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JC Hayward Throws a Baby Shower! — PHOTOS

WASHINGTON, DC (— Yesterday, I hosted a baby shower for Manny Fantis at WUSA9. “Manny’s the Man“ gives his male perspective on this website with his funny and insightful posts. Read his latest entry about becoming a first-time father. He is also the Executive Producer of Digital Content at WUSA9. Manny and his wife, Patricia, are expecting a beautiful baby boy very soon. We  Read more »

Baby Fantis is almost here!

( — At my baby’s shower in May, we received a bunch of gifts for our future pride and joy. However, we didn’t really come to terms with the whole idea of being parents at the time. On Wednesday, we went to measure the baby’s size and weight and that’s when it really dawned on  Read more »

Baby Shopping: It’s time to get ripped off!

My blog is called “Manny’s the Man,” but I’m thinking of changing it to “First time daddy!” Our boy is due in June and I can’t wait to start being a dad!!! I remember getting married and thinking about how everything cost us so much money. Flowers, tablecloths, food, parting gifts, invitations, Etc… I can  Read more »

The Remote Control

When I was a boy, we didn’t have a remote control. Our television had a knob (circa 1980) and we had to get up, off our butts, and change the channel manually. Of course, since I was the youngest of three boys, I played the role of the remote control, personally. That’s right, I was  Read more »

To Shave, or Not to Shave? That, my friends, is the hairy question

To Shave, or Not to Shave? That, my friends, is the hairy question

I’ve spent most of my life trying to be NOT cool. When everyone was wearing designer clothes, I was wearing sports jerseys. When every other kid had a car in my neighborhood, I rode the subway to school. However, recently, I literally stumbled upon a new look by accident. For a couple of weeks straight,  Read more »

Home Improvement

I dated my wife for 5 long years before we were engaged. She and I thought we knew everything about each other. After our year-long engagement, we were married on a tropical island (St. Lucia). Then, we came back and settled into our home in Virginia. We started cleaning around the house and noticed things  Read more »

Time for little Mannies?

My mother had me when she was 22. That’s pretty young to have a kid nowadays, but back in 1975 it wasn’t so unheard of. Oh, did I mention I was my mother’s third child? That’s right, she had her first child when she was 18, and had me four years later, with one in  Read more »

How Old Is Too Old to Play Video Games?

How Old Is Too Old to Play Video Games?

When I get home from work every day, I walk the dog, I plan what I’m going to cook for dinner and then I play video games with my friends online via Playstation 3 or Xbox 360. I’m 36 years old now. My wife looks at me like I’m crazy when I hook up the  Read more »

We’re Engaged!

We’re Engaged!

When I got engaged to my beautiful bride, (then fiancée), more than a year ago, it was the biggest moment of my life up to that point. We called everyone we knew to share the news with them, expecting big screams and congratulations. What we got was a mixed bag of reactions, some great, some,  Read more »