Archive for June 18th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Father's Day 2009 (06/18)

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood

June 18 : 03 days till Father’s Day

Did you know two-thirds of children under the age of six eat dinner with their dads every day?

Did you know that six out ten children under the age of six were praised at least three times a day by their fathers?

Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on June 21st!

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(June 18) Today we're celebrating . . .  Recess at Work Day

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Recess at Work Day
Because everyone needs a break, today is recess day at work. Whether you do it under the guise of team building or morale boosting, just make sure to get your crew out of the office and have some fun together.

 

 

 

 

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Countdown to Father's Day: Top TV Dads

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

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As we countdown to Father’s Day (06/21) – 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).

Our Favorite Celeb Dads – Favorite Step Dad

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Our Favorite Celeb Dads
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.”

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

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