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  • Körperpflege mit dem Dusch WC

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    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。…
  • Monster Treads! JohnDeere RC Gator

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    concretin_nik
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    This time, the Cretin family reviews something TheBoy WILL like! The John Deere Monster Treads Gator! At only 6, TheBoy has little experience with RC vehicles. He’s had a couple of basic 1 or 2 button RCs, but nothing too fancy, or fast. His eyes lit up when I revealed this box to him. “Finally, no SuperHero toys.” *sigh* You’re killin’ me Smalls. A box of KidJoy. Our first attempt to play was thwarted by the inevitable toy fail of “not enough batteries.” That was my fault. We had the 6AAs, but no 9V for the controller, and my paranoia really didn’t want to set…
  • 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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  • Monster Treads! JohnDeere RC Gator

    concretin_nik
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    This time, the Cretin family reviews something TheBoy WILL like! The John Deere Monster Treads Gator! At only 6, TheBoy has little experience with RC vehicles. He’s had a couple of basic 1 or 2 button RCs, but nothing too fancy, or fast. His eyes lit up when I revealed this box to him. “Finally, no SuperHero toys.” *sigh* You’re killin’ me Smalls. A box of KidJoy. Our first attempt to play was thwarted by the inevitable toy fail of “not enough batteries.” That was my fault. We had the 6AAs, but no 9V for the controller, and my paranoia really didn’t want to set…
  • Hasbro RULES! Transformers: Age of Extinction

    concretin_nik
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:37 pm
    That title = ‘nuff said. But you need photographic evidence, I know. Seriously, that's just the BOX! I received a most excellent Father’s Day present from Hasbro last week. I arrived home from a 3 day camping trip with TheBoy (more on that at a later date) to find a BFbox o’ new toys* promoting the new Transformers: Age of Extinction movie opening this Friday. *(I’m 41. I believe “collector pieces” is the proper term, right?) #bananaforscale I now own more Transformer toys than I’ve ever had in my life! And NONE of them are hand me downs! (That’s a big deal for the…
  • Sears – The Destination for Great Father’s Day Gifts!

    concretin_nik
    6 Jun 2014 | 9:28 pm
    As a kid, shopping anywhere besides Toys-R-Us might as well have been a trip to the bank. BORING! I remember Sears actually the same way. I never got to the toy section, but I KNEW they must have had a great one, because their mail order catalog was AWESOME! That was where I picked out most of my toys at Christmas. Now, as a Dad, I LOVE to shop at Sears. Wrenches, power tools, electronics, TVs, grills! Arrgh! Argh! Argh! Things I didn’t care that much about at 7. Home ownership, marriage, parenthood… they change a man. So much so, I didn’t even mind donning a fake ‘stache and…
  • Where Am I Going

    Daddy Danny
    21 May 2014 | 10:13 am
    I don’t write blogs, as I don’t like to share my thoughts or feelings with the world, as I do not feel that the world gives a shit. There are others in this world living harder lives, struggling with issues far worse than I could ever imagine. On the positive side, there are others using their time and talents to do something greater for the world than I’m doing. (By the way, this isn’t going to be some never-ending pointless rant — I just have to write out my thoughts first and this how I do it — this is why I don’t blog.) Another reason I…
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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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  • 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…
  • Week In Dads, Episode 7

    Andy
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Join Charlie, Andy, David, Whit and Jess (and occasionally Tyler) as they ramble on about random topics of the week. In this week’s episode: EPISODE 7. C-Sections Are Reverse Tauntauns, Halloween Costumes, Poop Tables, Kill Rooms, Live Interviews with Grocery Store Clerks Subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with the idiocy.
  • My Wife Just Screamed… #183

    Andy
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:39 am
    “Tonight we are having pork chops with apricot glaze seared and roasted in a cast iron skillet [grabs cast iron skillet] AAAUUUUUGGGGHHH!!! Can you hand me an ice pack, honey?” -Elizabeth   When deciding on a family dinner, some people decide to go all out, preparing a full-on gourmet meal with multiple sides of fancy-schmancy. However, few are so committed that they attempt to brand themselves with the logo on the handle of their cast iron pan. Okay, maybe it was an accident and not an initiation into a secret order of culinary ninjas, but she was a consummate chef and…
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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!

    SoulSnax
    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

    daddy in a strange land
    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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  • 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.
  • Relating to My Boys as Adults #DadChat

    Bruce Sallan
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    Today I had lunch with my older son and dinner with my younger one. They are about to turn 18 and 21. Each meal was different because they are unique individuals but there was one similarity. Our interchanges were not a whole lot different than if I’d had a meal with a friend or peer. Amazing! All the passages we experience as parents are different. We are in the throes of heading towards both boys living outside of the home. Our oldest already does while our youngest is finishing up his senior year in high school with plans to attend college back east. We are moving from California, where…
  • Am I Asking Too Much to Expect Replies to my Calls, Emails, and Texts? #Communication

    Bruce Sallan
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    This week's Moral Question of the Week is less macro and much more micro in nature. And, it's PERSONAL (to me). Am I asking too much to expect my friends, family, and colleagues to promptly (you define "promptly") return my calls, emails, or texts? Please add your comment below...
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  • Snohetta Dollhouse, For SFMOMA

    greg
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    The Norwegians-in-Brooklyn architecutre firm Snohetta are doing the new SFMOMA building. So when the museum leaned on them to donate work to a fundraising auction last year, they put up a dollhouse. It is an insane, psychedelic wunderkammer of a dollhouse, overloaded with decoration and pattern like a Facebook acquihire billionaire's gingerbread house, which is probably exactly who it was targeting. [The estimate for the house, one of two made, was $15-25,000. No word what the final take was, but it was certainly the cheapest house sold in the Bay Area in a decade, at least.] Anyway, the…
  • The Least Surprised I've Ever Been: Marcel The Shell Has New Video, Book

    greg
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    A new Marcel the Shell video has appeared, just in time to promote the release of Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp's new Marcel book, The Most Surprised I've Ever Been. This kind of marketing synergy works, though it would work better if they had a video every week instead of every 18 months. No pressure. Also, this Marcel video turns it up a notch, language-wise: does anyone have a favorite kid-size explanation for what "BS" stands for? Buy Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been at Amazon for around $12 [amazon]
  • Adorable Dutch Urchins Wearing Garbage, By Ed Van Der Elsken

    greg
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Halloween costume production has kicked into high gear around the DTHQ; ideas were locked down weeks ago, followed by concept, design and shopping, and this weekend, sewing/construction. [Legolas and a poofy ballerina witch, btw.] But the point is, this is not a competition, and you still have plenty of time to pull a rockin' costume together. For example, if you have access to a pile of recycling, you could dress the kid up as a Dutch street urchin, like this happy trio shot by Ed van der Elsken in 1961. The photo was taken on Van der Elsken's apparently iconic 1984 book of postwar Dutch…
  • We Are Amused: Princess Victoria Baby Tooth Brooch

    greg
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Wow, as if the royals weren't weird enough. Here is a brooch made in 1847 from the baby tooth of Princess Victoria, the 7-yo daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The princess's dad pulled the tooth during a trip to Scotland, so they made it into a gold & enamel thistle. As one apparently does. Or did. The full story of the brooch, which was only made public in the last few years, is at Two Nerdy History Girls. [twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com thx dt reader tina]
  • 'We Do Not Accept Immunized Children': @LosFelizDayCare

    greg
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Tweeters who liked @HonestToddler and @JennyHolzerMom also liked @LosFelizDayCare: We always practice mindfulness, especially when some of the kids' Amazon pilots get picked up and others' don't.— Los Feliz Day Care (@LosFelizDayCare) October 17, 2014 We NEVER overpraise. When our kids succeed, they get a few stickers, strawberry kiwi vegan fruit leather, a warm hug, a smile and that's it— Los Feliz Day Care (@LosFelizDayCare) September 30, 2014 I'd go ahead and declare LFDC the equal of these other two Twitter accounts, but I feel the inclusion of so many names…
 
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  • 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…
  • Mr. Peabody and Sherman Italian Renaissance Party

    Ken
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    We had a Mr. Peabody and Sherman Italian Renaissance Party at our house last night. The kids had a great time making crafts based on the movie, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray earlier in the week. We tried out several of the arts and crafts ideas listed in a previous blog post. The one my kids loved the most was the model airplane made with clothes pins and popsicle sticks. You can download the Mr. Peabody and Sherman activity sheets here. After the party, the children and I watched Mr. Peabody and Sherman. The kids thought it was hilarious. Read more: Mr. Peabody and Sherman Italian…
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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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  • 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…
  • Direct Download Links for Apple iOS 8 & Prep and Install Tips [UPDATED]

    Michael Sheehan
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Apple’s newest version of their operating system (Apple iOS 8) for iPhones and iPads is now available. There are a few ways that you can update. You can plug your compatible iOS device (iPhone 4S and newer, iPod Touch 5th gen or iPad 2 or newer) into your computer and connect with iTunes and do the upgrade that way, you can use the OTA (over the air) update, or you can download the upgrade file manually and then update via iTunes on your computer. I have found that sometimes downloading the .ipsw (that is the file extension for the iOS image) is faster than waiting for iTunes to…
 
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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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  • 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…
  • Cool Tech: Thermal Label Printing at Goodwill

    Dave Taylor
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most people are familiar with the Goodwill chain, a line of stores with an emphasis on social services of global proportions. Thanks to these stores, many opportunities have been generated for individuals who struggle to maintain stability financially and socially. Generating more than $212.8 million since 1999, Goodwill is especially dedicated to helping individuals who have disabilities, special employment challenges, or lack of education/experience. Although Goodwill Industries is among the top five most recognized organizations in the nonprofit sphere and social services arena, it has…
  • Why YOU Need to be a Healthy Dad

    Dave Taylor
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    This post is just for you, guys. You know who you are, you’re like me. You give your all to your kids and to everyone — and everything else — in your life. I know that I do just that, staying up late to find a few minutes free from kids, with whom I am constantly interacting when they’re awake, then I wake up early to get them to school, the gym, sporting events or friends. If we’re heading to a doctor it’s because one of them needs it, not because I do. Dentist? Therapist? Clothes shopping? Target?? Yeah, I’m probably modeling things wrong, but at…
  • Orange Chicken Dinner from Schwan’s was Great!

    Dave Taylor
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Let me be honest with you, dear reader. I’m good at a lot of things as a dad, I do laundry, I clean the house, I make sure we don’t run out of food essentials, either for us or for our little furry pal Kiwi the cat, and I always make time to play games, help with homework and generally be involved with my kids. And then there’s food prep. There are some mitigating circumstances, but generally speaking, it’s incredibly hard to figure out what I can cook up that all four of us will want to eat. If it’s something nutritious, organic and vegetable-based, my oldest A-…
 
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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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  • 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…
  • The 2015 Kia Sedona is For Families Who Are All About that Minivan Life

    Frederick J. Goodall
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Hello. My name is Frederick and I’m a minivan driver. For many years, I lived in denial. Although a minivan was parked in my driveway, I refused to embrace it. My three kids suffered as I continued to pack them into my sedan. They actually had to touch one another. The horror. My wife was patient and loving throughout the ordeal. She drove the minivan while I sat in the passenger seat longing for the day when I could buy a midlife crisis convertible. Red. Two-seater. For a while, I dabbled in SUVs. They offered street cred and space. Lots of it. But they ultimately left me unfulfilled…
  • A Father’s Review of Public School Lunch

    Frederick J. Goodall
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Every school year, I make a point to have lunch with my son and try whatever meal is on the menu for that day. On my most recent visit, the school lunch menu included the following entrees: Chicken Teriyaki Hot Dogs Garden Salad I was glad to see that there was a salad option available, but the stacks of salads in the cooler let me know that it wasn’t a popular option. “The kids rarely get the salad,” said the cafeteria worker. “We mostly sell them to teachers and parents.” Not surprisingly, the hot dogs were the most popular among the kids. I decided to buck…
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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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  • 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…
  • Starting Next Week: Blogging 201

    Ben Huberman
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Blogging 201: Branding and Growth starts Monday, October 20. If you’re a recent alum of Blogging 101 looking to build on the skills you’ve developed so far, or a blogger looking for new ways to grow your site and its audience, this is the course for you. What will Blogging 201 cover? We’ll introduce tools to increase your traffic within WordPress.com as well as through other platforms, discuss ways to develop a coherent, effective brand for your blog, and show how to use your archives and your site’s stats to build your readership. During this two-week course…
  • Around the World in Nine Photos

    Krista
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do you love stories from around the world? Check out the work of the following nine photographers on WordPress.com and allow your imagination to take you away… Nathanael‘s monochrome photo of the Star Lite Motel in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, conjures images of wayward romances and clandestine meetings. We loved the marquee’s message, “Forgive and forget its human to err.” (sic) which offers an almost haunting absolution. For more of Nathanael’s work, check out his blog, G’Nat’s Eye View. Photo by P. Nathanael Gough The image below, by UK…
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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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  • My son won’t sit near me and I am Thrilled!!

    DaddyCast
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    My son doesn’t want to sit near me.  He doesn’t want to ride in the car with me.  He hardly notices I am even there.  And I am thrilled!! I mentioned in my tryouts post that my oldest tried out and made the JV Volleyball team.  This has been a great experience for him, and for us.  Where he was traditionally a quiet, very reserved type he has come alive with stories from practice and goofing off with the team.  He has really come out of his shell and it has been great for his attitude and demeanor.  Not to mention getting a lot of exercise and being involved in a sport for the…
  • Tryouts are Trying Times

    DaddyCast
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    With the beginning of the school year has come fall sports tryouts.  We aren’t very good at staying uninvolved or uncaring around tryouts.  We get a little too emotionally attached to what our kids want.  I admit it- guilty as charged.  So going through the tryout and selection process isn’t easy for our household.  Thank goodness it doesn’t happen too often. This year’s tryout angst started in August.  Our oldest was trying out for volleyball.  As an eighth grader, since they don’t offer volleyball at his Middle School, he was able to tryout for JV at the High School.  We…
  • Sport of a Different Sort

    DaddyCast
    5 Jul 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Most of us would probably agree that telemarketing calls are annoying. They typically come in the middle of dinner or while you are watching a show or simply not wanting to talk to a total stranger about some offer they have for you that will likely get you into something you don’t want at all. Obviously if I wanted to look at timeshares in Orlando I would book a trip to do so myself. But over the course of the past few years I have started to have fun with these calls (much to the chagrin of my wife). Part of the “plot” is to keep the telemarketer on the phone as long as possible. It…
  • A Sterling lesson in Ownership

    DaddyCast
    10 May 2014 | 7:25 pm
    The boys mentioned Donald Sterling tonight – something about him enjoying the spotlight (not sure where they got that from but seemed like a good opportunity for a lesson). While I do not condone the comments Sterling made to his mistress, I had to understand how the NBA had the authority to take away his team. If he was an “owner”, how could they just strip away his property. In trying to explain it to the boys I realized how little I understood about it myself. I first tried to explain it to the boys using an analogy they could understand. My oldest bought his Xbox One with his…
  • In this together (like it or not)

    DaddyCast
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:08 pm
    We aren’t fools.  We realize there will be many moments where we get the cold shoulder.  Where the boys are not into hanging out with their old, stupid parents.    We know the day will come where they want their independence and solitude.  But we do what we can to keep that from happening too soon and to make sure the impact of it, the depth of it, is as minimal as possible. This afternoon my youngest came to me to see if he could stay home during his older brother’s volleyball tournament.  He noted that his older brother had stayed home for several of his soccer practices.  I…
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    C.C. Chapman

  • 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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    MyBoys3

  • 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!      
  • Ghosts of Belle Isle Cover Reveal

    Steve
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    I’m excited to reveal the great new cover for my new book, Ghosts of Belle Isle, Book 3 in The Virginia Mysteries series. If you would like to pre-order the Kindle version you can do so directly on Amazon at the link below. To pre-order signed paperback editions, or to request a free review copy (in exchange for an honest review on Amazon), please email me and I’ll get an advanced reader copy out to you soon! steve@myboys3.com Coming October 21st!   About the Book: Legend says that the haunting lights over the rapids on the James River at night are the ghosts of long-dead…
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    Digital Cameras: Camera Store: Cheap Cameras and Camcoders : Camera Store

  • Sony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Buy New: $798.00New (18) Used (72) Refurbished (2) from $640.3920.9 MP 1"-type Exmor R CMOS sensor, 24-70mm equivalent F/1.8-2.8 lens, Continuous shooting up to 10 FPS, Pop-up electronic OLED viewfinder with 1,440,000 dots, ISO 160-12800, expandable ISO 100, 125, and 25,600, 3.0 inch tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229,000 dots, 1080 60p/24p HD video with full exposure control (MPEG-4/AVCHD), Raw/JPEG/ Raw+JPEG, Steady-Shot image stabilization, Rear control dial and customizable front control ring, Built-in WiFi and NFC for sharing and remote camera control...
  • Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    List Price: $2,299.95Buy New: $2,296.95 You Save: $3.00New (18) Used (6) Refurbished (3) from $2,029.89Full 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 COOLPIX L830 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 34x Zoom NIKKOR Lens and Full 1080p HD Video (Black)

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    List Price: $299.95Buy New: $196.95 You Save: $103.00 (34%)New (17) Used (12) 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...
  • Olympus TG-3 Waterproof 16 MP Digital Camera (Red)

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    List Price: $349.99Buy New: $349.00 You Save: $0.99New (6) Used (1) from $319.9916 MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor with sensor-shift image stabilization, 25-100 mm equivalent F2.0 - F4.9 lens, 5 FPS at 12M, up to 60 FPS at 3MP, ISO 100-6400, 1080 30p HD video (.MOV/H.264), 3" fixed LCD with 460,000 dots, Shockproof to 7ft/2.1m, Waterproof to 50ft/15m, Freezeproof to 14°F/-10°C, Crushproof 220 lbf./100 kgf., Built-in LED light, Built-in GPS, elevation recording, and electronic compass, Built-in Wi-Fi, 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

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    List Price: $779.95Buy New: $546.95 You Save: $233.00 (30%)New (21) 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

  • 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…
  • Review: SportsTek 4-In-1 Multifunction LED Headlamp, Finally a Cool Headlamp

    nessel
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    There are certain looks that are just hard to pull off.  I don’t think even Brad Pitt could look cool while wearing a LED Headlamp.  The thing is, sometimes you need that bright, hands-free light that a good headlamp can provide.  Unfortunately, the SportsTek 4-In-1 LED Headlamp has not figured out a way to make you look cool while wearing a headlamp…but it has built a super cool headlamp! What if your headlamp could come off your head and suddenly transform into a desk lamp or a light for your bicycle?  Or what about providing hands-free light while keeping you hairdo…
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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

  • 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.
  • Marvel First Look – AXIS: CARNAGE #1!

    Troy Lyons
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Paint the Town Red! Your First Look at AXIS: CARNAGE #1! This October, peer into the mind of one of the Marvel Universe’s most vicious villains as he becomes…its greatest hero?! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at AXIS: CARNAGE #1, the new limited series spinning out of the highly anticipated Avengers [...]The post Marvel First Look – AXIS: CARNAGE #1! appeared first on Geekasms.
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    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 […] No visits yet 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 4 times, 4 visits today) The post A Partial Tale of Two Liars appeared first on The JackB.
  • Finding A New Home

    Jack Steiner
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
    One day I am going to look out from my porch, backyard or the balcony of my bedroom and see endless blue skies peppered with clouds and smile. It is going to be a different sort of smile than people have seen on my face for a while. It won’t be the kind of smile […] (Visited 24 times, 24 visits today) The post Finding A New Home appeared first on The JackB.
  • Are You Giving Out Bad Blogging Advice?

    Jack Steiner
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    A bad case of stupid seems to be going around. Some people blame it on Mercury being in retrograde, but not me. I just call it people being people. Does that make me less compassionate or more realistic? I don’t know but I do know that telling people to only write when they have something […] (Visited 25 times, 25 visits today) The post Are You Giving Out Bad Blogging Advice? appeared first on The JackB.
  • Do You Remember Where You Came From?

    Jack Steiner
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Someone asked me how I got into blogging and if I could teach them how to build a blog. The answers to those questions aren’t really a part of this post. That is because I only have ten minutes before I have to coach soccer practice and I prefer to have time to write about […] (Visited 31 times, 31 visits today) The post Do You Remember Where You Came From? 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-

  • 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…
  • Celebrate the First Day of School, Don’t Mourn It

    Aaron Gouveia
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Last September, I stood in my driveway on a cool autumn morning and watched my then 5-year-old beam with pride. After briefly struggling under the weight of his oversized backpack and kissing everyone goodbye, he was literally buzzing with excitement as the big yellow school bus pulled up. He bolted up the steps, found a friend to sit with, the doors closed, and off he went to kindergarten. The kid never even looked back to wave. Which is to say it was a complete success, because that’s exactly how my wife and I wanted it. There was no sobbing in the corner. No hand-wringing. No…
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  • 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 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…
  • Daddy on the Edge of a Happy Birthday

    4 Dec 2013 | 6:34 pm
    Go Daddy!  It's your birthday!We gonna party like it's your birthday!We gonna drink Bacardi like it's your birthday!Feh.  Daddy don't like Bacardi (however, Daddy is a fan of fine tequila, so if my name comes up on your Secret Santa list...).  The lyrics above are from a 50 Cent song called "In Da Club" - the song has absolutely nothing to do with birthdays, despite the misleading opening - but it is my birthday, and it's a fun little open, and it's about as close as an old white guy like Daddy gets to singing rap, so there it is.Number one question on your birthday?  "How…
 
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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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    Souvenirs of Fatherhood

  • 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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    HowToBeADad.com

  • 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…
  • Week In Dads, Episode 7

    Andy
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Join Charlie, Andy, David, Whit and Jess (and occasionally Tyler) as they ramble on about random topics of the week. In this week’s episode: EPISODE 7. C-Sections Are Reverse Tauntauns, Halloween Costumes, Poop Tables, Kill Rooms, Live Interviews with Grocery Store Clerks Subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with the idiocy.
  • My Wife Just Screamed… #183

    Andy
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:39 am
    “Tonight we are having pork chops with apricot glaze seared and roasted in a cast iron skillet [grabs cast iron skillet] AAAUUUUUGGGGHHH!!! Can you hand me an ice pack, honey?” -Elizabeth   When deciding on a family dinner, some people decide to go all out, preparing a full-on gourmet meal with multiple sides of fancy-schmancy. However, few are so committed that they attempt to brand themselves with the logo on the handle of their cast iron pan. Okay, maybe it was an accident and not an initiation into a secret order of culinary ninjas, but she was a consummate chef and…
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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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  • [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…
  • Health Scare

    Dad and Buried
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Do you like being scared? It’s October, so there’s no better time, right? Well, forget vampires and mummies and werewolves and celebrities without makeup, I have a foolproof way to give yourself the willies: Have kids. When I was younger, I never gave much thought to my health. Thankfully, I was lucky and never had much reason to. And then I got older. And then I had a kid. And started calling myself “Dad and Buried” and alluding to a grave in my logo. Needless to say, my outlook has changed. I’m steadily approaching the Rubicon of 40; I know I’m not…
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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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    THE ROCK FATHER™ - The Pop Culture and Lifestyle Magazine for Families that Rock!

  • Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway - Win CHUGGINGTON: SNOW RESCUE on DVD!

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:32 pm
     Ludorum's CHUGGINGTON just kicked-off it's fourth season on Disney Junior, delighting kids with fun and colorful adventures, while reinforcing early social readiness skills. Now, just in-time for the Holiday season comes CHUGGINGTON: SNOW RESCUE (out December 9), a new DVD collection of episodes filled with wintery goodness, including the title special, which will debut on Disney Junior this Fall. While I'm recommending this as a perfect stocking stuffer in my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, Anchor Bay and THE ROCK FATHER are teaming up to get one lucky reader a copy to call their own.
  • Watch: RED YARN - "Rattlesnake" from THE DEEP WOODS

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    RED YARN's THE DEEP WOODS is one of my favorite family albums of this past year, and one that made it as an "Honorable Mention" and a "Top Debut" in the 2014 Fids & Kamily Music Awards, for which I served as a judge. Tasty Americana, RED YARN mixes folky goodness with something that I love very much... puppets. Now comes the music video for "Rattlesnake," a traditional American folk song that has been adapted by Andy Furgeson for the RED YARN album. In actuality, the video is part of a larger pilot episode being pitched for a RED YARN television series. Check it out below, right here on…
  • Watch: Documentary Trailer for R.E.M. by MTV Arrives...

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
    On November 24, Rhino will release REMTV, a six-disc DVD collection culled from the vaults of MTV - an outlet that unintentionally became a major partner for R.E.M. throughout their career. As part of the set, Alexander Young has crafted a feature-length documentary, R.E.M. by MTV, the trailer for which was just released today. In addition to appearing on the box set, the doc will also debut simultaneously on Palladia and VH1 Classic on November 22. Check it out below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER... MTVREMRhino RecordsDocumentary
  • Giveaway: Win a GiGGo Toys Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness!

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the crew over at GiGGo Toys wants to help raise awareness and funds to help find a cure! That's why a portion of sales from the Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle in PINK will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Little Indian? Oh yes, Indian Motorcycles is an iconic American brand, and the Little Vintage Indian Motorcycle takes it styling cues from the 1948 Indian Chief motorcycle, complete with skirted fenders and an exposed engine block. This sweet ride-on features stabilizer wheels to ensure…
  • WATCH NOW: MARVEL Unleashes the OFFICIAL Teaser Trailer for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Now THIS is how you properly deal with a leak, folks. After someone snuck a relatively high-res bootleg copy of the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON teaser trailer to the internet earlier today (it should've come out next week), MARVEL stepped up and gave their audience exactly what they want: A prompt, official release. Tweeting "Dammit, Hydra" in concession, get your first-look at 2015's epic-looking new entry into the MARVEL Cinematic Universe below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER... AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRONMarvel Cinematic UniverseWalt Disney Studios Motion PicturesCaptain AmericaThorMarvelIron…
 
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    The Talking Dad

  • 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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  • 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…
  • Star Wars Rebels

    Matt Todd
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Having watched this…And then read this…I think it’s safe to say that I’m excited about the upcoming Star Wars Rebels series.I hope the Force is strong with this one.The post Star Wars Rebels appeared first on Life in the Fishbowl.
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    A Daddy Blog

  • 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?
  • Hilarious Video Spoof of Apple Ads by IKEA

    Michael Schmid
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    IKEA unveils their new BookBook in a hilarious video spoof that channels Apple's minimalist advertising style. It's a great video pitting low-tech against high!
 
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    The Amateur Dad

  • 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…
  • 12th Wedding Anniversary Recap

    theamateurdad
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A couple of weeks ago on September 28th I celebrated my wedding anniversary with my wife of 12 years. Though its only been 12 years it seems like we’ve spent a life time together. The week leading up to the day this year, I posted several stories on social media detailing events in our marriage that shaped the relationship we have today. Since some of you may have missed it, I’ve reposted the stories below for you to enjoy.   Post by The Amateur Dad. Post by The Amateur Dad. Post by The Amateur Dad. Post by The Amateur Dad. Post by Sheldon Barrocks. The post 12th Wedding…
  • Saturday Video: Stop Saying Everything is Awkward

    theamateurdad
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Saturday Video is where I share creative films and videos of fatherhood and other things dads would love on 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. Yes, I know. There hasn’t been a video in a couple of weeks. Saturday Video is back this week with “Stop Saying Everything is Awkward” a topic that may not be father specific, but is a subject that fathers deal with from time to time. A little bit about the author: Jefferson Bethke, a new father himself, is best known for his video…
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    Chilldad

  • 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…
  • 20 Groan-Inducing Dad Jokes

    Michael Berman
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Every dad has them tucked away in their repertoire, just waiting for the right moment to trot them out and elicit a chorus of groans from the family. That’s right. They’re dad jokes, and they’re here to stay. If your steady rotation is feeling a little stale or you simply want to add some depth to your bench, here are 20 Groan-Inducing Dad Jokes to drop on your kids. Disclaimer: we take no responsibility for any groans, eye-rolls or face-palms that result from the use of these jokes: ~1~ When a big bug splatters all over your windshield… Dad: “He won’t have the guts…
  • How I Ruined My Daughter’s First Date

    Johnny Wang
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
    15 years ago, when my wife and I first found out that our baby was going to be a girl, the doctor told a joke that has since been repeated to me about a thousand times. “With a boy, you only have to worry about ONE penis, with a girl, you have to worry about billions of penises.” As my baby girl grew up, I generally kept that initial warning out of my mind until two weeks ago, when she told me that a boy named “Bobby” was going to take her to a movie on Friday night. I no longer had billions of vague, nameless, body-less penises to worry about, I now had a very specific single penis…
  • 10 Tells Your Kids Are Bluffing

    Michael Berman
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    For the most part, kids make terrible liars. But every now and then you find yourself in that tricky position as a parent when you just can’t tell if your child is lying or not. They may get violently defensive, or they may put on a stone-cold poker face that could fool even a seasoned gambler. Or they may create such a mindbogglingly elaborate story that you have to stand back, stunned, and quote Ron Burgundy from Anchorman: “I’m not even mad. That’s amazing.” Here are a few things to look for when you can’t quite figure out if your kid is pulling the wool over your…
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    City Dads Group

  • 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.
  • Babywearing City Dads Storm the Nation

    Kevin McKeever
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    All 13 City Dads Groups across the United States did something with babies on board new baby carriers, courtesy of Britax, this past Thursday to show support for International Babywearing Week.
 
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