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Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. For many, it’s also a chance to be with family. But what about moms and dads who work in retail? With so many stores staying open Thanksgiving, the boycott Black Thursday movement is gaining momentum on social media, with claims that being open is family un-friendly. A Boycott Black Thursday page on Facebook has more than 100 thousand likes, up 14% from last week. “On November 27th, boycott any retailer that chooses to extend massive Black Friday sales into Thanksgiving Day. Protect the...Continue reading »

The dominoes are falling in the the world of Bill Cosby, once known as America’s favorite dad. Netflix has postponed a planned concert that featured the comic legend. NBC announced that a family program that featured Bill Cosby was no longer in development. And TV Land scrubbed from its lineup the 80′s sitcom The Cosby Show, which, of course, starred Bill Cosby. It’s been quite a meltdown for Bill Cosby, the 77-year-old father of five who was the go-to product pitchman for Coca Cola, Kodak and most notably Jell-o pudding. Bill...Continue reading »

At first it was only Bill Sweitzer, a husband, father and former Fortune 100 executive, who packed up and made the move from Indiana to Southern California. Sweitzer wanted his 10-year-old daughter Claudia to stay in the school where she was comfortable and be with the friends she knew. Plus it just didn’t seem necessary to uproot his wife of 19 years. He was working long hours anyway, building a new business venture from the ground up. He’d be very busy but he believed the sacrifice would be worth it. Giive.org,...Continue reading »

They’re quite the destination spot all year long, but especially during the holidays. But do outlet malls save you money? Consumer Reports surveyed 15,789 readers who made a combined 25,441 visits to outlet malls. The mag also did some shopping on their own. Nearly 70 percent of Consumer Reports‘ readers say that they were completely or very satisfied with their experience. That’s about the same as how readers rate Costco, Kohl’s,...Continue reading »

The NFL season kicked off its second half this weekend which culminates with the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants on Monday Night Football. As teams try to find a balance between continuing a successful season this year with a successful future, Daddyhood had a chance to sit down with former Buccaneer and Colts head coach and Super Bowl XLI winner Tony Dungy. With Tony Dungy we discussed how he has balanced the demands of the 24-hour job that is parenthood with the equally demanding rigors of being a professional football player, coach...Continue reading »

A former U.S. Marine who served in Iraq says he’s been banned from his daughter’s high school after he complained about a lesson the 11th grader received on Islam and it resulted in a heated argument. Wood says he was handed a no-trespassing order and now cannot walk on the campus of La Plata High School in La Plata. The school says the no-trespass order was, well, in order be Wood threatened to cause a scene at the school while talking with the vice principal, Shannon Morris. “The vice principal believed he threatened to cause...Continue reading »

The Colorado dad who was last seen with his stepson at a Denver Broncos game and then seemed to have vanished, has been located alive and well 110 miles away in Pueblo, Colorado. It was the first professional football game for 53-year-old Paul Kitterman and his 21-year-old stepson Jarod Tonneson. Friends snagged a couple of extra tickets so they could go to the game. They rode together to the game but the two tickets were in...Continue reading »

Paul Kitterman, 53, was at the Denver Broncos game with his son, Jarod Tonneson, and two friends last Thursday. The seats were split: The father and son duo were sitting in a separate area. “Paul and Jarod had never been to a game so we got some extra tickets,” Tia Bakke told KUSA 9News in Denver. She went...Continue reading »

If you didn’t grow up with it and live in a home without domestic violence, you are fortunate. The Domestic Violence Roundtable cites studies that show 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year. Any person who grew up in a home living with domestic violence experienced childhood domestic violence. From a childhood standpoint, domestic violence is violence between parents or violence...Continue reading »

A survey released today by Cigna (NYSE:CI) finds that U.S. consumers believe health care costs could have a major impact on their financial well-being and their ability to finance future needs, such as putting children through college and enjoying a secure retirement. “The insights gained from our survey show how strong the link is between health and financial security, and reinforces our role in understanding customers’ needs and working with them to lead healthier, more secure lives,” said Dr. Scott Josephs, Cigna national medical...Continue reading »