Andy Williams’s voice is ringing in our ears this week, even though there’s not a Christmas tree in sight. This week, we officially kicked off the 2018 Dad 2.0 Summit Season with our annual Call For Speakers and Ideas, and we love the images of that football reaching the apex of its trajectory, and the frenzied activity that is set into motion when it falls back to earth.
To add even more pizzazz to the Dad 2.018-a-palooza, we also announced our first giveaway: a free Executive Suite upgrade at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans! And the randomly drawn winner of this marvelous, 700 sq. ft. living space, with its 10-foot ceilings, marble entrance foyer, and spacious living room, and five-fixture Italian marble master bath, was Canadian Dad‘s Chris Read! Congratulations, you lucky bugger.
This is our favorite time, when the rockslide of dad-specific passion pulverizes our inboxes. You guys make this job harder every year, and we love it.
You’ll be hearing a lot more about what we’re bringing to New Orleans (including at least one more of these spectacular Suite upgrades) over the coming months. We’re as excited as ever to bring Dad 2.018 to the building where is was born, so we’re ready to take the ball and run with it.
IN THE NEWS
No matter how many books you read, you’ll make mistakes. Forgive yourself, learn from them, and move on.
Ty Burrell is America’s Dad, and he’s a lot cooler than you think.
From the FTC: Required reading about rules for online influencers (including a punishment for misleading practices).
A father is standing up to his daughter’s middle school, which sent her home because of her clothing.
In the US, kids see an average of around 40,000 commercials a year. Is that a big deal?
One day, these lucky kids will have a beautiful record that their photographer father has kept of their childhood.
Though in their 60s, as long as there are traumatized kids who need fostering, these Australian dads will take them in.
- After Harvey and Irma, Dadding Depressed‘s piece about loving a loved one when death and despair strike seems particularly current.
- Jeremy of Thirsty Daddy wants to keep his six-year-old’s world small.
- Congratulations to Mike at These Are My Offspring, whose daughters were just “graduated” from NICU.
- A real beauty of a post from Scott at Hop Dad, on his son’s first day of school.
- Story time is important and fun. Here’s Out Of Depth Dad to explain how to survive it.
And finally: For all of us who feel the generational disconnect on a daily basis, here’s a look at a kid who wasn’t quite sure how to listen to his dad’s cassette tapes. (Dude. It’s not a seashell.)
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