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7 Reasons We Have the Best Dad Ever!

In celebration of Andy’s 7th year as a father, Amber and the kids have listed the 7 reasons we think he’s the best dad ever!

1. He fills our life with music

Dad fills our life with music

Andy brings music to our days in so many different ways. Like playing songs on the piano that our one-year-old baby girl sings along to, teaching our seven-year-old daughter and four-year-old son piano lessons, and picking out fun songs to play for the kids – including the recent family favorite: “Raining Tacos.”
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D+D on PBS: Fathers Know Better Than EVER

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Father’s Day is almost here, so it’s the perfect time to sit back and reflect on just how delightful dadhood can be.

We decided to celebrate the big day in the most “Doctor and Dad” way possible – by reading a research survey about the thoughts and feelings of modern day dads, and then writing an article about it for the PBS Parents website.

(Do we know how to have fun, or what?)

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Andy’s a ‘Dad in the Limelight’

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Here’s some fun news!

Chris Lewis over at dadofdivas.com asked our own resident Dad, Andy, to be featured in his “Dads in the Limelight” interview series. Andy thought that was a totally cool honor – even though it turned out Chris had asked about 611 dads before him. (But hey, there’s plenty of limelight for everyone, right?)

Andy really enjoyed reflecting on the time he’s spent as a father so far, and we thought you all might enjoy hearing some of his thoughts on the topic, including answers to questions like: Continue reading Andy’s a ‘Dad in the Limelight’

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Shock jock Mike Francesa shocks no one by saying something shocking

If you’re looking for a babysitter in the New York metropolitan area, you might want to cross Mike Francesa off your list.

He’s the sports talk radio show host who completely freaked out this week because Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy missed a couple games to spend some paternity leave with his wife and newborn baby.

"Does it smell like baby in here, or is it just me?"
“Does it smell like baby in here, or is it just me?”

Francesa clearly couldn’t fathom why any man would need to take time off from work simply because he became a father, saying stuff like “Your wife doesn’t need your help the first couple of days,” “You can hire a nurse,” and “Why would you get ten days off when your wife has a baby? You didn’t have the baby.”

Oh, he’s also said all this other stupid stuff too.

We get that this guy is a sports media “personality,” so spewing mindless incendiary vitriol is actually his primary occupational duty. So job well done on that front, Mike.

Our job, on the other hand, is to give parents information that is actually useful in their lives. So here are some thoughts about paternity leave, fatherhood and sports from The Doctor and The Dad:
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