How to Throw the Most Bodacious ’80s Pizza Party

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“I gave her my heart. She gave me a pen.” Wiser words have never been spoken on the Big Screen, and if you’re a fan of John Cusack or the ’80s, those two short sentences speak volumes. They come from 1989’s Say Anything, which cued a perfect ending to the perfect Bubble Gum Decade. Yes, the […]

These Days #ISleepTo Make Sure I’m As Active As My Kids

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“To Sleep, perchance to dream.” It’s one of my favorite Shakespeare quotes mainly because of the sleep reference, not so much the dream. Whether or not, Bill had a Beautyrest Sleeptracker monitor of his own, we’ll never know. But sleeping was clearly on his mind. Yeah, I love sleep. Always have. Most likely, always will. […]

You’ll Be Surprised How I Bond with My Kids These Days

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I want to talk about bonds. No not James, not Barry and not savings. I’m talking about the bond I have with my two boys. It’s a crazy cliche but it’s so insanely true. Time flies when you’re having fun. And while there’ve been plenty of ups, downs and scares, having kids is easily the most rewarding […]

The #KingofSoup Transforms Our Dining Room into a Steakhouse!

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I have partnered with Life of Dad and Idahoan® Foods for  this campaign, but my opinions are my own. Like most men, I’m a big steak and potatoes kind of guy. Granted if you ask me what my favorite food is, my first response is probably, “yes.” I love it all. Pizza. Sushi. Burgers. Just about anything except olives. […]

Some Real Hair-Raising Advice for 20-Year-Old Me

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Time Travel hurts. If you think too much about it, you’ll end up pulling your hair out. Regardless, I still love me a good time travel story whether it’s the whole Back to the Future trilogy, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure or even X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now while I can’t head back in […]

The King of Rest Decrees No More Fridge Sleeping

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Since I was a teenager, I’ve had the most incredible superpower in the world: Sleep. Yeah, yeah. I know, anybody can sleep. But I made it a work of art. On weekends, I never even realized there was a world before noon. When I went off to college, I skillfully chose my classes so that the […]

Even Dads Can Provide Milk to Their Kids

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Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad and Milk Life for this promotion.  I have received compensation for my participation, but my passion and thirst for Milk is my own.   When babies are born, moms get to make the super important decision of whether or not to nurse their li’l ones. Unfortunately, until […]

The Force is Strong With Pop Secret and This Daddy Blog

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In college, I was never part of a fraternity. I had my friends but I was never part of a larger organized group. Now, however, I’m proud to say I’m a member of one of the most elite organizations around: The Jedi Alliance. Yep, I was handpicked by those powerful in the ways of The Force […]