On Finding Fun With Dad

Unsure if the scurrying feet and piercing yells signaled the children fighting or playing, I wasn’t surprised to discover the Olympic-level noise provoked by my husband chasing the kids around with a talking eggplant.  In a house where inanimate objects are brought to life and creativity rules the lot of the land; my husband, in his role as dad, brings a light unlike any other. And watching him father as he does, with so much love and laughter, is one of the greatest reassuring constants in my life.

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Aligned with Crocs #FindYourFun mission – off we recently went to our local beach for a day of fun with our beloved circus leader.  Fully outfitted in Crocs, this great collection of footwear is perfect for our family and the busy outdoor lifestyle that the summer months accommodate. With casual comfort and great styles for the whole family, you’ll find us rocking our Crocs all season long.

We kicked off our shoes to collect shells, create seaweed monsters and watch my husband emerge as the biggest kid on the beach.

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With invisible light sabers, the kids and their dad defeated monsters and played until the sun went down.

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Throw in my husband’s favorite fish taco joint plus a cold beer and the day was one to remember!

Our life is far from perfect, but it’s the fun and carefree moments of togetherness that elevate us as a family and remind us of what matters most.  We’re so grateful to celebrate my husband this Father’s Day and the incredible dad that he is.

Do let us know how you plan to #FindYourFun and celebrate this Father’s Day!

Sponsorship provided by Crocs.  

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On Celebrating My Husband This Father’s Day

Consideration provided by Hallmark at Walgreens.

I’ve heard that holidays are grief triggers.  And I didn’t think that I’d be able to approach Father’s Day content this year until one of my close friends gave me solid advice on managing the holiday without my own. Simply put: “celebrate your husband unlike you ever have.”

My goodness, am I lucky that there is so much to celebrate in the father that my husband is.  Highly creative and incredibly fun –  he is so deserving of our recognition and collective gratitude.

I’ve learned that thoughtful preparations can be therapeutic.  I try to avoid approaching things in a frazzled rush and depend on my go-to places to add a layer of ease to my life.  So off I went to my local Walgreens, well in advance of Father’s Day to pick out cards, re-stock on art supplies and have a handle on our plans.  I brought the kids along and tried to keep my cool – as little (and eager!) hands sifted through the neatly stocked card section.

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The kids were so excited to select a card for their Dad (for I think the first time ever?).  Who knew that choosing your own card could be so thrilling (and make you feel so important all at once!)? Throw in a 3-D Darth Vader design from Hallmark’s Signature collection – and the kiddos had found perfection.

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Armed with Fresh watercolors back at home – the children added their creative touches to the card and worked on homemade masterpieces.  I know just how much our great guy will treasure his hand-painted + decoupaged shells, built on memories of collecting them at our local beach.  And the hand-picked card will carry special meaning and memories, long after the day has passed.

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Watching my husband as a father is indeed one of my favorite things ever.

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We’re so lucky that we get to celebrate him, and all that his is to us.

Thank you to our sponsor, Hallmark at Walgreens. 

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Father’s Day Gift Guide + AMEX Giveaway

Wondering what to get dad this year?  Check out our Father’s Day gift guide with a bunch of great present suggestions that he won’t want to return!

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Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker: This compact and lightweight Espresso Maker delivers espresso perfection with a footprint small enough to fit into any interior design.

Awesome Box: Give him the gift of personalized thoughtfulness with a customized Awesome Box of printed photo cards and messages.  Enlist family members and friends in the memory preservation process.  He’ll love looking through his stack of memories inside the beautifully printed 6×6 inch box.

Tom & Teddy: Get him seaside ready with vibrant, stylish and fun swimwear from Tom & Teddy. And if you have boys – be sure to get them matching swim trunks – for the coolest father-son twinning look around!

Hudson Made – Handcrafted Shave Brush No.26: Give him the gift of the perfect shave with this firm and dense shave brush to significantly improve his shaving game.

New Balance Men’s M990V4 Running Shoe: Give him the gift of iconic style, comfort, and stability – with New Balance’s 990v4 for men.  Continuing on the 30-year legacy of the 990 – this is the perfect sneaker for the whole family.

Modern Glass Pyramid Succulent Terrarium Box: Spruce up his space with a great succulent or cacti tucked inside this elegant glass pyramid-shaped terrarium. The minimal design makes it suitable for other keepsakes in addition to plants. 

WIN IT!: We’re thrilled to send one lucky reader off on a shopping spree this Father’s Day with a $100 Amex Gift Card Giveaway.  Enter to win via the below widget. Best of luck!

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