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Just for Kicks – A Shaq “Retro”spective
Just for Kicks – A Shaq “Retro”spective

Reebok has been making sure that Shaquille O’Neal’s kicks from back in the day are getting the love that they deserve. His shoes are part of the Reebok Classic campaign. Thankfully with that campaign we are lucky enough to see a ton of Shaq’s sneakers in many different color ways to keep us sneakerheads happy. […]

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy In LEGO Form
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy In LEGO Form

 With Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opening in theatres everywhere this Friday, August 1st, I wanted to share with you this awesome new piece created by Marvel and Lego fan, YouTube star Forrest Whaley! It’s so cool!!!

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Art and Crafts: Bottle Cap Caterpillar
Art and Crafts: Bottle Cap Caterpillar

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are making bottle cap caterpillars. My daughters are still interested in butterflies and caterpillars so this was a craft that my girls really wanted to do. It is also a great way to talk to your kids about recycling since you […]

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Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast
Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast

One show that my kids enjoy watching is “Sofia the First.” I don’t mind watching the show either. It is a different take on the princess theme. Sofia is a young girl who becomes a princess when her mother, Miranda, marries King Roland II of the kingdom of Enchancia. You get to follow Sofia on […]

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Carter Gaddis – Zoo Pretzel Pack
Carter Gaddis – Zoo Pretzel Pack

Pretzels make it easy for parents. Toss a few into a snack bag, and they’re the ideal school lunch side dish. Kids got the afternoon munchies? Grab the pretzels. Need to fight off hunger during a hot and humid summer trip to the zoo? Put together a Pretzel Pack — Snyder’s of Hanover sourdough nibblers […]

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Pretzels: The Perfect Snack For The Pool
Pretzels: The Perfect Snack For The Pool

As soon as my daughters started their summer vacation they have had one activity on the brain. Every morning now I am asked if we can go to the pool. You can almost set your watches to it. Right after they scarf down breakfast I hear, “Daddy, can we go to the pool?” It doesn’t […]

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Dear Eitan: Be A Man
Dear Eitan: Be A Man

Dear Eitan, It’s been a little while since I’ve written to you. We’ve all been busy, you and your mom and me, between work and going to the beach and playdates and all the other stuff that manages to occupy people’s time. We’ve been having a lot of fun together at the pool, playing catch […]

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Trey Burley – Errand and Activity Pretzel Pack
Trey Burley – Errand and Activity Pretzel Pack

Summertime has peaks and valleys when it comes to children and snacking. Naps and schedules go the way of the dodo because of camps, activities and the somewhat normal ‘life’ that has to happen.  That’s why I created the Errand and Activity Pretzel Pack.  Everything you need to keep your kids happy and energized while […]

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Dads – They’re Just Like US!
Dads – They’re Just Like US!

Have you noticed recently that dads are becoming quite popular? Whether they are asked to be on TV talk shows to discuss a certain article that they wrote on their website, going to the White House, or starring in a commercial, dads seem to be part of the “in crowd.” There are dad conventions, podcasts […]

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Hugh Acheson – My Life of Dad
Hugh Acheson – My Life of Dad

Recently “Top Chef” judge Hugh Acheson was in New York City and hosted a round table chat where he created some incredible rum-infused food and drink recipes. With some help from Captain Morgan, Hugh is getting us ready for the summer. Besides his role on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” Acheson is the author of the James […]

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Warrior Dash 2014: Veni, Vidi, Vici
Warrior Dash 2014: Veni, Vidi, Vici

    It’s reported that Julius Cesar, after he gained a swift victory over Pharnaces II of Pontus, penned these three powerful words to the Roman Senate: “Veni, Vidi, Vici.” Which, loosely translated, means, “I came, I saw, I conquered.” Now it’s my turn. After successfully completing the Warrior Dash in Michigan over the weekend, […]

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A #PretzelGuys Twitter Party sponsered by @Snyders_Hanover
A #PretzelGuys Twitter Party sponsered by @Snyders_Hanover

Wednesday July 30th at 1pm Eastern Time is the another exciting Life of Dad Twitter party:  #PretzelGuys This Summer the Pretzel Guys at Snyder’s of Hanover are celebrating everyone’s favorite things about summer.  Each week on their Facebook page they have a new activity for their fans to join in on and Enter the America’s Summertime […]

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Tune Dad— New Music, Old Music, Good Music #2—- First Aid Kit
Tune Dad— New Music, Old Music, Good Music #2—- First Aid Kit

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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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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Tom Riles – Beach Pretzel Pack
Tom Riles – Beach Pretzel Pack

During the summer, I always take my kids to the beach.  I needed to created the perfect “pretzel pack” that including the essentials for the beach, and of course, Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels. Make sure you head over and “like” Snyder’s of Hanover on Facebook where you can win great prizes all summer long during […]

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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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