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New Pop Culture: You Complete Me

you complete me

New Pop Culture: You Complete Me now up and in June/July issue of Village Living Magazine (West Village and Mount Pleasant editions). Watch out, this one is about FEELINGS.

“Likely everyone is familiar with the line “You complete me” that Jerry (Tom Cruise) utters to Dorothy (Renee Zellweger) in front of a roomful of hostile divorcees. Women swoon over that line. But the movie never demonstrates that she does complete him. It’s a cheat. So who should McGuire have declared his love to? Dorothy’s son, Ray.”

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2013/06/you-complete-me.html

I’m baaack – New Pop Culture: Bedtime Routine posted

Pop Culture: Bedtime Routine

go the f to sleep

“… There used to be a time (when we had fewer and younger children) when we would have a small life raft of time between their finally going to sleep and our bedtime. As we have grown increasingly exhausted (and our children older and more demanding), that time has shrunk to almost nothing. Our bedtime routines, begun in youthful and new parent enthusiasm and naivitee, are always in danger of consuming us. …”

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2013/03/bedtime-routine.html

POP CULTURE: Bedtime Routine. Pop Culture is a humourous blog about being a Modern Dad. It also appears as a regular column in Village Living Magazine. This post is about Exhaustion, Bedtime Routines and performing Freebird.

 

Pop Culture: TO SIRE, WITH LOVE

A Dad, like a family motto or a knife in your boot, can prove useful.
A Dad, like a family motto or a knife in your boot, can prove useful.

 

Pop Culture: TO SIRE, WITH LOVE. Pop Culture is a humourous blog about being a Modern Dad. This post is about Daddy Issues, Game of Thrones and the importance of keeping a knife in your boot. A version of this article also appears in the February/March issue of Village Living Magazine.

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2013/01/to-sire-with-love.html

I Am Now A Good Man

Zombie Hockey Dad
My experiences as a Zombie Hockey Dad gain a wider audience

I am now a contributor to The Good Men Project site.

You can see the article here:
http://goodmenproject.com/families/zombie-hockey-dad-fights-for-his-right-to-cheer/

 

A different version of this article appeared previously on my Pop Culture blog here:

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2012/09/zombie-hockey-dad.html

 

Again props to Village Living Magazine which also publishes some of my Pop Culture columns.

 

 

POP CULTURE: FATHER KNOWS BEST out in VILLAGE LIVING MAGAZINE

I feel Polonius' pain
Kids today are just like in Shakespeare’s time – they just don’t listen.

Where I bemoan the lack of proper filial deference.

Check it out on Village Living Magazine’s website:

http://villagelivingmagazine.ca/pop-culture-father-knows-best-spend-a-few-minutes-with-chris-sweeney/

Or at the source, Pop Culture:

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2012/10/father-knows-best.html

 

New Pop Culture: And there were wolves…

My boys are outside animals

“Do you know how there are inside pets and outside pets? Some animals are content to spend their days snoozing on the carpet where others need acres of open space in which to run until their tongues hang out a foot or so. I can say that my boys are outside animals.”

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2012/09/and-there-were-wolves.html

 

New Pop Culture Appearing in this month’s Village Living Magazine – Reinvented Dad

Christopher Sweeney Pop Culture Village Living
New Pop Culture article – Reinvented Dad – appears in this month’s Village Living Magazine

He loves them, feeds them (though through wild devices such as an elaborate bacon and egg machine) and provides them with a fantastic example of someone who follows his own path

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2012/08/reinvented-dad.html

 

Hypocritical Parents Take Comfort: New Pop Culture: Launch Pad

Space Shuttle Blasting Off
If you want your kids to fly, you have to show them how

Most parents are hypocrites – myself included. And I’m OK with that. In fact, I often argue that if I wasn’t an insufferable hypocrite what would force my children to quit my home in disgust when they reach their late teens or early twenties?

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/