#DadChat is “Dark” this week and next in honor of #Christmas and #NewYears

DadChat 2014 Year2Date

We’ve had an incredible year at #DadChat – see the 2014 stats, year-to-date, above. A record for us and probably one of the most popular chats on Twitter, period. I’m so proud of our community, my partner Christopher Lewis, and grateful for ALL the incredible guests and sponsors we’ve had this year. We look forward to 2015 bringing EVERYONE joy, health, and prosperity! Our FIRST #DadChat of 2015 will be Thursday, January 8 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET!

Ted Rubin Reflects on 2014 and What Portends in #SocialMedia Going Forward at #DadChat #Socks

Social Media Trends for 2015

We close out our year at #DadChat with our friend and previous guest, Ted Rubin. He and we are going to reflect on this past year and look at things we expect and hope for in the New Year. Yes, we’ll focus on #SocialMedia and its trends, but we’ll also share our personal hopes, desires, and wishes (for ourselves and our family). Join us Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.

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#HomeSafety for The Holidays at #DadChat #Christmas


It’s the Holiday Season, Christmas-time, and everyone is excited and happy. However, during this festive time there are often many home safety disasters as well as those we always hear about, on the road. This important issue is often lost amidst all the “cheer.” #DadChat will tackle Home Safety this Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET, along with sponsor Kidde, and we’ll ask the tough questions, and help YOU have a safe as well as happy holiday season. We also have some special giveaways from Kidde that you can win at this week’s #DadChat!

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The Art of Social Media with Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick at #DadChat

The Art of Social Media

We are honored to have the authors of the just published book — The Art of Social MediaGuy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick as our guests at #DadChat Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. Guy is making his fourth appearance at #DadChat and continuing his streak of educating our community on the topic of his latest book. It’s worth noting that Guy is the father of four boys. Peg is both his co-author and business partner, as well as a mom and Social Media star in her own right. Plus, YOU can win one of THREE copies of their new book this week at #DadChat.

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Anthony Hamilton talks about Kids, Music, and Love at #DadChat #Christmas

Music, #DadChat, ChristmasIt’s that time of year: The Holiday Season! Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s. We’re beginning the celebratory mood with very special guest and Grammy-Award winner Anthony Hamilton Thursday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. He is beginning his national tour for his new album Home for the Holidays which we will be giving away at #DadChat this week! Anthony will talk about kids (he’s a father of six boys), music, love, and Christmas!

Anthony Hamilton hits the road this holiday season for his “Home for the Holidays” tour! Anthony will be playing his hits plus new music from the recently released holiday album. Tickets, VIPs, and tour details all available here

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Popularity in Life, #Love, and #SocialMedia at #DadChat

Mean Girls

Who doesn’t have that horrid memory of high school or middle school when you were snubbed, ignored, or made fun of? Today, popularity is public. How many friends do you have on Facebook? How many views did your Vine or Instagram or YouTube post get? Our kids use #SocialMedia in ways that are good AND hurtful to themselves and others. And, it’s there forever. HOW do we all work with this today in Life, Love, and Social Media? THAT is our topic Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. We’ve special guest Nathan Engels, an expert on SEO joining us. AND, we are giving away THREE copies of his new book, How to Grow on Twitter for Bloggers!

Book on SEO and Social Media

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The Ultimate Quest – Balancing #Work and #Family – with Darren Rowse aka @ProBlogger at #DadChat

Work Life Balance cartoon

This Thursday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET we will take on that evergreen topic and contemporary struggle of HOW to balance work and family: Work-Life Balance. And, we’ve got Darren Rowse aka @ProBlogger to lead us in this important dialogue. Anyone EVER struggle with this issue?

I’ve regularly expressed that we ALL need tech time-outs. One of my suggestions to help with this problem is that families have a tech basket at the family dining table. At ANY meal, ALL devices go in the basket, turned OFF!

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