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Fatherhood on Friday (on Monday): Our Postcard from Mom 2.016

by dad2summit on May 2, 2016

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!

Jim Higley

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:

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.

Dad 2.0 alumnus Christopher Persley is featured in Alexandra Zuccaro’s Pavement Pieces article: “More Dads Want to Stay-at-Home” (and deservedly so).

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.”

PORCHLIGHT POSTS

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.”

If you have any fatherhood news or stories that you would like to share you can find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the #FatherhoodOnFri hashtag!

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