Five bloggers will be able to attend the annual Dad 2.0 Summit in 2018 without breaking the bank, thanks to a generous donation by City Dads Group. The national fatherhood support network recently gave $2,500 to the conference's Oren Miller Scholarship Fund. The fund offers free admission tickets and $500 stipends to offset travel and lodging costs to randomly selected applicants. ** Apply here by Dec. 1 for Dad 2.018 scholarship ** "Dad 2.0 is the place we meet the guys who organize our groups, write for our blogs, and participate in our influencer campaigns," City Dads Group co-founder … [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...]
Editor's Note: On July 12, City Dads Group sponsors the Dads4Kesem walk across the UK. Our goal: having our members and friends donate at least $1,000 in total to benefit the creation of the new Camp Kesem chapter at University of Maryland. In this post, one of those Dads4Kesem -- and L.A. Dads Group member -- Whit Honea writes about why he is making this trek.
Childhood. We all had one. We were all children and all that comes with it, and the experience thereof has greatly impacted our adult lives and our own parenting in ways that we may not fully … [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...]
A dozen fathers, half of whom are City Dads Group members, will walk 80 miles -- sea to sea -- across northern England in July to raise money to benefit the children of parents with cancer and in the memory of one of their own. These fathers will hike along the historic Hadrian’s Wall, a fortification built in the first century A.D. that once marked the northernmost point of the Roman Empire, to support Camp Kesem. Kesem provides free summer camps and other events for the 3 million children nationwide affected by a parent battling cancer. The camp has 70 chapters in 34 states. The … [Read more...]