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Thursday, May 30, 2013
At a ceremony this morning at Ulysses S. Grant High School, National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) and Life of Dad (LOD) presented the 2012 Fatherhood Movie of the Year Award™ to director Andy Fickman for his work on Parental Guidance. The public chose Parental Guidance -- via a contest on NFI's Facebook page -- to receive the Award, which is given each year to the film that "best communicates the importance of involved, responsible, and committed fatherhood in children's lives." NFI [...]
Monday, March 18, 2013
Los Angeles, March 11, 2013: Life of Dad, the social network for Dads, is partnering with Farm Rich to ask college basketball fans, "What's your favorite March Madness memory?" Answers are being provided via YouTube videos, and the one with the most views will win 2,000 meatballs. The prize will come in the form of Farm Rich gift cards equaling the value of 2,000 Farm Rich Meatballs. The "March Meatball Madness" contest ends March 31, 2013. "We know watching big games [...]
Monday, June 18, 2012
Los Angeles, CA, June 18, 2012: For generations, women have celebrated the upcoming birth of their children in grand fashion. Today, the pageantry and spectacle surrounding baby showers rivals that of elaborate weddings and Presidential inaugurations. What's the man's role in this estrogen-palooza? Oftentimes, he is left out, ignored, and outright forgotten. He should have the opportunity to celebrate his upcoming promotion into fatherhood. Enter Life of Dad, The Social Network for Dads. [...]
Sunday, June 17, 2012
LADERA RANCH, Tom Riles Sr.: For me, being a dad is absolutely the most wonderful blessing a man can ever have, but being a grandpa is truly "off the charts!" Both of my grandfathers passed away before my birth on Christmas Eve 1948, so being a dad and a grandpa at age 63 with seven grandchildren under age 5 is like heaven on Earth for one reason: because doctors have kept me alive for the past 11 years so I can enjoy them. I have a rare blood disease called polycythemia that can cause a [...]
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Tom and Lucy Riles found themselves hoping their daughter would need heart surgery right after her birth. "When my wife was 18 weeks pregnant we had a small ultrasound and one of the doctors noticed that there seemed to be something funny going on with the heart -- too much fluid in there," said Tom. "We got more serious tests and basically we were told that in the best case she would be born and have surgery immediately after. Worst case was the other end of the spectrum, that [...]
Friday, May 18, 2012
Los Angeles, CA, May 18, 2012 — Life of Dad, the first social network for fathers, announced today the introduction of "The Life of Dad Show", a series of podcasts hosted by Life of Dad founder, Tom Riles, and co-hosted by Art Eddy. Riles is an audience warm-up and comic professional known for his work in Hollywood, most notably on "The Ellen Degeneres Show." Eddy is a New Jersey-based writer, podcaster and stay-at-home Dad. "The show follows much of the same [...]
Monday, April 30, 2012
Los Angeles, CA — When Ellen DeGeneres audience warm-up comic, Tom Riles, hears of the valuation for the upcoming initial public offering for Facebook, he can't help but to think about the success of his own social network. Unlike Facebook's estimated $100 billion price tag, success has not been measured in monetary figures for Riles' website, Life of Dad. Instead, it is viewed as the achievement of growing from a small blog to the first, and fastest growing, social network for [...]
Monday, February 6, 2012
If you’ve ever met Tom Riles, the audience warm-up comic for the hit show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, then you know he is a bundle of energy. Upon discovery that his daughter would be born with a serious congenital heart defect (CHD) Riles could not simply sit around and do nothing. He turned to blogging to share his thoughts, feelings, and tales of woe, and later, his overwhelming happiness when her health began to improve. Turning 2 years old this month, Riles’ daughter [...]
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