Welcome to a special Monday edition of Fatherhood on Friday, fresh from the triumphant weekend at the 2016 Mom 2.0 Summit in Laguna Niguel, California!
Our team spent three extraordinary days surrounded by amazing leaders in the parenting community, conjuring a fantastic mix of information, support, and fun. We hope you enjoyed our tweets, Facebook updates, and the breathtaking Instagram shots (see below) from the conference, which every year inspires us to make Dad 2.0 as great as it can be.
Also, on Friday night at the third Iris Awards, dads were once again well represented on the stage, winning five of the 16 trophies:
- Best Writing: Thom Hofman
- Best Photography: Jeff Bogle
- Most Entertaining Content: How To Be A Dad
- Philanthropic Work of the Year: Jim Higley, Camp Kesem
- Group or News Blog of the Year: Life of Dad
All 16 winners were inspired and well deserving, and those of us who attended got to see surprise host Alfonso Ribiero provide teasing snippets of the Carlton.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this process, and to the team at Mom 2.0 Summit for involving dads so whole-heartedly!
IN THE NEWS
Are stay-at-home dads actually SAHD? Of course not, and Dave Blend at Fatherly thinks it time they had a better acronym.
If you haven’t seen the art of Craig Davison, you need to. It is childhood in a brushstroke.
At Dads 4 Change, Whit Honea writes about the social good being sponsored by our friends at Kia with Doug Herbert’s B.R.A.K.E.S. program. If you are the parent of a teen driver you need to take a look.
Michael Mayo at the Sun Sentinel reports that Florida divorce law is “vague,” and some judges still think that kids should spend more time with their mothers.
Dr. Leonard Sax at The New York Times wants to know “Why Do Girls Tend to Have More Anxiety Than Boys?”
According to a new study in the U.K., working dads enjoy a “21% wage bonus” compared to their childless counterparts. Moms, conversely, weather a “wage penalty.”
- A meeting at Dad 2.016 made this transatlantic podcast possible: Tanel “TJ” Jappinen of Estonia interviewed Aaron Gouveia of The Daddy Files fame for the Brand New Father show.
- Craig Peterson, who blogs at Adopting Faith: A Father’s Unconditional Love, contributed an inspiring piece to City Dads Group (via The Handsome Father) called “My Special-Needs Son on the Run.”
- Jason Greene at OneGoodDad discusses the disparity of legal settlements in “Tamir Rice’s Mother Awarded $6 Million: Was It Enough?”
- At Good Men Project, Rob Ainbinder, who also blogs at Digital Dad, writes about “The Sex Lives of Dads and Moms—Changed Forever, But Not the End.”
- Jim Brunberg and his 6-year-old twin daughters have a podcast called Roam Schooled, in which the girls have questions and together they travel to find the answers (and a lot more questions). The latest episode is called “You Are Welcome,” and it’s pretty amazing.
Who needs PR when you have kids that love you (and access to a microphone)? From Bleacher Report: “Isaiah Thomas’ Sons Declare Dad ‘The Greatest Basketball Player’ at Presser.”