Movember is upon us, and so far dozens of men—from all your favorite dad spaces across the web—have joined the #MovemberDads team to focus attention on improving men’s health. Also new this year, the MOVE Challenge allows people to participate, sans ‘stache, by signing up for a month-long physical challenge. We’re almost a week in, but it’s never too late to join and/or show your support!
Also: Dad 2.0 Scholarship Chair Jeff Bogle will be accepting applications for the Oren Miller Dad 2.0 Scholarship Fund for the rest of the month. During that time, we’ll be featuring testimonials from last year’s attendees, and our first is from Chris Giroux, who was inspired enough by his experience to start a new family adventure blog!
IN THE NEWS
Steve Hartman at CBS News brings us the story about football coach Gregg Farnetti; after he announced his retirement to spend more time with his daughters, one of them gave him the sendoff of his life.
Olivia Wannan of New Zealand’s Stuff writes that older dads, whose DNA has had time to evolve and repel toxins, may pass on better genes.
Fortune’s Kristen Bellstrom writes that Amazon’s new extended paid parental leave policy covers dads for the first time. But critics assert the move is a mere response to bad PR and competition from companies that beat Amazon to it.
This week’s FOX 26 segment from Dad 2.0 Summit co-founder John Pacini highlights the great work done by many groups to help raise awareness of and treat depression in men.
At Daddy, Medium-Well, Thom Hofman walks us through the power of words and how our lives often shape them in his piece called “Tard.”
Pete Gilbert tells the readers of A Dad Influence that “I don’t want my kids to go to college. There, I said it.”
Designer Daddy Brent Almond shares the news of a wonderful family, and the incredible support of a brand that gets it despite the naysayers, in “Turning Hatred into Love: One American Girl & Her Forever Family.”
Actress Clair Byrne tells The Herald that she is “constantly quizzed about being a working mum” and that “we must spare a thought for working men.”
Mike Spohr at Buzzfeed shares “NBA Superstar Stephen Curry Opens Up About His Life as a Dad.”