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Patrick Peterson – My Life of Dad
Patrick Peterson – My Life of Dad

Now in his fifth-year Arizona Cardinals cornerback, Patrick Peterson is a 3-time pro bowler and holds the NFL record for most punt return touchdowns in a season. Peterson was drafted fifth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft out of LSU, where he was an All-American. Last week Patrick worked with Old Spice for their “Greatest […]

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Renovating Your Home On Your Own: Why You Should Consider It
Renovating Your Home On Your Own: Why You Should Consider It

Renovating a home can be stressful but it can also be extremely rewarding. Doing it on your own might bring a few challenges but it will be worth it in the end. The following are reasons you should consider taking on that next renovation project on your own. Bonding Time Renovating something or doing a […]

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Autisable Dads: Life With Autism
Autisable Dads: Life With Autism

For the past few years, Rob Gorski and I have been talking about what life is like with Autism – from a Dad’s perspective. I’m a Dad of a 12 year old with Autism.  Rob is a single dad of 3 on the Autism spectrum. Over the years we’ve connected and became good friends, although […]

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The Star Wars Rebels Look To Answer The Call
The Star Wars Rebels Look To Answer The Call

While on a mission to obtain fuel for the rebel fleet, the crew works to protect space creatures called Purrgills from the mining operation that threatens the creatures’ lives. Find out how Ezra deepens his connection to the Force when an all-new episode of “Star Wars Rebels” debuts WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on […]

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6 Must Bring Items For a Camping Weekend At Harriman State Park
6 Must Bring Items For a Camping Weekend At Harriman State Park

Harriman State Park is a favorite for campers all over the northeastern United States, and for good reason—its stunning lakes and reservoirs, miles of trails, and the opportunity to see wildlife around every corner make it the ideal camping location for serious campers and friend/family groups alike. If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful […]

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Just for Kicks – Reebok Has Fresh Looks For Spring 2016
Just for Kicks – Reebok Has Fresh Looks For Spring 2016

For those who have been buried by the snow recently or felt the harsh cold temperatures that winter brings I have some good news for you. Spring is almost here. One of the benefits of the season is that people get to move their boots back into the closet and bring out their sneakers. If […]

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Cam Newton Has Opened My Eyes
Cam Newton Has Opened My Eyes

Cam Newton recently said his race plays a role in why some people don’t like him: “I’m an African-American Quarterback that might scare a lot of people.” It took some soul-searching, but I think Cam is right, and I want to thank him for allowing me to challenge myself and any preconceptions I may have […]

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Don’t Under Estimate the Flu: Getting Flu Vaccines is More Important Than You Think
Don’t Under Estimate the Flu: Getting Flu Vaccines is More Important Than You Think

When you think about the flu, you probably remember some point in your childhood, staying home from school with a fever and if you were lucky, maybe having one of your parents there to supply you with never-ending cups of tea and bowls of chicken noodle soup. In other words, as unpleasant as it was […]

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Art and Crafts: Polar Bear Craft
Art and Crafts: Polar Bear Craft

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are making a polar bear head out of a paper plate, paper cup, and other items that are around the house. This is fun craft to do around the winter time or when your kids want to learn about polar bears. […]

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Valentine’s Day Cards For Parents
Valentine’s Day Cards For Parents

As a parent I know how hard it is to coordinate a date with my wife around Valentine’s Day. A babysitter is hard to come by. Most of them can’t help you out since they are going out themselves to celebrate with their date. Don’t get me started on trying to find a decent restaurant […]

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5 Ways to Protect Your Cell Phone From a Disaster
5 Ways to Protect Your Cell Phone From a Disaster

You’ve probably been there a few times in your life. You’re in a rush or maybe you just aren’t being particularly careful. At the most inopportune time, your cell phone slips from your hand and, in what seems like slow-motion, careens towards the floor until it reaches its catastrophic landing. Now, you’ve got a broken […]

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Tiki Barber – My Life of Dad
Tiki Barber – My Life of Dad

Tiki Barber made a name for himself in the NFL playing for the New York Giants. He made it the Pro Bowl three times as a running back during his ten year career with the Giants. His success on the field made him be part of the 10,000 rushing yards club as well as being […]

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5 Ingredients for the Perfect Weekend for Dad
5 Ingredients for the Perfect Weekend for Dad

Provider, partner, friend and dad – most of us wear more hats in a day than we realize. But it’s never clearer than when we try to remember the last time we did something for ourselves. That’s when it’s most obvious that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Careers demand attention, kids need our […]

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Star Wars Rebels Looks To Share Secrets Of Zeb’s Past
Star Wars Rebels Looks To Share Secrets Of Zeb’s Past

The crew of the Ghost is surprised when the two refugees they agree to help escape the Empire are revealed to be surviving Lasat. Zeb must come to terms with his past to help his people reach their new home. Find out more about the Lasat and their mysterious relationship with the Force when an […]

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Just for Kicks – Shift Your Sneaker’s Design With Your Phone
Just for Kicks – Shift Your Sneaker’s Design With Your Phone

Ever since sneakers were invented designers and shoe companies have always looked to improve them the following year. From materials to technology there have been a lot of advancements in world of kicks. You can even design your shoes at many of the top name sneaker company sites. Now there is a company that let […]

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Our For-Profit Healthcare System
Our For-Profit Healthcare System

My son had a rough go of it the first year of his life. He had multiple ear infections, to the point we had tubes put in to help drain all the puss continually building up. Insurance didn’t cover much, but every little bit helps. Unfortunately, medical procedures don’t come with warranties. One tube fell out […]

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Connecting With Your Baby: Daddy-Style
Connecting With Your Baby: Daddy-Style

As a parenting educator, one of the more common questions I get from dads is: “How can I build my own special connection with my baby?” Some dads feel they are second best to their partners who are around the baby more or doing all the feedings. The good news is that research proves what […]

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Art and Crafts: Popsicle Snowflakes
Art and Crafts: Popsicle Snowflakes

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are creating our very own snowflakes out of Popsicle sticks. Now some of you this week are probably tired of snow. There are many of you that got hit by last week’s blizzard. On the bright side these snowflakes won’t melt […]

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The Grand National: Why is it so popular across Britain?
The Grand National: Why is it so popular across Britain?

The Grand National is – and always has been – an iconic part of British sporting culture. From the days of Red Rum to the success of Hedgehunter, the race has continued to attract fans from all over the nation and many travel to Aintree racecourse to watch the big race every April. In 2016, […]

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That Time I Thought My House Was Haunted
That Time I Thought My House Was Haunted

When you move into a new home there are different sounds that you have to get used to. The sounds of the home settling are different from your last home. The furnace noise may have a different type of hum. As an adult you are aware of this issue. For your kids though those new […]

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Joe Andruzzi – My Life of Dad
Joe Andruzzi – My Life of Dad

Many people know that Joe Andruzzi was a very important player for the New England Patriots. He played five seasons with the Patriots. During that time he helped the team win three Super Bowls. Joe also made an impact off the field. In recognition of his contributions, Joe received the Ed Block Courage Award in […]

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Car Buying In A Way That A Kid Can Understand
Car Buying In A Way That A Kid Can Understand

My kids are car kids. From a young age, they loved playing in toy cars, and they’ve always been well behaved while driving in real cars. The joy my kids had when they see a new toy car is fantastic. They were in awe last year when I bought a new car. There is something […]

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Get To Know More About Sabine In Latest Star Wars Rebels Episode
Get To Know More About Sabine In Latest Star Wars Rebels Episode

The rebels are in need of new hyperspace routes as the Empire closes in. The rebel crew finds a new shortcut near the Concord Dawn system. However, they must gain permission from the leader of Concord Dawn, a Mandalorian protector named Fenn Rau… a task that proves challenging. Find out more about Sabine’s mysterious backstory […]

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Why Teaching Kids About HVAC is Important
Why Teaching Kids About HVAC is Important

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning play huge roles in our lives. It is vital for parents and teachers to educate children about HVAC systems. When kids have greater knowledge about this equipment, they can avoid dangerous mistakes and help the family conserve energy. Adults may also introduce children to attractive career options in the heating […]

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Just for Kicks – Jordan Brand Unveils The Air Jordan XXX
Just for Kicks – Jordan Brand Unveils The Air Jordan XXX

Exactly when the Air Jordan XXX design journey began is up for debate. Arguments could be made for February 17, 1963, Michael Jordan’s birthday — or October 24, 1984, the day his Airness signed with Nike. There’s also April 1, 1985, when his first signature shoe hit market and February 6, 1988, the date he […]

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The Dangers of Mollycoddling
The Dangers of Mollycoddling

Right now, I suspect a mother is out there talking about me. I say that, because I am about to talk about her. I was at a play area with my kids. One of those enclosed, foam-object/spongy-floored deals, where kids can fall and bounce to their heart’s delight. On this particular day, it was relatively […]

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Art and Crafts: Bead Sun Catcher
Art and Crafts: Bead Sun Catcher

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are making some sun catchers out of plastic beads. My daughters have a ton of these beads from multiple craft kits. They seem to turn up under the couch, in drawers, and are scattered in craft bins. Since we had an […]

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Braving The Brutal Winters of… Southern California
Braving The Brutal Winters of… Southern California

The bleak, cold winds howling from the North announce the arrival of winter as the bitter winds and abbreviated daylight chill a man’s body and dampens his spirits. Winter is a tough season to have to endure for some. For others it heralds the time for a man to burst forth from his cocoon of […]

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Who Wants a $50 Gift Card?
Who Wants a $50 Gift Card?

$50 GIFT CARD TO YOUR FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANT OF CHOICE….. WHAT: CONTEST OF A VIDEO OR PHOTO OF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WITH THE GREATEST CHALLENGING BABY CHANGING TABLE SITUATION.(no baby nudity) WHEN: JANUARY 19-FEBRUARY 19 WHY: WHY NOT? Submissions can come via:  1) Twitter ‪#‎ChallengingChangingTable‬ @ChangingTables 2) Facebook 3) Email jacob@changingtablelocator.com 4) Instagram ..follow changingtablelocator […]

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Photograph: A Love Story
Photograph: A Love Story

I hoped I would misplace it But then I take such good care of it I wish it would disappear I say I wish But then I relish It being here What good is a photograph of you? Every time I look at it It makes me feel blue Depeche Mode, “Photograph of You” I […]

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Why Are You Doing The Grocery Shopping?
Why Are You Doing The Grocery Shopping?

For those who don’t know I am a stay at home dad. I am very lucky that I get to be there for my kids. I take them to school in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. While they are at school you will find me at home doing work for Life […]

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Ford Riley – My Life of Dad
Ford Riley – My Life of Dad

On January 15th, Disney Junior premiered The Lion Guard, an animated series that continues the epic storytelling of The Lion King and follows Simba and Nala’s second-born cub, Kion, and his diverse group of friends as they unite to protect the Pride Lands.The Lion Guard is executive produced by Ford Riley, who was approached by […]

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Why Workplaces with Fun Diversions Are Becoming More Common
Why Workplaces with Fun Diversions Are Becoming More Common

Have you ever been to a friend’s office, only to discover that rather than the notorious boring cubicles and a décor in variations on ‘battleship gray’, it looks more like your dream rec room? The Growth of Fun Offices Back in the 90’s offices that featured things like pool tables and video game consoles began […]

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Just for Kicks – How The #WhereIsRey Issue Is Similar To The Sneaker Game
Just for Kicks – How The #WhereIsRey Issue Is Similar To The Sneaker Game

This week my Just for Kicks article might at first seem like a stretch, but trust me it is not. I know that my wheelhouse is like a very weird Venn diagram. There are sneakers in one circle, Star Wars in another, and sports in another. Somewhere comic books and the geek culture is sprinkled […]

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Dads In The Know, Know Equine Therapy Is Best for Teens
Dads In The Know, Know Equine Therapy Is Best for Teens

There is no doubt parenting is a difficult job but one of the things we can always do to make our lives as fathers easier is to know what sort of help is available. Sometimes it is difficult to ask for help but fathers of troubled teens appreciate the unique healing powers of equine therapy. […]

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Why Marriages Fail
Why Marriages Fail

Like many things, it began on social media. A friend posted an article: 5 Reasons Marriage Doesn’t Work Anymore. Her “YES!” indicated she enthusiastically agreed with the author. That author, for the record, was a relationship advice columnist. He was an expert since he was in his twenties and had been married three whole years […]

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Art and Crafts: Make Your Own Snow
Art and Crafts: Make Your Own Snow

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are making our very own snow. Now that we have moved from the Northeast to a state that is further south we don’t have the chance to see snow as we used to. To remedy that we decided to make our […]

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Author Lisa Yee Talks About Her Adventures In Brazil For Her American Girl Doll Book Series
Author Lisa Yee Talks About Her Adventures In Brazil For Her American Girl Doll Book Series

Lisa Yee was born and raised near Los Angeles. At the University of Southern California, she majored in English and Humanities. Lisa has been an inventor, a hand model (once), and worked for a creative think tank. At Walt Disney World she was a writer/producer and one time, when she was the only short person […]

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Elmo Wortman: The Hero Dad That All Of Us Aspire To Be
Elmo Wortman: The Hero Dad That All Of Us Aspire To Be

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Princess Leia to make her “Star Wars Rebels” Debut
Princess Leia to make her “Star Wars Rebels” Debut

Princess Leia, the unstoppable Rebel hero featured in both the original Star Wars trilogy as well as the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens, makes her “Star Wars Rebels” debut when an all-new episode of “Star Wars Rebels” airs WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. Taking place three years before the events […]

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Thurman Thomas – My Life of Dad
Thurman Thomas – My Life of Dad

Thurman Thomas grew up playing football on the Missouri City Junior High School and Willowridge High School teams before attending college at Oklahoma State University and playing most of his NFL career for the Buffalo Bills. Thurman is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. […]

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Tips & Tricks for the Stay-at-Home Dad
Tips & Tricks for the Stay-at-Home Dad

While stay at home dads represent only a fraction of all fathers in the US – about 7% – that’s still 2 million dads stepping up to take on the role of primary caregiver. Sometimes the decision to sweep aside traditional gender roles is a practical one and sometimes it’s an emotional one, but in […]

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Just for Kicks – Reebok Teams Up With Mighty Healthy
Just for Kicks – Reebok Teams Up With Mighty Healthy

2016 looks to follow 2015 in regards to Reebok brining heat for sneakerheads. Reebok is teaming up once again with Mighty Healthy. Following the success of their summer Ventilator release, Reebok Classic has collaborated once again with Mighty Healthy, to drop a meaty Furylite Chukka silhouette for the cold winter months. The two brands have […]

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Disney Showcases Their Movies For 2016
Disney Showcases Their Movies For 2016

2016 looks like a great year for moviegoers. Disney is one of the biggest reasons why. Just look at some of the films from Disney that are coming out this year. Which one will you be most looking forward to see? My two are Captain American and Rogue One. THE FINEST HOURS A heroic action-thriller, […]

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Art and Crafts: Egg Carton Penguin
Art and Crafts: Egg Carton Penguin

This week for our Art and Crafts segment here at Life of Dad we are making some penguins out of egg cartons. This is a fun craft to do with the kids this time of year. Since we are in the winter months we think about the animals who thrive in cold climates. Penguins are […]

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Ford Looks To Team Up With LEGO
Ford Looks To Team Up With LEGO

We are just starting 2016 and Ford and LEGO look to make some headlines already. Ford and LEGO are teaming up and look to make an announcement at 7 pm on January 11. Above is a teaser video of what you might expect from them. To me this collaboration is a no-brainer. I can’t wait to see […]

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The 5 Signs Your Furnace Needs To Be Replaced
The 5 Signs Your Furnace Needs To Be Replaced

With winter fast approaching, you don’t want to be worried about your furnace. If it is older than 10 to 15 years old, it might be time to start shopping for a new one. Here are five signs that show your furnace needs to be replaced. Your Heating Bill Is Higher than Usual Image via […]

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Juan Pablo Montoya – My Life of Dad
Juan Pablo Montoya – My Life of Dad

Juan Pablo Montoya is well known for his fantastic resume in the world of racing. He is the only driver to win a CART Series title, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Daytona, all in his first attempt. He is also a former winner of one of the most prestigious races in the […]

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Watch The  New Trailer For Zootopia Featuring Shakira’s New Song Try Everything
Watch The New Trailer For Zootopia Featuring Shakira’s New Song Try Everything

Check out the latest trailer from the new Disney film Zootopia. The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest […]

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What Nails Do You Need for Your DIY Project?
What Nails Do You Need for Your DIY Project?

If you have a DIY project on the go, you will need to have the right nails ready. This also means you need to know what the different types of nails are. There is actually a huge variety available and a nail is definitely not just a nail. In fact, buy the wrong one and […]

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