Fatherhood for current free agent and former New England Patriots and Denver Broncos wide receiver, We Welker means catching dirty diapers for the home team with recent twin babies. His present game days look like any stay-at-home dad with newborns …
Don’t you hate it when people question your fatherhood skills or parental choices? David Beckham does. He was recently photographed with his four-year old daughter, Harper sucking a pacifier and he flexed his dad muscle.
“Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts ?”
“Everybody who has children knows that when they aren’t feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best and most of the time it’s a pacifier so those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people’s children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent …”
“Ever since I got married and became a father, I haven’t lost many matches, I won many tournaments. I suggest that to every player, get married, have kids, let’s enjoy this.”
Novak Djokovic recently hoisted the Wimbledon trophy with a victory over pro tennis great, Roger Federer. The 28-year old Serbian credits that win and various other wins to fatherhood. Cool dads can get into that train of thought! #DadsRule #FatherhoodFriday
FACT since his son’s birth: He has lost only three of 61 matches and collected eight titles, including the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
“If there is one thing that I learned it is to recover fast and to leave things behind me and move on.” – Djokovic explains that fatherhood has helped with that.
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.
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.”
“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
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
“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
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
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
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.
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
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
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!’”
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