Modern Dad: Daniel Hallac

We're surveying some of the coolest guys we know about life as a modern dad.

Name: Daniel Hallac
Occupation: Co-founder of
Location: New York City
Find me online: and
Kids: Davide (9) & Shaun (4)

1. A favorite children's book: One of my favorite books growing up was Tikki Tikki Tembo. Thankfully my kids like it too.

2. A parenting trick that works for me and not for my wife: I can get away with serving something like 'pigs in a blanket' for dinner. My wife (who is Italian) could never get away with that. The kids expect much more from her. 

3. A favorite toy from childhood: My Star Wars figures (a cliche, I know)

4. A song I'll be really bummed if my kids don't end up loving: White Room - by Cream

5. A website or blog I visit regularly: I'm an avid Google Reader user. I visit hundred's of sites everyday via RSS.

6. A product I would recommend to another dad: Any smartphone. I remember having to travel with a suitcase full of electronics (camera, video, dvd player, computer, chargers, etc). Having everything in your pocket at all times is a lifesaver.

7. A question I hope my kids never ask me: Where do we come from?

8. My favorite way to spend a few hours with my kids: As my son would say, 'Adventuring'. Basically doing something new that they have never done before. It's such a pleasure to see them experiencing something for the first time.

9. A myth about modern dads: That they are equal to moms (they are not).

10. My parenting superpower: Putting my kids to sleep.

Thanks Daniel!

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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