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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A Dad’s Guide to the Perfect Halloween Cocktail

The Perfect Halloween Cocktail

My wife dragged me kicking and screaming into complete and total Halloween obsession. And I live there quite happily now! One of the things I’ve come to realize is that Halloween is not just for kids. There are so many fun and classy ways for adults to enjoy Halloween too… like a spooky Halloween Cocktail! I think you will love this not overly sweet, bourbon based Halloween cocktail!

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Favorite Baby Books?

Daddy Hugs (Classic Board Book) by Karen Katz

Every night after our baby girl’s bath I took her to the nursery and read stories before bedtime. It provided a lovely daddy-daughter time at the end of each day. Now that she’s 10 years old I see that it inspired a love of books and reading in our daughter that is still part of her bedtime ritual. Which baby books do you recommend?

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A Walk to Remember – On Our 12th Anniversary

Shannon & Michael Schmid on their wedding day, September 9, 2004

The walk I’m speaking of is the walk down the isle of a church that my wife and I took twelve years ago. And really, I’m writing not just of that walk, but of a journey… about the independent paths we both traveled to get to that wedding day, and the walk we’ve taken hand-in-hand ever since.

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A Dad Weighs In on Breastfeeding

A Dad Weighs In on Breastfeeding

Yes, I’m a dad and I’m about to talk about breastfeeding! Actually that’s the point of this blog. We don’t talk about it enough. I wish someone had talked to me.

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Be the Office Hero – While playing Wintastic Rewards!

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This is a sponsored post with RaceTrac.  All opinions are my own. Sometimes during the week I want to play office hero. And when I do, I know just where to go to get treats for the office before work – and some Crazy Good Coffee! There is something for everyone, and I can easily run into …

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5 Tips for Throwing a Birthday Party at Urban Air – Bedford!

NEW Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park location in Bedford, Texas

I recently heard a brand new Urban Air location was opening in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area, and that they host birthday parties.  In this new Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park location in Bedford, Texas, they  have awesome new activities I’ve never seen at other Urban Air locations!

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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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He Said, She Said — Family Road-Trips

Vintage Royalty Free Family Road-Trip Graphic

A national survey sheds light on how couples navigate the open road… from who normally drives, to who gets lost more, to who requires more “pit-stops,” Think you already know the results? Maybe. Read on…

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