Archive for June 15th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Father's Day (06/15)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

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

June 15 : 05 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that one in five single parents with primary custody is a dad?

Did you know that 11% of Dads are stepdads, living full-time with their spouse’s children?

Did you know that 85% of Dads live only with their biological children?

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

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

dad-countdown09As 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)

Heathcliff Huxtable (1980’s)
One of TV’s first African American fathers, Heathcliff Huxtable also broke paternal ground in The Cosby Show (1984-1993) for his dual-income earning family. The high-powered couple (Cliff was an OB-GYN, wife Clair a corporate attorney) resonated with American viewers, who were eager to see an image of their own family’s working status – rather than TV land’s persistence in the passe’ norm of the housewife mom. Together, the joke-cracking Cliff and straight-laced Clair raised their five kids, ranging in age from preschool to high school, in their Brooklyn brownstone.

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

(June 15) Today we're celebrating . . .  Nature Photography Day

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010


Nature Photography Day
Promote nature photography as a unique art form that also contributes to the preservation of the environment.

photo credit: via flickr

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