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About Ben Martin

Ben Martin is the CEO of The Father Life, Inc., and serves as Editor-In-Chief of The Father Life, the Men's Magazine for Dads. Contact him directly at bmartin@thefatherlife.com or follow him on Twitter @scooterodell.

Sock it to the Homeless

Now that sounds incredibly insensitive, doesn’t it?  Actually, socks are the number one item requested at homeless shelters.  Hanes has a goal of donating 1 million socks (that’s 500,000 pair) to the homeless through The Salvation Army this holiday season.  … Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY: Millennium Falcon 3D Owner’s Guide

Thanks to our friends at Scholastic, we’ve got three copies of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon: A 3D Owner’s Guide to give away.  All you need to do to qualify is post a comment below.  If you re-post this to … Continue reading

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Not Everyone in the New Parenting Media (NPM) Is a Mom

I get a lot of bulk email directed to parenting-related media. That’s one of the great things about the growth of the New Parenting Media (NPM) – the websites and blogs that have sprouted like weeds burst on the scene … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola Tailgating Giveaway

We’re in the thick of football season, so it’s the perfect time for a tailgating prize pack giveaway! The Coca-Cola Company has provided us with the prize – valued at $200! Here’s what you get: Rolling (foldable) Cooler Long Sleeve … Continue reading

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Deans Dip Giveaway coming soon…

We’ll have our own Deans Dip giveaway soon at THE FATHER LIFE, but until then, check out this other contest from Deans on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/deansdip?v=app_116332755087973 Here’s your chance to be the “Dipster of the Week”. Show us how … Continue reading

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Hanes “Back to School” shipment arrives, photography ensues

We placed a last-minute back-to-school order with Hanes.com a few days ago, and today the package arrived.  The girls modeled the clothes and generally were just silly, which is what happens when a camera appears at our house.  Photos below.  … Continue reading

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Finally Getting Around to Dove Men+Care

We have all kinds of products, books, movies, toys, etc., sent to us for review in THE FATHER LIFE.  It’s been that way almost from day one.  And, almost from day one, I’ve been notoriously bad at actually reviewing those … Continue reading

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Check out Scott Lax, the latest columnist to join THE FATHER LIFE

Scott Lax is in an interesting position.  At age 58, he’s about to become a first-time-dad.  I’m sure a few of us young-ins could give him a tip or two about what to expect.  Even without that, though, he’ll be … Continue reading

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Why is this man smiling?

Because he’s a happy man, that’s why.  And because comfortable Hanes clothes make everyone happy. This afternoon we in the Martin household did some last-minute back-to-school shopping with Hanes.com.  We got some great deals, and the kids can’t wait for … Continue reading

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The Father Life Grows Team, Pats Self On Back

Have you ever written a press release? Those inane, self-congratulatory things that are an unfortunate and uncompromising staple of the business world? No? Consider yourself lucky. I wrote one tonight because I had a very good reason to do so. … Continue reading

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