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Kevin Durant Gives Foster Youth Surprise of a Lifetime‏
Kevin Durant Gives Foster Youth Surprise of a Lifetime‏

Earlier this week Kevin Durant, in partnership with KIND, brought to life the STRONG & KIND Movement by surprising a group of foster kids from the Los Angeles Youth Network. He played pick-up ball with the kids and led a conversation about strength and kindness. The project is personally relevant for Kevin as he credits […]

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Just For Kicks – Can You Match the Player With His Shoes?
Just For Kicks – Can You Match the Player With His Shoes?

Ever since Michael Jordan took the shoe game to a whole new level, sneaker companies wanted to capitalize on that trend. From Nike to adidas to Reebok these corporations started creating signature kicks for athletes in every sport. You may think that there are only a few guys out there with their own sneaker, but […]

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Art and Crafts: Create Your Kid’s Nameplate Wall Hanging
Art and Crafts: Create Your Kid’s Nameplate Wall Hanging

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are making a cool wall decoration for your child’s room. My family and I made this for our daughter. It was a neat way to add some personal touch in their room. We actually found a Lily wall hanging at a […]

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I’ve Stopped Living an Obese Selfish Life and am Living for My Daughter Instead
I’ve Stopped Living an Obese Selfish Life and am Living for My Daughter Instead

Most people reading this will recognize the name Oren Miller.  In May of 2014, this pioneering daddy blogger found out he had stage four lung cancer and was given around a year to live.  I have to admit that I only recently started following his blog upon joining the “dad bloggers” group on Facebook.  Reading […]

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The Thunder Hat
The Thunder Hat

Many parents face the issue of their toddlers being petrified of thunderstorms. You know it is bad when your child starts to look outside and begins to fret when the sky turns grey. Parents I can feel your pain. My wife and I have been recently dealing with our youngest, Jordan’s fear of thunder. She […]

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Story Time: Rangers-Islanders 1999
Story Time: Rangers-Islanders 1999

I originally started writing this post as a connection to Eitan’s first baseball game but I got so involved in the story that it became its own post. I decided I enjoyed writing it so much that I would finish it and post it anyway, even though it was a long time ago and being […]

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Pretzel Pack #3
Pretzel Pack #3

Pretzel Pack #3

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Pretzel Pack #2
Pretzel Pack #2

Pretzel Pack #2

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Pretzel Pack #1
Pretzel Pack #1

Pretzel Pack #1

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“Weird Al” Yankvoic – My Life of Dad
“Weird Al” Yankvoic – My Life of Dad

For years “Weird Al” Yankovic has been making people laugh with his song parodies. If you say “Weird Al” many people start busting out in their favorite song from his huge body of work. From songs like White and Nerdy,” “Yoda,” “Amish Paradise,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Fat,” and “The Saga Begins” fans of Al can […]

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Love Walk for Scotland
Love Walk for Scotland

There are certain days that are particularly difficult after a pregnancy loss that trigger heartbreak all over again. Mother’s Day, holidays, anniversaries, due dates… On those days, I find myself suffering in silence. My first pregnancy loss at 6 weeks led to completely shutting down, isolating myself from the world, telling virtually no one of […]

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Tune Dad— New Music, Old Music, Good Music #1
Tune Dad— New Music, Old Music, Good Music #1

Each week I will highlight music that I think is fantastic. What are my qualifications? It’s pretty simple. I probably listen to way more music of all kinds than you do. That’s not me being a pretentious music snob, it’ s just the truth….. and also a touch of pretentiousness. Some of the bands and […]

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Like Sands Through the Hourglass…
Like Sands Through the Hourglass…

  Illustration courtesy of  lookoutforhope. … time is steadily slipping through my hands. The way I see it, I have ten years left – and the clock is ticking down. I’m running out of time. As of this writing, you will turn eight tomorrow. You’ve been with your mother and I for over 3,000 days […]

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Just For Kicks – RE2PECT The Man. RE2PECT The Game. RE2PECT The Shoes.
Just For Kicks – RE2PECT The Man. RE2PECT The Game. RE2PECT The Shoes.

If you are a fan of baseball I am guessing you are a fan of Derek Jeter. As a Boston Red Sox fan I respect Derek Jeter even if he plays for my team’s biggest rival. During the MLB All-Star Game this week Jordan Brand showcased their admiration for Derek with a heartfelt ad called […]

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Summer Grillin’ with Omaha Steaks
Summer Grillin’ with Omaha Steaks

Memorial Day. 4th of July. Labor Day. Any kid’s birthday. Any sporting event. These are all great times to fire up the BBQ over the summer. And if you’re going to be grilling, I highly suggest you buy the tastiest, highest quality meat out there… Omaha Steaks. When you just visit their website, your mouth […]

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Sweet Summer Ride:  Lexus RX 350 F-Sport
Sweet Summer Ride: Lexus RX 350 F-Sport

Summer is always family time for me.  I work as the audience warm-up comic for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and we have summers off.  It’s kind of like I’m still in college…but with a lovely wife and two kids! For the past week, we’ve been doing fun summer stuff, and sporting around in style.  That’s […]

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Sorry Kids, I Will Never “Let” You Beat Me
Sorry Kids, I Will Never “Let” You Beat Me

I just spent part of tonight beating my daughter at Chutes and Ladders. Ok, it was only one game, but it was hard fought and I pulled it out at the end. It might sound like I enjoyed it, but c’mon, it’s Chutes and Ladders, no adult ever really enjoys that game! But I did […]

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Art and Crafts: Make Your Own Bubbles
Art and Crafts: Make Your Own Bubbles

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are making our own bubbles. It is a fun activity to do with your kids. This craft is a nice combination of art class and science class. Your kids can think of it as a science experiment. Once you guys complete […]

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#DadsWhoRock Twitter Party sposored by The Forum (@TheForum)
#DadsWhoRock Twitter Party sposored by The Forum (@TheForum)

Thursday July 17th at 3pm Pacific Time is the next Life of Dad Twitter party:  #DadsWhoRock Make sure to lock the date and time in your calendar cause you won’t want to miss it you could win tickets to one of these great concerts at The Forum in Los Angeles (@TheForum): July 25: KDAY Komedy XxplosionJuly 26: Ramon AyalaJuly […]

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His First Game
His First Game

This post would not have been possible without our friends, Daniel and Stephanie Rensing, and Stephanie’s father, Mr. Bob Jordan. We owe all of the memories of Eitan’s first baseball game to you guys. Please take a minute to check out their amazing line of baking products at The Smart Baker.   I don’t remember […]

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What LeBron James Can Teach My Kids
What LeBron James Can Teach My Kids

While I was watching the NBA playoffs and now following the NBA free agency news I saw the lighting rod that is LeBron James get bigger each day. One side looks to praise him while the other side is filled with people looking for him to fail. Those people want to see him eat his, […]

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Allan Houston – My Life of Dad
Allan Houston – My Life of Dad

Many people know Allan Houston from his NBA playing days with the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons. Since he retired Allan is still involved in the game he loves. He is the Assistant General Manager for the New York Knicks. He has been an international ambassador for the NBA, spokesperson for the National Fatherhood […]

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The David Schwimmer Blog
The David Schwimmer Blog

Howdy. My name is Eric and I used to be a blogger. Really I was. Sure my name wasn’t mentioned at blogger conferences or on twitter… or by my family and friends. But I blogged.  So I was a blogger. Even when you’re a non-famous blogger like I was, D-List actually, you’re still considered a […]

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Thank You For Not Saying Thank You
Thank You For Not Saying Thank You

Last night I was alone with Eitan for most of the evening. I usually work late on Thursdays. One of the families I visit doesn’t get home until after 5:00 and because of scheduling, I usually don’t get to them until 5:45 at the earliest. That means that I don’t usually leave before 6:30 or […]

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iHome Bluetooth Earphones Leave Much to be Desired
iHome Bluetooth Earphones Leave Much to be Desired

One thing every fitness freak loves is new gear. State-of-the-art technology that will improve/track his performance and increase his enjoyment while sweating his butt off. No matter how you get your adrenaline fix, whether it’s lifting weights, training for a Warrior Dash, or pounding the pavement on the open road, it’s a lost cause without […]

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Just For Kicks – The (Shoe) Game Done Changed
Just For Kicks – The (Shoe) Game Done Changed

As I stated earlier in my Just for Kicks column I have been a sneakerhead since the late 90s. Since then the shoe game has definitely changed. For the better? Eh. Not so sure about that. There are more styles, colorways, and tech put into kicks, but there is a frenzy every time a hypebeast […]

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Apologies and Gratitude
Apologies and Gratitude

It’s been some time since you guys have heard from me and some of you may not know who I am, so let me tell you… I’m a guy who owes where he is today to “Life of Dad” and the confidence, faith and support that everyone here showed me after signing up. I unfortunately am also […]

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Art and Crafts: Making A Birdhouse
Art and Crafts: Making A Birdhouse

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are making a birdhouse. We got the idea from the fact that my daughters like to bird watch. Now that the summer is here they are not running around the house in the morning looking to get ready for school. They […]

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You Should Definitely Read Into This…
You Should Definitely Read Into This…

When I was a little tyke I remember wanting to read.  I wanted to read so bad I felt like it was killing me.  My workbooks were hard, my flashcards were hard, my phonics lessons were hard; but then again I was only 5 years old.  I saw people reading and wondered what would it […]

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#DadsWhoRock !
#DadsWhoRock !

Who in their right mind wants to be that dad who reminisces to their children about the good ol’ days when they used to rock? About the countless shows they went to and the nights of rocking out to the music that really mattered at venues that defined Rock and Roll. I know I don’t […]

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Before They Were Pro Sports Mascots
Before They Were Pro Sports Mascots

Like many of you I am missing football, the NHL and NBA playoffs, and games that actually mean something. Right now we are experiencing sort of a dry spell in the way of sports. As I was daydreaming about the NFL and counting down the days to kickoff I started to think about a few […]

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8 much needed inventions all dads would love
8 much needed inventions all dads would love

Disclaimer: This entire article is for humor purposes only.  If you decide to try any of these ideas below then you my friend, are an idiot.  However, if you can find a way to invent any of these, design it to be safe for use and pass JPMA and CPSIA standards, I would buy stock in […]

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The Discovery Cove Experience
The Discovery Cove Experience

I just got back from one of the best vacations that I have ever had. The hallmark of my visit? A trip to the all inclusive park, Discovery Cove, in Orlando, Florida. Discovery Cove is described as a “unique reservations-only, all inclusive park”. I would say that unique is an understatement. It is an oasis […]

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Celebrate Batman Day in Style
Celebrate Batman Day in Style

Greetings, Dark Knight fans! If you haven’t noticed already, you most certainly will very soon. DC Comics has officially declared July 23rd “Batman Day.” From the press release: “In celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment is partnering with thousands of comic book retailers and bookstores across the nation to celebrate “Batman Day” on Wednesday, […]

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Jeffrey Brown – My Life of Dad
Jeffrey Brown – My Life of Dad

Jeffrey Brown is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Darth Vader and Son.” Brown also won an Eisner Award for that book. Brown continued to show his love the “Star Wars” universe with another book called “Vader’s Little Princess,” which was also on the New York Times bestseller list. He will be releasing […]

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Easy Patriotic Popsicles for the 4th of July!
Easy Patriotic Popsicles for the 4th of July!

It’s almost 4th of July which means it’s time for awesome fireworks shows (don’t all dads wish they could shoot off their own fireworks year round anyway?) and tasty patriotic themed food. My family and I came up with these fun Patriotic Popsicles as an alternative to all the other food that is normally served around this time. I mean […]

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Paying It Forward One Step At A Time
Paying It Forward One Step At A Time

In life we are always looking to get the most out of our time and money. When you are doing that and also helping out those in need, it is a win-win situation. I will get back to that in a moment. As parents we want to give our children the best things we can […]

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Just for Kicks – The Top 5 Patriotic Sneakers
Just for Kicks – The Top 5 Patriotic Sneakers

 As we prepare to watch fireworks, eat hot dogs, and chill by the pool for the 4th of July I thought it would be cool to check out the top 5 patriotic sneakers of all time. Some of these shoes you can still purchase for retail and others you might want to check specialty stores […]

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Cast of “Girl Meets World” Talks Season One, Characters, and What to Expect From The Series
Cast of “Girl Meets World” Talks Season One, Characters, and What to Expect From The Series

In the 90’s I was a fan of the show “Boy Meets World.” I thought the characters were great and dealt with things that I could relate to since I was the same age of the kids on that show. The main character Cory, played by Ben Savage had some great one liners. He also […]

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Teens and Marijuana
Teens and Marijuana

Drug addiction in teens is becoming more and more common all over the world.  The most common drug that is abused with teenagers is Marijuana.  Marijuana is grown from plants and it contains a chemical called THC.  THC is also known as Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC is the main ingredient in marijuana that gets you high.  Marijuana […]

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Art and Crafts: Still Life Painting
Art and Crafts: Still Life Painting

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad I wanted to try something a bit different. I wanted to see if my kids would be interested in doing some still life painting. I had them choose a toy or an object that they would like to paint. They each got […]

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12 Signs You’re a First Time Dad
12 Signs You’re a First Time Dad

1: You willingly trade in your beloved car for something “A Little Bit Bigger” and buy a minivan. Let’s get real guys, who else looked at all the crap you have to pack and said “We need something bigger?”   I can’t be the only one that got excited at the “Stow N’ Go” seats that […]

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How To Be A Perfectionist Dad
How To Be A Perfectionist Dad

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Who Will Win The Pixie Hollow Bake Off?
Who Will Win The Pixie Hollow Bake Off?

Reunite with your favorite fairies this July on Disney Movies Anywhere, kicking off with an all-new Pixie Preview ‘Pixie Hollow Bake Off’ featuring ‘Fairy Gelata’ voiced by Giada De Laurentiis.   In this latest adventure our favorite fairies must use their talents to help Tink in a high-stakes, head-to-head bake-off.   And come back each week to check out more flitterific Pixie Previews available […]

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You Can Call Me Doc McDaddy
You Can Call Me Doc McDaddy

Out of the many different characters my kids love to read about or watch, Doc McStuffins was not someone I thought I would ever emulate. That was until earlier this week. A few months ago my oldest, Lily got a Disney Princess Palace Pet toy. It was character of Seashell. She is Ariel’s horse in […]

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NASCAR Fans Get Surprise Of A Lifetime At Hendrick Motorsports Fan Fest
NASCAR Fans Get Surprise Of A Lifetime At Hendrick Motorsports Fan Fest

Hendrick Motorsports has a strong lineup of drivers. NASCAR fans know that a few of their drivers are six-time champion Jimmie Johnson, four-time champion Jeff Gordon, 2014 Daytona 500 winner and 11-time NASCAR’s most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and 16-time race winner Kasey Kahne. Most recently, Hendrick Motorsports organized a campus wide fan event […]

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Who Reads Books Anymore?
Who Reads Books Anymore?

First I want to paint a little picture.  I am not a perfect dad and in no way do I pretend to ride high and mighty on a white stallion.  My wife and I are raising our daughter the best way we see fit and it may not agree with certain notions or scientific studies […]

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6 Best Tech Gadgets For the Dad Who Has Everything
6 Best Tech Gadgets For the Dad Who Has Everything

Dads are some of the hardest people to shop for. Especially those dads who seem to have just about everything they’re interested in. Well, for those of you who have no idea what to get dad, here are a few suggestions from the tech world that you may not have thought of. 1. Single lens […]

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Brian McBride – My Life of Dad
Brian McBride – My Life of Dad

With the World Cup now in full swing fans all over the globe have been excited for soccer. Former U.S. Men’s National Team and MLS legend, Brian McBride says there is always a surprise team in the World Cup that shocks everyone. McBride knows this because he played in the World Cup in 1998, 2002, […]

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Just For Kicks – The Air Jordan I
Just For Kicks – The Air Jordan I

I thought for this edition of the Just for Kicks that I give a history lesson on the Air Jordan I. The Air Jordan I was first released in 1985 to the public. Michael Jordan came into the league in 1984 and did not wear the Air Jordan I until halfway through his rookie year […]

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