EDITOR'S NOTE: Our ongoing feature series spotlighting some of our group organizers heads to the Midwest. Creed Anthony is a founder of the Indianapolis Dads group (aka Indy Dads Group). He is a middle school teacher, a longtime dad blogger at My Captain's Log (formerly Tales from the Poop Deck), and speaker at next week's Dad 2.0 conference. His work has frequently appeared on the City Dads Group blog. City Dads Group: How long have you been a member of the Indianapolis Dads group? Creed Anthony: About five years. What motivated you to join the group's leadership? There wasn't a … [Read more...]
Dad 2.0, the conference for fathers wanting to participate in a conversation about the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood, will bring its usual strong lineup of speakers and panelists for professional and personal development to Washington, D.C., next month.
Organizers of the event, dubbed Dad 2.020 for its ninth year, recently announced many of the topics to be discussed at the summit, slated for Feb. 27-29, 2020, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Congratulations to Brian Craig of our Indianapolis Dads Group on the publication of his first book, Lone Pair of Blue Jeans in a Sea of Yoga Pants. Craig, whose work under the pen name Pete Gilbert for Indy's Child magazine frequently appears on this blog, self-published this humorous memoir about his recently concluded time as a stay-at-home dad taking care of his three small children. "It is based on my Indy's Child stuff. I collected all the posts that are SAHD specific because I wanted to put them together in a collection for my kids. Now seemed like the perfect time, since all three … [Read more...]
We asked some of our City Dads Group members to reflect on what they took away from attending the recent fifth annual Dad 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C. Here are a few of their thoughts: Kevin "Spike" Zelenka, Las Vegas Dads Group I've been to dad conventions, and I've been to blog conferences. The Dad 2.0 Summit was the first event I've ever attended that really met the need of who I am: a blogger and a parent. I can't stop talking about the opening and closing keynotes. They both really spoke to me as a father, and in different ways. The other programming I attended had a blog focus, … [Read more...]
Fathers from City Dads Groups around the country banned together to help feed and clothe families on Dec. 1 as part of the international #GivingTuesday celebration, a 24-hour-event day dedicated to giving back to those in need. Seven of our outposts participated in this year's #GivingTuesday, up from three City Dads Group that performed civic services in 2014. Here's some photos of our handy work: Also, our Indianapolis Dads Group pitched in with money and volunteer help at the Gleaners Food Bank of Indianapolis. The St. Louis Dads Group ran a diaper drive … [Read more...]