This week has been all about the ninth annual Mom 2.0 Summit, coming to you more live than ever (thanks to Presenting Sponsor Facebook) from the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in magical Or-LAN-doooo! We’ve enjoyed following along with all the awesome, from afar and anear, which makes us even more eager to learn how they’ll celebrate No. 10 next year in La La Land.
And this year, this conference leads directly into Mother’s Day weekend! So: bonus points on bonus points.
— MOM 2.0 SUMMIT (@mom2summit) May 11, 2017
We’re especially looking forward to tonight’s fourth annual Iris Awards, which honor the finest expressions in art, commentary, commerce, philanthropy (see last year’s winner Jim Higley, above), and ideas within the parent-blogging community. This year, our friends at Kia have signed on as Premier Sponsor, and if you’re unable to attend in person, check out the Facebook Live stream and our Instagram Stories. We’re very excited for all the nominees, and for another great night among the blognoscenti.
IN THE NEWS
Before you leave the grandparents in charge, make sure they know Old School from Old News.
There are scientific benefits to playing with your baby? Sign us up!
It turns out you can go home again, even if you’ve never been there.
— Dad 2.0 Summit (@dad2summit) May 12, 2017
Bullying in elementary school is linked to depression and drug abuse in high school.
Fatherhood (the good, the bad and the ugly) is a major theme in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Warning: lots of spoilers.
This teenager wrote a mental health guide for children, so they shouldn’t feel ashamed.
— Dad 2.0 Summit (@dad2summit) May 10, 2017
This dad jumped out of an airplane without a parachute (on purpose), and this is how he got there.
The most counterintuitive thing about any type of parenting is that it’s not about the parents.
How to teach your son to be a great dad without saying a word.
— Dad 2.0 Summit (@dad2summit) May 11, 2017
PORCHLIGHT POSTS: THE IRIS AWARDS EDITION
- Jeff Bogle is a traveling dad “On a Bus to Baltimore.”
- As you wish, the lunch version, with Beau Coffron.
- Compare and contrasting, age 7, with Brent Almond.
- These costumes are walkin’ and rollin’ with Life of Dad.
- Chris Cate interviews singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb.
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