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

"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. As a kid I was the poster child for sleeping teenagers. I honestly didn't even know there was life before noon on the weekends, since I'd usually wake up around 1 pm. Of course, those late late nights and very late mornings pretty much went by the wayside once I was married and had kids. Sure my boys ...

I’ve Got Pac-Man Mug Fever

I haven't had Pac-Man Fever since, geez, elementary school I guess. You kids today are probably way too young to remember Buckner and Garcia's classic Pac-Man Fever tune. But it was driving us all crazy and we loved it! This year, for Father's Day, Allie and the boys got me the coolest mug a boy guy could ever ask for. It's a Pac-Man Heat-Change Mug. A what what now? It's a Pac-Man mug, but it changes pictures when you add heat to it! Basically it starts as a nice black mug with the blue outline of a Pac-Man maze. No ghosts. No dots. No Pac-Man to be seen. But slowly add hot water to it, ...

Even Darth Vader Deserves a Father’s Day Present

Yeah, so he may've spread fear and death throughout the galaxy, destroyed millions of lives and chopped off his own son's hand, all in the name of tyranny. Bad guy? Most definitely. Bad father? Well, that depends upon what part in the Star Wars Saga you're talking about. Darth Vader may start out bad and get badder, but in the end, he manages to overcome everything and make the ultimate sacrifice for his son. And if that's not a good dad, then I don't know what is! So yes, even a Dark Lord of the Sith deserves a Father's Day present! And we all know how much Vader loves his barbecue. (That's a ...

Help Dad Protect His Family With a Father’s Day Gift of Home Security

June is National Safety Month! Not that you shouldn't keep safe every month, but this is the time to really spread the word on keeping yourself and your family safe. Growing up, we never had a home security system. My parents still don't have one. Yes, we did lock our doors, but that was about it. Times were so much simpler and safer back then. Nowadays, I just hear so many more horror stories about break-ins or abductions. In our area there have been a number of break-ins recently, during normal daylight hours even! So yeah, we definitely have a security system in our house now. As a parent, though, I have to think ...

7 Perfect Places for Dad to Use a Drone

Two female hiker above the sea of fog on top of a mountain at sunset Father's Day is coming up and you know what that means. Yeah, loads of sales on ties and socks. Yawn. If you really want to impress dear ol' dad (hint hint), appeal to his geeky gadget side and get him a drone! No, not a mindless employee that'll follow his every command. I'm talking about one of those crazy-cool, futuristic flying machines that lets you take photos and videos from high up in the sky! Drones have gotten much more widespread (and affordable), so they'd make the perfect Father's Day gift. Let's face it, dads are always ...

Being Great – the Fathers We Have and the Fathers We Can Be

Photo: Nisha A/Flickr This guest post was written by Boris   In Camry’s new ad campaign for their famous family sedan, fathers are in the spotlight. Camry chooses to elevate excellent fathers, and the children the produce. These ads profile athletes and their fathers, and the stories are both interesting and moving. I enjoyed hearing famous NFL players talk about their dads. In all cases, these men lived much simpler lives than their famous sons. Usually working class men, these fathers had a variety of personalities. Some were affectionate and supportive, others much more emotionally reserved. In one case, the man wasn’t what we would refer to as a “good father”. But in every ...