In the face of the current news cycle, it may seem particularly challenging to embrace this year’s Season of Thankfulness (especially if you’re bracing yourself for political arguments somewhere between the turkey and pumpkin pie). Rather than jump headlong into plans to lubricate those awkward moments with booze and tryptophan, we’re doing our best to focus on what we’re thankful for. Which is a lot.
For instance, we’re thankful for all that continues to go on in the name of Oren Miller, including everyone who supported the Dads4Kesem team and our Scholarship Program (which will fund 12 Miller Grants for the 2017 Dad 2.0 Summit).
We’re thankful for the Movember Dads team, growing the world’s worst mustaches to raise money and awareness for improving men’s health.
We’re thankful for everyone who’s coming to San Diego in 12 weeks, especially since you’ve ensured our quickest sellout ever.
We’re thankful for all your Dad Blogger Spotlight submissions (remember, today is the deadline).
We’re thankful for the successes of our friends at Life of Dad, City Dads Group, The National At-Home Dad Network, Fatherly, Men-Care.org, The Dad Network, and Mom 2.0 Summit, and for all the important work they and many others do as pioneers, volunteers, and philanthrop-eers.
We’re thankful for every post, podcast, video, tweet, Snap, and Gram that shows firsthand how dads improve our lives, and vice versa.
We’re thankful for our family, our friends, and for readers like you. Seriously, you’re wonderful.
And finally, we’re most thankful to know there’s far more good out there than Facebook would ever suggest, and that you can judge your world most faIRLy when you experience as much of it as possible In Real Life.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from all of us at the Dad 2.0 Summit!
IN THE NEWS
The next few days are the busiest travel days of the year. Are your kids ready for the open road, friendly skies, etc.?
Bono speaks with his daughter, Jordan Hewson, about her birth and the song that may have saved her.
Need a baby name? Love Disney? Good at math? Here is a handy guide to naming a kid by adding two Disney characters together.
A lot of us thought we’d look at movies the same after we became dads. And a lot of us were dead wrong.
A study supports the idea that “super-parenting” is improving children’s autism.
When you’re a sudden widower with three kids, “sometimes you just throw your hands up. But not for long.” You learn to live after the loss.
Celebrity edition: “Co-parenting during the holidays isn’t about you, it’s about the kids.”
— Dad 2.0 Summit (@dad2summit) November 15, 2016
Do teachers treat kids differently based on stereotypes? A new study says yes, and that educators engage their parents differently, too.
“A big part of what makes someone a good parent is being a fairly decent adult.” It makes sense.
An inspiring 15-year-old started a group for kids and their dads, and then the sponsors stepped up to make it happen.
Crooner Michael Bublé won’t sing again until his son’s cancer is cured, focusing all of his time on his family.
For over six months, a dad deployed to Kuwait made sure his young son got a kiss from dad each day. You’ll never guess how he did it!
- Somebody’s Father, who shall remain nameless, offers up some “Food for Thought: Trust Yourself.”
- Daniel Phnut is giving series thought to “Punching 40 in the Face.”
- Joshua Wilner drops some knowledge in “Some Things Are Heartbreaking & Some Are Devastating.”
- The campaign is over, and Ariel Chesler shares “What I Want My Daughters To Remember About The 2016 Election: It Was Worth It.”
- Casey Cavalier knows that “Old People Die, and Other Troubling Truths.”
We know this isn’t about parenting, per se, but it may be the best Thanksgiving moment ever that didn’t involve pie. Enjoy!