Even Dads Can Provide Milk to Their Kids

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 someone figures out how to get these male nipples working, us dads can’t do much more than bottle feed.

That all changes, however, as your kids get older. Dads finally have the power to open up a milk carton and pour a tall cold one for their kids. Whether it’s chocolate milk, milk for cereal or just a nice chilled glass of milk to go with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, even us dads can deliver!

I know milk is vital to my daily survival! Every other day, Allie and I have cereal for breakfast and I love drowning those suckers in milk.


But beyond that, well, there is no way I’d be able to get through my first daily cup of coffee without milk. I’ve been able to cut out the sugar or artificial sweeteners from my coffee, but I definitely need a shot of milk in each mug or it’s just too darn bitter.

And no coffee makes this dad angry. You won’t like me when I’m angry.


When they were younger, my kids would drink a lot of chocolate milk, and these days they get it mostly with their cereals. I mean, come on, who doesn’t remember comparing “cereal milk” when you were a kid? From green to blue, the sugary sweet milk at the bottom of a cereal bowl was like discovering the Fountain of Youth!

I also make sure to use a bit of milk when I’m whipping up eggs for the kids. It just makes them taste better and adds a real fluffiness to it all.

So yes, milk is definitely important in our house, which is why I’m shocked to learn that more than 22 million kids could miss out on milk’s nutrition during the summer when they’re out of school. I never realized so many kids relied on school lunches for their milk.

That explains why milk is one of the most requested items at food banks all year long, but particularly during the summer months.


I’m proud to be part of the East Dad Fundraising Team put together by Life of Dad, to help raise awareness and funds for the Great American #MilkDrive. It’s the first-ever national program to help bring nutrient-rich milk to hungry families in need.

Life of Dad is going to be donating $500 to the team with the most donations by 12pm ET on Monday June 22. Yeah, that’s the day after Father’s Day. I couldn’t think of a better gift than to give to those in need. Heck, I certainly don’t need another tie!

So who’s joining me on my team? Glad you asked!

If you’re looking for a real unique gift to give the dad in your life, why not make a small donation to improve the lives of others? I could certainly give up a few coffees a week in order to help deliver milk to needy families in my community.

Please donate to Feeding America’s MilkLife program. And if you do so using our East Dad Fundraising Link, you can help our East Coast Team show up the rest of these other milk-loving dads.

Also set your calendars for Tuesday June 16 at 8pm ET for another hilarious, rapid-fire, joke-filled Life of Dad Twitter Party! Just follow the #MilkDrive hashtag and keep your eyes peeled for details!

Share some milk today! And please use the following link to share this campaign with all your friends and family: http://milklife.com/giveDadsEast


How big a role does milk play in your house?



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7 thoughts on “Even Dads Can Provide Milk to Their Kids”

  1. To me, milks is important. It’s what I need every morning for my breakfast. Whether I use it for cereal, eat cookies, or goes with my eggs, I need milk to go along side with that.

  2. I hadn’t thought about the need for milk for food banks. We have a small food pantry at our church that I contribute to regularly but only dry goods – no refrigeration available.

  3. What percentage of money actually gets milk to kids? Where do you see it happens? Who is the intermediary and is the milk wholesale or discounted?

    Please publish this and then I will forward this to a few hundred more.

    Thanks, and Happy Father’s Day.

    A Happy Grandma and Former Teacher
    Bonnie Beck O’Brien


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