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Art and Crafts: Thankful Turkey
Art and Crafts: Thankful Turkey

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we continue with the Thanksgiving theme. We are making thankful turkeys to remind ourselves how truly blessed and lucky we are each and every day. Write down anything from people in your life or things that we might take for granted each […]

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A Star Wars #CommandTheForce Twitter Party sponsored by @HasbroNews
A Star Wars #CommandTheForce Twitter Party sponsored by @HasbroNews

Tuesday December 2nd join Life of Dad and #CommandTheForce  in a Twitter Party sponsored by Hasbro (@HasbroNews). Make sure to set it up in your calendar cause you won’t want to miss it you could win a VISA gift card worth $250 and a Star Wars Command toy set! On Tuesday the 23rd at 9pm ET/6 pm PT join […]

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Tuesday Morning Quarterback – Week 12
Tuesday Morning Quarterback – Week 12

Okay let’s just get this out of the way first. Odell Beckham Jr. What a catch. That highlight almost broke the internet. Our friend here at Life of Dad, Chris “Canadian Dad” Read was one of the smart fantasy coaches and drafted him. It will be fun to watch his career in the NFL. Now […]

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Enjoy This Galactic Dance Off In Guardians Of The Galaxy
Enjoy This Galactic Dance Off In Guardians Of The Galaxy

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and what a great way to enjoy a feast than with the perfect movie to watch with your family. Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is now available on Digital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand December 9th! Check out some […]

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Thankful for Being A Parent
Thankful for Being A Parent

    As a parent you know you are thankful for your little or not so little ones!!! Here is part II in continuation from last week.   You Know You’re a Parent When? >You are clueless in a conversation unless the reference is to Dora Singing It, Bob Building It, or Dr. Suess writing it […]

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Larry Fitzgerald Sr. – My Life of Dad
Larry Fitzgerald Sr. – My Life of Dad

Larry Fitzgerald Sr. has covered sports every which way possible. His work has been in the newspaper, on the internet, radio and television. For over 31 years Larry’s passion for sports has been showcased in his work. Larry has been the sports editor and columnist with the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder for more than 25 years. Fitzgerald […]

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The Dining Room Forum: Part 2
The Dining Room Forum: Part 2

Almost a full year ago I shared the story of a primary pillar in my upbringing that I wanted to pass onto my kids. The idea that the Dining Room table isn’t just a place where we all sit around and eat, or a place where we sort out paperwork and do our homework on. […]

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The Life of Clone: Adjusting To the SAHD Life
The Life of Clone: Adjusting To the SAHD Life

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, I had a job. It wasn’t hard, I mean it’s like I was made to do it. As a matter of fact, I was LITERALLY made to do it in a lab on a planet called Mandalore. I know it sounds crazy, but I’m a […]

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Your Parent Teacher Conference: Conference Tips
Your Parent Teacher Conference: Conference Tips

Dear Parents, It is a pleasure to have you here either for the first or a returning time. Thanks. Last week we chatted about BYOD tips which, admittedly, was probably more useful for those of you with older kids that can take tech to school. Today, however, is one to share with parents of children […]

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Check Out The Official Trailer for Lucasfilm’s “Strange Magic”
Check Out The Official Trailer for Lucasfilm’s “Strange Magic”

Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015.  “Strange Magic” is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and […]

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#GameTimeSnacks Official Rules
#GameTimeSnacks Official Rules

FRITO-LAY TOSTITOS® SCOOPS!® TWITTER PARTY SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. THIS FRITO-LAY TOSTITOS® SCOOPS!® TWITTER PARTY SWEEPSTAKES (“Sweepstakes”) IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH TWITTER (“Twitter”). A TWITTER ACCOUNT AND INTERNET ACCESS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. THERE IS NO […]

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The Lineup: Introducing the Parent Blogger Network*
The Lineup: Introducing the Parent Blogger Network*

Let’s face it: Cable TV stinks. Except for Phineas and Ferb. And maybe that new Star Wars cartoon on Disney XD. My kids love that one almost as much as they love streaming Clone Wars on Netflix. I mean, of course we still need all the ESPNs. And BBC World has become my personal news […]

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A #GameTimeSnacks Twitter Party sponsored by @FritoLay
A #GameTimeSnacks Twitter Party sponsored by @FritoLay

*CLICK HERE for the OFFICIAL RULES FOR THIS EVENT Sunday November 23rd Life of Dad  and Frito Lay (@FritoLay) want to help your team win with #GameTimeSnacks! That is right we will be having a #GameTimeSnacks Twitter Party sponsored by Frito Lay (@FritoLay). Make sure to set it up in your calendar cause you won’t want to miss it […]

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Just For Kicks – The Air Jordan III
Just For Kicks – The Air Jordan III

The Air Jordan III is one of the most important and memorable shoes from the Air Jordan line. The shoe had a new designer, new ad campaign, and literally broke the mold of the typical style basketball shoes worn in the NBA. The AJ III is one of the most iconic sneakers of all time. […]

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Disney Reveals New Cinderella Trailer
Disney Reveals New Cinderella Trailer

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes […]

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Art and Crafts: Thanksgiving Plate Name Cards
Art and Crafts: Thanksgiving Plate Name Cards

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we continue with the Thanksgiving theme. We are making name cards for everyone that will be joining us at our Thanksgiving dinner table. My youngest and I made these a few days ago. It is a great way to work on spelling […]

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Groot Shows Off That He Is Multilingual
Groot Shows Off That He Is Multilingual

Learn how to speak “I am Groot” in 15 different languages in this Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” featurette, available now on 3D Digital and Digital HD, and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand December 9! Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is available today on Digital HD and for you to take anywhere when you sign […]

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What, Me Worry?
What, Me Worry?

I’m worried about my son. He’s fine, first of all. He’s totally healthy, hitting all his developmental milestones on time and growing up way too fast. He’s not violent or oppositional or hard to manage. He throws tantrums here and there when he gets upset, just like any typical two-year-old would, but even those instances […]

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Tuesday Morning Quarterback – Week 11
Tuesday Morning Quarterback – Week 11

“I am taking my football and going home!” This was something you might have said to your friends back in the day when you were in grade school. You were playing football in your friend’s backyard after school. You might have been losing. You might have felt that you were cheated. You were in a […]

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You Know You’re A Parent When…..
You Know You’re A Parent When…..

  Part I:   You Know You’re A Parent When… You answer every toy phone that is handed to you Your kid tells you they have a stomach ache, and the first thing you asked is if they pooped today You are tired You sleep past 7am and wake up in a panic and then […]

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Being a Working Dad – “The Ultimate Balancing Act”
Being a Working Dad – “The Ultimate Balancing Act”

      I began my journey into fatherhood as a stay at home dad.  I did so not because it was a dream of mine to be the parent that stayed at home to provide nourishment of the mind, body and soul of my daughter, but because simply stated,  that was how our life […]

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Find Your #Movember Patronus
Find Your #Movember Patronus

  We are halfway through the month of #Movember and we have shared some important facts about Men’s Health and what not, but now it is time to address the lip foliage you have been so carefully crafting.  Now hopefully you will be attending the Google Hangout and Twitter Event we have scheduled tomorrow… (It […]

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Two Milk Minimum: Dad Bashers and Oily Tooshies
Two Milk Minimum: Dad Bashers and Oily Tooshies

Sooooo…read anything good on Scary Mommy recently? [crickets] The dad bashing continues, this much we know, in the concentric circles of ladies who’ve chosen to surround themselves with mid-20th century men. Don’t get me wrong, I love The Honeymooners too, but I don’t want to reside in that apartment anymore. The most unfortunate part of […]

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Joey Lawrence – My Life of Dad
Joey Lawrence – My Life of Dad

 Joey Lawrence has been on some well-known TV shows. He first began working at age six on the hit show “Gimme a Break.” Then he was on “Blossom,” which was another hit series. Lawrence, who is always looking to improve his craft, successfully made the transition from teen icon to a legitimate actor. Today he […]

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Want To Know What Your Kids Want for Christmas? Toys “R” Us Has An App For That!
Want To Know What Your Kids Want for Christmas? Toys “R” Us Has An App For That!

Christmas is about a month away. Some parents have already finished with their Christmas shopping. Others are now starting to break out in a sweat and beginning to panic. They don’t know what their kids want for Christmas. One day it is a Star Wars Stormtrooper. The next day your child wants a NERF blaster. […]

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The Cold and The Moon
The Cold and The Moon

It’s been a while since I just stood outside and thrived in the weather, putting my body out there as nature intended. No, I don’t mean naked. But i wasn’t covered head to toe either. Around here once it drops below 55 degrees everybody wraps up in thick wool jackets anticipating the worst “Polar Vortex” […]

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We Walked Right Into Christmas
We Walked Right Into Christmas

 I first broke the news to my wife. She was ecstatic. It was like she was seven years old again and found a bike under the Christmas tree that she wanted Santa to bring her. “Do we tell the kids right now?” she asks me. We both agreed to tell them a few days before […]

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No Poo Work In Newark
No Poo Work In Newark

No Poo Work In Newark   This letter found me and I was asked to share. Not only is this outrageous but a father traveling with an infant has no support. In the rise of SAHD’s (stay at home dads), this is discouraging to see. I encourage you to share this with everyone possible!!   An open letter to […]

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Get Guardians of the Galaxy On Blu-ray 12/9
Get Guardians of the Galaxy On Blu-ray 12/9

You will be able to get on of the best movies this year on Digital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere November 18th and then on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and On-Demand December 9th Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film has earned over $645 million worldwide and recently passed the $300 million mark at both […]

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Maybe My Wife’s Not So Crazy
Maybe My Wife’s Not So Crazy

My wife is going to make me live longer and I’m pretty happy about that. She is very health conscious and when she makes healthy changes, they pretty much go for the whole house. Not particularly because I’m always into the changes, but more because I’m just far too lazy to fight them. So being […]

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The Lineup: Secret Origins of Your Favorite Dad Bloggers … Revealed!
The Lineup: Secret Origins of Your Favorite Dad Bloggers … Revealed!

Dad bloggers do not spring forth into the universe fully formed, laptops aglow, a smart phone clutched in one hand and a diaper bag in the other. Before they made names for themselves as authors or social media mad geniuses, before they began to thump the noggins of brands that presented off-key, archaic messaging about “bumbling” fathers, […]

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Just for Kicks – The Jordan Hangar
Just for Kicks – The Jordan Hangar

For the man who showed us that we can fly, (well maybe him and not us!) Michael Jordan finally gets his own hangar. The expansive Jordan Hangar is situated in an undisclosed nearly 80,000-square-foot plane hangar in west L.A., which was once owned by Howard Hughes and rumored to be where the Spruce Goose was […]

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The Big One
The Big One

On our first trip to the baby doctor, we scheduled a number of appointments, culminating in The Big One. It’s the one where they really get a good look at your kid. You get to see the heart, the brain, the spine, and the wiener. If we were all adults about it, the wiener would […]

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Your Parent Teacher Conference: BYOD Tips
Your Parent Teacher Conference: BYOD Tips

Dear Parents, It’s great to have you back. Last week we chatted about the learning experience that is Election Day. Hopefully, you had the opportunity to vote and to share your experience with your kid(s). This week we are going to get all technological. We are talking BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. BYOD is […]

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Cities Less Traveled: Four Reasons why Tuscon is a Nature-Lover’s Paradise
Cities Less Traveled: Four Reasons why Tuscon is a Nature-Lover’s Paradise

Travelers exploring the state of Arizona will often plan their trip to view the mesmerizing Grand Canyon, the red rocks of Sedona, and the bright lights of Phoenix. Interestingly, the charming city of Tuscon has its own attractions that make it well worth a visit. The area features impressive architecture and delicious cuisine that draws […]

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Cities Less Traveled: How to Plan a Budget Trip to Panama City Beach
Cities Less Traveled: How to Plan a Budget Trip to Panama City Beach

With 24-miles of squeaky white sand beaches that line the shimmering waters of the Atlantic Ocean, a tropical climate, and a huge choice of affordable attractions for the whole family, it’s no surprise that Panama City Beach is one of Florida’s most popular vacation hotspots. Whether you want to take a hike through the enchanting […]

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Art and Crafts: Contact Paper Turkeys
Art and Crafts: Contact Paper Turkeys

We are keeping up with the Thanksgiving themed crafts here at Life of Dad. This week my kids, my wife, and our friends made contact paper turkeys. I want to thank our good friend, Alicia for the idea. She and her kids were kind enough to bring the craft materials for this project. These turkeys […]

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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast: Rosario Dawson Cast as ‘Nyx’‏
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast: Rosario Dawson Cast as ‘Nyx’‏

Actress Rosario Dawson lends her voice as a fiery and courageous fairy, “Nyx”, in the all-new Disney Fairies adventure, “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast”, out on Blu-ray™ March 3, 2015. Nyx is a Scout Fairy charged with protecting the luscious land of Pixie Hollow and all of the fairies who reside there. A true professional who takes her job very seriously—maybe a […]

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“Strange Magic,” a New Animated Film from Lucasfilm Ltd
“Strange Magic,” a New Animated Film from Lucasfilm Ltd

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015. “Strange Magic” is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and […]

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Join us for the #MovemberDads Twitter Event and Google Hangout
Join us for the #MovemberDads Twitter Event and Google Hangout

  Make sure to set it up in your calendar cause you won’t want to miss it.  Four of your favorite Dads Groups are coming together to talk about Men’s Health and Movember. The fine folks at the National At-Home Dad Network (@HomeDadNet), The Dad 2.0 Summit (@Dad2Summit), The City Dads Group (@CityDadsGroup), and of course […]

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Tuesday Morning Quarterback – Week 10
Tuesday Morning Quarterback – Week 10

You can’t have it all. This is very true in fantasy football. Some diehard NFL fans have the dilemma of rooting for players they would never even think to cheer for if they weren’t playing fantasy football. You may be a Chicago Bears fan and have drafted Aaron Rodgers as your fantasy quarterback. Who do […]

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It’s a sign ya’ll!
It’s a sign ya’ll!

Hello my name is Euri and I’m a dad-a-holic… This is my first blog post on Life of Dad, and I’m so excited to be here!  I wanted to introduce myself, and post a little something about why I’m looking forward to being a part of the Life of Dad community. I am a married […]

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Disney World Foreign Traveler
Disney World Foreign Traveler

  After traveling to Disney recently without our kids, I have made a few observations and would like to share them with whom they are directed.   Dear Foreign Traveler at Disney World:   You have brought it to my attention that you are from another country and have no clue how our society works. […]

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Leaving the Racial Witness Protection Program
Leaving the Racial Witness Protection Program

Throughout my life, relationships have been transient. I had little to no connection with my extended family. The friends I made in elementary school were forgotten by the time I started middle school. I had close friends in high school that I never spoke to again after graduation. I conditioned myself to enjoy relationships when […]

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George Martin – My Life of Dad
George Martin – My Life of Dad

Most of us know George Martin as the star defensive end of the New York Giants. He played in the 1970s and ’80s. He had a total of 96 quarterback sacks and has the touchdown record for a defensive lineman. In Super Bowl XXI he had an incredible interception that Coach Bill Parcells called the […]

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The WWE Honors Sergeant Dan Rose
The WWE Honors Sergeant Dan Rose

Sergeant Rose was in the Army Reserves for 10 years and served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan until he was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device in 2011 that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Through the support of a non-profit organization, SoldierSocks, Sergeant Rose was provided with an Ekso Bionics […]

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Tune Dad – New Music, Old Music, Good Music #7 Rodrigo y Gabriella
Tune Dad – New Music, Old Music, Good Music #7 Rodrigo y Gabriella

Rodrigo Y Gabriel This week I’ll be highlighting one of my favorite instrumentalist bands ever. Performing almost exclusively with classical guitars, they mix rock with flamenco, jazz, and awesomeness, Rodrigo Y Gabriel are an incredible duo that you need to add to your regular rotation.  Originally from Mexico City, they met as members of a […]

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5 Things you can do to improve the state of Men’s Health – #MovemberDads
5 Things you can do to improve the state of Men’s Health – #MovemberDads

We are one week in and going strong! so far we’ve raised $1590 For Men’s Health!  We couldn’t do it with you!  Men’s health is a hairy place and the more we can shine a light on it the more we ensure that the positive male role models we have in our lives will be […]

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The Talk
The Talk

Growing up in the Washington D.C. area in the early 1970’s, my father made a point of giving me “the talk”.  It consisted of him explaining to me how I should act, talk and behave if I am ever stopped and questioned by the police.  He went to tell me that although most police are […]

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Get Ready For Toy Story 4
Get Ready For Toy Story 4

Nearly two decades after Pixar Animation Studios created the world’s first computer-animated feature film with “Toy Story,” it revealed plans for Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” an adventure that returns audiences to the world of the studio’s signature characters. John Lasseter, director of the original “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2,” will direct the film, which […]

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