Huggies flew me out to Chicago a few weeks ago to participate in its first-ever Huggies Parents Council meeting to discuss a viral video posted in August by a mom in California suggesting that she found glass shards in a package of Huggies wipes. Huggies responded to the claim quickly by sending the product for independent testing. Within a day, the independent testing firm, McCrone Associates Inc., said it found no glass or glass-like substances in the package of wipes featured in the video. They posted more about the testing and the "shimmering" that is seen in the video in an FAQ on the … [Read more...]
He Named Me Malala is the latest documentary from Davis Guggenheim (Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman). It tells the powerful story of Malala Yousafsai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban because she called for girls to be educated in her country's Swat Valley.I have known about Malala and her work over the years, but the film takes us through the story of how she became the impassioned, eloquent and inspirational leader that is known worldwide.We learn that Malala is named after Malalai of Maiwand, an Afghani folk hero. That Malalai rallied her village's troops again … [Read more...]
City Dads Group is pleased to announce it will be part of Huggies Parents Council meeting, scheduled for next week in Chicago. City Dads Group has maintained a good working relationship with the diaper and baby-product maker for several years after we joined a chorus of dad bloggers urging Huggies to reconsider their portrayal of dads in a TV and print campaign. The company eventually changed the campaign based on feedback from our members and other parents across the country, and we have been celebrating them ever since.Never a brand to shy away from controversy, the Huggies team now … [Read more...]
The Modern Dads Podcast is back from summer hiatus with a chat about people taking their mental health issues to the stage.
This is My Brave is an innovative nonprofit with a mission of igniting and actively promoting a positive and supportive national conversation about issues like depression, anxiety and the like. The group is putting on This is My Brave NYC on Oct. 4 featuring poets, musicians and essayists sharing their truth about life with mental illness, so we talk with This is My Brave co-founder Jennifer Marshall and NYC Dads Group member/show producer … [Read more...]
Our friends at Dove Men+Care are once again showing dads some love this Father's Day. Check out this new video featuring moments that men are finding out that they are going to be dads:According to the press release for the campaign, Dove Men+Care has conducted global research on men, and found that 82% of men believe having a child changes the way they think about what it means to be a man. They also highlight the fact that they "want to ensure that Dad’s care is highly visible — that fathers are shown for the deeply caring men they are, and that all dads grow stronger as a result." … [Read more...]