It’s April Fool’s Day! How’s the pranking going? We’ve seen a fair bit of it so far, and we want to acknowledge it here so that we can assure you nothing you’re about to read is the least bit foolworthy.
Quite the contrary, in fact. For example, in an unprecedented move that sounds like a prank but totally isn’t, this week we announced two very big bits of news about Dad 2.017! Our sixth event will be held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, and we’ve moved the dates back a week to February 9-12! To celebrate the news, we’ve re-opened the ticket window for two whole weeks, and we’ve retained the amazing post-conference price of $99! Boom. That happened.
Also this week, the Iris Awards announced their 2016 nominees (above: Dad 2.0 co-founders Doug French and John Pacini accepting their 2015 Game Changer award from Heather Armstrong and Katherine Stone), and the ballot is filled with many incredible influencers and creatives from the Dad 2.0 Summit community. Remember, if you’ve attended any Mom 2.0 or Dad 2.0 Summit over the past 8 years, then you’re a member of the New Media Council and will receive a ballot to vote for your favorites in the online parenting space. Rock the vote, people!
IN THE NEWS
Opening Day is on deck, and the baseball (and parenting) world is still discussing the fallout surrounding Adam LaRoche. Our good friend Kevin McKeever looks at “Fatherhood vs. The Man” for the Stamford Advocate.
Congratulations to Seth Meyers and his wife on the birth of their new baby boy. Also, a special shout-out to their Uber driver.
A dad’s lifestyle can affect the health of his future children, but, according to a new study discussed on Today, ill effects are reversible.
- Victor Aragon shared a very personal and powerful piece at City Dads Group called “‘Brotherhood’ of Online Dads Helps Prevent Suicide.”
- Pete Wilgoren of Dadmissions writes “When You Hit “Reply All” and Put the Teacher on Blast,” because, who does that?
- Cort Ruddy at Ruddy Bits writes about the scales of fairness in “The Golden Egg vs. the Golden Rule.”
- Jeremy Barnes at Musings of a Thirsty Daddy gives his take on girls and stereotypes with “In Defense of Princesses.”
- John Wahl at Mega Dads braces for the future in “Preparing My Kids for President Drumpf.”
Have you heard the new jam from everybody’s favorite dad band Puff Daddies? Here it is. Turn it all the way up to four, because the kids are sleeping: