As we wind down 2008 and shift our focus to the new year ahead, I’d like to give you what I consider to be a very, very important “Dad Tip.” Here it is: Create a list of “must-read” books that […]
Some fathers have a difficult time in managing depression. They have jobs, families, and other obligations, and sometimes their depression and fears can get the best of them. Here is a short list of techniques that fathers can use to help manage their depression.
Breaking the silence of the night, the unmistakable small voice of my seven year old daughter Skylee called out, “Daddy.” Immediately, instinctively, I was up and striding toward her room. I never knew what the midnight call would bring. About […]
Most traditional and notable jazz artists are notoriously, eccentric characters that push the envelope and consistently make great albums. Stories can be told of jazz legends like Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald, and as easy as you can […]
Although this at first glance appears to be yet another addition to what seems to have been the year of the sequel, Far Cry 2 actually has absolutely nothing to do with the original Far Cry from 2004. Instead the […]
Football is to Thanksgiving as basketball is to Christmas. And even though the pigskin tradition on Turkey Day gets more attention, the Christmas day lineup from the NBA this season promises much better entertainment than watching woeful Detroit give up […]
Last season when the New England Patriots finished the regular season undefeated we were treated to constant talk about the 1972 Miami Dolphins. That team was the only team in NFL history to finish the regular season and post season […]
Hey guys! Mike Austin (RadioDAD.com) has been a bit under-the-weather, but just came through with our latest podcast, episode #6! Including: – An interview about At-Home Dads, and – Interview with Shoshana Bennett, expert on Postpartum Depression… Enjoy! -TFL DOWNLOAD: […]
This installment is set up as the prequel to the first Beethoven movie, and apparently goes behind the scenes of the 1992 hit. In it, Jonathan Silverman plays a single dad (who is also an animal trainer on a Hollywood lot) whose son (Moises Arias) happens upon the 200-pound St. Bernard. Hairy hijinx follow…
My new year’s resolution is actually going to be two resolutions. I decided to buck tradition and choose two instead of the usual one because one resolution just wasn’t enough for me. I guess if one is good, then two are even better. Plus, like the doublemint twins, everything goes better in pairs. Everyone knows that.
I love the holiday season. The snow, the parties, the eggnog, the presents, the Salvation Army ringers, and even the cheesy “made for TV” Christmas movies; can’t get enough of them. But before I know it, the “After Christmas Sales” […]
They are some of the most vivid memories of my childhood. We carried piles of chopped wood into the house, stacking it next to the fireplace. My father mashed newspaper and leaned kindling on it, shifting the logs into the flames until the entire room glowed and warmed. Stockings dangled on the mantle.
I’m a realist. I know about all your family commitments over the holidays. I know about what goes on at the staff holiday party every year. I know that if you don’t indulge in your mother-in-law’s holiday fruitcake, you’ll probably […]
YESman (PG 13) Staring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Darby, John Micheal Higgins, Terence Stamp Directed by: Peyton Reed Jim Carrey is back, and this time, he’s a (funny) grown up. If you are like me, you can’t […]
We’ve noted that a lot of younger fathers are gamers, but we haven’t really run much gaming content on The Father Life… until now! We’re excited to to pass along two bits of news to all of our dad/gamer/readers… Ben […]