Fatherhood on Friday: Of Muggles, Men, and Daddy Deadpool

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We are close. In fact, Dad 2.016 is so close that by the time you read this it will be less than one week away. LESS THAN ONE WEEK. We’re talking horseshoes close, and, as everyone knows, that totally counts.

So how should you spend the time between now and Dad 2.016 in Washington, D.C.? For starters, you should read one (or more) of the many books by our newly announced opening keynote speaker Brad Meltzer (thanks, Dove Men+Care!). You should make plans to visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, over which our closing keynoter Derreck Kayongo presides. You should participate in the early activation, contest. and fitness events that are currently running. You should make sure you’re signed up for the Friday night event (and prepare your open mic piece for the other Friday night event).

AND you should start connecting with other attendees before the conference at our official Twitter party on Tuesday night!

And, pack. Don’t forget to do that. (We’ll be providing more information about that in the newsletters that our attendees will receive all next week.)


NPR’s Morning Edition shares a clip from the show called “How To Get Dads To Take Parental Leave? Seeing Other Dads Do It.” And they might be on to something.

There are a lot of lessons to be learned from football (some better than others), and returning Dad 2.0 speaker Josh Levs writes about one of them at Time: “The Super Bowl Helps Teach Us It’s OK for Men to Cry.”

In Singapore, the government is trying to encourage an increase in birth rates, and one of the new incentives may be more paternity leave, which is nice.

Ryan Reynolds‘ new film Deadpool opens today, and while it is not a family film, he is indeed a family man, hence this answer to Seth Meyers on Late Night:

At Yahoo Parenting Elise Solé shows the power (and page views) of parenting in “Dad’s Heartwarming Tribute to Fiancée Sends Important Reminder to All Couples With Kids.”

The Life of Dad After Show hosted Dad 2.0 co-founder Doug French on the program, and they picked his brain accordingly—the gratitude got everywhere.

Radio Times (and other outlets) made a news story out of some Harry Potter fun that Tom Burns and his daughter had in Detroit. We can only hope that the muggles are right!


Fatherhood on Friday will be off next week because we’ll be knee-deep in dad hugs and all the glory of Dad 2.016. We hope to see you there!

If you have any fatherhood news or stories that you would like to share you can find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the #FatherhoodOnFri hashtag!