By many accounts, this year’s Father’s Day was a roaring success. If you’re new dad Dustin Johnson, for example (see below), you won your first major golf championship:

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If you’re co-founder John Pacini, you were still coming down from an intimate evening with your new best friend, Tom.

And if you’re the National Retail Federation, you estimated aggregate spending on Father’s Day to rise 12.6% from last year, to $14.3 billion. (Of particular note: Millennials indicated they’re more likely to spend on a “gift of experience,” rather than the more boring traditional ties and whatnot. This is progress.)

The trick now, of course, will be to keep the spirit of Father’s Day going all year round. This does not mean we should receive more gifts, and/or have mounds of bacon bestowed upon us by doting six-year olds. Rather, now that Dads are no longer casually lumped in with Grads, we’re going to set about maintaining the momentum of appreciation toward the works that make dads worth celebrating.


Celebrating Father’s Day is different after you’ve lost yours.

Here are Babble’s “9 Ways Dads Can Emotionally Prep for Childbirth.”

Men’s Health has “44 Exercises All Dads Should Do.”

“Because I made the decision to co-parent with another couple, my son has three dads.”

Today’s modern dad is sparking a ‘quiet revolution’ in parenting.

We hear a lot about millennial dads, but what about the older guys?

Slate says that dads today are doing more than their dads did, but still less than moms.

Dads have evolved extraordinarily over the past 60 years. Here’s a visual guide through the decades.

Our friend and keynote alumnus Dr. Michael Kimmel wrote a great piece explaining why dads are the new heroes.

The benefits of dads reading bedtime stories to their children is real.

According to Salon, “American parents are miserable because “having kids is brutal.”


Do you miss Father’s Day? Here is a little something to keep it alive in your heart from Whit Honea and the good folks at TBS: “Cringe-worthy Dad Jokes.” (Warning: To call them “bad” is an insult to badness.)

One more good thing about Father’s Day: If you’re the Dad 2.0 Summit, you’ve sold enough tickets to Dad 2.017 to reach 90% capacity! Have you got yours yet? If not, our monthlong $149 Father’s Day Sale end Thursday, and prices will go up to $199 for the rest of the summer (assuming they last that long).

Join us! After our first meetings at@hyattreglajolla, we’re even more excited about our first beachy venue!

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June 3, 2016

June is here. Can you feel it? That low thrum of joy emanating from millions of school kids gleefully cartwheeling out of school? June is joyous for sure–especially here in America, where, lounging comfortably at its fulcrum, awaits Father’s Day. On June 1, we decided to celebrate the best way we know how: we re-opened […]

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May 27, 2016

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Happy Friday the 13th! We’re not much for triskaidekaphobia, but we are taking this particular opportunity to defy superstition and set out into a foreign, spooky world: We here at Dad 2.0 DadQuarters are quick to embrace the new, the fandangled, and the assorted whatnots of social media. We’re fans. We’re believers. We set the occasional […]

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May 6, 2016

This week, motherhood is on our mind, and not just because we’re still coming down from the 2016 Mom 2.0 Summit (whose spectacular opening party is depicted below): On Sunday, we’re looking forward to honor our partners (who made us fathers), our siblings (who made us uncles), our friends (who made us better parents) … and […]

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

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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 […]

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Fatherhood on Friday: Dearly beloved

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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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