A father and daughter discuss how to get the 2016 demons out, so the new year. KICKS. ASS. ___ My daughter and I were talking about 2016 the other day."Oh my God. This year totally sucked. I HATE 2016," she said as we ate breakfast.I couldn't disagree. The year 2016 did suck in many ways. My family and I watched with sinking hearts as the political landscape was fractured with volcanic eruptions we never saw coming. The level of public discourse seemed to sink to subterranean levels. People in this country were actually arguing about whether black lives matter. News stories about … [Read more...]
The Movember Foundation has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world with the help of more than 5 million "Mo Bros" growing mustaches and "Mo Sistas" supporting them in raising money and awareness every November since 2003.
In our latest Modern Dads Podcast, we talk with Movember Foundation Director of Development J.J. Owens about why this annual campaign is so important. Our conversation delves into how Movember donations are used, and the research and development being done that is saving lives in the areas of prostate … [Read more...]
City Dads Group and Plum Organics® will team to support children and families in need Nov. 29 by donating, packing and distributing food in seven U.S. locations as part of #GivingTuesday outreach efforts.Plum Organics, the nation’s leading organic baby food brand, has agreed to donate more than 24,000 meals to charitable organizations chosen by seven City Dads Group chapters."We are thrilled to join forces with Plum Organics to help families in need across the United States this holiday season,” said Matt Schneider, co-founder of City Dads Group. “#GivingTuesday has become a staple of … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: The presidential victory of Republican Donald Trump, an upset that surprised the pundits, had many parents openly fretting online about their children's future this morning. Guest columnist Bill Peebles was one of them, and he offers this insight and strategy.My 11-year-old sons will be home from school soon. We discussed the presidential election this morning. They seemed a little stunned, but I was glad to see they weren't frightened. They may come home that way, though.I imagine different scenarios. What I might say to a kid who asks if everything will be OK; who … [Read more...]
Editor's Note: On July 16, 12 fathers completed a hike across England along Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for a nonprofit camp that helps children of adults with cancer. Atlanta Dads Group member Michael Moebes was one of them, and here he chronicles the experience.Last week, we completed our much-anticipated walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea along Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. It was the second life experience (the first one being going to war) I’ve had which I can now describe with the phrase, “I probably wouldn’t choose to do it again, but I wouldn’t take anything for … [Read more...]