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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 is Changing the Game for Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods has been going through golf course-sized criticism on his game or lack there of, and some doubt he will ever return to his No. 1 ranking. His former caddy, Sean Foley, thinks that the fatherhood has replaced golf as the number one thing is Tiger’s life. He is the father of Sam Alexis Woods, Charlie Axel Woods.  ]

In a recent interview with The New York Post, it is clear what is important to him:

“I would say I practice much less now,” Tiger said.  “I want to spend as much time as I can with my kids. I have split custody, so when I’m home, I want to be home with them, take them to a soccer game or to school or to activities. I’m their dad.”

Tiger is in the history books and he has left his mark on the world.  Now it is important to leave his mark on his legacy as a father.  The public’s need and desire for him to be the best golfer means little next to what his kid’s think of him.  #DadsRule

“If you win a tournament, it feels good, but you go home and your kid takes a bee-line at you and jumps in your arms, that just feels better … to watch (Tiger) with his kids, he’s easily one of the most patient fathers I have ever seen,”- Scott Foley

 

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DadsRule Super Bowl Commercials 2015

I want to talk about how excited and proud I felt seeing cool dads put on such a pedestal in the Super Bowl 49 commercials.  A great display of what it means to a father and on one of the largest stages with billions of people watching.  Even more than watching, people really pay attention to these commercials.

Now that I am over the shock and disappointment of not seeing Beast Mode take the Seahawks to a second championship, I can revel a bit in the other things I saw last night.

First, Toyota’s “Bold Dad” commercial which was a touching display of how bold a dad innately becomes and why. #oneBoldChoice

Toyota jumped in again with “One Bold Choice To Be A Dad” showcasing former and current NFL player giving powerful testimonies about their dads and fatherhood … #OneBoldChoice

Next, Nissan who decided to introduce the world to their newly redesigned flagship, Maxima, in a heartwarming commercial about a hard-driving father (literally)that keeps his family in the forefront while his son grows up before us wanting to be like dad. They meet up at the end for an embrace of love and understanding. #WithDad

Last but not least Dove Men+Care “Real Strength” ad, which we reviewed on this site … #RealStrength WATCH HERE

One commercial that depressed a lot a people, especially this dad, was the uncomfortable Nationwide Insurance commercial about a child dying in an accident. Not for the Super Bowl, but I guess they do have people talking about it which is the goal … I suppose.

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 Quotes from a KING

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

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“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.”

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[On his family home] “A very congenial home situation, [where] love was central.” LOVE

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Fatherhood Friday with Scandal

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

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“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

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 Walter White and Nursery Cursing

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

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Below is excerpt from the book as read by Cranston.

Finding Strength as a Dad

“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

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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 Chris Hemsworth

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 child 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

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Superman vs Lobo: College Dad Balls Hard for Son

 

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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.

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“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.”

 

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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.

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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.

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“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

Read indepth story by Geoff Grammer HERE

Fatherhood Friday Channing Tatum

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

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Fatherhood Friday with a Jonas

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!

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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

#FatherhoodFriday #DadsRule

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

#DadsRule

DC Area: Fit Fathers Day Sunday

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

Fit Fathers Day is a call to wellness, fitness and fun Powered by
Fit Fatherswww.DaddysCool.com, My Majic 102.3FM & Powerful Beyond Measure Celebration

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:
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Prizes include 5 pair Adidas sneakers (Shoe City), several Bose premium audio headphones, Legos, Mothers Car Care products

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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.

Demos/Perfomances
Capoeira

Greenbelt S.I.T.Y
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First Class Sports Academy
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Various Vendors

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!

Watch our PSA

#FitFathersDay #DadsRule #FitFathers

Looking for a a gift for dad? Purchase online or at the event #DadsRules T-shirts http://daddyscool.com/shop/

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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