Posts tagged "fathers day"

7 Reasons I’m Glad I Have A Weird Dad

Whenever Father's Day rolls around I'm reminded, once again, that I don't have a "typical" dad. He doesn't own a tie. He's never worked in an office. As far as I know he's never touched a golf club (except maybe to use it as a weapon?). My dad, in a nutshell, is weird. He spent…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 15, 2012

Dads Raising Daughters: On Teaching Girls That They Can Do Anything Boys Can Do

Yesterday, we heard from real dads about teaching their daughters that they are smart and beautiful. Today, real dads tell us how they teach their daughters that girls can do anything boys can do. For advice, I turned to Tony, the father of three girls under the age of nine; Adam, the father of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2012

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Food Of The Month Clubs

Stumped on what to get your dad for Father's Day this year? Why not give him the gift that every man dreams of: gourmet foods and beverages delivered to his door every month! Here are six food-of-the-month clubs your dad is sure to love, whether he's a connoisseur of beer, bacon, pasta, or hot sauce.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 14, 2012

Word To Your Father, Courtesy Of Vanilla Ice

So, yeah. Rob Van Winkle, better known as Vanilla Ice, was a Father's Day gift expert on "The Today Show." How did I not know about his show "The Vanilla Ice Project" on the DIY Network? Adding to my Hulu queue right now. Yes, he did say, "Word to your father."  And may I remind…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 14, 2012

Dads Raising Daughters: On Teaching Girls They Are Smart And Beautiful

You may have noticed here at The Frisky we pull a lot of stuff out of our ass. 5 Things You Can Lie To Your Therapist About! 7 Ways To Wear Roadkill This Season! 13 Ways To Orgasm Using Pinterest! But a serious subject calls for Serious Journalism. And for some Serious Journalism this Father'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2012

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Dadcessories For The Modern Man

So Father's Day is this weekend, as well as my dad's birthday, and the only thing he says he wants is flip-flops. Fortunately, my dad is a pretty easy guy to shop for, because you could get him anything and he'd still feign like he loves it. Socks! Off-brand polo shirts! Gloves! No puppies, though…
By: Rachel Krause / June 13, 2012

Dating Advice From My Dad

My dad is a very wise man. He knows when to keep his mouth shut, which is pretty much whenever it comes to my love life. On other fronts he is and always has been very vocal -- even a little bit hot headed. It's the Brooklyn in him. In high school, when I got…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 13, 2012

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 9 Products To Pamper Your Dad

Father's Day is around the corner, and we've got all the best products to pamper and relax your dad. Remember all those years he put up with your horrible music on long car rides? Or the time he installed that bookshelf in your college dorm? How about all those times he helped you move? Yeah,…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 12, 2012

7 Random Father Figures And What They Taught Us

With Father's Day coming up, we've been thinking about father figures. We learned a lot from our biological dads (both good and bad), but there were also other fatherly influences in our lives who provided us with guidance, advice, and helped us understand what it means to be a dad. After the jump, check out…
By: The Frisky / June 12, 2012

JC Penney Features Real-Life Gay Couple In Father’s Day Ad

After flaunting their awesome support of same-sex couples with a lesbian-oriented Mother's Day ad, JC Penney is at it again, this time with an ad featuring a couple of real-life, honest-to-goodness gay dads. The ad features Todd Koch and Cooper Smith and their friggin' adorable children, Claire and Mason. Right wing freak out…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 31, 2012

Nerd Girl Porn: Super Hot Dudes Holding Super Adorable Babies

Most would probably agree that the sight of a hot guy holding a baby in one of those hippie swaddle things is basically the hottest thing ever because it touches on two primal urges—the desire to f**k and the desire to procreate. I’m not saying all women want kids, but a glimpse of a hot…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 8, 2011

Hallmark Made A Card For Black Single Moms On Father’s Day

Hallmark Mahogany, a line targeted toward blacks, made greeting cards this Father's Day for black single mothers. Bossip points us to the controversy, which pits the recognition of mamas who do both the mommy and the daddy job against the assumption that its perpetuating a stereotype. Personally, I don't find the card pictured,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2011

10 Super Inappropriate Father’s Day Gifts You Should Totally Avoid

A few weeks ago, we received the worst press release ever. Fleshlight, the purveyor of fine synthetic vagina-like products for men, sent us a PR pitch about getting dad "the best gift a father could ask for." We think they were kidding. But we still needed to scrub our brains with bleach, the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2011

Girl Talk: How My Parents Made Me A Feminist

A few weeks ago, on a first date, a guy told me about how watching his mother — a strong, intelligent woman who held the family together — made him into a feminist. Then he asked me what it was that made me start caring about women's equality. I'm sure he expected that I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2011

10 Unapproved Conversation Topics For Father’s Day

This Sunday, fathers and daughters everywhere will be spending quality time together talking about important life issues, reminiscing about stories from childhood, and waxing poetic about the future. While we highly encourage dad/daughter bonding, we've compiled this handy list of awkward conversations you may want to avoid if you plan on having a pleasant holiday…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 16, 2011

Guy Talk: Dads, Hug Your Daughters

“I was always daddy’s little girl. We did everything together. He was my hero. My father was always there with a hug for me; when I was little, he let me climb all over him like he was a jungle gym. And then my body changed. I developed early; I had boobs by 11. And…
By: Hugo Schwyzer / June 15, 2011

Barack Obama On Being A Dad

"I grew up without a father around. I have certain memories of him taking me to my first jazz concert and giving me my first basketball as a Christmas present. But he left when I was two years old. And even though my sister and I were lucky enough to be raised by a wonderful…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 13, 2011

The 5 Best Pieces Of Advice My Dad Ever Gave Me

This coming Sunday is Father's Day. I'll be honest; Father's Day has been varying degrees of difficult for me over the last 10 years. In my adulthood, my dad and I (that's us on the left -- bowl cut circle 1984!) have had a tough, up-and-down relationship for a variety of reasons (that I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 13, 2011

Texas Chick-Fil-A Hosting Daddy-Daughter “Date Night”

Saturday June 18 will be a creepy evening in the Dallas/Fort Worth area: it's Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-Fil-A. Dads and daughters can RSVP for tables at participating restaurants on DaddyDaughterDate.com, a site so festooned with red hearts, filigree and curlicue script that it wouldn't look out of place on Valentine's Day. Even though…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2011

Father’s Day: I Now Appreciate My Dad’s Advice

Ever since I was a little girl, my dad has been a constant, loving resource with lots of study tips, helpful hints, and words of advice. Countless conversations after fights with my siblings and late-night study sessions before final exams taught me the most important lesson: parents really are your best friends in the world.
By: Lauren Gold / June 20, 2010