A Tour of #YALE

This was the first time I “GOT” the value of an Ivy League education. Not that I ever disparaged one before, but this tour and the information expressed gave me an insight into how cool going to a college like Yale could be. I sort of wish I could do it all over again!

#Charity Comes to #DadChat Thursday – #MalalaFund

Nisha - Mahala - Charity

If there’s one thing we must teach our children, it is the value of caring for others – acts of service – charity and giving. We will discuss this subject Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET. We have a special person to honor this week in Nisha Varghese who is the embodiment of giving and caring! Let’s support HER charity this week – The Malala Fund – here is her fundraising page. Let’s get “her” over the next milestone and top $5,000!

This week’s #DadChat transcript and stats

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How #Millennials (#Dads and #Moms) Are Changing EVERYTHING with Special Guest Brian Fanzo at #DadChat Thursday

Millennials Infographic

Millennials. MILLENNIALS. Jokes and more surround them. It used to be the Baby Boomers and “my” generation still wants to think it’s all about them. But, WE gotta face reality as we are getting older – the boomers – in spite of botox and face-lifts! This Thursday, September 3 at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET we will be discussing the IMPACT of Millennials with special guest, Brian Fanzo.

This week’s #DadChat transcript and stats

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Bring Your Potty Mouth to #DadChat Thursday

Baby potty mouth

At the suggestion of a #DadChat regular and hearty endorsement from our community, we are bringing our “potty mouths” to #DadChat this Thursday, August 13 at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET. NO, of course WE are not bringing our foul language since ALL us parent are so discreet with it. WE are going to discuss how to manage our children when they hear/learn these words or start using them.

I would love to have a co-host/guest – do you want to bring your point-of-view to this topic? Please email me if interested: [email protected]

Tonight’s #DadChat transcript

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Why I Dislike #Disney Theme Parks but Love Their Movies

I grew up in Los Angeles and most of my birthdays as a child were celebrated at Disneyland. It was in Anaheim. It was the ONLY Disneyland. Ever heard the expression, “an e-ticket ride?” Well, in those days, Disneyland had A through E tickets (for each attraction) so you had to parcel them out and be careful not to use up all your E tickets, which were for the “best” rides (like the Matterhorn).

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money #Money MONEY at #DadChat Thursday #Moms #Dads

WE know that money does NOT grow on trees - do our kids?

WE know that money does NOT grow on trees – do our kids?

They say that the biggest three issues that couples argue about are money, sex, and kids. Perhaps we should take on all three this coming Thursday, August 6 at #DadChat at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET? For now, let’s concentrate on how money affects us and our kids. How do we teach our kids about money, saving, checking accounts, budgeting, investing, planning for the future, etc.?

Tonight’s #DadChat transcript

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Is #DadChat Back? Should It Be? Please VOTE With a Comment!

#DadChat 2014

As many of you know, #DadChat and I were “hit” by haters earlier this year. It made me re-evaluate my thoughts about Social Media as a whole and my place in this ever-changing landscape. #DadChat was “my baby” and I loved the good we were doing by discussing topics as tough as Sexual Abuse, Religion, and Race. We also had many lighter topics, often music-related.

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Are #Marriage and Having Children Dying?

Marriage Quotes

One of my joys in life is talking with people wherever I go. My kids used to be completely embarrassed by this trait of mine but now don’t even pay attention. As my boys are entering adulthood and the challenges, options, and choices they will face, I find myself more interested in how young people are choosing to live their lives. More and more, my scientific polling and studies (hardly) seem to indicate less interest in marriage or kids.

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