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Fatherhood Friday Anthony Anderson

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We salute Anthony Anderson, cool husband, cool dad of two teens and   star of  ABC’s “Black-Ish,” which returned to the small screen this week.  Anderson is one of the hardest working men in show business but is careful to make sure he is a constant in his children’s lives.  His son is taking a crack at acting and one of Anderson’s fondest memories was when his son chose to join him on stage one Father’s Day and tell “Yo, mama” jokes.

When asked what he liked most about fatherhood:

“Both my children being there, and that being a crowning achievement in my life, and it actually made me feel invincible … I can live forever now.

About his wife and stay-at-home parents:

“What she does as a stay-at-home mom, just like all the other stay-at-home moms and dads across the country is invaluable and unquantifiable … it’s the ultimate sacrifice, what these stay-at-home mothers and fathers do.

From interview w/ Black and Married with Kids

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Fatherhood Friday Vin Diesel’s Fatherhood Mentor

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Vin Diesel recently had his third child. The actor of the current #1 movie “Furious 7,” named his daughter after his deceased co-star Paul Walker.

“I named her Pauline … I knew he was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world.”

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“[Paul] went into fatherhood a lot earlier than I did. He took on that role of kind of being the guide into fatherhood for me. It’s kind of beautiful.”

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Fatherhood Friday Still Strong

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This week, NFL player Devon Still got the amazing news that his 4-year old daughter, Leah, diagnosed with pediatric cancer, was now cancer free!  We salute young, strong and cool dad Still this Fatherhood Friday.

When he got the good news, he finally re-signed with the team that allowed him to stay on the practice squad with health insurance supporting his daughter’s struggle.  Still signed  a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals..  He vowed not to play while his daughter fought cancer and now he plans to put attention towards the game and his daughter.

“I just felt numb,” Still said. “It was hard to believe especially with how bad the disease was spread throughout her body before. We were definitely hoping to hear that the treatment worked and tell us it digressed, but to say they didn’t see anything in her body the whole thing was shocking.”

 

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“When I look at my daughter all I can do is smile and hug her. It was not easy but every day, and every treatment, Leah fought like hell and kicked cancers butt! I’m so proud and blessed to call her my daughter. She has made an impact on me and on the world, at the age of four, that I can only wish to make in a lifetime.” -Devon Still

#DADSRULE #LeahSTRONG

Follow Devon on Instagram @man_of_still75

 

Fatherhood Friday Jerry Seinfeld

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Comedian and cool dad of three, Jerry Seinfeld is stepping up for fatherhood. Recently, he hosted Baby Buggy’s the inaugural Los Angeles Fatherhood Initiative Lunch in California.  The Baby Buggy Fatherhood Leadership Council includes Jason Alexander, Jason Bateman, Kevin Hart, Jay Leno, Michael Richards and Bob Saget.

Baby Buggy is a non-profit started by Jerry’s wife, Jessica. Jerry believes that fathers lack a support system, so this initiative fills part of the void and allows these celebrity dads to support one another in their daddy journey.

“Women do that naturally.  Men — it just doesn’t even cross their mind. They just quietly suffer, and that’s why a lot these marriages go south. People suffer and suffer and suffer and they go, ‘I can’t take it anymore, I’m outta here.’” – Jerry Seinfeld

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“I wasn’t surprised that I loved fatherhood as much as I did,” Seinfeld recalls. “But I was surprised what I needed to learn that I didn’t know, which is one of the reasons I wanted to do this. Being a husband and a father — you don’t get any training, and people need training.” – Jerry Seinfeld

Fatherhood Friday Clint

Today we salute one of the coolest ever, Clint Eastwood.  Academy Award winner and present nominee for his blockbuster film “American Sniper,” and father of seven.  Seven! #FatherhoodFriday #DadsRule

“It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.” – Clint Eastwood

Discipline is important as a dad on all sides. How you discipline your kids and discipline yourself have equal importance. Don’t forget.

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Fatherhood Friday Josh Grant

Motocross pro Josh Grant is big on bikes, speed, tricks, dirt and family. He is all about his wife Ashley and sons Easton and Wyatt. A cool dad for sure. Salute! #FatherhoodFriday

 

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“One of the coolest feelings I have experienced as a dad is being able to ride with little man and watching him grow into being such the little stud he is!” – Josh Grant

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Fatherhood Friday Bob Marley

Happy born day to music legend and icon Bob Marley! His legacy lives on through his songs and his children. One Love. #fatherhoodFriday

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Fatherhood Friday: Real Strong Dad Ad

Not a dry eye in the place after this powerful Dove Men +Care commercial about cool dads. I am starting a petition for this to run during the Super Bowl giving a nod to dads getting it done and encourage deadbeat dads watching the game to get the lead out! #REALStrength #FatherhoodFriday

Fatherhood Friday Bo Knows

If you don’t know … “Bo Knows.” And if you think he doesn’t know about fatherhood, you don’t know diddly! We salute the do-it-all former God of an athlete this Fatherhood Friday. #DadsRule

“I would say my greatest achievement in life right now – my greatest achievement period is – and I’m still trying to achieve it – is to be a wonderful father to my kids.” – Bo Jackson

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Fatherhood Friday Guarding the Galaxy

Today, we ride with Guardian of the Galaxy Chris Pratt, father of 2 year old son Jack and husband to actress Anna Farris. Jack was born nine weeks premature, and as a father of premature twins, I can relate to the helplessness and call on God to get you through.  Pratt recently had some cool words to say about his experience becoming a dad.  Also check him out in  “Guardians of the Galsxy,” recently released on DVD, a movie that really surprised me. I loved it.  Can’t wait to watch it with my son. #FatherhoodFriday #DadsRule

 

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On seeing his son in NICU

“It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it.”

“I’ve done all kinds of cool things as an actor: I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy.”

“I made promises in that moment about what kind of dad I wanted to be and I just prayed that he’d live long enough that I could keep them.”

 

Fatherhood Friday The X Factor

Fatherhood Friday with the father that would protect his family by any means necessary. Today’s quote is from Malcolm X speaking to middle-aged fathers, especially. #DadsRule #FatherhoodFriday

“Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not be ashamed of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are so afraid, so cautious, so ‘safe,’ and therefore so shrinking and rigid and afraid that it is why so many humans fail. Most middle-aged adults have resigned themselves to failure.” -Malcolm X

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Fatherhood Friday McConaughey

Star of the new Chris Nolan movie Interstellar and the absolutely awesome HBO series True Detective, Mathew McConaughey gets his true fulfillment from being a dad.  He is a father of three Livingston Alves McConaughey, Levi Alves McConaughey, Vida Alves McConaughey. #FatherhoodFriday … and he’s a Redskins fan!

“It’s the only thing I’ve always wanted to be. I knew when I was 8 years old. I mean, I wanted to be things like the Washington Redskins running back and all that stuff, but the one thing I knew I wanted to be was a father.”   – Mathew McConaughey

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I understood that was why my dad was making me say “Yes, sir” and “Yes, ma’am” to elders.  You know, “I’m not on par with the adults yet. There’s places to go.” – Mathew McConaughey

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Fatherhood Friday The Walking Dad

I’ve been a fan of Norman Reedus since I got hip to the cult classic flick The Boondock Saints many years ago.  A single cool dad, Norman Reedus now plays a zombie killer on the hit AMC series The Walking Dead and in real life is killing stereotypes of dead beat dads. The father of one son, Mingus, he spends as much time with his son as he can. According to Reedus, fatherhood is one thing he doesn’t run from.

“I’m really enjoying being a father. I love that. I run toward that every opportunity I can get.” – Norman Reeds

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On what he’s learned from his son, Mingus: “Patience. He doesn’t freak out about anything. He’s so calm, cool and collected.”

Even what terrifies him has to do with fatherhood …

On what really terrifies him: “Have you ever sat in a parent-teacher meeting with a bunch of moms and you? That’s terrifying. I did that recently, where I was sitting in a room with all moms and me. And everyone’s talking about how we should structure this after school program, and I’m just like ‘Ah!’”

#FatherhoodFriday #Halloween #DadsRule

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Fatherhood Friday Royal

The 2014 World Series is in full swing and for star Kansas City Royal outfielder Lorenzo Cain, so is fatherhood.  On his day off between the sweep of the Angles and start of the American League (AL) Championship Series against Baltimore, Cain and his wife, welcomed Cameron Loe Cain. Now he has to adjust to his first time in the World Series and his first time being a dad.  We salute cool dad and AL Championship MVP, Lorenzo Cain today.  We wish him luck in the big series game and the more important game of fatherhood. 

“It’s hard to juggle it, but it’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime type of thing to have a kid and get a chance to go to the World Series.” – Lorenzo Cain

 

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“Haven’t mastered it yet, but I’m willing to learn.” – Lorenzo Cain

Pretty much sums up my thoughts on fatherhood, bro! #DADSrule

Fatherhood Friday Dave Chappelle

When we think of Dave Chappelle at DaddysCool, we don’t think “crazy,” but “courageous.” He felt that the spotlight and fame was not “conducive to raising a family” and walked away from $50 million to continue doing his TV show. You all probably know by now that he is back, but we wanted to give the cool dad of three some shine.

 

“Money is the fuel for choices. But There are other things in my life that I did not purchase w money that are very valuable to me”. – Dave Chappelle

“Once I got kids I got focused.” – Dave Chappelle

“Constantly take inventory of what’s important to you.” – Dave Chappelle

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Fatherhood Friday The Equalizer

Here to celebrate Fatherhood Friday, we settle the score on deadbeat dads with Denzel Washington, The Equalizer.  The cool movie star is a cool dad of four:  John David (1983), Katia (1987), Olivia (1991) and Malcolm (1991).  His oldest son John David is currently playing for the St. Louis Rams while his daughter attends Yale.  Denzel never let being estranged from his dad affect the type of father he is, and has said it fueled his fire to be a constant and positive force in his kid’s live.

“My ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family.” – Denzel Washington

“Put your slippers way under your bed so when you get up in the morning, you have to get on your knees to find them. And while you’re down there, start your day with prayer. Ask for wisdom. Ask for understanding.” – Denzel Washington

#DadsRule #FatherhoodFriday

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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.

 

Fatherhood Friday Ethan Hawke

Fatherhood Friday is back and this time with the star of the much talked about movie “Boyhood.”  Ethan Hawke plays the father in the movie and in real life stars as the father to Clementine, 6, and Indiana, 3, both of whom he shares with his wife Ryan. (Ethan has two other children from his previous marriage to actress Uma Thurman: daughter Maya Ray, 16, and son Levon Roan, 12.)

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“My theory is that there’s nothing hard about being a father. Being a father is one of the most natural things.”

“It’s the rest of life that’s so hard. Co-parenting, finding the right school — all of that crap is a giant headache.” Being a father is incredibly simple. I always wanted to be a father.” 

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Fatherhood Friday Ray Donovan

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Today we are rolling with Liev Schreiber, Hollywood fixer in the hit Showtime series Ray Donovan (Season 2). The actor makes his kids a priority and celebrating fathers like that is what Fatherhood Friday is all about.  He has two sons with longtime partner actress Naomi Watts — 6-year-old Sasha and 5-year-old Samuel.

“It’s amazing how insignificant everything else becomes,” Schreiber said of his fatherhood. “It sounds romantic. But the reality is that you go brain-dead for 2 ½, 3 years and slowly return to the world. … You kind of lose all ambition.” – Liev Schreiber

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Fatherhood Friday #DadsRule Tshirt Release

What better day to start our promotion for Father’s Day than #FatherhoodFriday.  This is the big weekend to shop for Father’s Day and Daddy’s Cool has the perfect gift for a Cool Dad.  A premium fitted 100% cotton short sleeve v-neck that blends comfort and style. Our first colorway is True BLUE. Each Tee comes with an inspirational quote about fatherhood and the proceeds help the movement to continue to uplift dads.  #DadsRule!

 

Daddy’s Cool Mission

To make fatherhood cool by uplifting and encouraging dads through fellowship, events, and sharing information and resources. We inspire dads to love, nurture and lead with the goal to increase proactive dads and decrease absentee dads. We take special care to focus on single fathers, especially those that are financially and/or legally disadvantaged. 

 

 

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