One-Half Billion, as in “B,” Impressions at #DadChat

#DadChat is going on two years old and I estimate that we garnered over 500,000,000 “impressions” in 2012. That estimate is likely lower than the reality since #DadChat has become more than a once-a-week hourly get together. Our hashtag is synonymous with parents and added to parent-centric tweets all the time, plus the community is always interacting. It’s a beautiful thing. NOTE: I just did an actual count, using each week’s transcript numbers from and the actual number for all of 2012 is 682,000,000 .

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We Ranted Out the Year at #DadChat

 Ranted out

So, what has you really irked this past year? We ranted out the year and had an all-out RANT-A-THON at #DadChat on Thursday, December 27th, though it turned into a positive reflection on the good in our lives rather than just a whining sessions. Says something about our community!  Read the transcript and see you next year!

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Special Moment Christmas Songs

christmas songsEvery time #DadChat does music, we have a blast. Don’t we ALL love Christmas songs? What are your favorites? We brought ALL our favorites Thursday, December 20. Jason Ramsey, our resident music expert, did the co-hosting job as he did beautifully in the past for our music-related chats. Homework for this chat was The Ten Most Beloved Christmas Songs and listening to my annual Christmas Radio Special! See if YOUR favorite Christmas song was there in the #DadChat transcript!

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Special Moment Songs and Rock ‘N’ Roll at #DadChat

My son in front of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and the title inspiration for my next book!

Don’t we all have those songs that bring back good (and bad memories)? The songs we listened to in high school, those we loved when we first fell in love, and so many others we associate with high and low points in our lives. Jason Ramsey co-hosted Thursday’s #DadChat, October 11 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. Read the transcript and enjoy all we shared.

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The #ShaunWhiteSupplyCo Twitter Party IS October 12

Shaun White in the air!

Do you skateboard? Do your kids? Want that perfect skateboard at the perfect price? We’ve got it! And the ShaunWhiteSupplyCo is making it!

Unless you’ve lived under a rock, we ALL know who Shaun White is and how amazing he’s performed in The Olympics, The X-Games, and in so many other contests. He does it on land and on snow. He’s fearless. And, yes, I was his guru. Just kidding.

Join us Friday, October 12 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., ET – for giveaways, skateboard talk, extreme sports talk, and Shaun White possibly joining the fun. No promises; the dude is busy! Use the hashtag, #ShaunWhiteSupplyCo. Scroll to the end of this post to RSVP so you are eligible for the many fun prizes we’ll be giving away! We will be giving away (2) $25 (2) $50 (1) $100 Walmart gift cards!

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The Olympics and #Sports at #DadChat with @SmashFit

It’s Olympics time again. We are deluged with commercials and hours and hours of important sports events such as archery, badminton, and rowing oh, and let’s not forget table tennis! What was once a pure “Amateur” world event now has Roger Federer and Kobe competing. How sports have affected all of us was this week’s #DadChat topic. Are you one of those over-bearing soccer parents? Do you live vicariously through your kids athletic endeavors? We talked about all this Thursday, August 2 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., PT. We also discussed the P&G commercials in The Olympics. They were invited to join #DadChat but did not show up. If interested, here is the full transcript.

Heather Frey aka @SmashFit was our co-host!

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