Predict NCAA Finals Score – And Win!

Thanks to my friends at Dove Men+Care, you’re hopes for a 2012 March Madness win don’t need to be washed up just because of your crummy second-round picks. Here’s a two-part way for you to still win! PART 1:  Predict the final score of the NCAA final game between Kentucky and Kansas and win a dandy gift package from Dove…

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Make an Easter Basket with REAL Grass!

Every kid will love making a fun Easter basket with real grass this year! It’s the perfect project for dads. And moms! Why not give the Easter Bunny a hand this year—and make yourself look like the super-dad you are by making your kids an Easter basket they’ll never forget. All you need to do is grow your own grass!…

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When a Child Dies

Join me, please, in remembering and honoring the life of this child. He was taken from his family at far too young an age.   A child of our community has died. And while I didn’t know him, I feel his loss. Because he was a child of our community. I’m wondering if our paths have crossed? Perhaps he was one…

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Are Dad’s Losing Their Ability to Laugh at Themselves?

  There’s been a lot of discussion lately about how dads are portrayed in media. Well, get ready, because it looks like the next fuel in the fire is right around the corner with the upcoming new movie, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”  As a bald guy, I learned – a long time ago – the importance of being…

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Spring Break Safety for Teens

We’re entering the high risk months of Spring – where far too many unnecessary accidents injure and kill our teens. Here’s a few thoughts on how you can better protect your own kids.  Want a sobering statistic? One-third of all alcohol-related teen deaths and injuries will take place in the months of April, May, June. You know, those celebratory months…

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“Hey, Mom – 37 Years Later and You Still Make Me Smile”

My mom, Betty, died 37 years ago today. Though gone a long, long time, the lessons she shared are still a part of my DNA. Take a close look at this picture. That smiling, beautiful woman is my mom. 49-years old. Fooling around as she often did. This time on a rock in Disneyland with my favorite-all-time-Uncle, Jack. The grinning…

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Gasping My Way Through Fatherhood

I’m excited to be on faculty at this years Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. I’m also proud to have been named a finalist in the bi-annual  Erma Bombeck Writing Competition – highlighting some of the best writing around the globe. I hope you enjoy my entry. I’m a world-class gasper. And for that, you can thank my daughter. My inaugural gasp—because…

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Huggies Starts to Wipe Up their Dad Mess

Huggies new “Dad Test” campaign has set off a heated debate. And for the first time in my personal life, it’s actually been interesting to have my hand in this whole diaper thing. A couple of weeks ago, after writing about my disappointment with Huggies new “Dad” campaign, I never would have dreamed that I’d be sitting face-to-face with one…

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What Do You Tell Kids When You Don’t Like Any Candidates?

Two of my three children can now vote. And the one who can’t yet vote certainly likes to talk about the upcoming election. Lately, I find myself in conversations with my youngest about how I’m planning on voting. The problem is – I don’t know. So what do I tell him?   My teenage son recently asked me, “Who do…

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My Best Practice from NYT Best Selling Author David Finch

At a recent dinner with  New York Times best selling author, David Finch (“The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and one Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband”) I left the table with a full stomach and my own “Best Practice!” You can also hear more from David on Bobblehead Dad Radio!  “Wait,” David said…

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