shopping for the DVD and other princess goodies, Mihret and I talked about what…
  • A former pastor’s plea: Encourage your pastor.

    Matt Todd
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Recently, I found myself looking through some archived emails of mine. I was searching for an old piece of information. I don’t remember what I needed, exactly. But I remember that I needed the information for some type of job application.During my quest, I stumbled upon some conversations that happened during the years I was pastoring that small church in East Central Indiana. While I believe I have completely moved on from that experience, having let go of whatever bitterness I had harbored (remember when God kicked me in the teeth?), I’m not gonna lie. Reading some of those…
  • Our daughter’s princess makeover

    Matt Todd
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #DisneyBeauties #shop Hear ye! Hear ye! We are in the Presence of Royalty!We celebrated Mihret’s birthday over the weekend and it looks like we have a little princess on our hands. I don’t think that should really come as a surprise to anyone, though. From Princess Sophia to Princess Merida, she loves all the Disney Princesses. Her favorite, however, is Ariel. She could watch The Little Mermaid all day, every day if we would let her. I don’t know if…
  • It’s National Coffee Day. Buy some coffee. Help our adoption

    Matt Todd
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The powers that be have declared today to be National Coffee Day. If you’re a coffee drinker, I’m not sure why you need a specific date for you to celebrate coffee. I mean, every day is coffee day for many of you. Right?So it’s National Coffee Day. And you love coffee. You also want to do good with your purchase. I’ve got a proposal for YOU!You can support our adoption by buying coffee from Just Love Coffee, a portion of the proceeds will go directly towards our efforts to bring our boy home.I don’t drink much coffee, but I know this is some high qualityquality…
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    A Daddy Blog

  • Tech from My Childhood Is Starting to Look Retro!

    Michael Schmid
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Nothing like having to explain "antique" devices like a Walkman or cassette tape to your kindergartner to make you feel old!
  • Daylight Saving Day 2014—Top 10 Family Safety Tips

    Michael Schmid
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Twice a year, when Daylight Saving Time begins or ends, make it a habit to not only change your clocks, but do a few other semi-annual tasks that will improve safety in your home…
  • Creepy & Inappropriate Children’s Costumes

    Michael Schmid
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here are just a few frighteningly inappropriate costumes I've found marketed for kids. And for contrast here are some vintage Halloween costumes. Which to you think are creepier?
  • 12 Tips You Must Know to Keep Your Kids Safe this Halloween

    Michael Schmid
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    It's almost time for our streets to be filled with princesses, pirates and super heroes, ringing bells in search of sugary goodness. How can we keep them safe?
  • Ebola in Our Back Yard – Are Our Children Safe?

    Michael Schmid
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    I'm confident the Dallas Ebola outbreak will be rapidly contained. That said, as rational as we may like to think we are, this is scary stuff. It was hard for many Dallas parent to send their kids to school today. Are they safe?
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    The Amateur Dad

  • Saturday Video: The Birth Story You’re Looking For

    theamateurdad
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Saturday Video is where I share creative films and videos of fatherhood, and other informative things dads would love from the web. If there’s a video or short film you’ve created or one you’d like to share, click HERE to contact me to pitch an idea. I’ve never been more excited to share a Saturday Video than the one I have for you today. On October 17, 2014, my niece Zien Natalie Barrocks was born to my brother Tristan Barrocks and his wife Natanya. We all love a good birth story, and like many other fathers, my brother wanted to capture every moment of the birth for his 2nd…
  • Infographic: 6 Easy Steps To Becoming A Healthier Dad

    theamateurdad
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Every other week I post a cool Infographic that relates to the subject of men or fatherhood. The topics may vary but they will be either interesting, fun or just plain cool. Click HERE if you have a Infographic you’d like to share. Becoming a healthier dad isn’t easy, but its simple. Sorry, did I confuse you? Well, by saying ‘isn’t easy’ I mean it takes a lot of will power to make healthy choices on a daily basis. When I say ‘its simple’ what I really mean is it isn’t complicated to get started. This brings me to today’s Infographic, which…
  • How I Became An Amateur Dad

    theamateurdad
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This past Friday, my younger brother Tristan and his wife Natanya welcomed their second child Zien Natalie into our family. With all the joy surrounding her birth, it brought me back to my experience becoming a father for the first time.  12:15am in the morning. I’m half asleep tossing and turning in my bed, not sure if I’m going into a dream or coming out of one. Suddenly I’m awaken by a strong tug on my arm followed by a painful moan coming from right next to me. It was time. Without hesitation I got up out of my bed and began to frantically put on my clothes which I had discarded…
  • Saturday Video: Why and When to Talk to Kids About Pornography

    theamateurdad
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Saturday Video is where I share creative films and videos of fatherhood, and other informative things dads would love from the web. If there’s a video or short film you’ve created or one you’d like to share, click HERE to contact me to pitch an idea. Why and when do we talk to our kids about pornography? This week’s Saturday Video is a brief but very informative clip about this topic by parenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa, MD, aka “Doctor G”. The clip is only 1 minute and 15 seconds so please take a look. This is only the beginning of the discussion regarding pornography…
  • The Tool Box: The 7-Minute Workout

    theamateurdad
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Tool Box is a bi-weekly feature on The Amateur Dad giving straight no non-sense advise, tips and help on various subjects that dads face everyday. I’ve lost weight. 20 lbs to be exact over the span of about 3 months or so. I’ currently at 211 lbs and am looking to lose about 20 lbs more. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll share details on the little things I’ve changed in my daily habit to achieve the current weight loss. It’s safe to say that as parents health should be close to the top priority in our lives. The good news is a few small changes in…
 
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    Chilldad

  • Do You Have Intelligent Taste In Music?

    Michael Berman
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Ever wonder if your musical taste is a reflection of your intelligence?  Well, wonder no more. A man by the name of Virgil Griffiths has created a project that correlates taste in music to college SAT scores. Turns out, if you’re a fan of Bob Dylan, you’re probably a pretty smart cookie.  Of course you’d have to be to decipher “Mr. Tambourine Man”. So does this mean if your kids listen to U2 and Counting Crows they’re going to Harvard?  Not necessarily.  But it does confirm what many of us have long suspected: Nickelback fans are idiots. Check…
  • 10 Tips For Surviving Your Disney Vacation

    Brian Fields
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    As a stay-at-home father, I quickly learned that it’s tough to fill each day of each week with stimulating activities for a child. But with Disneyland only forty minutes away from our Santa Monica home, I bought season passes when my daughter turned two and never looked back. With more than 45 trips under the belt, I can say with some certainty that we have our visits down to a science. For those parents who don’t live near Disneyland or Disneyworld, the trip is inevitable. It’s the Mouse, and he can’t be avoided. Of course, some parents talk about how horribly…
  • What Pediatricians Really Want To Tell Parents

    Michael Berman
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Do you take an active role in your kids’ health and well-being, or do you leave that completely up to your Pediatrician? Recently I took a moment to sit down with a very successful, charming and intelligent Pediatrician (okay, my wife) to ask her what issues she would like parents to take ownership of when it comes to their kids’ health. Below are her answers, in no particular order, supported by additional research and studies: 1. There Is No Healthy Juice Steven Depolo/FLICKR According to a study published in Pediatrics, children who drank at least one sugary drink per day were 43…
  • 10 New Movies On Netflix

    Michael Berman
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    October brings a quality batch of new releases to Netflix’s instant streaming service. Here’s a quick run down of 10 of the best, for you, your wife and kids. 1. Django Unchained If you missed it in theaters, you owe it to yourself to see what many people consider a modern classic. Quentin Tarantino’s epic tale of a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who teams up with a bounty hunter (Chirstoph Waltz) to free his long lost wife from her cruel plantation owner is a masterpiece of filmmaking that earned Tarantino the Academy Award for best screenplay. You could argue that it’s not as good as Pulp…
  • 20 Must-Have Survival Gear Items

    Michael Berman
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Every family should have some sort of survival kit ready to go in case disaster strikes. Here are 20 must-have items to help you get started building yours. 1. Non Perishable Food Packs The US Department of Homeland Security and FEMA recommend stocking a three-day supply of non-perishable food per person to prepare for emergencies.  While just one 2,400+ calorie bar can minimally sustain an average person up to three days, it’s advisable to evaluate the needs of your family and prepare accordingly. Click Any Pic To Order From Amazon   2. Water Purification Tablets Used worldwide by…
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    City Dads Group

  • Make Your Own ‘Despicable Me’ Minion Costume

    Chris Bernholdt
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    After watching Despicable Me with the kids years ago and loving those little yellow guys wreaking havoc, it seemed only fitting that I refer to my own children as “my minions.” We all know that […]
  • When Modern Dads Meet for Dinner

    Jeff Bogle
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes, what matters most is the existence of honest, open-ended dialogue between people who give a shit.
  • Author Discusses Mission to Help Moms Strengthen Fatherhood

    City Dads Group
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Father of two, blogger and "Daddy Doin' Work" author Doyin Richards joins us on The Modern Dads Podcast to discuss his mission to engage moms in evolution of fatherhood.
  • Baby On Board for the High Line Life

    City Dads Group
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Australian at-home dad Rory Chambers moved to Manhattan earlier this year and quickly discovered a new band of brothers to hang with: Our NYC Dads Group.
  • My Son Illuminates Me

    Homemaker Man
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    I said something that ended with, "my son." Maybe it was, "do two Hail Marys and three Our Fathers, my son." Probably not though.
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    Father Nerds Best

  • What a Difference a Year (and a Baby) Makes

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Before you have kids, everything seems so simple.  If you and the misses want to go out for the night, the only concern you have is what you're going to wear or where your night will take you.  When you have a child though, there is another layer of complexity thrown on top of your plans.  You have to wait for your kid to nap, you have to make sure he is dressed, you have to make sure he is fed, you have to make sure you are packed and prepared for any event that could arise where your child may need a diaper changing or hear a tune from his favorite toy at any random…
  • Hyrule Warriors (Wii U) - Video Game Review

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    I'm going to try something new on my blog.  In the past I have mainly posted about parenting issues, but another topic that is near and dear to me is my nerdy interests.  One of those interests includes video games.  What I hope to do is review products, games, movies, etc. that would be beneficial to other parents who have small children.  I'm not going to review the latest Call of Duty game or some hardcore video game, but I will try to cover some of the more kid friendly games out there.  As my son gets older, I'm sure the reviews will increase in quantity as we…
  • Adrian Peterson: The Monster Who Beats a Child Bloody

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Over the weekend Adrian Peterson, professional football player for the Minnesota Vikings, was arrested for child abuse.  The Vikings deactivated him so he couldn't play in Sunday's game and a lot of people took to the internet to A) find out what happened and B) show outrage over exactly what took place.  I was one of those who took to Twitter and was disgusted with the news.  What I found, though, was that a lot of people were actually defending this behavior and much worse, claiming that they use it themselves.  I'll get to that in a minute. In case you weren't aware,…
  • 10 Months In: What I Have Learned So Far

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    My son just hit the 10 mos. mark and I find that I'm constantly in a state of awe at how much he is growing.  It wasn't long ago when my wife and I were setting up his nursery and wondering what exactly he was going to look like and now he's a full 25 lbs. and showing signs of being ready to walk any day now.  A lot can happen in 10 mos. both physically and mentally as a new life is making his way in the world.  But the changes don't just happen to the baby, the parents are also constantly growing into their role as a new  parent.  The following is a list of the…
  • The Manly Art of Babywearing

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    Before Jack was born, I didn't know what "baby wearing" was.  Sure, I could have put the two words together and figured it involved your baby being worn but I had no idea of the level of commitment supporters of the practice put in.  My wife, someone who is much more involved in the babywearing community than I am, shows me pictures of people with dozens upon dozens of woven wraps and carriers that match the season and their complexion to an almost supernatural degree.  That's fantastic if that's your thing, but this post won't go into that level of fandom.  Instead, this…
 
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    Top Daddies

  • Westin Whistler Woof Weekend: Fun For The Whole Family!

    Mike Granek
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Westin Whistler Woof Weekend: Fun For The Whole Family! by Mike Granek is provided by Top Daddies. Westin Whistler Woof Weekend The post Westin Whistler Woof Weekend: Fun For The Whole Family! was written by Mike Granek for Top Daddies. Please visit Top Daddies for more original content!
  • Interview With Scott McGillivray from Income Property

    Mike Granek
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Interview With Scott McGillivray from Income Property by Mike Granek is provided by Top Daddies. We go behind the scenes with Scott McGillivray from HGTV’s hit show Income Property to ask him a few questions about being a dad. Scott talks about some renovations he did in his own home preparing for the arrival of his daughters, and the importance of focusing on family, as well as his thoughts on gender stereotypes. About Scott Scott McGillivray is a skilled contractor, award-winning TV host and an executive producer of the HGTV hit series Income Property. In 2014, McGillivray shared some…
  • Westin Whistler Woof Weekend

    Mike Granek
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Westin Whistler Woof Weekend by Mike Granek is provided by Top Daddies. Westin Whistler The post Westin Whistler Woof Weekend was written by Mike Granek for Top Daddies. Please visit Top Daddies for more original content!
  • How Would You Use A $50 Gift Card To Home Depot Canada?

    Mike Granek
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    How Would You Use A $50 Gift Card To Home Depot Canada? by Mike Granek is provided by Top Daddies. The post How Would You Use A $50 Gift Card To Home Depot Canada? was written by Mike Granek for Top Daddies. Please visit Top Daddies for more original content!
  • Interview With Colin Mochrie

    Mike Granek
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Interview With Colin Mochrie by Mike Granek is provided by Top Daddies. In this interview, we get a glimpse into Colin Mochrie’s personal life outside of Whose Line Is It Anyway. Colin speaks about being a dad, the importance of open communication, as well as how his career in improv comedy influenced his parenting. Get Colin’s Book Here: The post Interview With Colin Mochrie was written by Mike Granek for Top Daddies. Please visit Top Daddies for more original content!
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