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Fatherhood Friday Robin Williams

Its been over a week since we lost Robin Williams but we have not forgotten him on DaddysCool. Robin was cool dad to Zelda Rae WilliamsZachary Pym Williams, and Cody Alan Williams.  #FatherhoodFriday #DadsRule

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“Best news for me I have is that I am a father!” (Audience Applause) – Robin Williams

“Being a father gives me an incredible sense of well-being.  Yes I am a superhero. I am Father Man, with my all-powerful, ‘NO, put that down!’” – Robin Williams

You will be missed Robin.

 

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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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.

#FatherhoodFriday #DadsRule

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

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

Olympic Dad Skier Wins Gold

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 In a field crowded with young freespirited high-flying half pipe skiers, American freestyle skier David Wise has stood out for some time now. Not dave west daughter pop outbecause he is one of the best, but because of his wife and kid.  Even though he took home a gold medal in the SoChi Winter Olympics last night, what impressed most was the mature 23 year-olds outlook on life and fatherhood.  Wise is husband and father of a 2 year old, Nayeli, who’s face could be seen on a pop out sign held by his wife cheering him on.

‘‘I can go and ski my heart out, but that doesn’t necessarily define who I am,’’ he said. ‘‘Being a good husband and father is more important.  I can have passion with both things and it provides balance.’’

Multi-tasking taking care of business on the slopes and at home, David Wise has medalled in life. Lame … maybe … but DadsRULE!

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DadsRule Quote

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Fathers please teach your sons how to dress properly for interviews. If you don’t, they’ll be living at your address a lot longer.

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Thanks Silas Dobbins.

Fatherhood Friday JustSaying

For Fatherhood Fridays we will switching things up a bit in 2014. We will not only have celebrity quotes on fatherhood but quotes from everyday super cool dads and other musings like “JustSaying.”  Stay motivated to be better dads this year and remain cool all the while.  #FatherhoodFriday is the #FF!  #DadsRule

 

 

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Fatherhood Friday Santa Clause

Following Christmas and fighting to teach my kids the spirit of the season, which is actually… giving!  I came across a quote that befits a father reflecting on the empty pockets of Christmas.

“There are three stages of a man’s life:  He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.”  — Author Unknown

 

African American Santa Claus Langston Patterson, 77, greets four-month-old Raelyn Price at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall in Los Angeles

Happy Holidays from DaddysCool!  May God bless us, everyone. #DadsRule

Dad Take your Kids to School

Summer ends with the thud of new shoe boxes and bags of school supplies for me. Today marked the first day of school for my little ones. Last night was torture as they were so excited for school one forgot to use the bathroom before bed and I was awakened at 2:30 in the morning to shower said kids and change sheets.  So, that meant daddy was slow to get up and we were in turn a wee bit late for the first day.  But there is still nothing like being able to take your kids to school late or not.  As a dad it is important to have a presence at your kid’s school.  It helps the morale of your child, it shows the other kids there is a man in your child’s life, and overall, it speaks well to show the family unit is strong.

I know some of us may not be fortunate enough to take our kid’s everyday but take them when you have the chance or ask the mom could you take your child to school once in awhile.  It will make a difference in your relationship with them and I bet it will make you feel good in the process. Carry on … #DadsRule

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CP3 Brings Kids to Signing

Including your kids in your successes is a must. Your kids need to see what you do and understand why and what it means to others, even.  Good teaching points are in everyday life for ordinary dads and extra-ordinary dads.  It was really cool to see Chris Paul with his kids in his lap during his re-signing to a multi-million dollar deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Look at daddy and his five-year deal worth nearly $108 million.  Wait … Not sure what that teaches, but CP3 is one cool dad. #dadsRule Cheers!

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Paul during playoffs with son

 

 

QOTD: Running on Empty

We don’t expect a car to start unless the gas tank is filled, and we shouldn’t expect a child to function at her best if her “emotional tank” is running low. Here are the three things that fill a child’s emotional tank: eye contact, gentle touch, and undivided attention. (excerpt from Jan Hunt’s “22 Alternatives to Punishment”)

#DadsRule Question of the Day:running on empty

Have you filled your children’s emotional tank today?  How did you do it?

Make a commitment to not have your kids running on empty and see how they operate on a full tank or at least half full … :) Let’s be reasonable.

Just Say No to Procrastination

I said I would post tomorrow but …  #DadsRule #JustDoIt

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QOTD To Be Loved?

As men, we grow up loved by our moms and then taught that it is a weakness to require that validation from our women. As dads, our kids have no hesitation sharing love and validating it.  I know personally, I like to get things without asking.

For many of us in relationships, we tend not to ask, “Do you love me?” But we notice when it’s not being said to us.  We know women love to hear it.  Truth be told, so do we. We need to be loved too!

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To be loved, to be loved. Oh, what feeling to be loved!

 

 

#DadsRule Question of the Day

Is being told you are loved important? Even if you don’t ask for it, would you like your significant other to validate how she feels about you.

QOTD: Toughest Thing About Fatherhood?

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Matt Damon father of three daughters recently said the following:

“Fatherhood is something I have always wanted to do. Although sleeplessness is the toughest part.”

#DadsRule QUESTION OF THE DAY:

What is the toughest thing about fatherhood?

The toughest thing for me is having people depend on you; the responsibility of their needs and wants rest on your shoulders.  Especially as a single dad, ok with about your needs and your mistakes and a carefree cool dude okay with his shortcomings.  If my needs are not met, so be it.  If I make a mistake, I can get over it.  But with fatherhood, every move you make, every breath you take; they’ll be watching you (Shout out to STING).

If I forget to wash clothes, my kids won’t have clean clothes to wear. If I forget to go shopping for food, the kids can’t eat. If I miss the deadline to turn in a permission slip, my kids can’t go on the field trip.  When they are late to school, guess who’s fault it is?

Being a dad there is more pressure than ever to make money,  get things right, get there on time, get your life organized, because if you don’t there are pretty little people that will be very disappointed.  There is nothing worse than a disappointed kid.

What do you think is the toughest thing about fatherhood?

Fit Fathers Workout

Sunday, I had the pleasure of working out with Fit Fathers for the first time. My friend and founder of Fit Fathers, Kimatni Rawlins, had been extending invitations to run every time he setfit fathers.1 up an event. Some of which, I would even give verbal commits to but could never find the time or energy to actually attend. Well that ended this weekend and now I am hooked.

Kimatni the intense excitement about getting fit and helping fathers do so, came on all of the sudden.  It was an addiction as he changed his eating and fitness habits.  His family would follow suit.  Now a vegan, Kimatni is really dedicated to educating dads and getting them and their kids active.

We met up at Bowie High School’s track in Maryland on a beautiful Sunday morning. It worked out perfectly, as I was able to drop my little ladies off at a hairdresser a block away and return to workout with the Fit Father’s crew with my son. My son Arin was not quite decked out in his running attire but was enthused about working out with his dad, so we were both put to the test. There was a group of kids that ran together as the group of adults alternated around the track. While the kids ran, adults watched and rested and vice versa; cheering respected parents and kids on all the while.

The workout? One mile warmup, dynamic stretches, plyometrics, 50, 100, 200 & 400 meter repeats & a cool down. I had just enough energy to take the group shot below. If I was asked to do anything else I would have passed out! But it was a great workout and I was energized for the rest of my day.

My son wanted to get Dunkin Donuts afterwards and we even stopped in but while in line that Fit Fathers’ voice in my head got the best of me and we opted for fruit smoothies elsewhere.

For more information follow them on all the social medias visit www.fitfathers.com.  Daddyscool will definitely be doing some collaborations with this organization in the coming months. Stay tuned and stay fit.  #DADsRule

 

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DaddysCool.com is Back!

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The Hiatus is OVER!  Warning … Web site redesign.  Daddy’s Cool is back to posting content.  New Look, New Cool.  Join the movement #DadsRule.

Bob Marley Musical for All Ages

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Son Arin and Cedella Marley

It was a treat to take my kids, ages 7 and 8 years old, to a marvel of sight and sound that would be the world premier of the musical “Three Little Birds” at Adventure Theatre, located at Glen Echo Park in Maryland. The play is based on a children story by Cedella Marley infused with the music and lyrics of her dad, Bob Marley.

READ MORE  >my full review

If  you are in the DC area the play runs until April 14th and trust you do not want to miss it!

I give it 3 smiles … my 3 kids all loved it and to get them all on the same page with liking anything is impossible at times.

tickets available at  www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

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Arin reading Three Little Birds on the way to the play

Watch Your Credit

I saw this and it peaked my interest.  Watches are vital to a cool dad’s lifestyle, so dig it …

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#DADsRule  Watch your credit!

 

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