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Fatherhood on Friday: Don’t just sit there!

by dad2summit on August 28, 2015

We’d like to start off this week with some important housekeeping, as it pertains to ticket sales to the 2016 Dad 2.0 Summit:

Don’t just sit there! The Dad 2.016 Summer Sale ends Monday! #dad2summit

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That’s right! Only three more days until the basic Blogger Ticket to Dad 2.016 goes from $249 to $299 on Tuesday, September 1! So if buying your ticket to DC has been at the back of your mind all summer, shift it frontward and make it happen!

Notice we also mentioned a “Blogger Ticket,” because this year we’ve expanded our ticket options with the Business Ticket. You can read more about that here.

It’s been a very busy week for us Summiteers, and as Labor Day nears, Announcement Season for Dad 2.016 is almost upon us! We’ve already got some exciting news to share, and as we prepare to share it, we want you to prepare your submissions to this year’s Call for Speakers and Ideas, which will be live for one week, September 14-21, 2015.

This week’s headlines are a mixed bag. We blame the shifting winds and the stuff of seasons, because we’re pretty deep like that. It’s probably safe to assume that all of these newsmakers had their own reasons.

It was time to make the donuts in Indianapolis when Anne Kelly and Lydia Williams of RTV6 (ABC) told us about “Dads, Doughnuts and Discussion: Indianapolis School Brings Father Figures in for Program.

Amy Hollyfield at ABC 7 News in San Francisco reported on another group of fathers coming together in “Bay Area Dads Participate in Million Father March Walk-to-School Program.”

Anyone that has attended a Dad 2.0 Summit knows how strongly we feel about the importance of mentorship, which is why we were please to see Ben Petracco of WLWT5, Cincinnati’s NBC affiliate share “Mentorship, Guidance Provided for Men, Boys in The Dad Initiative.

We were also glad to see co-founder Doug French reunite with Adrian Uribarri at Esquire’s sold-out mentorship bash in New York with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. Male mentors are sorely lacking, and we’re grateful to Esquire for taking on the important role of replenishing them.

Speaking of Esquire, Jeff Bogle penned “How I Learned to Stop Being an Overly Demanding Father” for them, and well as “11 Things That Surprised Me As a First-Time Dad” for Redbook. Not bad for a photographer.

Looking to spice up the ol’ wink, wink, nudge, nudge? According to BBC News’ Emma Wilkinson, “Sharing Childcare ‘Improves Sex Lives’ of Couples.”

Landess Kearns at Huffington Post writes about Diana Kim in “Woman Photographs Homeless Father For Years To Rebuild Their Relationship.” It’s exactly what it sounds like, but so much better.

Suddenly parenting leave isn’t enough and “Accenture Just Upped the Ante on Benefits for New Moms and Dads” by Emily Peck of HuffPost, in which the company promises no travel for a year, plus free shipping of breast milk, and other parenting perks.

At Second Shift, Lydia Dishman asks, “Could Working Dads Be Underserved, Too?

The Albuquerque Journal shares Esther J. Cepeda’s story “A Place for Dads Inside and Outside the Classroom.”

You may have seen the viral video this week of Elevate founder Mikki Willis and his son after the purchase of a Little Mermaid doll. If you haven’t, watch it here:

Congratulations to Josh Misner, PhD, who, along with Hogan Hilling, is releasing his new book “The Dadly Way: 10 Steps to More Active Fatherhood and Equal Parenting” on Monday. You can order it now!

And finally, we were touched when our friend Kyran Pittman, author of Planting Dandelions: Field Notes From a Semi-Domesticated Life, shared this bittersweet Instagram tribute on the anniversary of her father’s passing

Thanks for joining us for another edition of Fatherhood on Friday. If you have any fatherhood news or stories that you would like to share you can find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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