Fatherhood on Friday: Celebrating Our Media Partnership with Esquire

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We hope you read Esquire magazine regularly, for three important reasons:

  1. It’s the preeminent men’s periodical rounding out the 21st-century male experience by promulgating aspects of fatherhood, mentoring, and social good to its large, male audience;
  2. This month, Esquire is celebrating its 1,000th issue with a special commemorative edition; and
  3. That edition includes us!

Esquire recap Oct 2015

That’s right! Esquire was our media partner and Live Lounge sponsor in 2015, and we’re thrilled with this conference recap (featuring Michael Kimmel, Stephen Marche, Jay Larson, and Adrian Uribarri, as well as past keynoters Guy Kawasaki and Jason Katims) in the October 2015 issue. As if you needed another reason to celebrate 1,000 issues of Esquire’s top-quality commentary and command of the male zeitgest, pick up a copy for everyone you know!

Speak Now

Before you settle in with this issue, though, don’t forget that this is Speaker Week, when our Call For Speakers and Ideas is open! The first four days have been completely gangbusters (we’ve already received more entries than all of last year!), but there’s still time to submit yours–until the window closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, September 21.

And now, onto the news:

Need some sound advice for the kids? Steven Petrow at The Washington Post lets the next generation in on the real secret to success: “Don’t be afraid to fail.”

Parents, did you need something else to feel guilty about? Laura Johnston‘s article about managing screen time for the whole family can help. Hint: If you read it in view of your children, you’re probably doing something wrong.

Over at The Atlantic, Andrew Moravcsik, husband of New America CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter, tells us why he put his wife’s career first and took on the primary parenting role. His reasons might surprise you (unless you’re part of the Dad 2.0 community, in which case you’ll probably nod knowingly).

Emma Bracy shares a story on attn: called “7 Companies That Do Family Leave Right,” and we’re happy to see it.

Looking to make a little cash while the kids are at school? Dad 2.0 Summit co-founder John Pacini tells FOX 26 News in Houston how to earn additional income while working from home (with a nice mention of Chris Routly‘s great book, Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish). Check out his segment below:

CNN’s Amanda Jackson reports that, to honor what would have been the late Paul Walker’s 42nd birthday, his daughter Meadow unveiled the Paul Walker Foundation. It was created to carry on his passion for protecting ocean life through marine science education, because, as she stated, “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my father.”

Kirsty Quested contributed a touching tale to New Zealand’s Stuff Nation called “We all have Dad to thank for the people we’ve become.

Mel Homer reflects upon her father in the shadow of New Zealand’s Father’s Day and stresses to everyone to “Tell your dad you love him. You never know when he’ll be gone.

The Himalayan Times wishes all of their dad readers a happy Father’s Day with quotes and stories from its staff about their dads.

Are you on the market for a new relationship? According to Katy Horwood at Metro in the U.K., there are “12 reasons single dads make the best boyfriends.” Good luck, gents.

Did you see this photo of #UmbrellaDad making the Internet rounds last week? It features a dad that some might say is all wet. In a good way.

President Dads are just like us! Read this story from Cathaleen Chen of The Christian Science Monitor on President Obama’s parenting tears.

And finally, you thought dad jokes got a bad rap, how about dad directions?

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