It has been a very eventful week at Dad2HQ. We announced two old friends have returned as major Sponsors, 23 new Speakers (see below), and an Executive Suite giveaway at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans that could make your Dad 2.018 experience a decidedly pampered one.
Plus Hanukkah ended, the Winter Solstice elapsed, and the live version of “A Christmas Story” aired. We liked it fine, although with all due respect to Chris Diamantopoulos’s many talents, he wasn’t gonna make us forget Darren McGavin as the quintessential Old Man, who beat furnaces and worked in profanity “the way other artists might work in oils or clay.”
If you’re still preparing or cleaning or traveling or shopping with just three sleeps until Christmas, please accept our “Oh, fudge,” and possibly a fruitcake. Maybe a dance number. After all, the holidays are all about the things we share together.
They say it is better to give than to receive, but we can’t help but feel that last week gave us a lot of both, and that’s what the holiday season is all about. Also, a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time (there wasn’t always an app for that). We hope you enjoy the best of everything, whether or not that includes pranging ducks on the wing and getting off spectacular hip shots.
Happy Christmas, from all of us at the Dad 2.0 Summit!
IN THE NEWS
“It’s beautifully intense.” – Pharrell, on raising triplets (and not playing “Happy” in the house).
The organizers of a Breakfast With Dads benefit for the primary school were afraid not enough dads would show up; instead, the response crashed the sign-up website.
“We share in the smallest victories—the first words at age six or seven, being able to feed oneself at nine and getting the seizures under control.” – Colin Farrell
It’s always a good story when a dad comes through on a promise–especially with stakes as high as these.
In South Africa, dads are getting a much-deserved media makeover.
This 74-year-old dad took to LGBTQ activism as a way to honor his late daughter. “I just had to say something.”
More than anyone, dads know that hair is completely overrated.
- Twenty years after his dad’s death, the things Jim Higley misses most are the little things. But isn’t that what life is all about?
- What happens “When Another Parent Yells at Your Child?” Here’s Dave Lesser‘s answer.
- Parents, trying to avoid coal? Creed Anthony can help with “Santa’s Tips to Help Moms, Dads Make the Nice List.”
- Everyone knows that children have it easy, but that isn’t always a good thing. Patrick Quinn shares “5 Awesome Inconveniences Our Kids Will Miss Out On.”
- Sometimes your idols shouldn’t be, such was the experience of Mike in “No Role Modelz.“
Earlier this week we announced our second round of Dad 2.018 speakers, and we’re just as thrilled as you are. Seriously, just look at the speaker list thus far (link below). If that isn’t a gift that keeps on giving then we don’t know what is.
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