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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4 days agoby imcoopedupWe’re teaching our little ducklings about financial responsibility. Their first debit cards arrived today from @greenlightcard . Greenlight’s app lets parents give their kids money and control how much can be spent where, including stores, online and in apps. If they need actual cash money, it’s free to use at ATMs. (Plus, you can shut them down completely if they go missing.) . I’ll keep you posted how it turns out. Who knows, maybe they’ll be Kardashians some day. With those duck lips, we’re halfway there. A dad can dream!
6 days agoby imcoopedupFirst Day of School! We’re all ready for routine after a whirlwind, fun-filled summer. Hard to believe that we’ve got 5th and 4th graders in our house!
2 weeks agoby imcoopedup15 years ago: That time @carsonkressley and I looked like the cutest lesbian couple in Dallas. (Or at least stand-ins for Ellen and Martina Navratilova) #queereye
3 weeks agoby imcoopedupOne last quick trip to close out the summer! To grandparents’ house we go...
3 weeks agoby imcoopedupFeeling very extra today! Not sure I can pull off the French tuck, but I’m giving it a try. Also, sporting my new men’s pouch from @coach and freshly painted toes. My kids liked the outfit enough to ask if they could take this pic. Either that, or they’re mocking their old gay dad! #ootdmen
1 month agoby imcoopedup“A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men.” -Willy Wonka
1 month agoby imcoopedupWe're reviewing "The Lion King" on Cooped Up. (link in bio) Plus, a very special rendition of Hakuna Matata that you'll never forget...even if you want to.
1 month agoby imcoopedupIn a world with no moisturizer, plastic surgeons or mirrors... #faceapp
1 month agoby imcoopedupIt’s #PrimeDay , y’all! I’m sharing my favorite finds (so far!) in my stories and on CoopedUp.com. It’s a running list, so keep checking back. @amazon
2 months agoby imcoopedupDads headed home from vacation, no kids in tow. They’re enjoying a week of Camp Nina in Pasadena.
2 months agoby imcoopedupThis place is one of the most beautiful in Southern California! I especially love the Japanese gardens.
2 months agoby imcoopedupThe older I get, the less I care about gender norms. Today while touring the 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, I was wearing a large cashmere scarf/shawl wrapped around my shoulders to stay warm. The looks I was getting from Red State tourists was so delicious. There was a college-aged boy with an Iowa t-shirt who could not stop staring...and not in the gay bashing sort of way. Maybe I helped him find a spark inside himself.