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Milk Money is not just for Moms

Hey Dads! This pocket of milk money is for you! As more women become self- employed entrepreneurs, fathers are becoming much more active in the raising of their children. If you’ve been desperately looking for a father forum or a papa peer group, look no further! Step into the Daddy’s Den and join us in our journey through fatherhood. Who knows? You may relate to some of the stories…or all of them. Whether you are a new father adjusting to the new lifestyle, a revolutionary stay at home dad, or you just need some good guy time, this is the place to escape to.

Meet our Funny Fathers!

Chris Loprete

Chris Loprete

aka The Father of Our Milk Money

Chris began writing his experiences as a new father upon the launch of Our Milk Money, calling his work, appropriately, The Daddys Den.

Chris is no stranger to comedy composition. He wrote and performed his one-man show You’re from Philly, Charlie Brown, having successful runs at Circle X Theatre, The Lonny Chapman Repertory Theatre and The Comedy Central Workspace in Hollywood, California as well the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Chris has performed all over the country in theatrical productions, television and film. He is an alumni of The Circle X Theatre Company and The Groundlings Sunday Company.

Currently, he is a senior writer/producer in Entertainment Marketing at ABC Television.

Chris lives in Stevenson Ranch, California with his wife Ally and his two beautiful sons, Braden and Henry.

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Chris Mancini

Chris Mancini

Guest Blogger

Chris Mancini is a comic, author, filmmaker, and parent. He is also very tired. Chris has written and directed many films, shows, and people who were lost looking for the mall. The Sci Fi Channel awarded Chris the “Future of Film” award along with a grant to make more and aired his award winning short film SKINS, which was archived in The Museum of Television and Radio in New York. He has screened and spoken at various prestigious festivals including Slamdance, HBO’S US Comedy Arts festival, and at Comic-Con in San Diego. His first DVD compilation Myopic Visions is available now nationwide.  Now also an author, his book Pacify Me: A Handbook for the Freaked Out New Dad is out now from Simon and Schuster. It tells of the harrowing tale of a guy overcoming his fear of actually procreating and offers helpful advice for freaked out new dads everywhere.

As a comic, Chris has performed at: Melrose and Las Vegas Improv, Comedy Store, Ice House, Laugh Factory, Catch a Rising Star, and some of the better Funny Bones.

You can often find him at comedyfilmnerdsdotcom.com. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Audrey, his daughter Isabella, his son Griffin, and their unusually white cat, Avatar.

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James C. Ferguson

James C. Ferguson

Guest Blogger

James C. Ferguson lives in Boston, MA with his wife, daughter and a pile of books about a monkey. James’ own book, Context Clues, is available on Amazon.com. And his film, Happy Holidays, is available at iTunesIndiepixCinemanowCaachi and Eyesoda. (Soon, the film will also be available on WebMovieNowAmazon On Demand and Jaman). Additional information can be found on the Happy Holidays MySpace and Facebook websites.

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Nathan Bright

Nathan Bright

Guest Blogger

Nathan Bright is a 30-something stay-at-home dad who resides near St. Louis, MO. He is a husband to an amazing woman and father to a doubly amazing 2 year old little girl. His blessed home is scheduled to be even more blessed in March, as Nathan and his wife will welcome a second daughter to their family.

When Nathan is not blogging for OurMilkMoney.com’s The Daddy’s Den, he writes and illustrates his own children’s books. Available for purchase immediately is Maddi Patti and her Stay-at-Home-Daddy

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The Family That Laughs Together, Stays Together *

The Family That Laughs Together, Stays Together *

* Blogger’s note: Due to the graphic nature of the following story and the family nature of this website, please note that throughout the blog, the word “laugh” and it’s uses will be used to represent the word “vomit.” Ever had a stomach virus? For those that have,...

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In-dad-equate Part 3: Lucky to be Alive

In-dad-equate Part 3: Lucky to be Alive

I never hesitate to write and laugh about embarrassing details of my life and experiences as a father, but I dreaded writing this one.  I knew I would have to in order to fill out this Bad Dad trilogy which was my stupid idea anyway so I could have just changed the...

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In-dad-equate: The Bad Parent Trilogy

In-dad-equate: The Bad Parent Trilogy

Pt.2 : Nighttime Neglect   There are two situations I never experienced as a child or a young adult that I’ve now experienced several times as a father. The first is an Emergency Room visit and the second is a home visit from the police department.  Now this was...

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This Week’s Fantasy

This Week’s Fantasy

I come downstairs and see my 5 year old practicing his piano. He’s practicing a song he wrote called “Riding the Waves”. It’s a little derivative of “Breathe Me” by Sia but he’s added some nice changes. If he can add a strong bridge, he’ll have a hit on his hands. And...

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Nanny McWii

Nanny McWii

We held out as long as we could. And it wasn’t very long. I read a statistic one time that said something like 95% of boys play video games. 95%! How do you compete with that? My wife and I have two boys so our chances of keeping video games out of the house were...

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Woah! You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth?

Woah! You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth?

Is it me? When did little kids get such big attitudes? Look I love my five year old son, but sometimes the mouth on this kid makes Damien from the Omen look like Opie from the Andy Griffith Show. He fights me on everything.  He talks back. He disobeys. He throws...

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Guys and Our Sports

Guys and Our Sports

Ah, October. The best month of the year in my opinion. The smell and feel of autumn is in the air. The leaves are exploding in vibrant colors turning the world into a dazzling, Disney-esque enchanted land. (Unless you live where I do. Thanks a lot, Southern...

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Growing Up

Growing Up

We bought a minivan last week. Yup. I am now “that” guy. And proud of it. A few months ago I wrote a blog about turning 40. This is sort of a companion piece. I’m doing exactly what I should be doing at this age. I thought I was going to be old, fat, and miserable,...

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But We Don’t Always Like ‘Em

But We Don’t Always Like ‘Em

Okay, we can all agree that we love our kids, they're the best thing that ever happened to us, they light up our lives blah blah blah. But to quote a friend's response to a particular angry Facebook post of mine about my five year old, "We alway love 'em, but we don't...

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My Wife Thought I Was at Work, But I was at the Movies

My Wife Thought I Was at Work, But I was at the Movies

I know that doesn’t seem like a very provocative title or interesting subject of a blog so let me raise the stakes a little. My wife is reading this for the first time too. When my wife and I have some domestic dust up, I’ve always been pretty good at turning it into...

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Wanna Get Away?

Wanna Get Away?

As I write this, I am sitting poolside in Vegas with a Tequila and Tonic in my hand talking to five of my closest buddies about what to do with the money I just won from a bet on an NBA game. Okay that last sentence is not entirely true. I'm writing this 2 weeks after...

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Sniff, Sniff

Sniff, Sniff

I've noticed one new thing about myself that I'm attributing to being a father.  I make a lot more noise when I stand up.  Okay, wait. Two things.  I cry at the drop of a freakin' hat now!  Growing up I was always a sentimental guy (to a fault), but short of...

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