DISCLOSURE: This post is brought to you by our partner Dove Men+Care. I was mostly deprived of a deprived childhood with one or two notable exceptions: I never had a dog and I never had a treehouse. The dog part I took care of later in life but the treehouse ... nope. The closest I ever came to having one was the summer my sister, one of the kids in our neighborhood and I lashed a mess of cut branches to a pocket of scrub trees in our yard to create a leaf-lined fortress. A few hot and dry days later, our dream house shriveled brown and died. Well, we were suburban children not … [Read more...]
City Dads Group will again be strongly represented when the annual Dad 2.0 Summit for fathers convenes in San Diego later this week. Representatives from 16 of 26 City Dads Group chapters around the country are expected to attend the Feb. 9-12, 2017, event. Dad 2.0, which has sold out in each of its six years, is a national conference where marketers, social media leaders, blogging parents and regular dads get together to discuss the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood. "This is our sixth time attending the Dad 2.0 Summit," noted City Dads Group co-founder Lance Somerfeld. … [Read more...]
Dad 2.0 Summit enters its record-breaking sixth year when it comes to San Diego, Feb. 9-12. On the Modern Dads Podcast, we have conference co-founders Doug French and John Pacini preview this year’s event -- a national three-day meeting where marketers, social media leaders, blogging parents and regular dads get together to discuss the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood.
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Our talks covers how the conversation has evolved since its 2012 start in Austin -- where a "doofus dad" diaper ad … [Read more...]
How does one write humorously about being an at-home father without slipping into the ol' "dumb dad" tropes? How does a parent write about his or her children in a way that won't embarrass them years down the road? Brian Craig of our Indianapolis Dads Group tackles those questions and also reads a couple of selections from his book Lone Pair of Blue Jeans in a Sea of Yoga Pants in this latest edition of The Modern Dads Podcast. Lone Pair of Blue Jeans in a Sea of Yoga Pants compiles some of the best posts Craig wrote in his award-winning "A Dad Influence" column for Indy’s Child … [Read more...]
Who isn't tired of Disney princesses? Jake Gosselin is for one. That's part of the reason he and his wife, Laura, created The Pinkaboos, a girl-powered adventure series designed to help children ages 7 to 10 conquer their fears and self doubt. He speaks about his work and inspiration, and how they hope to develop a more evolved approach to writing for and about girls on the latest Modern Dads Podcast. According to his website, the Pinkaboos takes place in The Land of Frights, where best friends Bitterly, Abyssma, and Belladonna attend Fright School, a magical academy that teaches young … [Read more...]