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Beat the Heat: Keeping Dad Cool for Work or Play

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Arctic Cove; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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Dads are often the unsung heroes.

But with Father’s Day right around the corner, I think it’s time for a shout out. 

There is nothing “cooler” than a Dad who is really involved in his kids’ day to day lives.  

When I met and fell in love with my husband in college, I knew he was going to be a great dad.  He was always the first to lend a helping hand to anyone, and was one of the most considerate people I knew. 

Fast forward 23 years, and three kids later. 

My husband is a man who wears a lot of hats. 

Coach Dad for example. 

He’s coached multiple sports, and multiple teams in one season. He always made it fun, and even made a few silly bets along the way.

He told our daughter’s team that he’d shave his head if the girls made a serious run at the State Cup…specifically they had to get at least to the semi finals. Those girls were on a mission. The day they won their quarterfinal game, they wanted to go straight to the barbershop. I wish I could find a picture! 

Then there was the time he and his friend who he coached with made a bet with the boys’ soccer team…and lost. 

"Cool" Dads that lost a bet

He’s always done fun stuff like biking to games with our kids.  Everyone thought he was nuts, but our kids loved doing it. 

This coach Dad often biked to games with his soccer player

He’s never pushed our kids towards his sports of choice, but watching Dad do something for consistently through all these years has made an impression. After cheering for him at countless road races and triathlons, we now have two kids that love to run…and bike and swim. The oldest only likes to run if there is a soccer ball involved…hey, two out of three isn’t bad! 

First race

Eleven years later…

track 2

Even though we have teenagers now and youth sports are behind us, he’s still coaching. When the track coach at the high school left, my husband immediately applied for a assistant position to help out. He ran in college (he won’t tell you, but he was an All American in cross country for the University of Colorado), and for years volunteer coached at a prep school. The new coaching staff had a great first season, and my husband had a lot of fun too!

He’s not just Coach Dad though. He’s also always been good about meeting the kids where they were at. Paintball, BMX racing…whatever the kids want to try, he jumps right in. 

Right now he’s in the middle of a huge backyard project. This Arctic Cove cooling kit couldn’t have come at a better time! 

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This weekend was hot, but he’s in a hurry to get our backyard project done before our annual 4th of July party. He spent all day Saturday expanding the fence that surrounds our pool on two sides to accommodate the hot tub he put in and the fire pit he plans to build. He also plans to add a deck around the hot tub, two small patios and a small stone wall. It’s going to be a busy next couple of weekends!

He really loved the Bucket Top Mister, which you can use with and without a bucket. He connected it to the hose while he was working in the yard…the misting definitely helped to keep him cool while he was working. He also was getting some good use out of the Drink N Mist and the Super Cooling Towel, as you can see.

The dogs even got in on the cooling action. In fact, one of the dogs even settled in for a nap right in front of it at one point!

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Yard work is easier when you can stay cool with the Arctic Cove Bucket Top Mister!

On Sunday, my husband brought it along (with a bucket this time) to our oldest son’s last soccer game. It was nice for the boys to get some misting action since it was such a hot day, and they were also short players as well.  

I have a feeling the other team might have been a little jealous!

The Arctic Cove Bucket Top Mister is great for cooling off at soccer games!

Once the summer is in full swing, we do a lot of entertaining by the pool. I have my eye on the Polar Party Music, Misting, & Light Tower…I know my husband would love that! 

If your husband is the “Coolest Dad” on the block too, check out Arctic Cove for some fabulous Father’s Day gift ideas! 


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Arctic Cove is giving one lucky reader from my blog a Beat the Heat Cooling kit including the following: 

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So…what makes your special guy a cool Dad? Let me know in the comments below! And GOOD LUCK! 









Sunday 21st of June 2015

He's very handy and is always taking care of projects and fixing things around the house!

Barbara This is such a nice tribute to you

Saturday 20th of June 2015

This is such a nice tribute to your husband. He's certainly got a fantastic project going there for the next few weeks.

When my kids were small , my husband always played with them, told them stories and was involved in their schooling. Now that they are adults, he continues to encourage them . Our daughter wrote a blog post about him today. She said that he taught her to stand up for what is right, work hard so she can inspire others and contribute something beautiful to this world.

Enjoy your weekend!


Friday 19th of June 2015

We don't have kids, but he does such an amazing job taking care of our pup! They love to run around and play in the pool together in the summer.


Friday 19th of June 2015

My hubby is always outside playing with the kids and coming up with cool things to do! He's always up for an adventure!


Thursday 18th of June 2015

Such a fun giveaway, perfect for hot summer days!