Archive for June 12th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Father's Day (06/12)

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

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

June 12 : 08 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that in families where the mother works outside of the home, 14% of fathers are full-time stay-at-home dads?

Did you know that nearly a quarter of all married dads have three or more children living at home?

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 Sunday June 20th!

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Countdown to Father's Day: Top TV Dads

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

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As we countdown to Father’s Day (06/20) – 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)

Archie Bunker (1970′s)
Archie Bunker (played by Carroll O’Connor) was TV’s most morally offensive character – long before being morally offensive was popular. A working class father from Queens, Archie sat in his striped armchair, dispensing his always loud, usually bigoted opinions about people and politics. Pivotal to the show were Archie’s daily spars with son-in-law Michael (AKA “Meathead”), whose liberal views and perennial student status were fodder for Archie’s slurs.

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

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

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

And with the economic realities of life these days, more and more of our big “little ones” are returning to the “empty nest.” And sometimes with a significant other and their own “little ones” too! Oy!

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

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