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Do you see the term SEO and say WTF? Never fear we have a #LifeofDad Chat just for you!  Watch Tom Riles (@LifeofDadShow) and Chris Read (@CanadianDadBlog) as they discuss the ...

The 2014 NFL season is in full swing. Is your team doing well or are you already saying, "There is always next year." Hopefully for you it is the former. If your team has a below ...

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 ...

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 ...



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 […]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:33pm



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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: […]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:40am



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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 […]

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:17am



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The Life of Dad Show - Episode 116 - Bill Polian

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy bring on two fantastic guests to The Life of Dad Show.
First up the guys chat with Killian Rieder, who is the Co-Founder and Creative Director for the elo pillow. elo was conceived by two mothers who saw an opportunity to help both children and parents with the struggles of bedtime.
It all began at bedtime. Killian, a mother of two [...]

Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00pm



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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 […]

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:43am



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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 […]

Monday, October 20, 2014 6:18am



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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. […]

Monday, October 20, 2014 3:34am



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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 […]

Saturday, October 18, 2014 4:30am



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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 […]

Friday, October 17, 2014 2:02am



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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 […]

Friday, October 17, 2014 7:58am



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"Actor and Father Freddie Prinze Jr. on "The Life of Dad Show.""

Friday, October 17, 2014 5:47am



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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 […]

Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:44am



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The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 64 - Chris Read - Canadian Dad

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton hit a milestone. The Canadian Dad himself, Chris Read, joins them for an unprecedented third time on The Life of Dad After Show.
Art, Ryan, and Chris talk about what went down at Blissdom Canada as both Ryan and Chris were on a phenomenal podcasting panel at the conference. They also talk about Chris's post "Almost [...]

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00pm



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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. […]

Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:01am



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"These two are going to have a magical life together." -Patrick Quinn

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 5:29pm



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Art and Crafts: Halloween Spider Craft

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we keep going in the spirit of Halloween. We are making creepy, crawly, scary spiders to be used as Halloween decorations. It is a fun craft where you can make a bunch of them in no time. The kids will love making […]

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 4:29am



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Search Engine Optimization - #LifeofDad Chat

Do you see the term SEO and say WTF? Never fear we have a #LifeofDad Chat just for you!  Watch Tom Riles (@LifeofDadShow) and Chris Read (@CanadianDadBlog) as they discuss the ins and outs of search engine optimization with: John Kinnear (@askdadblog) – The mind behind Ask Your Dad Blog   <---Click here to let […]

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:02am



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Film School for Dads – Helping Your Kids Write Their Screenplay

  No matter how short your film will be (and I'm a big fan of keeping movies short), you should write a script for it with your kids.  You can always change the story around when you're filming, but writing a screenplay beforehand is good for a number of reasons.  A script helps your kids […]

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 4:43am



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The Life of Dad Show - Episode 115 - Freddie Prinze Jr.

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about's Art trip to Miami, Tommy's kids playing soccer, and Art's nickname of "All Business Art." Plus they welcome Freddie Prinze Jr. on the show.
If you consider yourself a Star Wars fan I am guessing at one point in your life you thought about how cool it would be to have your own lightsaber. Admit it! Search your [...]

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00pm



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Tuesday Morning Quarterback - Week 6

Have you ever tied in your fantasy league? Did it drive you crazy? Hopefully it didn't. The reason is that a tie can be a good thing. I have seen someone who made it into the playoffs because they had tied earlier in the year. It can also happen in real life like it did […]

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:58am



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Freddie Prinze Jr. – My Life of Dad

If you consider yourself a Star Wars fan I am guessing at one point in your life you thought about how cool it would be to have your own lightsaber. Admit it! Search your feelings. You know it to be true. Well for one diehard Star Wars fan that dream became a reality. Actor and […]

Friday, October 3, 2014 6:12am



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