FRIDAY ROUND-UP!

FRIDAY ROUND-UP!

Every Friday we bring you the Friday Round-Up in partnership with DadTrends.com, a companion site to TheFatherLife.com! Cool stuff worth passing along… Enjoy this week’s roundup! And have a great weekend! -TFL


LAUNCHED: HusbandsAndDads.com

“…new project that I’ve been hinting at for the past month or so is finally up and running. n collaboration with Jeremy from DiscoveringDad.net, I’d like to announce the launch of the new site, HusbandsandDads.com. Our tagline is “Where It’s Cool To Be A Family Man.” Husbands and Dads was conceived during a conversation between Jeremy and I when we realized the needs a place that can be a go-to resource for men who want to be a better husband and father. You’ll find HusbandsandDads.com to be a little bit different than the standard “Daddy Blog”.. (click here for the rest of the release)


FRANK O. GEHRY: SELECTED WORKS FROM 1969 TO TODAY

This is a relatively new book to hit the shelves; if you enjoy Gehry‘s work, than you’ll definitely enjoy this book! Beautiful photography captures his incredible architecture. Available through Amazon for $51.


RICKY MARTIN A FATHER OF TWIN BOYS, PUBLICIST SAYS (AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — There won’t be much “livin’ la vida loca” for Ricky Martin these days — he’s now the father of twin boys. The Latin superstar had the children via a surrogate mother, and the babies were born a few weeks ago, according to a statement from his representatives. “The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky’s full-time care,” said the statement. “Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life as a parent and will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight in order to spend time with his children.”


THE GREAT AMERICAN YARD SALE (Time)

“When Belgian-based, Brazilian-controlled InBev launched a hostile offer for American beer king Anheuser-Busch last month, xenophobia quickly foamed to the top. Beer drinkers in St. Louis, Mo.–A-B’s home–vowed to swear off Bud if those foreigners bought “our” beer. They’ll get over it. A-B’s shareholders sure did, considering the $52 billion price tag, which at $70 a share was a 27% premium for a stock that had gone flat. The ruling Busch family ultimately faced up to the fact that the U.S. is for sale, and foreigners are buying. It’s everything from the St.-Tropez crowd buying up condos in Palm Beach, Fla., to Asian and Middle Eastern governments sinking billions into U.S. banks to Europeans taking over U.S. pharmaceutical and infrastructure companies. Even tourists are busy using their euros and pounds to snap up iPhones, jeans, shoes and everything else they can stuff into the empty suitcases they carry along for just that purpose, damn them…”


ANOTHER DAUGHTER FOR DAMON

MIAMI (AP) — Matt Damon’s wife Luciana gave birth to a baby girl Wednesday, his spokeswoman said. The baby’s name is Gia Zavala Damon, spokeswoman Jennifer Allen told The Associated Press, adding: “Everyone is great and she is a healthy, beautiful baby girl.”


THE COHABITATION EFFECT ON MARRIAGE (HusbandsAndDads.com)

Interesting post and very interesting discussion! Join in!

“Traditional wisdom says that cohabitating before marriage results in a higher likelihood of divorce, a poor impact on children, and a lower standard of marital satisfaction, but is that wisdom true? There is a strong trend among contemporary couples toward cohabitation. Religion plays less and less of a decision in sexual relationships, therefore more couples are choosing to “get to know each other” better before getting married. They see marriage as an outmoded piece of paper that doesn’t mean anything…”


CLOSE-UPS OF HOT MODELS (Men.Style.Com)

Oh, so very, very nice!

Ben Murphy

Ben Murphy, founder of The Father Life, is an Adventure Athlete, Writer, and Wellness Advocate who used to be obese. You can ask him your questions at www.BenMurphyOnline.com. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and three daughters.

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