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Curt Schilling isn’t pulling a fast one. After sending an innocent tweet congratulating his daughter Gabby Schilling resulted in dozens of off-color and even vulgar responses, Schilling is letting the so-called Twitter trolls have it. It began on Feb. 25 with Curt Schilling tweeting: “Congrats to Gabby Schilling who will pitch for the Salve Regina Seahawks next year!!” Congrats to Gabby Schilling who will pitch for the Salve Regina Seahawks next year!! — Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) February...Continue reading »

Dakota Johnson, star of ’50 Shades of Grey’ could have appeared naked on stage when she guest-hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live and received less attention. But Johnson is making headlines for starring in a father-daughter ISIS ad parody on SNL that’s sparking quite a debate. The ad copies a commercial for Toyota Camry (scroll down), where a dad gives a tearful goodbye to his daughter who’s joining the military. In this ad, though, the...Continue reading »

Are you a divorcing dad? Most kids aren’t mature enough to understand why parents divorce. So they have lots of questions and often feel alone. Experts say parents who can learn to empathize with their children play a major role in helping them adjust. To help minimize the impact of divorce on children, the website MyDivorcePapers.com has compiled some tips on how to be an empathetic parent in a divorce: Tip 1: Try to Focus on a Time When...Continue reading »

Whether it’s as host of his eponymous show on Fox News Channel or as a politician, most people know that to Mike Huckabee family means everything. As the battle over raising the minimum wage took shape across the U.S, and Huckabee determined what it would mean to families–particularly families in single parent households–the former governor of Arkansas and likely 2016 presidential contender, pushed for what he calls a “maximum wage” increase for workers so they can support themselves and their families. “Why...Continue reading »

Immigration reform is a hot button issue. No doubt about that. What about an immigration assignment? A Wisconsin teacher created an immigration assignment that rubbed one dad the wrong way and has prompted questions about what the teacher was thinking. Students in the 8th grade social studies class at Shattuck Middle School were handed an immigration assignment that Scott Radies, 46, believes suggested that the Republican Party is destroying the “pathway to citizenship”...Continue reading »

Two weeks ago, what daughter Allison Williams said publicly about her dad would not have been newsworthy–let alone headline-making. But times are different since Brian Williams, the now suspended top-rated NBC Nightly News anchorman, was caught exaggerating a Iraq war story and punished for it by getting sidelined without pay for 6 months. “This has been a really hard time. We have also been feeling very lucky, counting our blessings. We have our health. We have each other. It’s been incredible to experience the outreach...Continue reading »

It may be cold across much of the country. But today in Florida there’s lots of talk about swimming pool safety and a bill that would prevent electrocution deaths such as the one that claimed the life of 7-year-old Calder Sloan. Sloan was electrocuted in his family pool 10 months ago because of a faulty pool light. “What we’ve discovered is there is so many things that can go wrong in a pool that can lead to fatal injuries,” his dad, Chris Sloan, told Continue reading »

“The Slap” TV show premiered last night NBC, raising questions in many households about parenting and discipline. It has inspired many parents–particularly dads–to think about whether it’s okay to discipline someone else’s child. The NBC miniseries is based on a book by Christos Tsiolkas and the Australian television series of the same name produced by Matchbox Pictures. The premise of ‘The Slap’: A man slaps a child from another family. The so-called ‘slap heard around the world’...Continue reading »

A stunning admission from Brian Williams, the anchor of top-rated NBC Nightly News: That story he’s been telling about covering the Iraq war and being in a helicopter that came under enemy fire, well, it never happened. Wow. We’ll say it again: That famous Brian Williams Iraq war story he’s retold a million times never actually happened. Brian Williams now says he was, in fact, not on board a helicopter hit by enemy fire during the...Continue reading »

If actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck need medical science to back them up on Deflategate, they’ve got it. Orthopedic surgeons who treat pro athletes, including one who is a former New England Patriots ball boy, are weighing in on Deflategate, saying the controversy is overblown because, clinically speaking, a deflated ball has little impact on an athlete’s performance for most of the NFL quarterbacks. “Even with a slightly deflated ball, if you’ve got a guy with great talent, good mechanical skills, strong shoulders (rotator cuff)...Continue reading »