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At Life of Dad we look to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Charles Tillman, who plays cornerback for the Chicago Bears looks to do the same thing. His ...

Dear Parents, Thanks, again, for coming back and joining us. Last week we talked about the importance of attending Meet the Teacher Night (or whatever your school calls it). This ...

The other day  a friend and I were discussing lottery winners and the good fortune those people have had. Naturally the conversation turned to "What would you do if you won 30 ...

Let's lead off this inaugural edition of the Lineup with something good. Yes, the good in sports is still there for all to see. You don't even need to look too hard to find it. ...



Your Parent Teacher Conference – Homework

Dear Parents, Thanks, again, for coming back and joining us. Last week we talked about the importance of attending Meet the Teacher Night (or whatever your school calls it). This week we are going to talk about something that occurs on a more frequent basis. Homework. Yep. Homework. I don’t know about you, but the […]

Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:15am



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The other day  a friend and I were discussing lottery winners and the good fortune those people have had. Naturally the conversation turned to "What would you do if you won 30 baquillion dollars?"– or whatever amount was designated. We ran through the usual "vacation for a few years", "buy a boat", "pull insanely complicated […]

Thursday, September 18, 2014 3:24am



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Just for Kicks – Kamikaze II “Breast Cancer Awareness” from Reebok Classic

Reebok Classic delivers a sneak peek of the kicks Isaiah Thomas will be rocking for a cause when he steps back on the court this October.  A perennial favorite among players both on and off court, the Kamikaze II Mid will be dialed up with hits of pink on its distinctive zigzag design in support of […]

Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:35pm



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Another Study Confirming the Obvious - Exercise Can Help Kids With ADHD

Another Study Confirming the Obvious - Exercise Can Help Kids With ADHD By John Dadlez aka The Mommy Daddy I love reading the Sunday New York Times, especially the magazine. I get so much material for conversation and blog posts that, if the Times went out of business I'd be in a world of hurt. […]

Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:38am



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The Lineup: How About Some Good Sports News?

Let's lead off this inaugural edition of the Lineup with something good. Yes, the good in sports is still there for all to see. You don't even need to look too hard to find it. It's right there in Cincinnati. In case this story was buried beneath more lurid and depressing headlines where you live, this […]

Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:39am



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Trey’s Mushroom “Sloppy Joe” Burger — (Blendability)

Trey is one of my favorite guys. I love what he writes, he’s a great person to hang out with and now I know that he cooks much like I do. “A little bit of this…. throw in a splash of that…”. Basically tinker until it’s delicious. His entry into the #ShroomTember competition is a […]

Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:12am



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Just for Kicks - Derek Jeter Lux 2.0

We all know that this is Derek Jeter's last year. The future Hall of Famer has been having a farewell tour so to speak when he and the Yankees play on the road away in different ballparks. It is great to see the respect he has been given as teams honor him with gifts and […]

Thursday, September 18, 2014 3:53am



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Holy Crap! I’m a Bad Father….Maybe

Almost every day that I close my eyes to sleep (I work night shift), I think about how I did that day as a husband and a father.  Usually, I feel like crap.  I think about the missed opportunities.  I think about how stupid I was to have lost my temper and yelled at the […]

Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:30am



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Crystal’s Mushroom Shaped Quiche — (Blendability)

Crystal decided to go full tilt with her blendability and didn’t just replace some of the meat, she replaced it all with delicious mushrooms! Technically not a “blend” per se, but with all of the nutrition she has added to her meal, we say it counts! This is 100% going to be an appetizer I’ll be […]

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:23am



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The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 60 - Lance Somerfeld & Matt Schneider - City Dads Group

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Lance Somerfeld and Matt Schneider from the very popular NYC Dads Group. Matt and Lance are also responsible for founding City Dads Group and recently launched a new website to connect dads all over the country.
The guys talk about starting up the NYC Dads Group, City Dads Group, their show The Modern Dads Podcast, [...]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:30pm



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Art and Crafts: Fall Leaf Garland

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are making a leaf garland that will make a perfect fall decoration for your house. Whether your kids will want to hang it up in their room or you display it in the family room it will add a nice fall […]

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:20am



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Film School for Dads - Techniques for Coming Up with Story Ideas

  How do you come up with cool story ideas for movies with your kids?  Here are a few ways.   Start with a Location: Creative boundaries are helpful.  One simple creative boundary is the location where you'll be filming, which can help you and your kids come up with ideas.  If you're planning to […]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:29am



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Starting a YouTube Channel – #LifeofDadChat

  So you want your own YouTube Channel do ya…? Lucky for you there is a #LifeofDadChat just for that.  This Wednesday  log onto http://www.lifeofdad.com and Join Tom Riles (@LifeofDadShow) and Chris Read (@CanadianDadBlog) as they discuss the ins and out of creating a YouTube channel with their guests: Jessi Sanfilippo (@Shuggilippo) – Host of […]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3:16am



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Happy National PLAY-DOH Day!

Today is National PLAY-DOH Day. For years PLAY-DOH has been keeping kids and parents busy with their famous compound and their many different playsets. My family and I have had fun and continue to enjoy playing with PLAY-DOH. From Disney Princess playsets to creating butterflies to making our favorite football team logos we are always […]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:53am



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Joya’s Mushroom Quinoa — (Blendability)

Joya has mixed up a delicious looking meal that can be served both hot or cold. Not only that, but it is one of the more simple to make meals we have seen so far. Living with a vegetarian, I can see that this will be a big hit in my house when I whip […]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:47am



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Jenn’s Sausage and Mushroom, Stuffed Mushrooms — (Blendability)

Jenn has taken blendability and done some Inception-like work to it. Mushrooms inside of meat inside of mushrooms. It’s brilliant. I almost want to go another level deeper and stuff all of that into an even larger mushroom just to see what happens. This recipe is a fantastic way to kick off our second week […]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:44am



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Tuesday Morning Quarterback - Week 2

Week 2 of the 2014 NFL season is in the books. For those of you, who like me, drafted Drew Brees in their league thinking that you would dominate I feel your pain. The Saints QB is off to a slow start. The good news is that it is just Week 2. No one in […]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:17am



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Ryan’s Vegetable Stir Fry with Baby Bella Mushrooms — (Simple Meals)

A while back, as part of an effort to get his life and his health back on track, Ryan made the decision to start living a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, and he has naturally begun to incorporate mushrooms into his daily regimen. All of the tremendous health benefits of mushrooms aside, he finds them to be very […]

Sunday, September 14, 2014 8:13am



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Strangers More Likely To Help Than Friends When Starting a Business?

Since I got the idea to start WeMontage three years ago, I've had to rely on the support of both friends and strangers. So I started wondering, which group has been more helpful-friends or strangers? My immediate answer to that question was, strangers have been more helpful. And there were a few times friends have disappointed […]

Monday, September 15, 2014 12:09pm



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The Power of Music – Life of Dad University

Course Number: MUSI 101 Course Name: The Power of Music “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” – Confucius If the Chinese thinker and philosopher was right about one thing, this would be it.  He may have been right about other stuff too, but I’ve never taken the time to […]

Monday, September 15, 2014 1:44am



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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 […]

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 5:10am



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