Jun 12 2013

Man Crate Giveaway Keeps The Stereotypes Alive

For Father’s Day, we found a Man Crate Giveaway. You can’t make this stuff up. Check it:

This manly box comes with hickory wood chips, four steak thermometers, cast-iron smoke-box, and a brass-knuckle meat tenderizer (don’t ask). Just think, he’ll want to try out his new toy which means no cooking for you! 

Oy to the vey.

Man Crate Giveaway! | Sweepstakes & Contests | Parents Connect.


Feb 22 2013

Mom Advice That’s Also Good For Dad

From Mom365 comes some good advice about how to be a “Calm and Happy Mom.” Dads can use these tips as well.

DaddyTips—Thoughts on Dadding

(Full disclosure — I write for Mom365 periodically; here’s an example.)

The third item on the list, “Be Grateful,” is something that I personally want to spend more time on. The author, Valerie Reiss, suggests that a good way to practice gratitude is to “Every day, name three things you’re thankful for; it’s an instant joy boost.” Sounds good to me.

This particular piece of advice is perfect for parents of all genders, dads as well as moms. Most people know that parenting can be frustrating at times. What is less often discussed is how dealing with kids on a daily basis can distract you from other parts of your life. Children, especially young ones, require a lot of attention. It is very easy to get caught up in the details of dirty diapers and daily dinners. That can lead to forgetting how good life is and how lucky you are.

Lest you think gratitude isn’t cool, a certain band called The Beastie Boys would disagree with you.

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So would Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. Also me.

Other items on the list include “Dance” (this may not be for everyone but I’ll give it a shot), “Create” (defined here as making something, “even a doodle”), and drinking lots of water, which is healthy and forces you to take a trip to the bathroom more often. Sometimes that counts as a parenting break.

Click the link below for the full list.

10 Ways to Be a Calm & Happy Mom – Mom365.com

 


Aug 14 2012

Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor at P&G Family Home

Kerri Walsh Birthday Celebration

We know the Olympics are over but we couldn’t resist posting these pics of Gold Medal Beach Volleyball winners Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor enjoying themselves at the P&G Family Home.

Kerri and Misty are particularly fun to watch. No, not because they compete in bikinis. The Gold Medal three-peaters have a rare combination of enthusiasm, competitive spirit, and… let’s just call it “yeah!”

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They look like they’re pumped up in the most positive way possible. It’s awesome.

We don’t know what the pair plans on doing next, but we’d like to suggest motivational speaking.

Kerri and Misty happen to be moms as well as big-time Olympic athletes, both having gotten married and started families since their last Gold Medal win in 2008.

Here is a gallery of Misty and Kerri pics, along with some info about the P&G U.S. Family Home. Photos and text were provided to DaddyTips by a publicity representative. Read more »


Jul 22 2008

Nicole Richie is a germophobe

Famecrawler says that Nicole Richie may be overly protective of her child picking up germs. I’ve known lots of parents like this, and they usually grow out of it. But let’s face it -what are the chances this kid grows up normal? No matter how mom feels about dirt, that can’t be a great environment to live in. That said, some people get their acts together when they become parents (Kevin -cough- Federline) so maybe Nicole will and John Madden’s son will figure it out. (note: I know it’s not John Madden’s son. I just don’t feel like looking up his real name.)