Fatherhood on Friday: Is Mother’s Day A Downer?

dad2summitFatherhood on Friday

Happy Mother’s Day Eve Eve! Is that a thing for you? It is for us. It may come off as a mere Hallmark Holiday, but we view that term in the best sense, since parenting has become the hallmark of our adult lives, and none of it would have happened without a woman’s miracle biology.

We’ve learned a lot about motherhood from the many mothers who’ve spoken at Dad 2.0 Summit over the years. There are as many opinions of Mother’s Day as moms to define it, and not everyone is a fan. It only makes sense, then, to try to view the day from the perspective of the honorees.

The common thread throughout these posts is the importance of communication. It’s no coincidence that all three of these women represent the best about blogging and stress the importance of communication in any relationship.

So if you’re getting ready to celebrate the mother in your life on Sunday, ask her where her head is on the whole thing. Hopefully, that will help you find happiness in everything you celebrate. And if Father’s Day conjures similarly conflicted thoughts in you, your partner will be in the best position to return the favor.


We want to congratulate our pals on the Dove Men+Care team at Edelman, whose work promoting paternity leave won this year’s SABRE Award for Cause Marketing! And if you’ve attended a Dad 2.0 Summit and interacted with the Edelmaniacs who have brought in DM+C as our Title Sponsor for the last seven years, you’ve had a part in this award, too. We remain very glad that this discussion, and the work that Dove Men+Care and Edelman are doing to broaden it, is getting the attention and accolades it deserves.


Parents, how do you and your kids show appreciation for educators?

Are you trying to avoid parenting burnout?

It turns out that video games can have a lasting effect on the brain.

“This career, this whole thing of being a commercially successful writer — that has no value to me if I can’t stay at home with my wife and kids.”

“Relationships are based on common values and experiences, and the best way to discover them is to talk with each other.”

“I don’t have time to fall apart. There is too much relying on me.”

Has parenting ever made you royally tired?

What is parenting success?

Parents, you’ve got to accentuate the positive.



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