BABBLE-Head Dad?

Santa will surely tell you that lists are over-rated. But I have to admit that it’s kind of fun to show up on any list that’s not the “Naughty List.” That’s one of the many reasons I’m proud to have been included in this year’s Babble Top 50 Dad Blogs for 2012. Seriously, I’m just honored to be able to…

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Everything Old Is New Again

It’s crazy when you stop and think about the life span of some of the gadgets around the house. Like ironing boards. I received mine when I was a senior in college. And it still works fine. Sure, it creaks when I pull out the legs. But let’s be honest – my own legs do the same. Then there’s my…

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A Tribute to My Dad (video)

A little tribute to my pops. Who passed away 15 years ago today. Funny guy. He would have liked you…

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RADIO: CNN Hero Jonny Imerman: 1-on-1 Compassion

  http://webtalkradio.net/Shows/BobbleheadDad/bd121012.mp3 This show is a real treat. For me. And I’m sure it will be for you. We’re joined by Jonny Imerman who is founder and Chief Mission Officer of Imerman Angels 1-on-1 Cancer Support, the world’s largest support network for people battling cancer as well as for their caregivers. Imerman Angels provides free support, on an individual basis, by matching people with…

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Confessions of a Daddy Laundress

From the fun and foibles files of this Bobblehead Dad, I’m proud to be part of the new Clorox Bleach It Away program—celebrating those messy moments in life that come with kids, pets, houseguests and more. Clorox calls them “Bleachable Moments.” I call them a reality of life. I’ll be sharing of few of mine over the coming months and…

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My Dream Job With the Chicago Fire Soccer Team!

A while back, I attended a Chicago Fire soccer game, compliments of their official sponsor, Quaker. Maybe you saw the video I did from that day. You know – the one where I fessed-up about my lifelong dream job of wanting to be the official T-Shirt tosser at a professional sporting event. Well, guess what? Dreams do come true. At…

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You Say Potato. I Say Po-TAH -to. A Tailgate Idea for Everyone!

  I love it when someone asks me to weigh in on anything culinary. Why? Well, the truth is I’m a bit insecure about my skills in the kitchen. And that’s why this project I just did for ForRent.com was so much fun. As part of their Ultimate Tailgating Celebration (be sure to sign up for a GREAT $2,000 Ultimate Tailgating…

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Loving Winter in the Summer. And Fall. And Spring.

I had the opportunity to hang out with, and meet a lot of pretty amazing people in Washington this past weekend. Lots. But no one captured my heart more than 13-year old Winter Vinecki. No one. Winter’s father, Michael, like me, was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer when he was in his early forties. And in the same way my own…

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Making Whoopi. And Why Bioscience Matters for Our Kids.

  I attended a rather amazing event this past Saturday evening at the Kennedy Center in our nation’s capital. The event, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and actor John O’Hurley, included some fantastic performances by Melissa Manchester, Stevie Nicks and Babyface Edmonds (a name I wasn’t familiar with but someone I am now a fanatical fan of!). And then there were…

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Did Ann Romney Diss Dads?

Dear Mrs. Romney, I was looking forward to your speech at the Republican National Convention. I really was. For some reason I feel a connection with you. You see, my own mom – like you – raised five boys. I was the youngest of that brood that grew up in a small, Nebraska town back in the sixties and seventies.…

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