Michael Schmid

Michael is the Founder & Chief Editor of A Daddy Blog™ — ADaddyBlog.com is about life, parenthood and the pursuit of sleep. Oh, and Michael’s day job is University Director. ADaddyBlog.com targets parenthood from the father’s perspective, and include a focus the modern dad, family travel, entertainment, technology, health, coffee, cars & cuddles. Michael shares a home in Texas with his brilliant bride and their amazing young daughter. He claims to be moderately literate, adequately well traveled, and is clearly well fed. Though Michael has an MBA from SMU in Marketing and Finance, he has a sneaking suspicion that his baby girl is far smarter than he is… and he knows that his wife is. Please feel free to write us any time. We love hearing from you. You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, Instagram… (links at top of page) Email Michael here: adaddyblog.com@gmail.com

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43 U.S. Children Died in Hot Cars Last Year – Please Read and Share these 7 Safety Tips

As much as you and I want to respond, “That could never happen to me!” The frightening reality is it could. In most cases it happens when a parent is sleep deprived (do you know many parents who aren’t) or under stress or have had a change in routine. And they simply, horribly, tragically forget. Data shows these incidents can even occur on days with mild e.g. 70°F temperatures, with vehicles reaching life-threatening temperatures very rapidly. Here are 7 tips that may save the life of your child or a friend’s. Please share!

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An App that makes Summer… a little bit Yummier!

RaceTrac App

Every summer I make a pledge to myself to take time to relax with the family, focus fully on them, and to really enjoy myself. Our family loves going to the pool to have fun, and have a bite to eat as a family during the summer months. And I’ve recently found a way to make our pool trips even better. On the way to the neighborhood pool, I make a quick stop at a RaceTrac location. #sponsored

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How I’ve been finding a way to get EXTRA time in the morning…

Adulting. It can be exhausting. Extra responsibilities and extra deadlines can be the norm. But I’ve recently found something that gives me extra of something I like. Extra time. I used to rush to work and quickly stop and grab coffee. But I’ve changed that lately, and instead I’ve been making my coffee at home …

Adulting. It can be exhausting. Extra responsibilities and extra deadlines can be the norm. But I’ve recently found something that gives me extra of something I like. Extra time. #sponsored

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7 Ways to be a Better Dad

7 Ways to be a Better Dad

Stop and smell the diapers. Just a few suggestions from one dad to another on making the most of the most important years of our lives and those of our kids. And just to be clear, I’m writing this not because I think I’m such a great dad or because I know or do it all right. Nope, I’m writing it as a reminder to myself of a few of the things I need to focus on every day to be just a bit better as a father.

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Geppetto’s Marionette Theater

Snow White at Geppettos Marionette Theater in the Hilton Anatole Hotel Dallas

Never has the expression “hidden gem” been more appropriate than when describing Geppetto’s Marionette Theater at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. This amazing art form opens the magical world of live theater in an incredibly fun, accessible way to the youngest among us… and the young at heart.

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Les Misérables Comes to Dallas

One-Day-More-Les-Misérables-Dallas-Summer-Musicals

I first saw Les Mis on a business trip to London some years ago. I knew the music, but had never seen the inventive, emotionally evocative staging. I was very moved. Now it’s your chance to experience it as Dallas Summer Musicals brings LES MISÉRABLES to the Music Hall at Fair Park April 24-May 6, 2018!

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Suffering in Silence – It’s Time We Talk about Miscarriage

Too often parents suffer in silence after a miscarriage, believing they are alone, feeling perhaps somehow it was their fault. It’s time for the silence to end.

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Social Media: I Hug Back!

I Hug Back Online

Are you a “hugger”? Here’s a test… if someone hugs you, who lets go first? What about online? Do you give your friends virtual *hugs*? Does it matter?

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Family Travel: Stop and See the Amazing Thing!

Vintage American Family Travel

Let’s daydream for a moment of summer; the summer ahead and the hazy memories of our childhood summers past. Oh, and I’ll tell you the tale of THE AMAZING THING!

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