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Marlon Wayans is this week’s guest on The Life of Dad Show.

On The Show…

Marlon Wayans talks with The Life of Dad Show host, Art Eddy about Season 2 of Marlon that airs on NBC, the similarities of his character on the show to being a dad in real life, and how he is looking to inspire his kids each day. Marlon also chats with Art about his brothers and sisters and who he thinks is the funniest one in the family!

About Marlon Wayans….

Marlon Wayans serves as executive producer and stars as Marlon Wayne in the NBC comedy series Marlon.

Marlon and other cast members on the NBC series “Marlon.”

Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and film director. His films have grossed more than $736 million in domestic box office. As a standup comedian, he sells out nationwide and is always adding shows to accommodate his burgeoning audience.

In 2014, he embarked on a national comedy tour with his brothers Keenan, Damon and Shawn Wayans. This marked the first standup tour for the four Wayans brothers in many years.

Wayans has also launched the online venture “What the Funny,” with Internet serial entrepreneur and Funny Or Die co-founder Randy Adams. “What the Funny” serves up urban comedy from established and emerging comedians, writers and actors.

Wayans Family

Marlon has two children, Shawn and Amai.

Follow Marlon on Twitter at @MarlonWayans.

About The Life of Dad Show…

The very best of Life of Dad…PODCASTED! Featuring your favorite hosts, Art Eddy and Jon Finkel. Life of Dad is the first ever and fastest growing social network for dads. Featuring thousands of blogs, videos, podcasts and more, Life of Dad is the one-stop entertainment destination for fathers. Sit back, crack open a brew, and connect with dads from all around the world who are sharing their funny, entertaining, and heartwarming stories on Life of Dad.

Subscribe to The Life of Dad Show on iTunes and leave a review and you could win a Life of Dad prize pack.

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There are some very funny parents on the internet, so we decided to round up our favorite tweets of the week from some of the funniest moms and dads on Twitter! We hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

For more Twitter fun, don’t forget to join us over at @LifeofDadShow!

Lies your children tell:
These shoes fit.
I love these shoes.
These shoes are my favorite.
I will wear these shoes.

— your mom (@eff_yeah_steph) July 13, 2018

My husband told me that one day our children will read my tweets.

Thank goodness, because this is the closest thing to a baby book I’ve done.

— InsoMOMniac (@mom_toddler) July 12, 2018

From another room I just overheard my son say “well that didn’t go as planned” and I’m genuinely afraid to go inspect the situation.

— HowToBeADad (@HowToBeADad) July 14, 2018

One man’s trash is
the most interesting thing my toddler found on our 40 minute walk.

— Mia Carella, Writer (@mia_carella) June 16, 2018

My 4 year old asked me to stay with him while he falls asleep because he’s scared, and now he’s deliberately tangling his legs up with mine so I can’t get away without waking him.

— Goats? (@Gooooats) July 11, 2018

Kylie Jenner: 20 years old and worth $900 million.

Me: 36 years old and just rinsed out a Ziploc bag to reuse for the 900th time.

Guess we're both living the dream.

— Abby Heugel (@AbbyHasIssues) July 12, 2018

Why walk just anywhere when you can walk through the pile of crumbs mom just swept?

— Kate Hall (@KateWhineHall) July 10, 2018

Made it to that level of dad where you buy a newspaper on vacation.

— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) July 12, 2018

My kids are attempting to play duck duck goose. There’s only two of them. It’s not going well.

— Katie (@good_one_rick) July 11, 2018

Never judge a book by its cover… and never judge a parent who has more than one kid by the inside of their family car.

— The Real American Dadass (@R_A_Dadass) July 11, 2018

Someone needs to write a book for kids’ OTHER milestones like…

Baby’s First Swear Word

Baby’s First Projectile Vomit

Baby’s First Diaper Explosion

Baby’s First Floater in the Public Pool

Baby’s First Violence Against an Older Sibling

— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) July 12, 2018

When you wake up and the first text you see confirms you married right. pic.twitter.com/l9qZ7xlbzi

— Brian Brushwood (@shwood) July 12, 2018

My son asked me to guess his 4th favorite video game, and I did it on my second try, so I’m pretty sure we are spending too much time together.

— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) July 12, 2018

Me: (limits screen time)

[5 minutes later]

6: (gets a concussion)
Me: That’s it! Everyone back on their tablets!

— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) July 10, 2018

I don’t always drink iced coffee, but when I do, it’s because my kids prevented me from drinking it hot so I gave up and added some ice.

— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) July 10, 2018

I tried to explain to my 4-year-old daughter that it's perfectly normal to accidentally poop your pants, but she's still making fun of me.

— Cool name pending…. (@vlcker77) July 10, 2018

The rules of this game my kids just made up are very long and complex, but on the plus side, they are completely arbitrary and the later rules directly contradict the earlier ones

— Andrew Knott (@aknott21) July 12, 2018

My 3yo had a nightmare and I told him there was nothing to worry about because it’s not real.

So now he walks around saying “dreams don’t come true” and I guess I can’t really argue with him there.

— MyMomologue (@MyMomologue) July 13, 2018

My boys have turned the bathroom into what can only be compared to a porta potty at an outdoor concert. I think my only option is to move.

— Mommy Needs A Life (@mom_needsalife) July 14, 2018

Me, to kids: “Go to bed; it’s so important for your health to get enough sleep.”

Also me: stays up until 2am watching “cats being jerks” videos on Youtube.

— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) July 13, 2018

Life with young boys:

Boys: Here’s two sticks, LETS FIGHT.

Boys: Two rocks, LETS FIGHT.

Boys: Two toys, LETS FIGHT.

Boys: Two cute kittens, LETS MAKE THEM FIGHT.

— Kerry Wilson (@whatbabytalk) July 15, 2018

8yo: Geez Mom. Haven't you ever heard of privacy?

Me: Not since you were born.

— Northern Lights (@PinkCamoTO) July 14, 2018

For more funny thoughts on fatherhood. Check out our interview with the hilarious Marlon Wayans. 

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This week on The Sports Show we talk about the ultimate family summer sports trip

On The Show:

What would be your ultimate family summer sports trip? Where would you and the family go? Here are some of the viewers who joined the conversation by telling us in the comment section on our Facebook page.

Steven Nunez · It’s more of a spring thing but MONSTER JAM World finals! My son would flip!

Kathleen Schroeder · US tennis Open – NY City from WI.

Jason Martin Mejias ·  I was in Florida and I just took my 4 year old son to his first baseball game to see the Yankees play the Rays. We are huge Yankees fan. Baseball Parks are the best. I also took my parents and to find out it was my moms first MLB game. Three generations including mom!!

Ramon Castro Saldaña ·  I’ll be going to Safeco Field with my daughter and my dad in the coming week.

About The Sports Show Hosts: 

About Art Eddy:

Art Eddy is one of the co-founders here at Life of Dad. He hosts and produces all of the Life of Dad podcasts as well as hosting a few Facebook Live Shows on the Life of Dad Facebook page. He is one of the main writers on the site. Art loves Star Wars, football (49ers fan), baseball (Red Sox fan), Air Jordans and all things Geek.

About Jon Finkel:

Jon Finkel has written for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, GQ, Details, The New York Times, AskMen.com, ComedyCentral.com and Yahoo! Sports’ ThePostGame.com. He was the Editor-in-Chief and founder of the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame’s website, FootballMatters.org, as well as the founder of SweatBeforeSix.com. He is currently the Publisher at Beckett Media and hosts a Facebook Live Sports Show for LifeofDad.com.

Follow Art on Twitter at @ArtEddy3 and Jon on Twitter @Jon_Finkel 

For more videos like these check out the Sports Show series. 

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Byron Scott, Alonzo Mourning and Dell Curry are this week’s guests for The Life of Dad Show Remix.

This episode of The Life of Dad Show Remix takes a look at three dads that have excelled in the NBA. We talk with Byron Scott, Alonzo Mourning and Dell Curry. These interviews were from previous episodes of The Life of Dad Show and highlights their conversations on fatherhood. Leave a review on iTunes or wherever you download the podcast for a chance to win a Life of Dad prize pack!

Byron Scott and family

Byron Scott 

Byron Scott grew up in Inglewood, California and played at Morningside High School, in the shadow of what was then the Lakers’ home arena, The Forum. He attended Arizona State University but left school in his junior year to enter into the NBA.  As a player, he won three NBA championships with the Lakers during their Showtime era in the 1980s.

Scott then became the head coach in the NBA for a few teams. In 2007 while coaching the New Orleans Hornets they had a winning percentage of .683 with a record of 56–26. They became Southwest Division champions and finished 2nd overall in the Western Conference. Scott was named the head coach of the 2008 Western Conference All-Star team, and a few months after, he was awarded the 2007–2008 NBA coach of the year award.

Byron Scott is now an ESPN studio analyst and is a frequent guest on shows including The Jump with Rachel Nichols, Sportsnation, and NBA Countdown.

Follow Byron on Twitter at @official_bscott.  

The Mourning Family

Alonzo Mourning 

Alonzo Mourning, is a husband, father, Hall of Fame Athlete, community leader and champion for youth-focused causes.  In 1997, he founded the Mourning Family Foundation, a nonprofit public fundraising foundation, created to inspire and empower youth through advocacy, education, and enrichment programs. Since 1997, the Mourning Family Foundation has raised more than $25 million for various programs that aid in the development of children and their families.

Mourning is a graduate of Georgetown University, and currently serves on the University’s Board of Directors. He and his wife, Tracy Wilson Mourning, reside in Miami, Florida with their three children – sons Trey and Alijah and daughter Myka.

Follow Alonzo on Twitter at @MourningFamily 

The Curry Family

Dell Curry 

Dell Curry was one of the best shooters in the NBA during his time in the league. Curry would play either at the shooting guard position or at small forward. He played for five NBA teams, most notably for the Charlotte Hornets. In 1994 he won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award. To this day he still holds some team records.

Now working for FOX Sports as a commentator he gets to still be around the game he loves. His son, Steph Curry currently plays in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors. Like father, like son, Steph has a sweet shot and is a force to be reckoned with on the court.

Follow Dell on Twitter at @DC_for3.  

For more interviews like these check out the My Life of Dad series.

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Joe Gaudet is this week’s guest on The Geek Show on the Life of Dad Facebook page.

On The Show…

We talk with voice actor, Joe Gaudet about all the cool voices he does and how he had his daughter get into his line of work too! Joe is a very talented guy. If you have any questions for Joe feel free to leave it in the comment section below.

Joe Gaudet and his kids.

About Joe Gaudet

Joe Gaudet offers a full range of voice over services from his professional recording studio.  Joe has lent his voice to some of the most trusted brands around the world, network animated series and has voice doubled for many of Hollywood’s biggest names.  His voice can be described as friendly, relatable, sincere, authentic, fresh, powerful and energetic.

Follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 

Some of our viewers were looking for Joe to do a few voices and shared their thoughts on this week’s show.

Raul Vela Jr ·  You gotta have him do the Arnold Schwarzenegger voice …. PLEASE! #hilarious

Carolina Campoverde ·  Yes Deadpool

Tilton Hilton · My goal is do be a voice actor! That’s my favorite form of acting!

Edmund Rodriquez ·  That’s kinda really cool. 

Garrett Talbot · I would love to do something like this. Very cool:)

About The Geek Show Hosts:

ART EDDY:

Art Eddy is one of the co-founders here at Life of Dad. He hosts and produces all of the Life of Dad podcasts as well as hosting a few Facebook Live Shows on the Life of Dad Facebook page. He is one of the main writers on the site. Art loves Star Wars, football (49ers fan), baseball (Red Sox fan), Air Jordans and all things Geek.

PATRICK QUINN:

Patrick Quinn is one of the co-founders here at Life of Dad. He is one of the funniest writers here at Life of Dad. He has a weekly article called Playlist Elevated where he introduces you to bands that you might not know, but totally should.

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Breaking Down Everything That Went Right And Wrong In Parenthood Gifs

via Gfycat

Everyone has seen and cheered on the dad who steps up to the stage to help his 5 year old daughter in her dance recital. People loved the commitment, the care that he showed and his selflessness in getting in front of the crowd and helping his girl. But where was the praise when this dad heroically stepped in to elevate his daughter’s dance? Not only does he elevate the girls’ drab routine with avant-garde magnificence, but he does it in all his Russian Swimwear glory. This dance rescue is beautiful, and we salute this dad for his commitment to the arts.

He truly owns this parenting gif and we want him at all of the recitals.

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Peabody Award and Emmy-winning Executive Producer, Peter Hastings is this week’s guest on The Life of Dad After Show.

On the Show

Peabody Award and Emmy-winning Executive Producer, Peter Hastings talks with Art Eddy about the new Netflix series DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants premiering July 13. He also chats with Art about fatherhood and what his kids think of his job!

About Peter Hastings

Peter Hastings has been working professionally in film, television, theatre and music for over thirty years. Originally from Philadelphia, Peter attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved to Los Angeles as a working musician where he played and taught for several years. At the same time he became a performing actor and writing member of the Groundlings Theatre, a sketch comedy/improvisation company. He began writing there and getting work in television.

Among other things, he worked at Warner Brothers on a series of Spielberg shows. He wrote for Tiny Toons Adventures, and was part of the team that created Steven Spielberg presents Animaniacs. He wrote and produced that show and winning two Emmy awards and a Peabody.  He was also the lead creator/show runner for Steven Spielberg presents Pinky and the Brain for which he won a Prime Time Emmy award.

DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants

About The Captain Underpants Series

Get ready for a world of pranks, super villains, and your favorite underwear-wielding superhero in the Netflix original series DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants premiering July 13. George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two best buds who share a love of comic books and practical jokes – and a strong dislike for their cranky, fun-hating school principal, Mr. Krupp. When their over-the-top pranks get out of hand, the boys unleash their creative superpowers by transforming Krupp into the bumbling, briefs-baring superhero, Captain Underpants! The future of Jerome Horwitz Elementary is always in jeopardy, and it’s up to two prank-loving fourth graders and one goofy caped crusader to save it. What could possibly go wrong?

Everything Turns Into Clay! | Dreamworks The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants | Netflix - YouTube

About the Life of Dad After Show

If you are looking for more of these types of podcasts check out the rest of the Life of Dad After Show podcasts. 

We are pleased to have another podcast here at Life of Dad, and we focus the show on dad bloggers. Each week, hosts Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton showcase a father in the dad blogging community. The topics range from sports to movies to comics to video games to technology to parenthood to anything that comes up, really. Absolutely nothing is off-limits at The Life of Dad After Show…Enjoy! Find us on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher Radio and iHeartRadio.

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Picking out your child’s preschool is a lot tougher these days. It seems like schools are raising the stakes to make sure that you choose their school over the competition. I remember that my wife and I wanted to send our kids to a preschool that was similar to what they would experience in kindergarten. Thankfully we chose wisely and were very happy with the preschool we selected.

A School Looking To Break The Mold

From Apples To Acumen Preschool For The Gifted

A few schools are looking to stand out from the rest. One that comes to mind is the From Apples To Acumen Preschool For The Gifted. This school prides itself on giving toddlers “the ability to be self-sufficient in all aspects of life.”

That is a tall order for any school to make especially when you are dealing with students who might not be able to tie their own shoes. Yet this school claims that they can have their students learn and apply ten life skills they will need in life before they graduate to kindergarten. Here are the ten skills they look to teach their students.

10 Life Skills Kids Should Learn In Preschool

Toddlers texting their parents.

  1. Texting Parents

Each student is given a smart phone and has to at least send out 30 texts to their parents over the school year. As the From Apples To Acumen Preschool For The Gifted Headmaster, James Howlett states, “Everyone is on their smartphone. If toddlers can text their parents, then they can open up a line of communication that parents seem to enjoy the most and will most likely respond to their kids.”

      2. Get an Internship

This might seem a bit odd since the common age for kids to start a part-time job is 15 years old. Yet the From Apples To Acumen Preschool For The Gifted school doesn’t see that as a deal breaker. They feel that more and more people are working from home now. They want their students to at least start up an internship at a place where they can work from home.

“We see a lot of people telecommuting these days. Why not start kids early in their career planning.” says Mr. Jeffery Riddell, who is a certified Level 5 Pre-K teacher.

      3. Learn to Code and Develop an App

Coding and S.T.E.M classes are all the rage right now. This preschool feels that coding is an essential part of the curriculum. Some of the past graduates even created the latest version of the school’s website.

“Do I even need to say why this is necessary? Unless you are using a flip phone you run your life on at least three to four different apps.” Headmaster Howlett tells us. He feels that each toddler that develops an app has the skills to make it far in life.

Each student is presented a category from food to games to sports to finance. They have to create an app on that topic. Some of the most recent trending apps have been from graduates that went to From Apples To Acumen Preschool For The Gifted.

      4. Cook a Simple Meal

Kids tend to eat more variety of foods when they are part of the meal preparation. From Apples To Acumen Preschool For The Gifted believes that every toddler can make pasta and meatballs and other simple meals that they can cook for the family when the parents are running late and had to stay at the office to meet that deadline.

       5. Create an Impressionism Portfolio

One the best ways to encourage creativity and thinking outside of the box is through art. “Impressionism is a very easy form of art for toddlers to create. Our three week course might seem intense, but their finished portfolio opens up doors to places like Maryland Institute College of Art and MIT.” says Janeen Balsam, who is the Art Director at the preschool.

      6. Learn about Fashion

From Apples To Acumen Preschool For The Gifted is tired of hearing the excuse of kids dressing themselves when they are wearing mismatched clothing. With their fashion class they learn what to wear and how you should never, ever wear white after Labor Day.

       7. Fold a Fitted Sheet

We have seen many attempts at people giving instructions on how to fold a fitted sheet. Yet for From Apples To Acumen Preschool For The Gifted they pride themselves on solving that mystery. That course is one where parents seem to stay on campus to see if they can learn that secret too. 

       8. Start up a Non-Profit

One of the ways to get into a good college is to show that school that you are well rounded. Created a non-profit is a sure fire way to get a college to notice you. Depending on the success of that non-profit it has been well documented that toddlers skip elementary school and go right into high school. 

       9. Throw a Party Using Sign-up Genius

How many times have us room parents created a Sign-up Genius for classroom parties? For From Apples To Acumen Preschool For The Gifted they put the responsibility into the hands of the kids. If they want to throw an end of the year party well they will need to organize it themselves. 

And they’re off!

      10. Complete a Marathon

“What good is a strong mind if you don’t have a strong body to go with it?” That is the question that is proposed by Tim Wilkins, who is the Athletic Director of From Apples To Acumen Preschool For The Gifted.

Their students train the very first week for the Twin Cities Marathon. Most of them graduate with not only a diploma, but a 26.2 bumper sticker that they can put on their tricycle at home.

So if this sounds like a preschool that your kids will enjoy all you need is to play the yearly tuition of $65,890. Need an application?

For more articles like this check out These Toy Descriptions Are Everything.

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Can 10 trillion percent humidity be a thing? I wouldn’t have thought it could be… until I moved to Austin, Texas – the city with a dozen nicknames. For a certain segment of the summer months here, Austin might as well be Atlantis. It’s like living under warm water, but without the sense of cleanliness.

Natives of the area are easily spotted because they’ve developed gills in their necks to survive outdoors. For us newcomers, breathing is comparable to trying to draw breaths through a wet comforter stuffed into a snorkel. The direct result of moving into this city-built-inside-the-exhaust-of-a-steam-engine, is sweat. Buckets and buckets of sweat that usually end up on my clothes – an ample enemy for Tide PODS and their Child-Guard Tub.

Now, before I draw the wrath of Austinites… Austiners?? Austinians??….. Austin natives, I want to make it clear that this place is beautiful and most of the time it’s not like living in the top half of a steamer pot.

But some days it is.

It’s not like I didn’t know humidity, either. I grew up in New York and certainly lived through many a sticky summer. But for the past 15 years I’ve lived in regions that were significantly drier – places like Hawaii, Phoenix and Southern California.

Being reintroduced to humidity is a brutal adjustment. I could remain indoors and comfortable, but the outdoor life of Austin is gorgeous, so I need to either suffer through the worst of the humidity or miss out on all of the awesome.

Generally, I can avoid sweating too profusely by pacing myself, sticking to the shady side of the street and jumping into neighbors’ pools at regular intervals. However, I’ve also been training for a marathon. The byproduct of training in the ‘city of moisture and humidity’ (I added another nickname to the Wikipedia identity!) is a pile of clothes that can harbor the scent of a thousand locker rooms. No mound of fabric is safe from the drenching. I’m pretty sure even my toenails sweat when I’m running. Have I mentioned anything about the sweating?

NOTE: Lying on cool tile tends to bring core temperature down, but my wife isn’t a huge fan of the sweat angels.

Clearly, this isn’t something I’d like to harbor in my home. My aromatic pile of refuse, er, laundry… can grow rapidly and I desperately need to combat the enemy. Allow me to introduce my knight in shining (and clean) armor – Tide PODS and their Child-Guard Tubs and Zip Bags.

Not only do they clean the worst I can throw at my clothes, but they always come out smelling magnificent. Nary a sign of the offensiveness it once sheltered. Tide’s upgraded formula now has better body soil removal technology, which is needed considering an average person sweats 1 liter a day – imagine what us marathon-running dads are producing? Not pretty. Not only that, but with training, work and parenting, having the laundry pacs makes doing the laundry insanely easy. Just toss one, two, or three in, depending on your load, and rest assured that it will return everything to its original condition.

Aside from the amazing scent and ability to bring our clothes back to life, one of the other perks are the safety features. We have child-proof cabinets and drawers, but on the off chance the liquid laundry pacs are left out – the tubs have a Child-Guard on them, making it difficult for little ones to fulfill their curious journeys (but us super dads know to keep them stored high, out of sight, and out of reach at all times, right!?). Because we’re safe AND sweaty. Safety first!

Now, as the days get warmer and the air gets heavier, I can feel confident that I’m continuing my training in clothes that smell fresh and feeling magnificently clean. What I can’t stand by is the confidence at the end of my daily runs – and you shouldn’t stand that close to me either.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Proctor & Gamble Fabric Care and Tide, however, the sweat is all mine. For more information on Tide and their Child-Guard Tubs and Zip Bags, check them out HERE, on Facebook and Twitter.

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You know that saying “the days drag on but the years fly by”? Well, that’s how I’ve been feeling these days. Time just seems to be flying by. Somehow, I’m on the verge of turning 40. And somehow, summer is already halfway over. Time for the aisles of any major retail store to act as a reminder of this statement as they gear up for back-to-school.

Well, I’d settle for a slowdown.

But since I can’t control time, nor the rapid pace by which my kids are growing, I’ve found myself trying to simplify other aspects of life as much as possible. One solution was limiting what seems to be an endless cycle of toy purchases. Instead, I now spend money on experiences – taking my kids out and spending quality time together, making memories.

Another way I’ve been trying to simplify is avoiding as many stores with my kids as possible. I want to spend time with them, just not inside of a store. They tend to bring out an overwhelmingly unattractive side of my kids that I’d prefer to never encounter…

“I want! I need! Give me! I want! I need!”

Here’s a photo of my toddler doing what she does best, pouting…

Back-to-school time is inevitable – but long check-out lines, tantrums and digging through piles of knee-length shorts to find the right size for your kid does not have to be the be-all end-all. Who’s got time for that?! Not this dad. Time to simplify.

Now would if I said your kids could get their “I want” and “I need” met without trucking them all over town for shoes AND clothes? And what if I said you could receive a wide range of clothes and accessories that fit your style, maybe even triggering your wife to do a double take because you look so dang good?!

Enter Stitch Fix. This online personal styling service has apparel and accessories for women, men and now kids… You get a stylist!?! The whole family gets a stylist! Each Fix comes packed with comfortable, cool, affordable pieces selected by professional Stitch Fix stylists.

And the best part? I get all of this without having to leave my house. I’ve enjoyed adding some quality items that ‘up’ my style-game on date nights. Simplified, indeed.

For those unfamiliar with Stitch Fix, here’s how it works:

  • Create a profile at  https://www.stitchfix.com where you will be asked questions about personal style, measurements and preferences.  If you already have a Stitch Fix profile, you can just add your kids to your account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can create a stand-alone Kids account too. Just check out stitchfix.com/kids. Sizes range from 2T to 14, covering 2 to 12 yr olds. No subscription is required. Sign up for automatic deliveries or schedule anytime. Plus each item ranges from $10-$35 depending on your preferences but offers cool brands like Under Armour, Nike, TOMS and more.

  • A professional stylist will then select a Fix full of pieces (apparel, shoes, accessories) based on your style profile. For Stitch Fix Kids, each Fix has 8 to 12 different pieces custom to each kid’s individual personality. For example, my girly-girl toddler’s Fix was full of sequins and bows and shiny shoes. But my son likes more traditional, almost preppy looking clothes so his Fix included striped polo, some sports apparel and TOMS shoes (which he loved because his name is Tom). Then my oldest daughter’s Fix was full of cool graphic tees which perfectly fit her wild and free spirit!

  • Watch with excitement (ha!) as your custom package arrives. There are few joys in life that rival the joy a kid feels when they realize a package has come in the mail with their name on it! Each kid has a personalized note from their stylist, along with stickers in a package that also doubles as a coloring box!

  • One cool feature is the variety of ways you can wear and accessorize each piece within your Fix. Stitch Fix Kids includes 8-12 interchangeable pieces in each Fix (adult Fixes include 5) with various suggestions from a stylist on how to wear them is pretty fantastic. With all of that said, I would like to state for the record, I will never let go of my beloved 2005 cargo pants… contrary to wife’s hopes.

  • Any items you don’t like, just ship back to Stitch Fix free of charge. Shipping, returns, exchanges… all free! Just pay for what you keep and if you keep it all, it’s an automatic 25% off purchase.

Not only is the entire process simple and convenient, you have access to one of Stitch Fix’s professional stylists to piece together looks for any upcoming events; back-to-school, family vacation, the holidays, etc.

Speaking of upcoming events, Stitch Fix did something very cool for my wife a few months back. (I should note this was way before Life of Dad ever partnered with Stitch Fix). My wife included a note for her stylist to send pieces in her next Fix to wear on a trip we planned to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Days later, this showed up in the mail…

It’s pretty rare to find companies that pay attention to this type of detail, that go above and beyond for their customers.

Stitch Fix is one of the rare ones that do!

Did I mention Stitch Fix does shoes too?!?

Like I said… Time to Simplify.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Stitch Fix and their campaign for Stitch Fix Kids, however it is KID APPROVED and all opinions are our own. For more information on Stitch Fix, check them out HERE, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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