Real-Life Modern Dads coming to A&E (With Contest)

What does it take to be a modern dad? There’s no single formula, but a group of friends from Austin, Texas has the bases covered on A&E’s Modern Dads, premiering Wednesday, August 21 at 10:30/9:30C.

From the show’s description:

They’re like a fraternity, but this time around all-nighters, babes in your bed, empty bottles and projectile vomit carry a whole new meaning: they’re on 24/7 dad-duty. Their dreams used to be fast women and fast cars, but now they only fantasize about using the bathroom without an audience.

Whether modern dad or modern mom, I think we can all relate to that, can’t we?

This new series will follow these stay-at-home dads as they juggle dad duty and social obligations with a kid (or four) on their hip. They are “unconventional,” we’re told, a real-life group of friends for whom “a good day at the office for them is just keeping their kids—and their manhood—alive.” Oh, I can just imagine! They’re unapologetically loud and riotously funny as they do everything from planning an over-the-top birthday party to sharing the friendships that keep this dad tribe humming.

Meet the Modern Dads

  • Nathan is the newbie – a new dad who is an enthusiastic but sometimes overzealous father to his baby boy.
  • Rick, the veteran dad with two boys and twin girls, is a MacGyver type who rules the roost with a strict hands-off approach to parenting.
  • Sean is the cool step-dad, an unfiltered comic who’s helping his girlfriend raise two girls.
  • Stone is dad to three kids. He’s single (and looking) and is totally willing to use his witty 5-year-old girl as chick bait.

You can learn more about these guys and the show in the interactive image below. Hover over tags in the image to read their bios, see clips from the show, and connect to Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also include your own tags to offer your own parenting tips.

 Dadgets Contest

Have you “hacked” parenthood? If you’ve created (or modified) a “dadget”—something to make parenthood easier—post a photo of it to the contest section of the Modern Dads Facebook page for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card to be used towards bringing your invention to life.

Modern Dads is produced by Sirens Media for A&E Network. Executive producers for Sirens Media are Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton Drescher, Jen Mayer Kulp, Lucilla D’Agostino and Adam Paul. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Lily Neumeyer and Evan Lerner.

Catch it at 10:30/9:30C starting August 21 on A&E!

Tweet to Win

We are giving away a gift pack that will definitely make any dad happy. Included in the pack will be:

  • An A&E Mug
  • Tool Belt
  • Wipes
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Stain Remover Stick
  • Wash Cloth
  • Baby Spoon
  • $25 gift card to Toys R’ Us

To enter this gift pack, all you need to do is tweet out the following:

——> Catch Modern Dads Premiere on A&E on August 21st at 10:30pm eastern #moderndads Click here to tweet.

Once you have shared the tweet on twitter, come back and put your link in the comment. We will pull a winner on August 21st!

Robin Farr is a woman, a writer, a wife, a runner, and a mom – chronologically, at least. She got mixed up philosophically during her struggle with postpartum depression but wrote her way out of it on her blog, Farewell, Stranger. The perspective she gained from that experience led her to a new motto: “Live the life you’re meant to.” She’s now working on doing just that.


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