Printable Father’s Day Card and Coupons

Last updated on June 4th, 2018 at 04:55 pm

A fun printable Father’s Day Card and coupons you can print from home on your computer! Dads will love these coupons and a card with a pocket to hold his coupons. Easy last minute gift idea!

A fun printable Father's Day Card and coupons you can print from home on your computer! Dads will love these coupons and card. Easy last minute gift idea!

Show Dad you care with this Printable Father’s Day Card!

It never fails that I get a gift and forget a card, or I forget the gift all together! My husband is the best Dad I know, but he’s the hardest man to shop for. He has everything he needs, so this year I designed a fun printable Father’s Day Card that I thought he would enjoy. Plus, this way I wouldn’t forget either. This printable can be the Father’s Day gift and card! 

Along with the card that acts as a pocket for coupons, I designed four “Daddy” coupons and two “Hubby” coupons. Choose as many coupons as you like, add a lottery ticket or cash instead… it’s up to you!

Father’s Day Card Coupons Read:

  • Daddy Coupon: One Free Bear Hug
  • Daddy Coupon: One Free Lunch Date
  • Daddy Coupon: One Free Chore Pass
  • Daddy Coupon: One Day to Sleep Late
  • Hubby Coupon: One Home Cooked Meal
  • Hubby Coupon: One Free Back Rub (this comes with a 20 minute limit and expires after one use!)

A fun printable Father's Day Card and coupons you can print from home on your computer! Easy last minute gift idea for Dad.

I’ve started an online shop, so sorry folks this printable design is not free, but it is SUPER cheap and original. So I hope you will still want to download this as a for a fun gift for dad.

Once you buy the Father’s Day Card printable file you can print it as many times as you like. Keep it for years and years!

Printable Father’s Day Card and Coupons

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Thanks and Happy Father’s Day to all of the great dads out there!

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50 Father’s Day Free Printables

Last updated on June 4th, 2018 at 04:39 pm

50 of the best Father’s Day Free Printables! Find great DIY gift ideas, cards and tags for dad.

50 of the best Father's Day Free Printables! Find great DIY gift ideas, cards and tags for dad. Fun designs and homemade gift ideas for men. #fathersday #dad #gifts #father #printables #freeprintables #livinglocurto #giftideas

Enjoy these Adorable Father’s Day Free Printables!

Here at Living Locurto we take Father’s Day seriously! Sure, it’s about spending time with your dad and giving your husband that special “me” time he deserves, but it’s also about finding the perfect Father’s Day gift and FREE Printables to make Father’s Day extra special.

Don’t worry, we’ve done all the legwork for you. We scoured the internet to find fifty of the cutest Father’s Day Free Printables around.

You’re bound to find something awesome for any of the men in your life with these 50 Father’s Day Free Printables. A BIG shout out to all of the wonderful Dads out there!

Happy Father’s Day!

50 of the best Father's Day Free Printables! Find great DIY gift ideas, cards and tags for dad.

50 Father’s Day Free Printables

  1. Enjoy a Dessert in a Jar Recipe with Free Printable “We would go nuts without you!” & Happy Father’s Day Tags  here at Living Locurto.
  2. Here at Living Locurto you can find free printable Happy Father’s Day cards and tags in brown and blue stripes.
  3. Alpha Mom has a printable Super Hero Kit to make your Dad’s Day extra super.
  4. Lifestyle Crafts made a cute little shirt and tie card as well as mustaches on a stick!
  5. Is the Dad in your life a Real Man? The Mombot has the perfect card for him.
  6. We have a free printable Father’s Day Coupon Book right here at Living Locurto.
  7. For the dad that never passes up a puzzle, this free printable word search card by Paper and Pigtails will leave him searching for more.
  8. Some dads can’t get enough fishing. This adorable angler card from Sissyprint will make their day extra special.
  9. This free printable Babe Ruth baseball quote by Less Cake More Frosting is perfect for framing and hanging in Dad’s office.
  10. Is your dad a suit and tie kind of guy? Check out these free printable bunting and cupcake toppers from Amanda’s Parties to Go.
  11. If dad is more geek than jock, then this Star Wars father’s day kit from The Popsicle Blog is just what he needs.
  12. Surprise dad with a six pack of {root} beer personalized with these A&Wesome tags by Nothing But Country.
  13. Is Dad a Super Hero without a cape? Then check out That’s What Che Said’s free printable Super Hero Card.
  14. Botanical Paper Works has a really great free inspirational quote you can print and frame for Dad.
  15. Paper Crave has the most adorable DIY Free Printable Template for making your own shirt and tie bag.
  16. Homespun with Love has a cool Free Subway art Father’s Day Printable.
  17. And if you really love Subway Art (like I do) then you should check out Today’s Fabulous Finds Free Dad Subway Art in 17 Different colors and 2 Different Designs.
  18. If your Dad is #1, then this Free Printable Card and Cupcake Topper from One Charming Party is what you’re looking for.
  19. One Charming Party also has a free printable mustache and bow tie card for your dashing dad.
  20. The Martha Stewart Blog has these adorable Retro Father’s Day Clip Art Food Labels for you to print.
  21. The Popsicle Blog has a great free printable for Daddy’s Treat jar. Just fill with treats and you’ve got a cute gift!
  22. Kinzie’s Creations has a Mad Libs Style printable to use for younger kids.
  23. Planning Father’s Day breakfast in bed? Check out this free Room Service printable from seven-thirty-three.
  24. Nothing But Country makes your Father’s Day Pop with these cute tags.
  25. Milk and Honey has a free quote for you to frame.
  26. Coton Colors has free Father’s Day printables for the chef, the sports nut, and even the sailor dad!
  27. Sweet Scarlet Designs has a free printable Father’s Day alphabet card.
  28. Tater Tots and Jello has a free printable golf themed gift for Dad.
  29. Need a mustache card you can wear? Cut and Create has the perfect one for dad.
  30. Looking for a good last minute Father’s Day Printable? Check out this one from Creative Homemakers.
  31. Beauty and Bedlam has a cute Father’s Day printable coupon book.
  32. Lil’ Luna has a cute free printable pop box set perfect for Fahter’s Day.
  33. Make it Perfect has a free printable card for the Dad that rocks.
  34. These Dad Bucks from Print Your Party are adorable.
  35. Giving Socks to Dad? Use these cute labels from Hello Lucky to dress them up!
  36. Pumpkins and Posies has four free Father’s Day printable cards— including a monster one!
  37. Holiday Creations has a free printable template for a Father’s Day gift card holder.
  38. Lara Macchia has an elegant Father’s Day free printable card.
  39. These free printables from cupcakes and lemonade will help you put together a super hero box.
  40. Is your dad the best dad ever? Then give him this free printable card from Funky Time.
  41. Sarah Hearts has tool themed free printable Father’s Day Cards for you.
  42. Paisley Wallpaper even lets you customize their free printable Father’s Day Tie card. Check it out!
  43. You can build your own dad with this free printable card from Papercraft Inspirations.
  44. Design Dazzle has a free printable with a bonus tutorial for a scratch off Father’s Day Card.
  45. Creative Mamma has a really neat free printable Father’s Day card with a funky design.
  46. A Proffitable life has a free printable Father’s Day poster for dads and stepdads.
  47. I Should Be Mopping The Floor has a wow-worthy free Father’s Day ombre printable.
  48. 1+1+1=1 has the cutest printable Father’s Day Coloring Page Card.
  49. Over at Eighteen25 there’s a free printable for a Father’s Day All About Dad book.
  50. I love this superhero coupon book from Kiki and Company because kids can write in their own stuff!

Wow! Hope this list of awesome Father’s Day Free Printables helps you this year!

What do you plan to make this Father’s Day?

Celebrate Dad with these easy Father’s Day Gifts! Get printables, recipes and simple homemade last minute gift ideas.

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6 Things Every Mom Needs to Remember

My oldest child is heading to college this fall. That translates in mom talk to, “Friends beware. Spontaneous ugly cries may occur.” It also means I’ve gotten a little bit (okay… a lot bit) sentimental. While meandering down memory lane, I remembered two friends of mine. They were both older – one a grandmother with gray hair and dimples. The other an energetic empty nester. Every visit these ladies slipped in some piece of mothering advice before they left. Their perspective changed my perspective of how to raise my kids and I’m so grateful for it. Guess it’s time to pass that good advice on.

Things to Remember…

 

1. Don’t Stress About Keeping a Clean House.

It’s a phase. You’re not a slob. One day those sticky handprints on the glass are going to make you smile.

happy messy kids

2. Happiness is Not About Stuff.

Name brand clothes, yearly vacations, and presents overflowing under the Christmas tree aren’t necessary. Kids can be happy with a lot less than we think. Never go in debt for a kid’s want. Wanting is a motivating and healthy thing for every child.

 

3. Date Your Spouse.

Find a babysitter you trust and get out of the house! Weekly if you can. One day the kids will be gone and you need to still like your spouse! Dates can be as simple as going on a walk. Strengthening your marriage will strengthen your whole family.

 

4. Date Your Kids.

Your kids need time with you too. Not time with you and the baby. Not time with you and their little sister. Just you. Go grab a one-dollar ice cream cone together. That’s enough! Find ten minutes regularly that’s all for them. Doing this with my kids when they were young made them more willing to talk to me about the tough stuff when they were teens.

kids helping make dinner

 

5. Teach Them How to Help Themselves.

Chores teach hard work. Saving money teaches discipline. Talking face to face with unkind friends teaches bravery. Asking a teacher for help teaches self-reliance. Don’t save your kids when things get hard. Walk beside them and teach them how to save themselves.

 

6. Praise, Hug, Repeat.

Let the little things go. Praise the good more than you correct the bad. I know I would feel awful if someone only pointed out my mistakes while I was learning something new. Our kids are still learning how to be kind human beings. Be gentle, fun teachers. They’re going to turn out great.

love your children

 

 

About the Author

Hey! I’m Jenner –  a mother of four. A Texan. An author. And the wife of a beautifully bald elementary school teacher. I’m a wee bit obsessed with Christmas music and love writing. My writing has appeared in Jack and Jill, Friend, Ensign and Highlights magazines. You can also find it on storybird.com.  Catch me on my blog or follow me on Twitter here: @slushpilestory

 

 

 

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Guilt-Free Ways to be a Less Distracted Parent

My daughter loved the classic Curious George books when she was about two. Those stories are from another time when parents apparently had nothing to do. Each runs at least fifty pages. Fifty pages. To make matters worse, she had memorized the stories, which meant I couldn’t fudge it and skip over large swaths of text.

We’ve all been there, I’m sure, stuck doing the repetitive stories or imaginary scenes dreamed up by our kids. I have a love-hate relationship with these moments: sometimes I really need to get something else done. Other times, I am happy to spend time in a child’s silly world. But what was the difference? I wanted to figure out how I could enjoy that playtime more and still get dinner on the table in time.

 

Figure out what your child is asking for

All kid needs attention, affirmation, and love from their parents. Each kid is different in how they need to feel that love, though. Some children love being physical—wrestling, cuddling, or touching. Others need verbal encouragement. Still others want you to watch them as they accomplish something.

You know your kid best. When does she light up when you watch her draw? Does he keep asking for tickles? It doesn’t matter if it’s as mind-numbing as another round through Curious George. Choose to share a period of time when you play in their world, instead of asking them to live in yours.

Plan ahead to play

I know there are demands at work and home. But giving unfocused attention to your children is just as important. It’s also limited: I will be doing laundry for my entire life (ugh) but I only have a handful of years with these small kids who want to make messes of paint and playdough.

It sounds silly, but I schedule playtime with my kids. Doing so allows me to commit to focusing on them for a portion of my day. If I don’t designate protected time, my unending to-do list starts breathing down my neck. Other tasks seem so much more productive, seem so much more worthwhile than throwing a tennis ball on the roof. But when I pre-decide to play, I can shut up my to-do list for a little while. I’ll get back to it eventually.

 

Give 100% focus, and then go do your thing

The act of giving a child our attention is a generous gift. We can buy a toy or send them to a great school, but we can’t outsource sharing our attention with our children. But we have actual tasks that need to get done—dinner doesn’t appear magically at my house, either.

Once I given my child that pre-decided, focused time, I give myself permission to do what needs to be done. Too often, I have found myself giving 50% focus to my kid and 50% on what I’m trying to accomplish. That split focus leaves me irritated and unproductive. (I also tend to burn things.) My two-year-old tends to act up when I’m distracted, forcing me to give him my full, but negative, attention. When I have chosen to give him 100% focus, he feels loved. Then, thankfully, he is more likely to play on his own while I cook dinner or send an email.

Parents know, deep down, that they are often distracted while spending time with their kids. Sometimes it feels like we don’t have any other choice. Ultimately, though, we can choose to carve out specific windows of time during which we participate with our kids in their world.

This doesn’t happen accidentally. Deciding ahead of time becomes a commitment on my planner. Instead of my kids getting the scraps of attention that I have on the edges, they get all of me for a deliberate part of the day. The result? They feel loved and I feel like I am becoming the kind of parent I want to be.

About the Author
Laura Thrasher is the co-founder of HeartPlanner.com, a tool for parents to make small wins in the most important areas of life. She is passionate about helping others make the most of their time. Laura is a writer, marketer, and mom of two. Feel free to connect at laura@heartplanner.com.

 

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Don’t Give Up On Me Because I’m ADHD: A Letter From My Son

My son was diagnosed with ADHD at 8 years old.  I knew something was different from the moment he was born.  As my first born, my pregnancy was met with story after story about how I should cherish the time in the hospital because the nurses can care for infant in the nursery allowing me some recovery time.  Or nap when the baby naps and make sure you are feeding them every 2 hours; sometimes you may even have to wake them up to eat! And so many more…

Can I just tell you how wrong every single person was about my newborn experience?  From the moment my son was born he would eat, nap for 45 minutes, wake up for 45 minutes, eat and repeat.  This did not change until he was 6 months old.  Sometimes at night I would get a 2-3 hour span, but if I had any light on (even in the next room), a car drove by, my husband breathed heavily or the TV glowing he would stay awake and do spin moves (at 1 week old) to see the TV or find the noise.  He also started walking around 10 months old and was climbing out of his crib at 11 months old.  He kept me just as busy (if not more) as he was.  I could tell by the look on other parent’s faces that my son was not the typical newborn or toddler.

Fast-forward eight years and it makes a lot more sense. My kiddo is just my busy-bee and once I understood him more, it was much easier to be patient with him.  It was also at this time that we made personal and family decision to place him on medication.  His ADHD was not only affecting his schoolwork, but it was affecting him socially.  He didn’t understand why kids had a hard time with him at recess or in class–and try figuring out a way to explain it! However, the first day he refused to return to school after an incident with “friends”, I knew we needed additional help.  Medicine was a blessing.  Simple as that.  A blessing for him, his education, his teachers, his friends, and most importantly…for him. I could actually follow a conversation with him for the first time in years. When I asked how he felt he quickly replied “My head doesn’t feel all buzzy any more!”.

(Source)

As each school year approached, he knew that we would need to have conversations with his teachers about his behavior. You can only “island” a kid’s desk so many times before he realizes something is up.  Halfway through 6th grade we needed additional resources from the school and teachers to ensure he had a successful school year. We talked with our son a lot about what he wanted and felt he needed. It was during this time I asked him to write a letter explaining his ADHD and how he felt. I wanted to see his perspective.  Here is what he presented to me:

“I’m 11 years old and I have ADHD.  No, I don’t mean just A.D.D. ADHD is different because it isn’t just my brain that works faster–my body in general works and moves faster than most other kids.  I’ll admit that to some this can be seen as a blessing or a curse.  I say it is a blessing because it allows me to figure out problems, improve on other ideas and see things in other ways faster and more effectively than some. I have the energy to keep trying and trying and trying.  I would like you to know that some times (in my case) I don’t realize what I am doing and I need someone to snap me back in to reality. Things like tapping my pen on my desk, wandering around the room, or tearing up paper.  Also, a lot of the times, when I seem spaced out, like I don’t have a care in the world, it is actually those times when I don’t feel engaged in the activity or more simply — I AM BORED. I need to move and be involved as much as possible to keep my focus locked on. Please try and involve kids like me in the subject or game that is currently happening. Even if it takes a bit more work.  Whatever it is, just get our attention.

Next I would like you to know that if people think that ADHD means that ADHD kids are always bouncing off the walls and always not listening to anyone or anything, please understand that even when that happens, we are trying our very best. It can be really hard at times. Please try to get our attention and involve us in whatever it is that you’re doing.  Just put in some effort and it will all pay off. That’s what I would like you to know about ADHD and kids like me.”

 

adhd letter from son

What his letter taught me is this: I am trying and please don’t give up on me.

Simple as that.

I’m trying, guys. Please include me. I’m doing the best I can.

My heart hopes that I remember this on the tough days. My heart hopes that his teachers and friends can see and know this. If my ADHD son feels this way, I can almost guarantee someone else’s ADHD child does too. Let us all be a bit more patient and take the time to ask our child how they feel and what they need.  They’ll tell you every time.

 

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Dad Can Still Dad, Even At 2AM

We all know the proverbial mamahood is rampant with controversial topics: co-sleeping, bottle feeding, c-section births—everyone has an opinion.

And, of course, feels the need to share it.

*cough* …every mother-in-law ever… *cough*

Even so, I had no idea when I brought home our teeny tiny bundle that the biggest controversy we would encounter was how my husband and I chose to handle nighttime feedings. As in, we’d both be up taking care of our son.

Together.

Crazy, right? At least, that’s what I’ve been told. That I’m forcing a crazy feminist agenda on my poor husband. That said husband is completely whipped. That, in no uncertain terms, his sleep is far more valuable than mine—after all, he’s the one with the job. (Because we all know being a full-time mama isn’t the most demanding job on the planet…)

 

 

But trust me when I tell you that my husband’s loss of sleep isn’t coming from an obligation to support the equal rights of women. Rather it stems from his love for us and an understanding that we share this burden of parenting equally as mom and dad.

Yes, my husband helped create that little insomniac of ours and genuinely feels a sense of responsibility in taking care of him. Even. At. Night.

So can we talk about this for a minute? Why are my husband and I having to justify his waking at night to help with the baby instead of celebrating it? Why do people still believe nocturnal baby business is only for moms?

I keep hearing the argument that if mama is breastfeeding, there isn’t much for Daddy Dearest to do. Except there is. Like grabbing a snack for the starving woman whose breasts are being sucked dry day and night. Like rocking and shushing baby after a feeding hasn’t quite done the trick. Like changing a midnight pooper. Like tracking down that dang burp rag after the burps have turned to projectile vomit.

Oh, the projectile vomit…

Anyway, I promise, that next time my husband and I are both up come 3 a.m., it’s not because misery loves company. It’s because, though our roles in parenthood are different, they’re pretty much split down the middle, just like the genes of our perfect baby boy.

 

 

Kara Baxter Clark  is a mama in her rookie year, just starting to find her place in the ‘hood. She loves running, reading, and discovering the answer to every “why” in the world.

 

 

 

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Rules For My Son

Mama Law, It’s REAL

Dear Kids, Think of Me.

 

Disciplining Teens: Talk Less. Listen More.

Is corporal punishment an acceptable form of discipline and when does it become child abuse? — to the specific — Is it befitting of a Christian to physically discipline a child?

The answers vary depending on who is asked,  Although “Prov 22:15 says, “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.”

Some believe “Taking privileges or punishment, but if a child is willfully disobedient, defiant or disrespectful, I still think corporal punishment is effective.” However that is where some experts and other faith leaders disagree.

“It is important, he said, to live by example, whether that be encouraging prayer or preventing violence — a lesson that can be drawn from Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

“What matters for us is asking, was Jesus the sort of person who would push or hit people to get his point across?” The truth is plain before our eyes. We know the difference between right and wrong.

 

When the book of Proverbs can be cited by both supporters and detractors of corporal punishment, it’s not surprising that right and wrong gets muddied.

Discipline is about building character and any action should be aimed in that direction. “When you violate a kid’s physical boundaries like that, you are setting them up to be pushed around as adults or to push others around. It is not the kind of character we want to build, however we discipline youth is a topic worthy of discussion, it is also one of the hardest to address because it touches so many sensitive areas including parenting style, religion and race.

“You can’t tell a parent they are right or wrong as to how they discipline their child,” often many parents become frustrated with their child’s disrespectful behavior. “We can give them tools and offer assistance to help them do things a little better,”

It is necessary to teach children that their actions have consequences, but to do so with respect. “We have to add respect to our relationships even if it is a younger child,”

“Parenting involves taking care of someone who may not understand that care. The parent is doing what they are doing out of love.”

 

Tips for disciplining children:

 

–Don’t punish. Reward.

–Don’t criticize. Praise.

–Put the relationship first. Being right is not what matters.

–Talk less. Listen more.

–Understand the world from their perspective.

 

Keba Richmond-Green, M.A., is an Author, Therapist, Accountability Coach, Advocate, Speaker & Mentor. For over 10 years she has been dedicated to the empowerment and education of youth through her no-nonsense approach by promoting accountability, responsibility, and integrity.

Keba’s motto “plant a seed and watch it grow” has allowed her to connect and influence many young people’s lives. Her vision, strategic execution, and analytic skills help her to work with youth to help them find their purpose and individuality. The only way to affect change is the willingness to change yourself. Learn more about Keba Richmond-Green by visiting her website here.

 

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Rules For My Son

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.

2. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs ain’t one.

3. The man at the grill is the closest thing we have to a king.

4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.

5. Act like you’ve been there before. Especially in the end zone.

6. Request the late check-out.

7. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

8. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.

9. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.

10. Don’t fill up on bread.

rules for my son father wagon

11. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look him in the eye.

12. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.

13. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.

14. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.

15. You marry the girl, you marry her whole family.

16. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.

17. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.

18. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.

19. Never turn down a breath mint.

20. In a game of HORSE, sometimes a simple free throw will get ’em.

21. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.

22. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.

23. Thank a veteran. And then make it up to him.

24. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.

25. Eat lunch with the new kid.

26. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.

27. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.

28. See it on the big screen.

29. Give credit. Take the blame.

30. Write down your dreams.

*This was a list consolidated from my favorite sayings at this (Source).

For more rules like these, check out the book Rules for My Unborn Son and Rules for My Newborn Daughter by Walker Lamond.

 

About the Author

Aaron Conrad is a husband, father and follower of Christ. His thoughts, inspirations and insights can be found on his personal blog at http://www.aaronconrad.com.  In a addition to his website, Aaron also contributes to blogs at I Am SecondWhat’s In The BibleJelly Telly and Compassion International. Aaron spends his days living the dream as the Director of Business Development and Marketing for Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports.

 

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This summer, take time to celebrate the men in your life. Here are some fun Father’s Day gifts, free printables, crafts and recipes that you can prepare ahead of time or whip up last minute!

It doesn’t take a lot to show dad how much you appreciate him. My husband is happy with a note and something simple from all of us to show that we care and love him.

Make dad breakfast in bed, his favorite meal, or combine some of these free printable tags on his gifts.

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These Happy Father’s Day free printables have little neck tie paper wraps to go around these delicious homemade chocolate ho ho’s! You could use these cute tags to wrap around a candy bar or other type of non-snack gift as well. Get this amazing dessert recipe and printables here.

Fathers Day free Printables. Chocolate ho ho dessert recipe. Celebrate Dad with these easy Father's Day Gifts! Get free printables, recipes, crafts and simple homemade last minute gift ideas for men.

 

Download my You’re One Cool Dad Father’s Day Card for a unique gift idea. It comes with fun coupons and is always a great gift.

Printable Father's Day Card. Celebrate Dad with these easy Father's Day Gifts! Get free printables, recipes, crafts and simple homemade last minute gift ideas for men.

 

Celebrate by making your husband his favorite treat! We would Be Nuts Without You tags are fun to a add to a bag of nuts or dessert with nuts.

Printable Father's Day Tags. Celebrate Dad with these easy Father's Day Gifts! Get free printables, recipes, crafts and simple homemade last minute gift ideas for men.

 

My husband always loves when I make the Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. Celebrate Dad with these easy Father's Day Gifts! Get free printables, recipes, crafts and simple homemade last minute gift ideas for men.

 

Enjoy these 6 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas! I love this cute family tree keepsake gift with kid’s hand prints.

Father's Day Kids Handprint Keepsake Family Tree Art. Celebrate Dad with these easy Father's Day Gifts! Get free printables, recipes, crafts and simple homemade last minute gift ideas for men.

Make dad a yummy breakfast pizza!

Easy Cheesy Egg Breakfast Pizza Recipe. Fun Father's Day Gifts and Recipe ideas for brunch.

Looking for the ultimate list of Free Father’s Day Printables? Check out this amazing list with 50 Father’s Day Printables!

50 Free Father's Day Printables. Celebrate Dad with these easy Father's Day Gifts! Get free printables, recipes, crafts and simple homemade last minute gift ideas for men.

 

Find even more cute Father’s Day Printables and Gift Ideas here.

Father's Day Printables. Celebrate Dad with these easy Father's Day Gifts! Get free printables, recipes, crafts and simple homemade last minute gift ideas for men.

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Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there. Thanks for all that you do!

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Toilet Seat Covers Don’t Prevent Disease, But I’ll Use One Anyway, Thank You Very Much

An article titled “Why Using Toilet Seat Liners Is Basically Pointless” has been making the rounds. It was written in 2014 by Huffington Post‘s Amanda Chen, but it seems like social media archaeologists have unearthed it again, and now I can’t seem to avoid it in my Facebook feed. USA Today even made a classy little video about the article’s subject.

Chen interviewed William Schaffner, MD, a professor of preventive medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center who told her this, “That’s because toilet seats are not a vehicle for the transmission of any infectious agents — you won’t catch anything.” Then she points out that the original reason seat covers were invented were to prevent the transmission of gastrointestinal or sexually transmitted infections, but that idea has since been refuted in research.

Ultimately, using a toilet seat cover is basically a psychological thing now. It has nothing to do with preventing the spread of infections. The best protection you have is your butt skin. So now we are all left with a question: Do we stop using them because they don’t work, or do we keep layering paper on toilet seats because it makes us feel better about using public toilets?

This is a hard one for me, and I have to assume for others too. I’m actually addicted to these things. Sometimes I use two, depending on the nature of the toilet. When you pair two covers together like that they slide around a bit, but it’s cool. I end up with a pretty good core workout. And yes, I know that there are some environmentalists reading this right now who are not going to like that, but honestly, a naked public toilet seat feels like rubbing my bare ass against a complete stranger’s bare ass, and I just can’t live with that.

There are just certain things I am not ready to change, regardless of science. I’m not going to poop in a squatting position, regardless of how many Squatty Potty commercials I see showing me how crimped my lower intestines are. I’m not going to stop drinking diet soda regardless of how many people post articles on my Facebook page about how many tumors I’m probably developing. I’m not going to take my shoes off in the house even though there is hard data showing me all the nastiness I’m tracking into my home. And despite this information on toilet seat covers, I’m not going to stop using them. In fact, I have a little boy at home, and I’ve strongly considered getting some toilet seat covers for me to use in his bathroom because the kid can’t aim worth a damn.

What I can say about all of this is that unless my children are peeking in on you while you are doing your business in a public restroom (sorry about that, we are working on it), no one has to know whether or not you use a seat cover. It’s basically a guilty pleasure now.

Please keep in mind that this is just my experience that has lead me to a personal preference for paper-lined seats — my personal hang-ups. And women out there, I assume you have some real hard thinking to do because you spend a lot more time in the saddle than men.

Now here’s the really scary part. The more I think about this revelation concerning toilet seat covers, the more I wonder what this says about me. Usually, I’m a pretty big believer in scientific discovery, but this little slice of facts I can’t handle, and I wonder what else I can’t handle. Perhaps it’s because I’m in my 30s, and I’m starting to get stuck in my ways.

I’m not sure.

But what I do know is this. Amanda Chen ended her article with this very important message: “What does help to tamp down on the spread of gastrointestinal illness is hand-washing.”

Now, this I can get behind. Regardless of where you stand (or in this case, sit) on the toilet seat cover argument, please wash your hands. For the love of humanity, wash your damn hands.