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
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Today was the birth of a King. Cool dad of 4, husband, God-fearing Civil Rights leader, pastor, superhero, world-changing orator and legend. Today we salute Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on his birthday! Fatherhood Quotes from a King- #DadsRule
“Real father – someone who always put his family first.”
On his father -” he never wastes his money at the expense of his family. He has always had sense enough not to live beyond his means.”
“Every parent at some time faces the problem of explaining the facts of life to his child.”
[On his family home] “A very congenial home situation, [where] love was central.” LOVE
Fatherhood is scary but just think of it as practice, that’s what the “Scandal” TV show star, Scott Foley, does. The 42-year old cool dad and husband recently welcomed his third child and wasn’t afraid to mention how terrified he was. But, no scandal here; he has stepped up to the challenge. It’s what we do. Happy #FatherhoodFriday #DadsRule
“It’s terrifying. It should scare the hell out of you. But it’s amazing. There’s nothing else I can think of that has that juxtaposition of being at once terrifying and the worst thing you can do for your happy life and the best thing you can do for your happy life to make it even better.” – Scott Foley
“I’ve had a ton of practice and I wasn’t sure I wanted any more practice. But I’m so glad I’m practising again. It’s great. With three kids, I spend all my time at home now.” – Scott Foley
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
Bryan Cranston starred as chemistry teacher turned drug dealer, Walter White, in the AMC Emmy winning series “Breaking Bad,” and now gets to lace some profane nursery rhymes in by narrating author Adam Mansbach’s “You Have to F…… Eat.” Reading a book like this sounds like something his “Breaking Bad” character, Walter White, would do. Clearly, that character is not too far removed from the real guy. Cranston is the father of two kids, with his youngest being a 20-year old daughter. Fatherhood Friday we salute the bad ass dad that is Bryan Cranston.
I want to be able to experience everything. I want to experience being a husband, experience being a father, experience, maybe, hopefully, someday being a grandfather, and all those things. I want that experience. When I die, I want to be exhausted. – Bryan Cranston
Below is excerpt from the book as read by Cranston.
“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” #AlexElle
As a dad, you will surely stumble and maybe even fall, but there is a beauty in trying and learning that your child and all that observe appreciate. Learn to appreciate it as well. #DadsRule #Motivation
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
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
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
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
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
“Haven’t mastered it yet, but I’m willing to learn.” – Lorenzo Cain
Pretty much sums up my thoughts on fatherhood, bro! #DADSrule
Thor actor, Chris Hemsworth is a cool dad to a 2-year old India and recently born twin boys Sasha and Tristan. Fatherhood Friday we salute The blood son of Odin … ok excuse the comic book nerd moment. #DadsRule
“I think [fatherhood] brings out the in all of us.” – Chris Hemsworth
“That’s what’s so beautiful. It reminds you of the fascination you had with things, and how you can spend hours just being with someone. It’s amazing.” – Chris Hemsworth
Sometimes being a dad comes down to being a hero or a wolf, in many minds. Deshawn Delany chose to be both and has a great reason. Delaney is an All-star basketball player for the University of New Mexico Lobos with the goal of balling hard enough to make it to the NBA and save his 4-year old from the perils of his Chicago (ChIRAQ) neighborhood. Delaney had to leave his son to pursue a dream of a better life.
“It was very hard not seeing him every day. Still is,” Delaney said of his son. “But this is my way of feeding him and providing for him. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be here right now.”
As a junior in high school he was on his way to flunking out, until he found out he would soon be a teen. His son changed his character and drive on and off the court. He would get his diploma and go on the junior college before being a wolf on the court for the University of New Mexico.
Delaney grew up without a father but longed for a father figure in his life. He plans to be that super man to his son that he never had in a dad. The men that Delaney looked up to were his basketball coaches.
“I want to be a coach one day,” Delaney said. “I want to coach my son, one day like Craig Neal is with Cullen Neal. I want that.
“I love seeing it. Everyday I tell Cullen he’s blessed to have that – to have a father like that. Not too many people have a dad like that. He’s got support. His dad cares about him. Even when his dad gets on him, I tell him to just take it. If he didn’t care about you, there’d be none of that.”
Now as a highly touted senior, Delaney hopes to have a breakout season to help ensure that he can be all that he dreams of for his son.
“Hopefully I don’t go back to Chicago, ever,” Delaney said. “I just want to move my mom and my son out of there.” His Instagram is a reminder “A FATHER B4 IM ANYTHING.” We salute this Lobo! #DadsRule
Channing Tatum is a little over a year into this fatherhood thing so today we salute the movie star. He is cool dad to a baby girl, Everly, and husband to actress Jenna Dewan Tatum. #FatherhoodFriday
“I’ve never protected the president [in real life], but I have been a new dad, and I can tell you that being a new dad is pretty terrifying … to me as a new father, nothing is more important or scary than protecting a daughter.” – Channing Tatum
No doubt Channing and you will protect your daughter as all cool dads do. #DadsRule
Kevin Jonas, the oldest in the pop rock band the Jonas Brothers, joined the fatherhood fraternity in February with his daughter Alena Rose. It’s been an adjustment for him. – And WE KNOW!
“We thought there would be fewer dirty diapers, he said.” – Get used to it Kev, the party is just starting!
My favorite thing about being a dad is knowing that I’m going to be able to take the things that I’ve learned and implement them in her life.” – Kevin Jonas
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
Calling All Cool Dads, Male Role Models & Families
Come one, come all to a great free event in Downtown Silver Spring on Father’s Day. A celebration full of activities, fitness, prizes, and hot whips.
Sponsored by Mazda USA, The Washington Auto Show and Volkswagen USA + Shoe City, Whole Foods, Mens Health Network and Children’s National Medical Center
Father’s Day Sunday June 15th at 11:00 am!
Veterans Plaza – 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910 (pavilion across from Majestic Movie Theater)
RSVP to get a chance to win special prizes:
Prizes include 5 pair Adidas sneakers (Shoe City), several Bose premium audio headphones, Legos, Mothers Car Care products
Fit Fathers Day Features:
• A Social Workout led by Kimatni Rawlins and celebrity Nike fitness trainer Deanna Jeferson (will include 100+ families interacting socially and physically for Fit Fathers Day.
Car and Motorcycle Show
Mazda6, Mazda CX9, Volkswagen Beetle, 2015 Jaguar XJL, 2015 Cadillac Escalade, 2015 Kia K900, Audi RS7, Ford Mustang Rouch, Yamaha R1 and more on display! Presented by Auto Fit, Throttle Life and www.Automotiverhythms.com
Fitness competitions including basketball, hula hoop, jump rope, push ups and etc.
First Class Sports Academy
Healthier Food Trucks – Everlasting Life (Vegan Soul Food), Dolci Gelati, and Gourmet Delight
Healthy snacks courtesy of Whole Foods Silver Spring
• Hashtag your Fit Fathers Day photos with #FitFathersDay and #FitFathers on our on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Flickr pages for a chance to win Bose audio and Mothers car care prizes.
• Lead by example so your child becomes the example. Eat Clean, Stay Active & Continuously Energize Your Life!
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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.”
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.
“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