Archive for June 12th, 2008

Father's Day Recipes

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If that saying has any validity, then there’s no better time to work your magic in the kitchen than on Father’s Day. Show dear ol’ Dad just how much you love him by whipping up a heart-felt meal for the whole family.

We’ve put together an impressive collection of Father’s Day recipes — from sweet treats for breakfast to Hero sandwiches for lunch to BBQ with all the fixins’ for dinner.

Our Favorite Celeb Dads – Favorite Step Dad

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

From musicians to athletes to actors, join us as we continue our countdown to Father’s Day with the hottest celebrity pops in the business. And we’ve even got a genuine super hero dad!

Favorite Step Dad: Ashton Kutcher
Imagine waking up one day to discover that your mom is dating the hottest new teen idol – the same one whose face is splashed across your Teen People magazine. That’s about what happened for Rumer, Scout and Tallulah, Demi Moore’s teenage daughters with ex-husband Bruce Willis.

In 2003, Demi started dating heartthrob Ashton Kutcher and in 2005, the two were married in a private ceremony. In attendance were Demi’s daughters – and their dad. By all accounts, Bruce and Demi have remained close friends and are committed to co-parenting for the betterment of their daughter.

While many raised an eyebrow about the May-December couple (Demi is Ashton’s senior by 16 years), the Dude, Where’s My Car? Star has more than stepped up to the plate: “There is not a human being I could love more than those girls and their mom. If I had a daughter that was of my blood, I wouldn’t love that child any more. I feel like I have three kids, and we’ll see whether we’re given another child,” Ashton told Parade Magazine.

Having started his career as a model, Ashton shot to fame as the too-sexy-for-himself loafer on That 70s Show and has earned some big screen success in movies like The Butterfly Effect and What Happens in Vegas. Despite his pretty boy image, though, Ashton believes in the value of physical labor and sees it as an important part of raising kids – in this case, his step-daughters.

“I don’t think anybody should be allowed to grow up without doing some physical, blue-collar labor at some point,” said Ashton. “I had Rumer work on a construction site with my dad for a while and Scout just went to Guatemala working for Habitat For Humanity and helped build a house. Tallulah just turned 14 so I told her she’s going to have to get a job soon.” 

Check back each day for another celeb dad (or you can cheat and check out all our Favorite Celeb Dads here)

Countdown to Father's Day 2008 (T-03): Top TV Dads

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

As we countdown to Father’s Day (T-03 days) – here’s our continuing look at some of TV’s favorite fathers: From the 1950s cardigan-wearing, “Father Knows Best” types to the 21st century guys juggling dysfunctional families and questionable careers.

TV’s Top Dads (in chronological order)

Dan Connor (1980’s/90’s)
Dan Connor (played by John Goodman) was the rotund, beer swigging, blue-collar husband and father on the comedy Roseanne (1988-1997). Frequently confounded by his three kids, Dan also struggled to figure out who really “wore the pants” in his blue-collar family: himself or his wise-cracking wife Roseanne.

Check back each day for another TV dad (or you can cheat and check out all our TV dads here).

(June 12) Today we're observing . . .  Crowded Nest Awareness Day

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

06122007.jpgCrowded Nest Awareness Day
Remember when the kids went away for college and then moved on with their lives, never to return again? Well not any more!

With the unbelievably high cost of life these days, more and more of our big “little ones” are returning to the “empty nest.” And sometimes with a significant other too! Oy!

So today’s the day to bring awareness to this phenomenon, as well as to offer support for those suffering parents.

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