A quick note from me and the other dads here at Every Other Thursday… Happy July 4th and a HUGE thank you goes out to the men and women who are serving our country in various parts of the world as well as to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Today is a day […]

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Fellow Dads, next Monday is Valentine’s Day, which means that countless men across the country will be in the dog house for screwing up this Hallmark holiday. Here’s a cheat sheet so you end up sleeping in the same bed as your spouse next week.

David is a Partner at Large Media and the proud father of three boys. He's a guy's guy that's into sports, the Catskills, raunchy comedy, beer and gaming.

Today is my seventh Father’s Day and it doesn’t get old. Hearing my wife and kids say, “Happy Father’s Day!” with gusto is probably the coolest thing next to seeing my kids get excited on Christmas morning, the day I got married and the birth of my kids. Nothing tops those moments and nothing will. […]

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Me and the fellas here at EoT spend a lot of time writing about our experiences as a dad, but without our wives, girlfriends, ex-wives, etc., we wouldn’t be dads (unless we went out and adopted on our own, which if you’ve read this blog enough, you know that each of us would be screwed […]

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Easter is such a great holiday for me. No, I’m not going to rant on Catholicism and religion. For me, Easter is about good food, good conversations and good times spent with the people that I’m close with in my life. It’s one of those laid back holidays where you’re not worried about a car […]

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Today the wife and I (read wife) are taking down the Christmas decorations. For me, this is like a huge kick in the nuts. Here’s why: Vacation time is over. Work is right around the corner. I hate taking totes up and down the friggin’ stairs. I hate it, especially when I’m putting them away […]

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I am always amazed that you folks find babysitters to watch your kids on that night of nights. During our entire marriage, not one family member, babysitter or friend has offered the gift of selflessness and offered to watch our kids. Not once. Zilch. Nada.

As the Director of Social Media at tax giant H&R Block, Scott Gulbransen recently returned to the tax business after previously spending 1o years at rival Intuit working on the TurboTax & Quicken brands. He brings 16 years as a marketing communications professional, and 11 tax seasons, with him to H&R Block and was responsible for the launch of many key social initiatives at Intuit before leaving in 2010. A strategic thinker and business problem solver, Gulbransen has worked for some of the world’s top brands including TurboTax, Sony Online Entertainment, and Applebee’s. In 2010, Gulbransen became the first Director of Social Media & Digital Content for Applebee’s, creating the first-ever social media strategy for the world’s largest casual dining chain. While at Applebee’s, Gulbransen lead a small but nimble team responsible for creating a robust and far-reaching social engagement channel for Applebee’s and its franchise community. In addition to his professional accomplishments at the corporate level, Gulbransen is also a prolific blogger recently named as one of the Top 50 Daddy Bloggers in the US by Cision. Gulbransen was ranked #21. As a member of the TurboTax communications and social media team for 10 years, Scott helped the TurboTax team launch and sustain the brand’s social media platform. He also drove and was responsible for the launch of TurboTax’s successful content strategy, including the launch of the TurboTax Blog. Recently, he launched one of the most significant social media campaigns in the brand’s history with the @TeamTurboTax Twitter project. Gulbransen was instrumental in reinvigorating the Quicken brand almost entirely through the use of social media and, particularly, Twitter. By engaging with customers and influencers who talk about personal finance on Twitter, he and his team helped Quicken Online grow from just 200,000 users in October 2008 to over 1.4 Million in just 10 months. This led to a more focused look at the personal finance space for Intuit and, ultimately, the acquisition of Mint.com. A former print journalist, who, after realizing his paychecks from the newspaper industry weren’t going to get much bigger, turned to the Dark Side – public relations. After working in both college athletics and inside mid-size agencies, he joined Intuit in 2000 and Applebee’s in 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and is the married father of five kids. Despite his busy personal and professional life, Scott is a digital native who never strays far from social networking. To hassle Scott, or to tell him how great you think he is (or not!), email him at scott@scottgulbransen.com, add him to your Circles on Google+, or ping him on Twitter at @sdgully. Scott also is an editor and writer for Technorati.com.

I’ve told many of my friends who don’t have kids that Christmas morning is much better when you have little ones that still believe in the guy in the red suit. The feeling you get by watching the expressions on their face and listening to all the “ohs” and “ahs” is simply awesome. Instead of […]

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This post will probably inspire some hate mail, or at least some grimaces, but I can’t stand the “holiday” picture card. There. I said it. Some time in the mid-1990s, these picture cards became the standard for families to send at Christmastime. I can’t deny their appeal and efficiency. They kill two birds with one […]

O’Reilly and Dobson’s “War on Christmas” is a steaming pile of holiday bulls**t with a Christmas bow on top. Yes, Virginia, there is no War on Santa – organized or otherwise. Nor are religious minorities clamoring to own a piece of American’s holiday cheer real estate.

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