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It costs a lot to get to New York City. It’s expensive enough to stay in The Big Apple. And even if you find a hotel in nearby New Jersey, public transportation adds up! How about some free Times Square attractions? No millennial would remember this. But Times Square, in the heart of Manhattan, was once a hub for sex, sex shops and drug dealers. Today, it’s a hustling and bustling family-friendly (most of the time if you ignore the occasional off-color street performer) environment. And it’s home to a few or more free attractions. You’ll...Continue reading »

Two Americans volunteering in the fight the Ebola virus in Liberia–including a doctor and missionary–have tested positive for the deadly virus. Both Dr. Kent Brantly, a father of two and medical director for the Samaritan’s Purse care center serving the Liberian capital of Monrovia, and Nancy Writebol, part of the joint Serving In Mission/Samaritan’s Purse team, are fighting for their lives. They are undergoing intensive treatment at an isolation center in Africa. “We are doing everything possible to help Dr. Brantly and...Continue reading »

It’s a bittersweet celebration of a love between a father and his daughter. Whitney Moore says her dad is her first love. As such wanted to share with him what he means to her and let him know that there is no one else she would want walking her down the aisle. “I told him that no matter who I marry he will always be my number one man. He was the first man that I loved,” Moore shared with ABC...Continue reading »

Many of us dads are big kids at heart, right? So you may really appreciate this sick dad water balloon invention that claims to make it possible to fill 100 water balloons in less than a minute. What dad hasn’t wasted at least a few hours filling balloons with water for an afternoon of fun. Doing it the old fashioned way–strapping the balloon onto a hose or sink, and filling a balloon one-by-one–usually takes forever… plus you end up with breakage. In short, it’s a pain. Sure there are products on the market...Continue reading »

It was back in 1997, and Mark Merrill had an idea. In the midst of the successful parenting organization Family First, founded in 1991 by he and his wife Susan, Merrill wanted to create an organization that was centered around fatherhood. A father of five children, he and close friend Tony Dungy, then head coach of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and father of seven children himself, initially discussed the idea in Dungy’s Buccaneer office. “[Tony] had a real desire to figure out how to help men to be better dads,” said Merrill. It...Continue reading »

In a new digital ad and commercial for Peanut Butter Cheerios launched on YouTube, a smooth talking, do-it-all father shows how to juggle it all. In fact, Actor Dad shows the world how we dads can manage well in frenetic situations, thank you very much. The video begins with his “son” abruptly waking him up by jumping on the bed wearing a horse’s head. Of course, dad doesn’t get annoyed or upset. (Who would?) Son asks: “Are you awake?” Dad: “Of course I’m awake! Is that a new mask. I love it....Continue reading »

A Minnesota dad frustrated with a Southwest gate attendant in Denver whom he thought was rude decided to let the world know about his experience by tweeting about it. He’s flies Southwest frequently, and as such he has status to board early. So on Sunday, he says he wanted his kids, ages 9 and 6, to board early with him–something he told ABC News is normally a non issue. But this time was different. The gate agent would not hear of it. “I am not trying to game the system,” Watson, a marketing executive, told ABC News. “I’m...Continue reading »

When you look at the numbers, it’s clear any of us could benefit from amusement park tips so we can save money. With the average family spending about $1,000 on a visit according to Trip Advisor, we dads could use some wallet relief! “With amusement park prices on the rise each year, families tend to be the group hit the hardest,” says Lissa Poirot, editor of Family...Continue reading »

Not too many dads believe in their son so much that they’re willing to place a bet. But Rory McIlroy’s dad did when he placed a wager 10 years ago that his son would win the British Open before he turned 26. According to ESPN.com, Gerry McIlroy bet 200 pounds (about US$683) at 500/1 odds with the British betting firm Ladbrokes;...Continue reading »

A Daytona Beach father who walked in on a babysitter sexually abusing his 11-year-old son beat the 18-year-old man unconscious and then called 9-1-1. “I just walked in on a grown man molesting… And I got him in a bloody puddle for you officer,” the 35-year-old dad said to a dispatcher, according to the Daytona News-Journal. When Daytona Beach police arrived just after 1:00 a.m., they found Raymond Frolander on the living room floor...Continue reading »