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Keeping the Kids Entertained
Keeping the Kids Entertained

We’ve all had those moments when we’ve been left alone with the kids and you sit and stare at their expectant faces and have no idea what to do with them. It can be quite daunting during the school holidays, when you find yourself having to be their sole means of entertainment. The trick is […]

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Here’s One Manly Present Dad Won’t Dare Re-gift.
Here’s One Manly Present Dad Won’t Dare Re-gift.

 You say you don’t, but you do. It’s your guilty pleasure, your dirty little secret. If any of your friends or family knew, you’d be crestfallen. No, it’s not your re-gifting habit – I’m talking about your fascination with survival and preparedness. You can’t help but daydream about catastrophic circumstances and what you’d do if […]

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Second Hand vs. New Brand
Second Hand vs. New Brand

I am what some people may refer to as “cheap.” I said that while in the midst of a heavily-populated barber shop conversation, and was told by a friend of 15+ years, “No!  You’re just frugal, and know how to spend and save your money.”  As much as I agree with his assessment of my […]

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The Lineup: 5 Life Lessons Joe Maddon Could Teach Our Kids
The Lineup: 5 Life Lessons Joe Maddon Could Teach Our Kids

I can’t claim to know Joe Maddon well, but I was fortunate enough to spend some time with him during the first three years of his tenure as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was one of the most remarkable people I met during my two decades as a sportswriter. Disclosure: When I first met him, […]

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Just For Kicks – Reebok & Villa Team Up To Make “A Day In Philly” Pump Question Mid
Just For Kicks – Reebok & Villa Team Up To Make “A Day In Philly” Pump Question Mid

We all like things that pair up well together. Peanut butter and chocolate. Ketchup and Mustard. Apollo Creed and Rocky. You get my point. For me when two powerhouses come together to create some killer kicks I can’t wait to see what they come up with. Reebok Classic and Villa are teaming up to introduce […]

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Three Fantastic Films For Family Movie Night
Three Fantastic Films For Family Movie Night

As the family sits down to enjoy movie night the debate begins. What film are you going to watch? It seems that no one can agree with what to watch. So to help you all out here are three fun and entertaining movies that your family will love that are making their way to Blu-ray […]

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Families That Are Doing Halloween Right
Families That Are Doing Halloween Right

Every year I swear I’m going to get super creative and do a family theme, and every year I fail. These families don’t though, and are inspiring me to make Halloween 2015 the best one yet….. maybe.   Hobbits and the Orcs of Isengard Scooby and the Gang     The Adams Family Exterminators and […]

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Art and Crafts: Pumpkin Paper Plate
Art and Crafts: Pumpkin Paper Plate

This is our last Halloween craft of the year for Art and Crafts here at Life of Dad. We are making pumpkins out of paper plates. This is a fun craft you can do with your kids. You can even use this idea if you are hosting a party for your kids. It is fun […]

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Marvel Studios Unveils Phase 3 of Marvel Cinematic Universe!
Marvel Studios Unveils Phase 3 of Marvel Cinematic Universe!

This morning, during a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts. The next two films to be released […]

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Tuesday Morning Quarterback – Week 8
Tuesday Morning Quarterback – Week 8

Are you a sore loser? Even worse are you a poor winner? How do you celebrate a victory? Do you trash talk? Do you congratulate your opponent whether you win, lose, or draw? Even though in our fantasy football league and leagues around the world trash talking is welcomed, you should still know when to […]

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Obvious or Not?
Obvious or Not?

    Obvious or Not?   I AM NOT A PERFECT PARENT, NOR WOULD EVER CLAIM TO BE…BUT     Smoking with children in the vehicle is never ok….no matter how far down your window is cracked Making time for yourself and you and spouse without kids, is a must! Nothing is too important to miss […]

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Preparing Your Kids for College? 3 Things Every Dad Should Know
Preparing Your Kids for College? 3 Things Every Dad Should Know

Kids going to college… It’s the dream, right? That day you’ll hug them a little tighter. A kiss on the forehead symbolizing your hope for a life well lived. Driving away, you think about your college experience. Did you do enough to prepare them? Maybe. College is more competitive and expensive than ever. And too […]

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Crown Royal Gets Regal With A New Apple Whisky
Crown Royal Gets Regal With A New Apple Whisky

Crown Royal is launching a new offering to the brand’s portfolio called Crown Royal Regal Apple. The second flavored variant to be released, Crown Royal Regal Apple is a combination of the renowned taste of Crown Royal whisky infused with natural apple flavors. The unique blend of hand-selected Crown Royal whiskies and natural apple flavors […]

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Some science fiction Ideas for transportation that are just around the corner
Some science fiction Ideas for transportation that are just around the corner

Coming from a generation that was brought up on Star Trek and their “communication devices”, it is easy to see how science fiction can become science fact. Mobile phone technology is now commonplace, but for the older generation the communicators on Star trek seemed like pure fantasy for decades. These days we see things that […]

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Your Parent Teacher Conference: Two Houses
Your Parent Teacher Conference: Two Houses

Dear Parents, Thanks again for joining us. Last week we chatted about Communicating with Teachers. This week is somewhat related, but based off of a question from a reader (P.S. If you have questions or topics you would like to see in this column – email me at creed@lifeofdad.com). The reader was asking about tips […]

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Tom Cavanagh – My Life of Dad
Tom Cavanagh – My Life of Dad

 When you think of Tom Cavanagh you might immediately reflect on his sitcom “Ed.” That series showcased Tom’s comedic side and eventually produced the hilarious podcast, “Mike and Tom Eat Snacks” with his “Ed” co-star Michael Ian Black which is on the Nerdist network. Besides being in many fantastic films and TV shows, Tom is […]

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My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks on Blu-ray & DVD 10/28‏
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks on Blu-ray & DVD 10/28‏

There’s a brand new full-length film in the ever-popular My Little Pony canon. Following a theatrical run in the fall of 2014, where the film opened with enthusiastic reviews to packed crowds in over 400 theaters, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks will be released October 28 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! […]

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A #FlushIQ Bathroom Twitter Potty
A #FlushIQ Bathroom Twitter Potty

When How to Be a Dad and Delta Faucet came to us and said, “We want to party with you guys about toilets” — we couldn’t say YES fast enough. Getting a chance to talk about bathroom bravery and funny mishaps? SOUNDS AMAZING. Delta Faucet wants to tell you all about their #FlushIQ toilet, which sounds like […]

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Disney Unveils “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast”‏
Disney Unveils “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast”‏

DisneyToon Studios is pleased to announce that Ginnifer Goodwin (“Once Upon a Time”) will voice the character Fawn in the new Disney Fairies adventure, “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast”. “Fawn is a character who loves all animals unconditionally,” said director Steve Loter. “She will help any animal that needs her, but sometimes Fawn thinks […]

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Fulcrum the Squid: Over-Planning for the Future
Fulcrum the Squid: Over-Planning for the Future

When it comes to my life, I’ve never been truly capable of living in the present. Nearly every moment of every day is spent looking ahead, whether it’s 20 minutes or 20 years. Rarely do I enter any situation without mentally coming up with a flowchart of how every last thing I do or say […]

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Fulcrum the Squid: Good News, Meet Bad News
Fulcrum the Squid: Good News, Meet Bad News

If you prefer to watch videos instead of reading, check out my new Vlog series on my personal channel. Recently some major events have happened in my life; events that have caused me to majorly restructure not just my life, but also my the entirety of how my mind works. Anyone who has listened to […]

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Part I – Looking at Options for your Child’s Financial Future
Part I – Looking at Options for your Child’s Financial Future

The deliriousdadd.com site is dedicated to articles and blogs that surround the things that most affect our lives.  I have had the privilege to write on LOD and hope that you will visit me at my new website.  Please enjoy the post an feel free to visit at any time. Taking Stock Congratulations!! you have […]

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Hard Work and Discipline Trumps IQ
Hard Work and Discipline Trumps IQ

Hard Work and Discipline Trumps IQ By John Dadlez, aka The Mommy Daddy My wife is a teacher. When she was in the classroom I got to observe her students and the students of her colleagues on a regular basis. What I observed, and the numerous stories from other educators about their students, flew in […]

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Video Games That Help You Become Better Parents
Video Games That Help You Become Better Parents

These days everyone is offering advice to new parents. Guys and gals who are expecting are still going to prenatal classes. The book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” is still very popular. Those methods of learning how to become a parent are all well and good, but they are outdated. Let’s face it. The […]

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Danny Boome – My Life of Dad
Danny Boome – My Life of Dad

Danny Boome, internationally-acclaimed TV personality and Chef known to audiences for his culinary work and dynamic personality, is back on television with a new network and show. Following the success of hosting two of 2013’s hit shows: ABC Daytime’s “Recipe Rehab” and Food Network “The Cooking Channel’s Donut Showdown” – Danny has taken to the […]

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Fulcrum the Squid: In Utero Nicknames
Fulcrum the Squid: In Utero Nicknames

First off, thank you everyone for the kind words and support since I started this new series two weeks back. The outpouring of support was to say the least, humbling. That being said, starting today, “Fulcrum the Squid” is going to become a twice monthly, every other week blog and vlog series here on Constantly […]

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The Lineup: 5 Tips for Kids from Performance Coach Tom Shaw
The Lineup: 5 Tips for Kids from Performance Coach Tom Shaw

This is head-spinning time for fans of big-time sports. It’s the one time of year it’s all happening – the World Series, NFL and college football, NHL hockey and NBA basketball. (Not to mention the English Premier League. Ahem.) So many super athletes in action, all over the world. And every one of them is […]

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Just for Kicks – NFL Players Who Rock Air Jordans On The Field
Just for Kicks – NFL Players Who Rock Air Jordans On The Field

NFL football. Air Jordans. Two things that I think by now you all know that I love. I remember back in the day hearing that Randy Moss was going to sign a shoe deal with the Jordan Brand family. I couldn’t wait to see what he was going to wear come game day. He wore […]

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Film School for Dads – Don’t Let It Suck Butt! – How to Incorporate Your Kids’ Ideas into the Script
Film School for Dads – Don’t Let It Suck Butt! – How to Incorporate Your Kids’ Ideas into the Script

  You’ll notice a common theme with making films with your kids.  How do you create something that comes from their wonderfully vivid ideas, while also making it good?  Keep in mind, you’re not trying to make this movie good for yourself for any reason.  If you want to create the next great movie for […]

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How to Make Your Car Shine Like it’s Been Professionally Valeted, But For Free!!
How to Make Your Car Shine Like it’s Been Professionally Valeted, But For Free!!

There are lots of reasons that you may decide that you would rather clean your car yourself than run it through a car wash, use a valet cleaning, or auto detailing service. Some people decide that they would rather clean their cars themselves to save money when on a budget, while others do not trust […]

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Way-Back-Wednesday
Way-Back-Wednesday

  In a moment of reminiscing, I was thinking about growing up and how simple life was. A couple of things that stood out…… Chromies were cool to have on your bike tire valves (even though they came from cars) Trading baseball cards could take hours to complete the perfect trade Buying a box of […]

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New and Noteworthy: Children’s Books Edition
New and Noteworthy: Children’s Books Edition

Receiving books for Christmas is second only to the extra time I get to spend with my wife and kids. When I found out I was going to be a father, I knew I had to have goals – that I’d have to be intentional in my parenting if I were to be a success. […]

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Art and Crafts: Balloon Ghosts
Art and Crafts: Balloon Ghosts

This week for Art and Crafts here at Life of Dad we are making ghosts. Halloween is coming up and these ghosts will make a great decoration that you can hang around your door to greet your trick or treaters. We had fun making this fun and easy craft. Hopefully you will too! Materials Needed: […]

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Monsters University Invites You to “Party Central”
Monsters University Invites You to “Party Central”

Join a monster of a party with the Disney Movies Anywhere premiere of PARTY CENTRAL. The Disney•Pixar short is now available to view for free for the first time, and reunites everyone’s favorite monsters, Mike and Sulley, for another hilarious adventure. Download the Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone or iPad to watch Party Central […]

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7 Ways A Puppy Prepares You For Babies
7 Ways A Puppy Prepares You For Babies

  It’s funny to me that when people think about parenting but aren’t ready for a human life to take care of, they often say “How can I take care of a baby when I can barely care for myself ?” Somehow they believe that they need a test run, usually on a pet that […]

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Teaching Your Young Adult About Other Government’s Crimes
Teaching Your Young Adult About Other Government’s Crimes

There are a lot of things that are hard to talk to your teenagers and younger teens about. With all of the turmoil around the globe, one of these things is the indiscretions of other governments. Things like beheadings and other forms of public execution is hard for a younger person to wrap their heads […]

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Tuesday Morning Quarterback – Week 7
Tuesday Morning Quarterback – Week 7

Football fans know the significance of that number this week in the NFL. For those who don’t, it is the total number of touchdown passes that Peyton Manning had thrown in his career. Well actually he has a total of 510 touchdown passes. 509 is the notable number because he needed to reach that amount […]

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Bedtime Battle – Getting Your Kids To Stay In Their Bed And Go To Sleep
Bedtime Battle – Getting Your Kids To Stay In Their Bed And Go To Sleep

My daughter is a strong-willed kid. She does what she wants to do, when she wants to do it. Over the four-and-a-half years that she has been on this earth, we’ve had multiple battles with her. Potty Training. Getting her to eat healthy foods. Stopping her from running off when we were in big crowds. […]

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Two Milk Minimum: Under The Influence Of Dads
Two Milk Minimum: Under The Influence Of Dads

This past week has been dominated by influential dudes trying to convince each other of absolutely ridiculous things, like keeping jellyfish as pets and buying tour jackets and used-Band Aids from a marathon runner. Here’s a sampling of what it’s been like living Under The Influence of Dads in October: Dad or Alive’s Adrian Kulp […]

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Bill Polian – My Life of Dad
Bill Polian – My Life of Dad

Football was and still is huge in my family. My parents and sisters were born in Buffalo, New York. My mom loved cheering on the Buffalo Bills. My sisters followed suit. In our household the Bills game was always on Sunday afternoons. I remember the Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, and Bruce Smith era. […]

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Take A Special Look At Disney’s “Feast”
Take A Special Look At Disney’s “Feast”

Disney’s Feast premieres in front of Big Hero 6 in 3D on November 7. “Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite […]

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Your Parent Teacher Conference – Communicating with Teachers
Your Parent Teacher Conference – Communicating with Teachers

Dear Parents, Thanks again for joining me. Last week we chatted about sports and the balancing act it requires for not only you, but also your student athlete. This week I would like to return to the classroom (sometimes it feels like I never leave) and chat about communicating with your child’s teachers. I would […]

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Tune Dad- New Music, Old Music, Good Music #6 Wolf Parade
Tune Dad- New Music, Old Music, Good Music #6 Wolf Parade

Don’t let the hipsters win. Know your music better than they do so you can go toe to buckle booted toe with them, and avoid the pitfalls of the old and cantankerous. Tune Dad will give you the education you need to be radder than ever. Wolf Parade Wolf Parade has been one of my […]

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A #BedtimeBattle Twitter Party sponsored by @EloPillow
A #BedtimeBattle Twitter Party sponsored by @EloPillow

Thursday October 23rd Life of Dad  and elo (@EloPillow) want to help you win the #BedtimeBattle! That is right we will be having a #BedtimeBattle Twitter Party sponsored by elo (@EloPillow). Make sure to set it up in your calendar cause you won’t want to miss it you could win an elo Pillow + gift card […]

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Shaq, Toys For Tots, & Toys R Us Needs Your Help
Shaq, Toys For Tots, & Toys R Us Needs Your Help

To help bring holiday joy to some of the 14.7 million U.S. children living in poverty, Toys“R”Us® today announced the launch of its annual nationwide fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Now through Sunday, December 7, consumers can donate new, unwrapped toys at any Toys“R”Us or Babies“R”Us® store across the country […]

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The Lineup: Every American Needs a Favorite English Soccer Team
The Lineup: Every American Needs a Favorite English Soccer Team

The British are coming. In fact, they already are here. And it looks like they’re here to stay. Every English Premier League* (EPL) match is available to watch live in the United States, thanks to NBC’s three-year, $250-million broadcast rights contract. ESPN is eyeing those rights after the current deal expires in 2016. On a […]

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Just For Kicks – Movies That Made Sneakers Famous
Just For Kicks – Movies That Made Sneakers Famous

For every sneakerhead there are certain shoes that mean something to them. It could be a childhood memory, their favorite athlete’s signature shoe, or something in pop culture that triggers a response about a certain sneaker. It may sound funny, but some kicks became popular to the public from its time on the silver screen. […]

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FATHER
FATHER

Funny          Advisor          Teacher          Hero         Encouraging          Real   I will apologize up front for the randomness of this share, but after seeing some things online recently, this is how my thoughts are, random. After being a stay […]

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Leasing A Vehicle To Save Money For Your Family and Business
Leasing A Vehicle To Save Money For Your Family and Business

As a small business owner, you may already have a private vehicle you use for the business, or perhaps you have bought a company car that doubles as your company car. These are both viable options for small businesses, but if you have not considered leasing a vehicle you could be wasting the opportunity to […]

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