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Fatherhood Friday Money Can’t Buy Love

It’s not about how much money you spend on your children, but how much time you spend with them.

Invest time in your kids and get the best possible return on that investment; love and admiration.

 

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Fit Fathers Day Video Will Change Your Life

Fit Fathers Day has nothing to do with lame ties, stinky cologne or boring socks. This Father’s Day is about your life and your families, dad!

Through a partnership led by Fit Fathers, Daddy’s Cool has joined Mazda and Volkswagen in the effort to forever change the way we view Father’s Day.  Let’s celebrate the right way. Fit Fathers Day is born! WATCH the VIDEO now. Join the movement and Spread the word. We want this video to go viral. #FitFathersDay #DadsRule

 

To take the pledge and for more infromation www.FitFathersDay.com 
Hashtag #FitFathersDay to win prizes and more!

 

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Fatherhood Friday Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg, who has four children under the age of 11, takes the cover of the Fatherhood issue of Esquire and drops a few fatherhood gems in the process.  #DADSrule #FatherhoodFriday

“I think the most important thing is to always be involved in every aspect of their life. To give them enough trust that they can share things with you.”

“I don’t want them to be terrified of me, but I don’t want them to think they can do whatever they want and get away with it, either, because they can’t.”

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Happy Birthday Biggie

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Everyday do fatherhood B.I.G! #DadsRule

DaddysCool mentioned on Huffington Post

Our friend in fatherhood Zac Rosenberg posted the piece for his web site 8Bitdad.com,

25 Reasons Kids Should Be Left Alone With Their Dads

And it got picked up by Huffington Post.  Scroll down to number “6” and see my son Arin and I. Check out the piece it is a good quick read with lots of photos.  We stand united the mission is afoot … #DadsRule

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Fatherhood Friday to the Wall

Wizards All Star John Wall was a bit dejected after the loss in the NBA Playoffs to the Indiana Pacers, but one couldn’t help but smile at the two beautiful kids that accompanied him to the podium.  Before the interview began, he kiss his niece as both she and Wall’s nephew sat on his lap. There is nothing like having kids a part of the moments that help define us as men, father figures and role models to them.

Wall is trying to break some chains left by his father John Carroll Wall, who would hemorrhage to death before young Wall in 1999 during a family trip at the age of 52. From age 2 to 8, John Wall’s only quality time with his dad was on weekends as his dad spent the majority of his final 30 years behind bars for robbery and second-degree murder.  He is a father figure and celebrity uncle to the two kids photographed. 

Salute John Wall on a GREAT year and an awesome unexpected run in the playoffs for the Wizkids.  Someday when you have your own kids, John Wall, be the father your dad was and the father he couldn’t be.

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John Wall and his "Lil Soldiers" as he affectionately calls them

John Wall and his “Lil Soldiers” as he affectionately calls them

Black-ish Sitcom Comes to ABC

“Screwing things up is just another part of what it means to be a father. That’s how you learn how to fix things. ”

That line was taken from ABC new upcoming comedy series “Black-ish” starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne. Finally a little flavor on ABC, let’s see how she goes.  The show revolves around an affluent African-American couple with the father trying to keep hold of his children’s cultural roots while living in the suburbs.

Looks interesting, check it out.

The Mask As Men We Live In

“The three most destructive words that every man receives as a boy is when he is told to BE A MAN.”

“The Mask You Live In” by The Representation Project is a film exploring masculinity in our society.  As father’s this is very important and something we must be cognizant of as we raise young men or even look out for our daughters. I sometimes worry about my son around other boys.  He has been told some discouraging things because he is not in tune with all the music on the radio or video games.  His young manhood has been tested already and he has only 8 years old! As a dad, I get down because he is not as rough as I would like or as rough as I was at his age. But upon some soul-searching  and prayer, I realized that is the wrong attitude to have. There are so many other things to equip him with at this young age.

Watch this video trailer. Very enlightening. Why so many boys seem to be going crazy and some of the ways we help their descent.  https://twitter.com/maskyoulivein

Fatherhood Friday Dre Day

Dr. Dre just became the richest man in Hip Hop with the sale of Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion to Apple, which will give him a networth of $800 million. Now if he will only put out another album, he can become Hip Hop’s first billionaire.

A father first, Dre lost one of his sons to a drug overdose but four other children.  Here is what he had to say about kids and being a dad:

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“Kids are the ultimate form of motivation. They’re watching. They’re mimicking. They’re an extension of you. So you have to win.” – Dr Dre

 

MOTIVATION #DadsRule #FatherhoodFriday

Fatherhood Friday Eric Decker

NFL star Eric Decker recently welcomed his beautiful daughter and is now a starting dad in the thick of a new kind of season. He and his wife star in the reality series “Eric & Jessie: Game On.”  The guy just signed a deal for $36.25 million to play for the New York Jets.  But the game is on for real now, sir! #FatherhoodFriday! #DadsRule

 

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“I took a daddy’s boot camp before the birth. I want to be hands-on. I want to get in there, change the diapers, feed, burp, pick out the outfits, everything.”

“Just last week before I left, she [Vivianne] gave me a smile at night and I tell you, just melted my heart,” he said. “Talk about being wrapped around a finger, I am definitely with her.” – Eric Decker

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Never knew love.

 

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I never knew love until I became a dad.  #DadsRule

 

Star Wars x Vans Cool Dad shoes

The greatest movie franchise of all times, Star Wars, and skate sneaker giant Vans have linked up for the slick combo for cool dads and maybe a few youngsters that get the magnitude of cool.   Only 300 pair in each style will be released in late May available through Opening Ceremony … in time for Father’s Day.  #DadsRule

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DC Love Fest 2014 – Mos Def

Mother’s Day in the DC area means another Love Festival.  May 10, the festival brings Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Chrisette Michelle and special guest Bilal. You don’t want to miss this one.  TICKETS

 

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