Millennial Dad – Honoring Dad with the CaringBridge #theother364 Campaign

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CaringBridge. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.


Not too long ago, I shared a little bit about how while my husband is great on the other 364 days of the year, Mother’s Day has not always been his forte.  Well, I have since learned that the secret to a lovely Mother’s Day is first, changing one’s perspective and second, writing about how you don’t really expect breakfast in bed.  Because, this year, after reading that post the day before Mother’s Day, my husband loaded up the boys on a bike ride, headed into town to pick up a few groceries, and then woke up extremely early to make me cinnamon rolls, sausage, and a hot cup of coffee with my favorite creamer.  All with the “help” of our three-year-old sons.  It was lovely.  And he, truly, is lovely.

And now I have my work cut out for me come Father’s Day.  If only I could get him to clearly write out what he wants.  Hmmm…

While I’m still trying to figure out what the perfect Father’s Day gift might be in the days leading up to his big day, I have another little project in the works.  I’ve been trying to catch him in some of his best “dad” moments – which honestly are many being the modern “millennial” dad that he is – and I’m going to submit a few videos to CaringBridge for their #theother364 Father’s Day campaign.

So far I’ve only been able to catch him without being super obvious when he is outside.  Here are two of my favorites.

{Might want to turn the volume down a bit for this next one.}


{I know, those boots.  What can I say.  It works for him.}

However, I’m determined to catch his laundry skills in action.  The man has me beat hands down, and I’m 100% okay with this.  I harbor no jealous feelings here.  (Isn’t that mature of me?)   Because I’m actually convinced that if it were not for his extraordinary talent and dedication in this area, we would perpetually be out of clean underwear.  (Let’s just say there were some questionable wardrobe days in my college years.)

I might also catch him unloading the dishwasher in the morning, fixing the boys breakfast, or bathing the kids before bed.  These are just a few of the many, many ways in which he – like so many dads today – contributes to the house work and to helping out with the kids and for which I am so very grateful.  What better way to lead up to Father’s Day than to focus on the positive by catching Dad being great?

The best part?  You can join me.  Grab your smart phones and see what great #theother364 Dad moments you can catch this week.  Your submission (submit here) might just be part of CaringBridge’s Father’s Day Tribute.  What a great way to honor an amazing Dad in your life!


{All the details from CaringBridge:}

CaringBridge exists to connect people with their community of support in times of need. In anticipation of Father’s Day, CaringBridge created #theother364 campaign and needs your help! They want help catching dads in action—not just on Father’s Day, but #theother364 days a year too—whether making breakfast, packing lunch, helping with homework, taking on lightsaber attacks, building awesome forts, or otherwise being great dads by:

  • Take a quick (under 30 seconds) video of Dad being great
  • Submit your video HERE by May 29th, 2014
  • CaringBridge will select their favorites, and edit them together into a Father’s Day tribute to Dads — celebrating them on #TheOther364 days of the year in their announcement of the final video.

What great moments would you love to capture?  Good luck!

Other 364



  1. What a wonderful post! I love the idea of the CaringBridge project. What about all the other days right?! So awesome. The videos are super sweet… I love the lawn mowing one… hilarious group effort there!

    Thank you for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop)!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  2. Great article.

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