Being a dad proved a little crazy in these parts last week, what with an appearance at a special “dad edition” of The White House Summit on Working Families, us launching this here website, and — oh — a few hundred media outlets around the globe deciding, “Hey, let’s ask these City Dad characters what they know about fathers playing an important role in their kids’ live” all at once.
For those who missed the media blitz, here’s some links and photos from all that happened last week:
“‘It makes me super proud’: A look inside the life of a stay-at-home dad” on the Today Show features Chris Bernholdt, co-organizer of our Philly Dads Group; Mike Hennan of the San Francisco Dads Group; and Pat Jacobs of the Chicago group, and a cameo by City Dads Groups’ Lance Somerfeld.
“Organizer Spotlight, Father’s Day Edition: City Dads Group” highlights our accomplishments in five years from just the NYC Dads Group to the national City Dads Group.
Sat Sharma of the NYC Dads Group and one of his daughters appeared in “Little Ones Weigh in on Why Dads are so Special” on the Today show
“5 ways today’s dads are changing the face of fatherhood” on Today.com has quotes from Beau Coffron, co-organizer of the San Francisco Dads Group. Beau also pops up in “Celebrating Superstar Dads that use Social Media”on Good Morning, America.
“Do Father’s Day cards that portray dad as an incompetent boob reflect today’s fathers?,” in The Washington Post quotes City Dads Group co-founder Matt Schneider.
Christopher Persley of NYC Dads Group appeared on Good Morning, America as one of “Three Dads Surprised by Kids’ Father’s Day Messages.”
“Redefining Fatherhood: What it Means to ‘Be a Man’ Today” on Today.com again quotes City Dads Group co-founder Matt Schneider. Matt also pops up in “Fewer Stay At Home Dads in US, Study Finds” on the CBS News website.
Matt and his co-conspirator in City Dads Group, Lance Somerfeld, are the focus of “Stay-At-Home Dads Move Past Stereotypes” on the All Parenting website. They are also offer their views in “Does the Media Reflect Real Fatherhood?“ on Yahoo! News.
Lance squared off against Chuck Nice in a special Father’s Day diaper-change, baby-bottle video challenge in “Daddy Do-or-Die Boot Camp” on the Veria Living website.
Now pardon us. We need a nap.
Sounds like a very cool experience.