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#DadsWay Twitter Party on 6/20 at 8PM EST – Win an iPad Mini & raise money for a great cause

NFI-LogoThanks to our friends at Tide and Downy the dads are hosting a twitter party on Thursday June 20th and 8pm EST (right before #DadChat).

Who’s involved?  @dadarocks, @mochadad, @DadScribe, and @whithonea along with @tide @downy and @thefatherfactor

Answer trivia about @tide and @thefatherfactor using  #dadsway cause…

Every tweet will contribute funds to National Fatherhood Initiative whose mission is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers. NFI strives to ensure a brighter future for America’s youth.  By equipping and educating fathers, we’re working on an issue that is at the core of our nation’s well-being.

For every tweet using #DadsWay, Tide & Downy will donate $1 to the National Fatherhood Initiative @TheFatherFactor

Plus each tweet will enter you for a chance to win the grand prize of an iPad Mini… Other prizes include two $50 American Express Gift Cards. Not shabby plus a chance to raise a ton of money for a great cause that involves fatherhood.

For over 60 years, Tide has been caring for the clothes of American families and helping to provide the everyday miracle of clean clothing. To meet consumers’ diverse laundry needs, Tide offers its cleaning in a variety of products including Tide Total Care, Tide with Febreze Freshness, Tide Coldwater, Tide with a Touch of Downy, Tide with Bleach Alternative, Tide Stain Release, Tide High Efficiency and 2X Ultra Tide Liquid. For consumers’ on-the-go stain removal needs, Tide to Go helps remove fresh food and drink stains on the spot. Visit www.tide.com for helpful product information, practical tips on laundry care, special offers and promotions and more. You can become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Tide.

And from Tide we have a great video of involved dads.

Disclosure: This post is a part of the Tide and Downy #dadsway promotion.

Planning on joining us? Let me know here by commenting with your Twitter URL (http://twitter.com/username). An RSVP is not required to participate or to be entered to win.

The Princess Dress #DadsWay

tide_downy_bottlesI know sooo many dads that dress up their little princess in the same dresses daily.  Between the tea parties and just running around playing soccer in their little princess dress…. its those moments that make daddy daughter time great!

What are those moments in your life? I want to hear about them – leave a comment here – go on twitter use hashtag #DadsWay

Everyone has a story that describes how his or her dad is truly unique. If you would like to help Tide and Downy celebrate dad’s way this month, go tell a story about your dad on Twitter using the hashtag #DadsWay. For every tweet sent out using #DadsWay, Tide and Downy will donate $1 to the National Fatherhood Initiative.

These days with a baby at home we’re using Tide Free & Gentle which is dye and perfume-free. It removes more residue from dirt, food, and stains than the leading free detergent so they say… I’m pretty happy with the level of clean we’re getting on all those spit up on baby clothes.

 

This post is sponsored by Tide and Downy.

And then we were four… #DadsWay

DSC_8962Close to 2 months ago – March 29th – if dates matter to you my wife once again gave me the best present one could ask for a wonderful baby girl. We named her Harper Elle.

BAM – in that one moment the life that we had known as 3 became a life as 4… the concept of superhero only rooms and a lot of blue and green clothing became PINK – it really appeared like 4 minutes after she was born.

There are few words that can really express the birth of a child – its just a feeling… an overall calm just washes over you as you hold your child for the first time. In that moment that I held my baby girl for the first time I saw a flash of little princess dresses – little tea ceremonies – countless dress up playdates – little ballerina tutus and dance classes… it is my future without a doubt.

It’s been a solid 4 years since we’ve had to hold a newborn – well at least one of our own. Which is kind of like riding a bike I guess – you totally know you need to support the head and that cradling arm position but it’s a little awkward at first… It takes some time before you really get back into the swing of it. 

Fast forward countless sleepless nights and here we are – 4 doctor checkup and first round of vaccines later – a few interesting rounds of trying to make sure her older brother doesnt try to squeeze her like a doll.. It is our new normal.

My wife and I are playing man to man defense with the kids – usually she’ll take Harper and I’ll run with Marc (and usually Marc and I always end up in some fun trouble)…. I take over the night time role once Marc is asleep and that’s my quality time with Harper.

I will say now that Harper is into the 3 months clothes now – We’re breaking into a lot more of the dresses and cutie girl clothes – WOW I totally need a crash course of cute kids fashion – thankfully Suzanne has an amazing eye (she’s a great photographer) for the trendy edge of fashion or as I like to call her a super stylist (remind me again why she doesn’t dress me?!).

Thankfully our new apartment has an in unit washer and dryer and to most that must leave you scratching your head like huh?! Its a major perk in NYC small apartments to have a washer and dryer in the unit – most have them in the basement as community machines eating $2-4 worth of quarters per load. We’ve done tons of laundry – wow for such little clothes we go through them sooo fast – I guess my clothes are not helping with the number of loads the spit up either.

I’m sure we’ll see Harper in a princess dress soon enough… but for now I’ll leave you with this image of Marc being a great big brother.

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This post is part of my #dadsway series sponsored by Tide and Downy.