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 Daddy’s Birthday Gift

My Mother and Me

Many, many years ago in a land far, far away… well, in Florida… a baby boy was born on this day. My father who took this photograph of my mother and me, passed away before he was able to meet his beautiful grand-daughter. If he can still see us, then this morning he saw my barely two year old girl sing… really sing… “happy birthday to you” to her daddy.

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iXL Smart Device Targets Toddlers

Is it just me or are we introducing technology to our toddlers too soon? Could there be a developmental impact? Wouldn’t they be better off playing outside on a nice day? Maybe mom or dad could run along side them as they ride a bike for the first time or camp out together in the back yard overnight in sleeping bags – flashlights being the only battery operated devices present.

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Giveaway: Green Eggs and Ham


No, I’m not literally giving away green eggs and ham; though any of you who have had the misfortune to eat my cooking know that is not as unlikely as it sounds. What I have the pleasure to give away as a brand new 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic Dr. Seuss book “Green Eggs and Ham”. Enter now!

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Wordless Wednesday – Vampire Toddler

Vampire Toddler (350x350)

Wordless Wednesday: Photo of a Vampire Toddler! Okay, maybe I added the vampire teeth, but the rest is exactly as photographed. Scary, isn’t it?

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Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Humor?

Scrubbing Bubbles® Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner

I am all for anything that makes household chores easier, especially those involving the inside of a toilet bowl. As a new daddy I do quite enough of poo cleanup. Yes, real men do change diapers. The new Scrubbing Bubbles® Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner is great; what I find disconcerting, however, is how well the Mad Men at whatever ad agency came up with this product seem to know me…

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Social Networking Overload

Social Media Overload

I often don’t know if I’m coming or going… but apparently if I post my status in all the right places my “friends” will. Are you starting to experience social networking overload and burnout? Or do you thrive on all of this? What sites do you use and/or recommend?

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Baby Kisses Komodo Dragon – Wordless Wednesday

Baby Kisses Iguana

“Baby Kisses Komodo Dragon” – Welcome to my first Wordless Wednesday post. Photo credit goes to my wife. This was taken at the Fort Worth Zoo. My daughter is quite an affectionate little girl. She plants kisses right on our dog’s nose, too. Enjoy. Sorry if this was too many worlds. I’m new to this.

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Parenting Advice from Jon Gosselin

Jon Gosselin

Really? This the guy you from whom you’d seek out parenting advice? Apparently reality TV’s bad-boy father of eight is working on a book with leadership coach Dr. Sylvia Lafair. Is it just a guy thing that I’ve never really cared for these “reality” shows? In any case, you won’t find me waiting in line to be the first to get parenting tips from this guy. Just sayin’.

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Giveaway: The Playtex Diaper Genie II Elite!

Diaper Genie II Elite

As many of you know, my wife is the famous blogger behind the site milkandcuddles.com, and she is always giving away cool stuff. So if you are interested in winning your very own Playtex Diaper Genie II Elite click here and follow the instructions. It’s a very easy, high odds giveaway, so go enter now.

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