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!


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.”


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!


Fatherhood on Friday: Dearly beloved

April 22, 2016

This week, we’ll start with Prince, because so many things did. Prince passed away yesterday at the age of 57. He was a singular artist, unmatched in talent and showmanship, providing a soundtrack to our lives that has been playing for decades. His relationship with his father, jazz musician John L. Rogers, was complex but […]

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Fatherhood on Friday: A Trifecta of Deadlines

April 15, 2016

Isn’t it great to associate April 15 with deadlines that are actually pleasant? This year, your taxes (or your extension forms, anyway) aren’t due until Monday, so you have today to concentrate three very important happenings in your social media universe! ONE: Our $99 Venue and New Date sale ends today! After midnight Eastern, ticket […]

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Fatherhood on Friday: On Friendship and the Effects of Stereotype

April 8, 2016

So, what did you get up to this week? A bunch of our pals got busy with the same-old, hanging around the White House, where the Council on Women and Girls hosted the “Conference on Helping our Children Explore, Learn, and Dream without Limits: Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Media and Toys” in Washington, DC. […]

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Fatherhood on Friday: The Venue (and Date Change) for Dad 2.017!

April 1, 2016

It’s April Fool’s Day! How’s the pranking going? We’ve seen a fair bit of it so far, and we want to acknowledge it here so that we can assure you nothing you’re about to read is the least bit foolworthy. Quite the contrary, in fact. For example, in an unprecedented move that sounds like a […]

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Announcing our Dad 2.017 venue, and a date change!

March 30, 2016

Ever since we announced San Diego as the home of the 2017 Dad 2.0 Summit, there’s been a lot of anticipation as to where we’ll actually be. And now we’re excited to announce some great news, and some important, even greater news. The great news is: Get ready for the balmiest, breeziest Summit ever at […]

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Fatherhood on (Good) Friday: Ordinary People Change the World

March 25, 2016

Today is Good Friday, which sounds encouraging whether you observe Easter or not. And this Good Friday, we lead with a new effort from our Dad 2.016 keynoter and all-around mensch, Brad Meltzer: During his opening keynote, Brad discussed the power of legacy, and the importance of heroes in our kids’ lives. We all have […]

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Fatherhood on Friday: Rock and Roll All Night, and Parent Every Day

March 18, 2016

It’s March, and suddenly we are knee-deep in a confluence of March Madness, Spring Break, Super Tuesdays, and Daylight Savings Time. And anyone with tweens knows the time change has us doing everything but springing forward. And there has been a lot of talk about the candor of this post, from a new dad who has […]

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Fatherhood on Friday: Relive Dad 2.016 in televisual form!

March 11, 2016

Now that Dad 2.016 is almost three weeks gone (and as we gear up to announce the venue for Dad 2.017 and launch another 48-hour ticket sale), we’ve been releasing all the televisual evidence we have to help you relive the fun. You can check out Set 1 and Set 2 of pictures, and this […]

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Fatherhood on Friday: Embracing the Fatherlode

March 4, 2016

As our team wraps up Dad 2.0 Summit for another year, we have lots of announcements planned for next week. Did you win the Amazon Echo for completing the Dad 2.016 Sponsor Tweet Cycle? Are the photos and Live Lounge videos ready for viewing? Did you win a free ticket to Dad 2.0 Summit 2017 just […]

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