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Watch Me Become a Trendsetter With the Pioneer from Nordgreen

Watches have always fascinated me. As a kid, I recall my very first wristwatch. It had a light blue band with Snoopy dancing on the watch face, his two arms moving to always tell me the time. As I got older, I moved into the digital watch phase and through a number of school years even had one of those neat calculator watches. My friend Ethan had the coveted Pac-Man watch that let you play the game in horribly functioning fashion. It did play the cool Pac-Man theme though! I also wore tons of comic book themed watches in high school and college including a Watchmen smiley face, Death from Neil Gaiman's ...

Bryce Dallas Howard Gives Us All a Father’s Day Gift

Bryce Dallas Howard schooled us all. The impossible-not-to-like actress got her dad the ultimate Father's Day Gift: Dads, her own film hitting Apple TV+ on June 19. Making her directorial debut, Bryce put together the heartwarming and hilarious documentary to truly celebrate all that is fatherhood. The core of the film centers around six very different fathers from around the world sharing their stories about being a dad. From dirty diapers to heart-wrenching moments of parenthood, Dads covers it all and mixes in celebrity pops for good measure. Some of Hollywood's finest and funniest dads chime in including Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ken Jeong, Jimmy Kimmel, Hasan Minaj, Conan ...

Barilla Gets in the Kitchen with This Dad for some Turkey Pepperoni Mostaccioli

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla. The opinions and text are all mine. If you could sum up "Back to School" in just one word, most likely it'd be "chaos." Between the homework, the whining, the practices, the complaining, the crazy schedules that seem to need 26 hours in a day, I sometimes wonder if it was easier going through high school the first time. On top of all that, my wife and I both work. I usually don't get home until around 7 p.m. or so, and since she's home an hour or two earlier, she generally makes dinner for the family. But some nights ...

For this Gamer Dad, a Simple Cup of Coffee Changed the Parenting Game Forever

One of my favorite quotes of all time was penned by Oscar Wilde. "Life is too important to be taken seriously." Well, I think Oscar would be proud to know that I'm only aware of his quote because it was on the side of my favorite coffee mug. I try to live by those words in everything I do. Unfortunately, some things get serious real fast. Especially once you become a father. I've got two amazing boys. I think I've done a pretty good job of raising them so far. They can differentiate characters between the DC and Marvel Universes. They bleed pinstripes as all good Yankees fans should. And they appreciate the ...

Dad’s Guide to Summer Will Prepare You for Any Adventure – Plus a $150 Giveaway

If there's a Guide to Summer out there, my dad read it annually.  When I was a kid, my family went on a lot of summer vacations from Cape Cod to Disney World. While we did fly occasionally, we mostly went on big road trips. And of course, that meant we were always in for an adventure! While we didn't go camping too often, I clearly remember this one time quite vividly. I'm not sure how old I was, maybe seven or eight. We drove to some campsite and my dad actually pitched the tent for us and we all squeezed in with our sleeping bags. We were completely roughing it and while it ...

For Father’s Day, Give Dad Time to Do These 5 Things

This post is sponsored by Grand Central Publishing. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and were not influenced by the company. I became a father when Jason was born (see what I did there? Jason Bourne fans will appreciate that!) more than 14 years ago. To say I had no idea what was coming next would be an understatement. No matter how many books you read, conversations you have or classes you take, there is nothing in the world to fully prepare you for what it's like to be a father. You also have zero idea how much love for this little guy you're going to have ...