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As I began to write this post about the difficulties of working from home, my "office" door burst open as my daughter raced in with a friend hot on her heels. She then threw her ...

Imagine this nightmare: You get to an airport for a multi hour flight to somewhere. You were up packing late the night before and had to get up super early to make it on time. You ...

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are making airplanes out of clothespins. This is a fun and easy craft that your kids will enjoy. Most of the ...

Fathers from around the U.S. sing "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid. The dads include firefighters, cops, Marines, doctors, barbers, and construction workers. We own ...



How To Exercise With Your Kids in Tow

My oldest daughter goes to school five days a week. My son goes three days each week. Our two-month-old studies milk all day long. My wife and I are still trying to figure this all out every day, and with our ever-changing schedule, one things stays consistent...Dad needs daily exercise, and most likely I'm taking one, […]

Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:37am



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Just For Kicks - Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras Recreate 90's Commercial

It seems that we as fans are always trying to create rivalries in every sport. We might miss the ones from back in the day and look to create one just to make it feel like the good old days. There are some legitimate rivalries in sports today, but the media looks to create more […]

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 6:30am



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The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 109 - Josh Misner, PhD - Mindful Dad

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Josh Misner, Ph.D. He created the Mindful Dad project in 2012 as an effort to help other fathers connect on a more meaningful level with their children, regardless of age. Dr. Misner is an award-winning communication & leadership professor and mindfulness researcher, whose research focuses on the impact of mindful [...]

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:30pm



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Nerds, Geeks, Dads - Episode 19 - Glamping, Super Mario Maker, and more

Art Eddy and Zach Rosenberg talk about Zach's camping trip and his review so far of the Super Mario Maker game he got to check out that comes out September 11, 2015.
They also chat about Fear the Walking Dead, Batman: Arkham Knight, and other games that are coming out this year that they can't wait to play. [...]

Monday, August 24, 2015 8:00pm



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Art and Crafts: Make Your Own Crown

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are making some royal crowns. My daughters wanted to make crowns to match some of their princess dresses. So we went to our local craft store and found some cool foam stickers to match their dresses. We also found a crown […]

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 4:21am



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The Life of Dad Show - Episode 161 - Victor Cho - Evite

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk first day of school, getting to know who this year's teachers will be, and Tommy's daughter's Baptism. Then the guys bring on Victor Cho, who is the CEO of Evite.
Victor Cho is the Chief Executive Officer of Evite. Cho looks to lead Evite into a new phase of development that will redefine the brand and the party planning space. [...]

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 4:00am



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Victor Cho – My Life of Dad

Victor Cho is the Chief Executive Officer of Evite. Cho looks to lead Evite into a new phase of development that will redefine the brand and the party planning space. Cho has been part of many different types of companies. Ever since he was a young kid Victor knew that he wanted to work for […]

Monday, August 24, 2015 5:54am



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Dear Son, I Hope You Fail

I hope you fail creatively and spectacularly. I hope you find new and original ways to fail that I can't pretend to dream up yet. I hope you get to know the taste of rejection intimately and often. This isn't to be some kind of morbid hard ass, and it's not out of some misguided effort […]

Sunday, August 23, 2015 9:57am



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My New Fitbit Made Me Lose 8 lbs, Just Not the Way You Think

I am married to a Dietitian. This is important as she is super smart, and has been telling me exactly how to lose weight for as long as we have been together – and I have never listened. My parents gave me a new Fitbit for my birthday this year, and I have been wearing […]

Friday, August 21, 2015 5:52am



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The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 108 - Benjamin Mullen - Dad On The Mic

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on the Dad on the Mic himself, Benjamin Mullen.
Ben is the CEO of Lazy Banana Productions, the author of a soon-to-be-released book called "The Fatherhood Chronicles". Plus he has a few podcasts, The Dad on the Mic Show and The Poppin' Bottles Dad-Cast. His work can be found on The Good Men Project as well as here [...]

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 9:30pm



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the first week

three things i’ve learned in my first week of being a father: 1) certain words and numbers have special meanings applicable only to newborn things. for example, i don’t go to chipotle and order a chicken swaddle, but it’s pretty much an identical process. (i now refer to it as “burritoing” the baby.) also, somehow […]

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 9:01am



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Just for Kicks - The Story Behind Michael Jordan's Statue

When Michael Jordan first retired in 1993 the Chicago Bulls wanted to honor MJ. To do that they had sculpters Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany created a 12-foot sculpture that was dubbed "The Spirit." They placed the statue right in front of the United Center in Chicago. The statue has MJ in his iconic Jumpman […]

Thursday, August 20, 2015 4:26am



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Finding Dad Through Poetry - Episode 36

Ninth graders at Capital High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico had the opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking poetry program sponsored by Reel Fathers, an organization that engages with the community to build stronger relationships through a dynamic use of film, story and creative expression.
Poet mentors worked with students to write and perform [...]

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:03am



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What It Means to be Adopted

Contrary to what the website says, this post was written by my wife, Trudy, in honor of her 30th birthday. I know it’s weird to have a mom posting on Life of Dad, but I think her writing and her story are both amazing and worth sharing. The post also first appeared on my personal […]

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 7:04am



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Art and Crafts: Sea Creatures Craft

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are making some fishes and other sea creatures out of Play-Doh. When we went to the library we got a few magazines that had a craft section in each magazine. One of the magazines had made sea creatures out of modeling […]

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 4:52am



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The Life of Dad Show - Episode 160 - Steve Smith

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy run the gamut on a bunch of topics -- from the news at the the Walt Disney D23 Expo weekend with all the new movies, to Tom's house going back to the Jurassic Period, to the Life of Dad Fantasy Football League. Then the guys chat with NBA great, Steve Smith.
Steve Smith takes a lot of pride in being from Michigan. His parents are [...]

Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00pm



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Steve Smith – My Life of Dad

Steven Smith takes a lot of pride in being from Michigan. His parents Donald and the late Clara Bell Smith taught Steve a lot through their words and actions. Steve saw the many sacrifices and acts of kindness not only in his family, but to others in his community. Being a witness to all of that […]

Sunday, August 16, 2015 2:37am



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The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 107 - Jeff Hollman - 49 Years

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton talk about Ryan's trip back to his home to Ferguson, Missouri, where he grew up as a kid...and also his stage acting days at The Vincent Price Theatre in St. Louis.
The guys then chat with author and playwright, Jeffrey L. Hollman. Following a thirty five year career in education (English teacher, high school principal, assistant [...]

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:30pm



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Just for Kicks - Converse Upgrades A Classic

On July 28th Converse released their classic Chuck Taylor All Star shoe, but added some modern innovations to the shoe. The sneaker still has their famous Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette. They added the Nike Lunarlon technology to support the always-on creative lifestyle. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II is has a unique white […]

Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:13am



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Episode 42: On the Road Again - Preparing for Summer Travel - Dad.FM

Drew and Jeff again and this time we talk about preparing for Summer Travel. What we are doing to get ready for each of our trips. Jeff is traveling across the country with his family and he has all sorts of things planned. He is writing a number of posts for Family Vacation critic during
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Thursday, July 30, 2015 8:02am



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WhooHooo! It’s Summer Vacatio ……….aaaaand It’s Over.

It's August 12th today??? Well, that just can't be right. Summer just started like.... 15 minutes ago, right? I know for sure that I was making lunches at 6 am just the day before yesterday and making my thrice daily drop off and pick up pilgrimages to and from school. So there's no way that […]

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 1:54am



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