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Don't miss this from #CityDads Foul Ball Memories Shared Between Baseball Loving Fathers, Sons - There is this ball that I have sitting in my office. To many, it looks like just any other baseball. On most days it just sits there, without someone even looking at it. There is no signature on it, and I have yet to fill out the placard on the baseball stand. But I treasure that ball. I wouldn’t say it’s Babe Ruth-esque special, but I’d still be upset if William took the ball to the sandlot one...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Explores Lead’s Growth into Fatherhood - Cassie Lang (played by actress Abby Ryder Fortson) and her dad, Scott aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). Photo: Ben Rothstein. ©Marvel Studios 2018 In discussing “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” I’ve gone to great lengths to avoid spoilers; however, there may be spoilers for “Avengers: Infinity War.” Additionally, this piece is written with the assumption that most readers will have an understanding of the overall M...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads Termites Turn My Home, Our Life into the Family Circus - “Is the circus in town?” Photo with caption enthusiastically shared by the author’s neighbor: Mr. J. Fulcher. Contrary to popular belief, the circus, flea or otherwise, does not roll into town upon a belt of railroad cars. Rather, it shows up at your house on a flatbed truck sometime between 9 a.m. and noon on a Tuesday. The big top can be seen for blocks, just around every bend, proudly announcing its a...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads Summer Goals, Routines Make for Kids’ Maximum Enjoyment, Your Sanity - School’s out! It’s time to get back to a summer routine. I’ve set a few rules and routines for the summer while I’m home with my kids full-time, so these summer goals are now ours: Screen time Screens and time spent on devices is always a tricky subject around our household. I like the idea of allowing them time to use screens each day for a limited time, but in the past that screen time bl...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads Clint Edwards is One ‘Sorry’ Husband in his New Humorous Parenting Book - When I told one of my older softball teammates so many years ago that I was getting married, he — a veteran of a couple of marriages at that point — offered me this piece of advice: Apologize. “You’re always going to be wrong, no matter how right you may actually be,” he told me. “No matter how irrational she is being, no matter how crazy she’s acting, just say ‘I’m sorry’ and let it go....
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Don't miss this from #CityDads Movies, Bowling Keep You, Kids Cool; Saves Money this Summer - Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained without breaking the bank or a sweat this summer? Movies for a buck and free bowling, my fellow dads and moms. Regal Cinema’s Summer Movie Express Sure, you can plop the kids in front of an iPad or laptop and let them watch Netflix and YouTube but don’t they already do enough of that? Nothing beats the experience of actually going out to see a film on a...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads LGBTQ Pride Through Raising Strong, Resilient ‘Queerspawn’ - Author’s note: In this article, “queer” is used as an umbrella term for people with a range of genders and sexual orientations who are not cisgender, or cis — a person whose gender identity corresponds with the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth — or straight. In this way, a word that historically was used against LGBTQ people has been reclaimed by us. Instilling a sense of pride...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads City Dads Show Off Dad Style, Savvy for Media on Father’s Day 2018 - CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca talks dad fashion with City Dads Group co-founder Lance Somerfeld in a screenshot for a June 17, 2018, segment. You know Father’s Day is near when you see members of our City Dads Groups across the nation popping up all over your TV screens and social media feeds. And 2018 was no exception to the rule. Our biggest appearance came on Father’s Day 2018 ...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads Maverick App Co-Founder on Providing Girls with Social Positivity - Keeping your kids away from social media these days is pretty much impossible unless you lock them in a closet. In an Amish community. Somewhere in Antarctica. If your children are going to be connected, you should want them do so in a positive, creative and self-expressive environment, free from bullying and other negativity. That’s what Catherine Connors, co-founder of the recently released ...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads Distant Father Not Product of His Times, Result of Lies, Deception - Editor’s Note: The author of this post requested, and was granted, anonymity for this article to protect the identity of his family members. When I was a child and having one of my many disagreements with my mother, a retort from her would often be, “Wait until you’re a parent. Then you’ll understand.” Since becoming a dad myself several years ago, I’ve been thinking about that phrase a lot. ...
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