Father’s Day

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Jun17

There’s No Manual for Being a Dad.

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A little over six years ago, I became a dad. It wasn’t a surprise, so I should’ve been prepared, right? Wrong. I don’t care what you do – construction, customer service, hostage negotiation—PARENTING is the toughest job there is. Before Ava came into the picture, the previous years found me only concerned about myself, which

Jun13

Celebrating Legendary Dads with an Old Spice Giveaway.

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This past weekend we were up in Philly for my cousin’s wedding, but had some time on Saturday morning to run a few errands and pick up a bunch of non-important items (toothpaste, dog food, etc.) that we forgot at home. One of those things was the belt that went with my suit. So we

Jun9

No Longer Good with the Wood.

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My friends at Life of Dad and Lowe’s reached out to me this Father’s Day to come up with any idea for a project and execute it to inspire the masses. Immediately I thought about making a few bird feeders – one for us and one for each grandfather. Charlie and I took this one

Jun21

Just Strollin’ Along on Father’s Day.

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Six years ago, I wasn’t sure what kind of dad I might be. Certainly, I’d had an amazing influence in my own father, as well as my grandfathers and uncles, my father-and-brother-in-law, but as you hold your wife’s hand in the delivery room, I think you’re waiting for that identity to be born (so to

Jun19

Your Father’s Day Report Card is in. (Plus a $250 VISA Card Giveaway!)

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As a kid, I remember the day that report cards came out. No longer were you trusted to bring that piece of paper home in your backpack – they mailed that shit. I’m surprised it wasn’t sent as ‘certified mail’. The problem for me, was that I was in school while the mail was being

Jun15

Following in my Father’s Footsteps.

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It’s funny, what you remember from your childhood. On this Father’s Day, I was lucky enough to spend it with my dad, as he and my mom drove down from Pennsylvania on Friday. Jenny and Nana ran a few errands in the later afternoon and my dad and I had a rare chance to hang

Jun11

10 Books by Dads That You Need This Father’s Day.

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In the spirit of Father’s Day, I thought it might only be fitting to highlight a few of the dads that I’ve met along the way that have written books. Not just ‘books’, but brutally honest works of non-fiction and comedic memoirs about fatherhood, written by actual fathers. Dudes that have ALL been in the

Jul22

Target Acquired: The Great Outdoors.

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So far, this summer has put a smack-down on me.  It’s literally had me up against the ropes in a choke-hold begging for mercy. Between traveling up and down the eastern seaboard to promote a book, the kids being out of pre-school and moving into a new house, I’m out of breath.  I’m sure a

Jun15

They Call Us Dad – FATHER’S DAY EDITION.

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Thirty-seven years ago, my old man held me in his arms for the first time. Gone was his Triumph motorcycle and gold spray-painted war helmet.  He’d sold them because he was starting a family and as a dad, perhaps some of the wilder times were behind him.  His long bangs, bell-bottoms and tight t-shirts were

Jun13

The Real Gift of Father’s Day – a post for Safely.com

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I have tons of fond memories of growing up in rural Pennsylvania with my two brothers and our mom and dad. Every year, before Eric, Travis and I were old enough to really make any money, my mom would give each of us five bucks, take us to the local mall and turn us loose.