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Saturday
Aug022014

Getting With the Program - Supporting Special School Programs with Schoola

My son the "rock star'" supporting Schoola's Support a School/Adopt-a-School Campa

Support Schoola's Support a School/Adopt-a-School Campaign

You don't have to be Oprah or Ellen to support a school. Yes it's cool that celebrities get behind some big projects and help out schools and families and communities in need, but they can't do it alone. It takes a lot of people to change the world, and one small gesture-on my part, on your part, on anyone's part-can make a big difference in someone's life. So when Schoola approached me to be a part of their "20 Days of School" Adopt-a-School Campaign, I couldn't say no.

I know how important school progams are to a kid, especially when your parents can't afford to pay to put you in a music class or a sports program or an arts program. These programs teach kids cooperation and challenge them and give them a sense of self worth and allow them to grow by leaps and bounds while keeping them out of trouble. Or, they feed them, or help clothe them, or help pay for books or playgrounds or to clean up their communities. School programs are important. And its nice when people can come together to support them to show our youth that we care about their education and their futures.

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Thursday
Jul312014

Why Dads Care About How We are Portrayed in the Media

Isn't it time the media dropped the dumb dad act? The media portrays caring dads as second-class parents. Is this still acceptable?

Twice this week, I've had the opportunity to speak out on behalf of the modern day-dad, on both TV and Radio. And it’s funny, the more things change, the more they stay the same. And although it’s nice to be invited to have my say on the plight of modern fatherhood, as part of a panel or on my own, I still think the prevailing view in society is that dads are second class citizens in the parenting world.

Take today, for instance. I was invited to be on a radio show in Toronto where the topic was how dads are portrayed in the media. The host, Jim Richards ("The Showgram," Newtalks1010), jumping on the popularity of Cheerios new #How to Dad commercial, took the position that it shouldn't matter how men/dads are portrayed in commercials. He thinks it doesn't affect them. But we know that it does. A blog devoted to these types of commercials (Stupid Man Commercials) says that it does. And hundreds of pages written on the topic of "smart" moms and "stupid" dads say that it does.

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Monday
Jul282014

Modern Day-Dads Speak on the Topic of Involved Fatherhood

Adam from Fodder 4 Fathers talks Modern Day Fatherhood with Some Great DadsThe Role of the Modern Day-Dad (Global News Toronto -Morning Show - July 28. 2014)

Today I had the pleasure of being a member of a panel put together by Parents Canada to discuss modern fatherhood on one of Canada's most watched morning shows. This answers the punchline of how many dads does it take to change a lightbulb. We certainly made quite a few go off, I'm sure. Dads are more involved in their kid's lives than ever, and I think society is starting to get it.

Thanks to Global News and Parents Canada for recognizing this trend, and giving dads a chance to talk about parethood.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday
Jul252014

F4F Reviews: Amazon.ca's Men's Grooming store

Amazon.ca opens new online Men's Grooming store for Canadian men

Amazon.ca now has a Men's Grooming Store!

By Adam (F4F)


If you're a lazy guy like me, and a cheap bastard when it comes to spending money on things like new disposable razors and new toothbrushes, you probably wouldn’t agree to test out the recently launched Men's Grooming store from Canada's top online retailer, Amazon.ca. But seeing as they offered me a gift credit to test out the site, how could I say no?

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Wet Grandma Gets Dirty on the Beach

Watch as my shit-disturbing toddler gets his grandma dirty while she watches him at the beach.

At a recent family reunion, my mother-in-law offered to watch my 21-month-old son while his mother and sister took a boat ride and I helped a family friend add to their dock. Watch how he repays her.

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