This sleepover extravaganza left a memory that lingered like a hangover. Turns out that staying awake all night isn’t what it used to be. The cards were admittedly sloppy, competing as they were against time best spent on anything but; however, the sentiment therein was genuine and heartfelt, if not misspelled. That my youngest son, freshly turned to 11, didn’t balk for a moment when I suggested he write thank-you cards was immediately chalked as a victory in this scenario, whereas grammar and penmanship were the battles to be fought another day.We were working on gratitude in the medium … [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...]
Our mother-daughter and father-son split Saturday morning was one of necessity. We had to solve for multiple events happening at the same time.Mama and daughter were up early that day of the Women’s March, packing snacks and deciding what to wear. Mama had furiously knit three of the famous “pussyhats” out of pink yarn — for friends and for my daughter. She’s now making three more for friends as far away as England while my daughter continues proudly wearing hers to school all week.As they left the house for the train station that morning, my son was putting on his Cub Scout uniform … [Read more...]
More than 800 women die every day as a result of pregnancy-related causes -- a startling piece of information given modern advances in medicine.That's one of the many maternal health facts you'll hear or see repeatedly Wednesday, August 3, on Bump Day (or #BumpDay throughout social media), an international effort to call attention to the risks and challenges moms and babies around the world face.The second annual event aims to celebrate moms and babies with the hope of giving more newborns the healthiest start in life possible. The day's organizers, which include City Dads Group … [Read more...]