Anthony Herrera has a special place in our heart. The father of two took his graphic design job and his love for Star Wars and mashed them together in 2011, when we wrote about him tricking his daughter into thinking Ewoks were real.
Herrera recently contacted us to let us know that he’s still up to his old tricks, adding Star Wars stuff to his vacation photos.
If there’s a group of dads that’s really been “the new face of fathers” it’s been the NYC Dads Group. They’re a very visible group that ends up in the media a lot and are becoming to the go-to for the image of modern fatherhood.
That’s why it’s awesome to announce that Los Angeles and Chicago now both have official groups following in NYC’s footsteps.
I had to work late last night and I did something that made me a little proud: I successfully avoided human contact and (most) technology for 4 hours while my TiVo at home recorded Game 6 of the Stanley Cup between the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils.
It’s surprisingly difficult to temporarily disconnect when you’re “connected” like I am. I had my iPhone on and willingly continued to receive normal push notifications via ESPN, Facebook, Twitter and text messages. I would glance at my phone when I would receive a text message, fearing there would be a list of sports updates on the lock screen as well.
I got home without my wife or anyone telling me the outcome, unlike Seinfeld, and watched (teared up slightly) the L.A. Kings win the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.
During the game, I noticed some awesome moments of fatherhood.
A candlelight vigil was held last night for a father who was shot earlier this week protecting his 8 year old son from gunfire.
The shooting happened in Inglewood, …
It’s officially baseball season, and that means stadiums packed with fairweather fans and – come to think of it – fair weather. But it’s also a great time to take your kids to a ball game, and John Fabris of the OC Register knocked 20 tips for doing so right out of the park.
At first, you’ll think “20? Can’t we do this in five?” You can, but Fabris is just so darn convincing. And Fabris, we should mention, specifically talks about bringing your kids to an Angels game, but almost all of his suggestions are suitable for any team, coast to coast.
HuffPo‘s Ben Mankiewicz had the inside scoop on a great fatherhood story recently, concerning his own godson, Owen Shure. Shure watched the NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants. Late in the game, wide receiver Williams fumbled the ball and it led (from what this non-football-fan has been told) directly to the 49ers’ loss.
Many football dads end up passing down bad sportsmanship to their kids in this sort of situation. But if that was the case here, we wouldn’t have used the word “invaluable” in the title, would we?
So it’s 2:10am PST and you just woke up out of a cold sleep and in a panic, said “holy s**t! I wonder what happened a couple of days …