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Apr 9

The Importance of Dads

The Importance of Dads

This is a guest post by Ashley Hardway

There is nothing quite like the love of a dad. Mom’s love is so comforting and nurturing and lets us know we are loved unconditionally. The two loves are hard to compare and are equal in their importance. So many times today we see children left with only one parent and generally it is the mom. The importance of dads and the benefit of having them in…

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Apr 9

A Dad’s Life: Life Father Like Son

A Dad’s Life: Life Father Like Son

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Originally posted on Urban Parent

Who is your favorite sports team? Do you have several?

Everyone seems to have at least one on some level.

The one team that gets our attention and brings us great join and even greater pain.

But how did you pick it? Was it recent or have you been a fan since your childhood?

For me, my dad was pretty new to Canada, so he did not have an allegiance yet. He loved…

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Apr 4

Modern Dads: We Feel The Time Crunch, Too

Modern Dads: We Feel The Time Crunch, Too

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Michael Cusden, a Halifax marketing manager and his two sons, Harrison, age four and Charlie, age one
(scott munn for The Globe and Mail)

Full article can be seen in the Globe and Mail.

“In a lot of companies, guys will get that guilt. If you’re not doing overtime, you’ll be passed by the guy who is because he doesn’t have family obligations,” says Michael Cusden, a Halifax marketing manager.

Cus…

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Apr 3

Marketing Automation Helps Parents Too

Marketing Automation Helps Parents Too

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You are wondering, how can marketing automation help parents?

No, it won’t do anything major like change a diaper or put together a Lego castle, but it will help keep you on point.

For example, our daycare has a lot going on. With two boys going every day, there are a lot of events (routine and special) happening each month.

Yes, I read the calendar when it is posted, but today for example, dad…

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Apr 2

Video: Heineken - ‘Guest of Honor’

Video: Heineken – ‘Guest of Honor’

Like I  have said before, one of my favorite beers is Heineken. I know it’s not local or a trendy craft beer, but sometimes, I just want a cool ass beer in a green bottle.

So of course, I enjoy their campaigns. Have you seen this one?

For one night, Heineken presented a one night theater experience titled “Guest of Honor” at The McKittrick Hotel in New York City . The stars of the show?…

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Apr 2

Radio Flyer’s Get Out and Play Daily Giveaway

Radio Flyer’s Get Out and Play Daily Giveaway

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Recently I was lucky enough to get to try out one of the many toys from Radio Flyer.

Since I had such a positive experience working with Radio Flyer, I am more than happy to share a contest they have going on right now.

You can enter to win free toys every day.

Radio Flyer is rolling into spring and their popular Get Out and Play Daily Giveaway is back. From now until April 21st, Radio Flyer…

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Winter Just Won’t Go Away

Winter Just Won’t Go Away

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March 30th, 2014. Yes, technically it is spring. Yesterday we got a taste of it with warm weather. Today, back to cold rain and ice. It really is getting depressing.

There is so much waiting to be done outside. Gardening, cleaning out the garage, pumping up the bike tires and just getting more exercise.

Being stuck in the house needs to be over. The boys are ready to explode through the walls. (…

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Well I did it. I made it through a snow day with the boys. While my wife is away (flight cancelled), I had a fun day at home, hunkered down in the house for what was a pretty big storm. It is actually still going but luckily, the boys are not.

The house is now quiet, but because I know the day would speed by and I would forget a lot of the highlights, I had a camera with me all day and did my best to tell a story.

You will notice the many shots of the outside world to give you an idea of the snow we got.

This will also make it easier to describe our snow day once my wife does get home.

So enjoy this post as I recount a snow day in Halifax with photos.

Recounting A #Snowday In #Halifax With Photos Well I did it. I made it through a snow day with the boys. While my wife is away (flight cancelled), I had a fun day at home, hunkered down in the house for what was a pretty big storm.

Time To Dad Up For A Few Days

Time To Dad Up For A Few Days

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So I am a lone wolf for a few days on the parenting front. My wife is out of town for work and that means it is just me and the monsters, I mean boys.

Am I worried? Not in the slightest. I am actually looking forward to it.

The key – rolling with whatever happens.

It’s just two days, but I will be happy when my partner in crime returns.

There are some variables already being thrown my way.

First…

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Guest Post: My Son’s Helping Hand to My Health

Guest Post: My Son’s Helping Hand to My Health

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This is a guest post by Jared Harris.

Last year, one of my buddies asked me if I would help him with the renovations on one of his several residential properties. Besides some volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity with some of my fraternity brothers, I had no real previous experience in anything home improvement-related. Still, I agreed to help.

In the process of installing a glass-paneled…

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