Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Family Articles

“Car Seats & Common Sense” Discussed by Some Punchy Dads on Cast of Dads Podcast #14

The Cast of Dads were in rare form for this podcast titled "Car Seats & Common Sense". Maybe it was something in the air or something we drank but geez! But we were still able to offer our "sagely"...

Who Has Time to Travel Anyway? – Lose the Laptop!

Travel? Who has the time or money to travel nowadays! Sure I travel...a lot! From the bed, to the shower, out the door, to the car, to the train, on the train, to work, and back again. It's a...

Special Edition of Cast of Dads (Video) Podcast – “Live from SxSW 2010”

Even though South by Southwest (SxSW) is long over, the memory lives on. 3 of the 5 dads from Cast of Dads were there for this great conference which takes place in Austin, Texas and we decided to do...

SchlageLINK Gives You Security & Access, Even When You Aren’t Home

Keys are a pain! I have so many keys on my keychain that I feel like a locksmith and I'm not even sure what keys go to what lock. But you can't just throw them away, right? And, keys...

How To Fix the Failing US Education System – Commission-based Compensation for Teachers

I just had a "brilliant" idea on how to fix the failing US Education System. Well, perhaps not brilliant but hopefully thought-provoking. I don't think that it would or could ever be implemented but I really think we need...

“Tracking, Texting & Texas” with Cast of Dads Podcast – Episode #13

It’s seems like we at Cast of Dads are always talking about social media and parenting and how at times they are mutually exclusive. Part of my day job is to actually be doing a lot of marketing on...

Who Lays Down the Law in YOUR Family? – Cast of Dads Podcast #12

Discipline in the family is never an easy topic to talk about, especially when setting the rules or enforcing them. And it seems that every family has a different approach to implementing these rules. This was the main topic...

My Paint & Your Brand Are Eroding – An Open Letter to Honda Motors

Below is a letter to Honda Motors that has been a long time in the making. Please read it and share as you see fit. Thank you for reading! -HTD Dear Honda Motors, I'm writing this open and public letter to...

Are You Prepared for Disasters? The Cast of Dads Discuss This in Episode #11

With the recent tragic disasters striking around the globe recently, when the Cast of Dads got together to record Episode #11, we spent a majority of the show talking about the serious subject of family preparedness when a catastrophe...

Locked Out of your Twitter Account? This Trick Might Get You Back In Fast!

Have you ever inadvertently locked yourself out of Twitter because of too many simultaneous logins? Perhaps one of your Twitter clients like TweetDeck or Seesmic is having some issues and repeatedly trying to log you in and out of...

Cast of Dads: Podcast #10 – “Kids Online & How To Do It Right”

In this tenth episode of the Cast of Dads podcast we discussed a very important topic that all parents should seriously be considering, that of educating your children about the various social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. This...

Cell Phones, Tweens, Texting & Conversations – Child & Family Cellular Safety Thoughts

If you are a parent of a tween (a pre-teenager), you have probably hit the stage of your child wanting a cell phone. My wife and I broke down (or were gradually worn down) about a year ago with...
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