Tide Turners Kids Summer Sizzler Program 

Guest Blog: Cardiff D. Hall

Now that your kids have been out of school for a couple of weeks, you might be hearing a few, “I’m bored,” “I don’t know what to do,” or “I’m already tired of doing that,” comments from your kids.

If you, like me, are looking for creative ways to slow down the “summer slide” from school with a fun and creative way to continue your children’s education, my friend and fellow author, Cardiff Hall, has the answer.

Cardiff Hall is an author, coach, and speaker. Recently, Cardiff’s book, Tide Turners, hit the shelves and has helped countless men and women take back control of their lives and achieve their life goals.

However, having a 7-year old of his own, he wanted to create a summer project for his own daughter.  In doing so, he realized that he could help serve other kids (and their parents) as well.

I will let Cardiff explain the rest! I hope to see you and your kids in the program soon! P.S. It’s absolutely FREE!

Tide Turners Kids Summer Sizzler Program (for kids ages 7-14)

Do you remember your summer as a child? Ok, it’s mostly like been some time ago however, take a moment to reflect back on your summers. I can remember riding my bike, of course without a helmet and leaving my house in the morning and returning home by dinner time. I had a small job on Friday’s washing a food vending truck and loved making my own money.

I’m sure when you grew up, there were not many distractions in the summer. Today, there is the internet, video games and other “shiny objects” which can draw kids into possible binge activities.

Now, if you did not have a computer with games, remember how fun it was to play all day? Well, not in my house, playing on the computer all day never occurred.

I agree summer should be about fun given school is out and I believe kids can still learn in activities they do, which will broaden their scholastic skills.

Earlier this year, my first book was published entitled: Tide Turners which helps individuals gain clarity, increase their joy and sustain achievement. Having a seven year old daughter it was apparent to me, kids can be Tide Turners!


So, for the past few months, I’ve been developing a Tide Turners Kids program, where they can utilize the summer to start their own business in seven days!

Here is how the program came to life. Click the link to hear about this amazing program – Summer Sizzler Program. If you’d like your child to be a part of this program visit the Summer Sizzler Program website.

My mission for the summer is to have kids all across the country startup their own summer business. In fact, I set a goal of having 500 kids participate in this program and be TIDE TURNERS KIDS!

Tide Turners Kids Entrepreneurs Summer Sizzler Program overview:

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4 Powerful Takeaways from the 2017 Act Like Men Palooza

4 Powerful Takeaways from the 2017 Act Like Men Palooza

This past weekend, I went on a mini-vacation to the “Mitten” of Michigan. It was an epic road trip in the somewhat cramped white Corolla, nicknamed “The White Mamba.” What was supposed to be a nearly 9-hour trip that skirted around Chicago and hugged Lake Michigan, ended up turning into an 11.5 hour marathon plagued with road construction, car crashes, and a even a mystical Chick-fil-A!

All that being said, the road trip was worth it! Here’s why:

  1. Authentic biblical manhood is alive and well!

    • Worshiping, praying, and camping with over 1,300 men of faith in the woods of Michigan proved this takeaway.
    • I have been to several men’s ministry conferences before, both large and small—whether it be in large convention centers, a mega church, or the local church. But nothing compared to the camaraderie of what took place at the Palooza!
    • Heroes emerged throughout the weekend: The Hot Salsa Guy, The Knife Guy, The Rubik’s Cube Guy, and the Homerun Guy.
  1. I need to step up my prayer life!

    • The Harvest Bible Chapel team of pastors’ Palooza theme centered around the power of prayer.
    • I learned new ways of praying, how to pray, and why prayer is so powerful.
    • Sometimes it’s necessary to “Hit your knees now” and “get your face in the dirt” when you pray.
  1. Life in the fast(ing) lane

    • Pastor James MacDonald challenged all of us men to fast (just water) for 24-36 hours. Why?  Because “desire for God germinates in the soil of self-denial.”
    • This past Tuesday, I took Pastor James MacDonald up on his challenge and completed a 32 hour fast. I focused on His Word, prayer, and admitted that I didn’t know what my next step in one area of my life was.  As Pastor James taught us, I humbled myself in front of the Lord.
    • During my 32 hour fast, I heard from an acquaintance who helped me get back on track on this particular area of my life!
    • I now consider myself living in the fast(ing) lane!
  1. Biblical Manhood Pledge

    • As many of you know, my passion is to help dads raise their kids into the young men and women that God designed them to be. In my first book, Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Sons, I help dads connect with their sons on a deeper level through fun activities and lessons straight from the Bible.
    • At the Palooza, I got chills up my spine as at least fifty 15-year-olds walked down to the Palooza platform with their dads to take the Biblical Manhood Challenge. Can you imagine the power of this manhood ceremony from the perspective of a 15-year-old?  Standing in front of a crowd of 1,300 God-fearing men with your dad at your side acknowledging and affirming your transition from boy to man!
    • I cannot wait for my son to take this pledge when he is 15 and experience this powerful manhood ceremony surrounded by a community of witnesses!

Want to learn more about Harvest Bible Chapel? Click HERE now.


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5 Ways Single Moms can Celebrate Father’s Day!

As we approach Father’s Day 2017, so many of us look forward to this weekend of celebrating fatherhood. Whether it be our dad or celebrating our own fatherhood with our family, many of us are looking forward to Father’s Day.

But recently, I was asked a question I had never been asked before, and honestly had never even thought of before.

KROC-FM Radio Host Danielle Teal asked me a question that caught me a bit off guard–a true sign of an excellent host! Danielle asked me what advice I might have for Single Moms this Father’s Day.

As many of you know, I have been focusing my content almost exclusively on dads and how to develop deeper relationships with their kids. But Danielle, a Single Mom herself, pressed on, knowing firsthand that Father’s Day can be challenging for Single Moms.

So, I took what I have learned from my experience coaching dads, asking other Single Moms I know, and came up with 5 Ways Single Moms Can Celebrate Father’s Day!

Please know that I do not claim to be an expert on this topic, but felt convicted to answer this question as respectfully and as humbly as possible.

If you are a Single Mom or have a friend or family member who is, I would love to hear your thoughts on these 5 Ways or, better yet, share your own ideas!

I pray that this post might reach a Single Mom who is struggling with what to do this Father’s Day, and that one of the 5 Ways helps her to celebrate a day that may normally like to forget.

5 Ways Single Moms can Celebrate Father’s Day

Here is the post Danielle Teal shared on KROC-FM 106.9 Rochester, Minnesota

Mark LaMaster and I continued the conversation and discussed the dynamics of a single parent mother that might not have the father involved. He gave some great insight on how you can make the day special for your child and their father regardless of the circumstances. In the end what matters is the child’s happiness.

1. Celebrate your children’s dad by sharing the good memories, his good qualities, and which of his traits you see in your kids. This will honor him and show your kids that you appreciate fatherhood.

2. Rise above and honor your kids’ dad, even if the same was not done for you on Mother’s Day.

3. Point to the positive male role models in your children’s life. Celebrate this man, whether it be an uncle, family friend, grandpa, just as you would their own father.

4. Don’t go it alone! If you have joint custody and your kids are with their dads this Father’s Day, make sure to make plans of your own. Take advantage of this day, invite a friend or two, and do one thing that you wouldn’t be able to do with your kids at your side.

5. Do a “dad thing” together. If you don’t regularly do any of the following, try something that a dad might consider doing on Father’s Day. Take in a local baseball game, go fishing, or barbecue some ribs on the grill together. Make sure to let your kids know that all of these activities can be done with Mom as well!

A huge THANK YOU to Danielle Teal for asking me this tough, but necessary question, that I hope will help Single Moms this coming weekend!

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17 Fun and Fresh Family Ideas for Father’s Day 2017!

Need help figuring out what to do this Father's Day?

If you are like me, Father’s Day can get a bit stressful, especially when trying to figure out how to spend the day.

Well, I want to help you relieve that stress so you can enjoy every minute of your special day this year!  I created a list of 17 Fun and Fresh Family Ideas for Father’s Day so you can enjoy your Sunday, stress-free!

17 Fun and Fresh Family Ideas for Father’s Day 2017

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I invite you to join me at Barnes & Noble Apache Mall on Saturday, June 17, from 11am-3pm, as I sign copies of my book, Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Sons!

A perfect gift just in time for Father’s Day!

A percentage of all proceeds from all purchases at Barnes & Noble Apache Mall (coffee, books, music, puzzles, games, etc.) will be donated to the Rochester Area Family YMCA!

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Date: June 17, 2017
Time: 11:00-15:00
Event: Barnes & Noble Apache Mall Book Signing
Topic: Barnes & Noble Book Signing
Sponsor: Rochester Area Family YMCA
Venue: Apache Mall Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Location: Rochester, MN
Public: Public

The Work/Life Balance Radio Show

Community of Dads-Mark LaMaster

My nationally syndicated radio show debut!  A huge thanks to Rick A. Morris, host of The Work/Life Balance.  You can listen to the show now by clicking on the play button below OR listen to it later by downloading it from iTunes HERE

Make sure to save your seat for my next Community of Dads Webinar now!  Click HERE to grab your seat!

Rick is also the author of No Day But Today, which hit the press earlier this year!  I highly recommend this book to all parents as it gives a template of all the roles we have in our lives.  You can order your copy by clicking on the book cover below!

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Community of Dads – Mark LaMaster

June 2, 2017
Hosted by Rick A. Morris

Episode Description

Rick will interview Mark LaMaster, author of Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Sons, about his Community of Dads project. From Mark, “Is it just me, or when us dads get together, why do we end up talking about the weather, sports, and work? Rarely, if ever, do we talk about dad stuff. Why? Well, the more I learn about and experience with other dads, I have realized that most of us just don’t know how to start the conversation. Or, we think that if we bring up the topic of fatherhood, we might sound insecure, weak, or maybe even a bit weird. Let’s admit it, talking about fatherhood can be a bit awkward! But I have also learned through my group coaching programs that dads will talk about their insecurities, concerns, and are open to advice from other dads if they are within a trusting and supportive environment. That’s why I have created the Community of Dads, an online community for dads where dads can come to connect, grow, and share in their fatherhood journey.”




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Date: June 2, 2017
Time: 16:00
Appearance: The Work Life Balance Show with Rick A. Morris
Outlet: VoiceAmerica.com
Format: Radio


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Date: April 15, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Event: Barnes & Noble Book Signing - Sioux City, Iowa
Topic: Barnes & Noble Book Signing
Sponsor: Barnes & Noble - Sioux City
Public: Public


30-Day Dadvotion Challenge

Devotions for Dads written by Dads

Dads, Are You Up For the 30-Day Dadvotion Challenge?

In only a few minutes a day, for the next 30 days, these Dadvotions will challenge you to reflect on your fatherhood: past, present, and future.

Each Dadvotion will help you discover or rediscover why you chose to become a father and will empower you to become the dad you always dreamed of becoming.

Through inspiring real-life stories shared from dads from all walks of life and daily verses from scripture, you will be motivated to “Be a Dad Today!”

Take the 30-Day Dadvotion Challenge NOW!

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Parenting Life Hacks with Mark LaMaster

KROC 106.9 and Danielle Teal

A huge thanks to Danielle Teal and KROC 106.9 FM in Rochester, MN, for doing a story on my book and coaching programs!

In the article, Parenting Life Hacks with Mark LaMaster, Danielle shares how I started on my journey to become an author, coach, and speaker.  She also describes the Game Day concepts of my book, Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Sons.

The most powerful portion of the article includes one of my favorite father and son transformative stories that resulted from a dad who went through Game Day 1 with his son.

Click HERE to check out the article, Parenting Life Hacks with Mark LaMaster, by Danielle Teal.

Thanks again Danielle and KROC!

Besides being a radio host for KROC, Danielle Teal is also the founder of the Random Acts of Kindness group in Rochester.

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