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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Remembering Our 2016 Chevy Tahoe Road Trip!

2016 Chevy Tahoe Family Summer Road-trip

When our family decided to visit Rocky Mountain National Park during the summer of 2016, we needed a safe, comfortable vehicle with lots of entertainment features. Here’s what we picked…

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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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Travel: London – Mind the Gap!

London - Mind the Gap!

London’s one of my family’s favorite travel destinations, and we cannot wait until we next return. Here’s something I love… the ubiquitous signs they post in public places. Mind the Gap! Way Out! Look Right! Read more…

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Bring some Gold to your St. Patrick’s Day {Zak! Mugs!}

zak! insulated mugs

What’s shiny and gold – and keeps your drink cold for 18 hours? These stainless steel insulated mugs from Zak! Perfect for toting around some Irish beer, or an Irish coffee, these mugs will keep your beverage at the optimum temperature on St. Paddy’s Day, as well as every day of the year! Here are …

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PY1 Multimedia Venue opens New Year’s Eve in Arlington Texas for Limited Engagement!

PY1 Pyramids Arlington Texas 2020

Timed perfectly for the arrival of the new decade, PY1 is a cutting-edge multimedia entertainment venue like nothing you’ve experienced before. Here’s everything you need to know about the Family Shows as well as their themed PY1 Nights for the 21 and over crowd:

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Toddler Gifts from U-Haul

Best Toddler Christmas Gift Idea Ever!

A Christmas gift tip for parents of toddlers: Don’t stress so much about picking the perfect gift! Here’s something important we learned, I want to pass it on…

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CONFESSION: I am Considering Cheating…

I lust for a new La Pavoni Espresso machine so I can make drinks like this

A quick clarification: I’m considering cheating… on my coffee maker. It’s true, I have lust in my heart for something shiny and new. Just like a man, isn’t it?

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Too Often We are Scared

Our newborn daughter looking at her daddy

If we’re too scared to truly live our lives, how do you think our children will approach theirs? A vintage Nike ad proves an unexpected source of motivation…

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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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