I'm a (gay) husband, a dad, adoption advocate, Texan, founder of two businesses (PR firm Cooper Smith Agency & online mag He Said Magazine), wannabe comedian/Martha Stewart and just generally a mess who drinks and cusses too much. Read More
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by imcoopedup1 week ago A good sense of humor is vital for maintaining a youthful appearance. That, and a bunch of @kiehls lotions and potions! (Although I think the kids may have overdone it.)
by imcoopedup1 week ago I have a big announcement! . Not really, it’s just me holding the precious 13-day old offspring of my super faves @ardenhen and @brockhensarling . I don’t remember my babies being so tiny!
by imcoopedup3 weeks ago Photo highlights from our fabulous day at @dollywood . It was one of the absolutely most beautiful, clean and friendly amusement park experiences I’ve ever had. . In addition to the natural beauty and legit rides, there was plenty of love for @dollyparton herself. The museum (complete with a Dolly hologram!) will fill the hearts of any fan. . This park deserves all the adoration it receives. Can’t wait to return someday. . #dollywood#travel
by imcoopedup4 weeks ago The day started with all of us a little scared about what we’d signed up for, but we conquered the upper Pigeon River - including a couple of Class IV rapids. It was so much fun! - Our @nantahalaoutdoorcenter guide Andy led the way and fortunately no one fell out. (Although Claire and I both fell INTO the boat at the same time!) - The immediate first question from the kids was naturally “Can we do it again?!” - #whitewaterrafting#smokymountains#travel
by imcoopedup4 weeks ago When this happens as you’re hiking 3 miles round trip (half of it uphill) to see a gorgeous waterfall and you don’t know whether to be excited or completely freaked out at a black bear encounter. Especially when you can’t tell if he’s old enough to not have a protective mama close by.
by imcoopedup4 weeks ago Our next epic RV adventure begins: Smoky Mountains, here we come! Whitewater rafting, hiking, hunting for waterfalls, exploring nature…and of course, @dollywood . - This will be our first big trip in Gracie (with Butch in tow). #rv#travel
by imcoopedup1 month ago I’ve always warned Todd that as I grow older, my dream is to be Charlie Nelson Reilly and Paul Lind’s love child, with a splash of Liberace (for high class). Today’s look moves me a couple of steps closer. I love any leopard print moment, especially if it involves neckwear.
by imcoopedup1 month ago Another year at @thekesslerschool under our belts! We officially have two Middle Schoolers. - I hope we look back on this year with affection and a sense of accomplishment that we made the best of a crazy situation. - I’m so proud of our school and its leadership for guiding our children through a situation that no one has ever encountered (or signed up for when they became educators).
by imcoopedup3 months ago Five years ago today, we arrived in fabulous Venice. I now appreciate that more than ever. #tbt
by imcoopedup3 months ago I first met @justinbaldoni years ago and have become a super fan since then. You might know him as hunky Rafael on "Jane The Virgin," but there's so much more to Justin! He's crazy smart and kind and sensitive. Full of love and humanity! . And now he's an author - on shelves today! In "Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity," he explores his own journey and hopes to teach the world how to overcome society's often-damaging narrative about masculinity and what it means to be "Man Enough." Can't wait to dive in and learn! . As a gay man of
by imcoopedup4 months ago Spending a long weekend with Yogi! I had my reservations about staying at Jellystone, but so far it’s been really fun with the water park, miniature golf, and beautiful views of the Guadalupe River.
by imcoopedup4 months ago After watching my signature blonde grow out for over a year, it’s finally back! This, more than just about anything, makes me feel like there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel. Now to shed some of the Covid-19 20 I gained...
by imcoopedup5 months ago We started the day picking up trash along the beach (something my favorite sister Monica always does), then fishing, more fishing and eating all the snacks. Everyone’s having a great time with the slow pace, gulf breezes and constant meditative sound of the waves.