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Fatherhood on Friday: Old rules and new stresses have forced birth rates to record lows. We can turn that around if we work to build the post-quarantine family lives we deserve.

Writing a news digest this week feels redundant, since the U.S. election has dominated the news (and made it so indigestible). …


Fatherhood on Friday: Admit it. However you feel about the Kardashians, Kim’s 40th birthday gift has a lot of love behind it.

When Kim Kardashian turned 40 last week, her husband (a musical performer of some renown) had a particular quandary: What do you get for the woman who could look at a list of 30 things to buy for $30 million and buy them all?

The answer was a two-minute message…


Fatherhood on Friday: If you’re creeped out by the image of a dad kissing his son on the cheek, we’re full of emotions for you. The biggest is pity.

We owe a great debt to John Cardillo for unleashing the full power of the Streisand Effect on one of our culture’s most ridiculous hangups: Men expressing affection.

So many emotions happening at once, here. At face value, you’ve got a dad hugging his adult son and kissing him on…


Fatherhood on Friday: Betting your self-worth on fixing the unfixable is destined to fail. Be like Theodore Roosevelt and grow a mustache.

Now that Dad 2.0 Digital is over, we’re focused on the reality of what’s next. And that can seem a daunting chore, since each day can feel like an ever-lengthening to-do list. Projects to complete (or start), errands to run, problems to fix.

That last one can be a real…


Fatherhood on Friday: Online conferences lack human contact, but we can still connect and learn, with wider reach and greater frequency.

This week’s Fatherhood on Friday is a bit of a switcheroo, as we’re forgoing the usual roundup of dad news and content in favor of a few reflections about our first online event: Dad 2.0 Digital.

It was a weird experience for a weird time, seeing our gathering reduced…


Fatherhood on Friday: Our first online event is coming October 1–2–3! Here’s why this virtual conference will be an actual blast.

After months of prep and anticipation, we’re finally on the doorstep of Dad 2.0 Digital! The event starts Wednesday, September 30, with our customary Newbie Seminar (and now Tech Review, featuring the desktop interface and the Socio app we’ll be using), followed by our also-customary Conference Eve Twitter Wingding, where…


Fatherhood on Friday: There are many benefits to the digital conference format, which doesn’t require travel, lodgings, or pants.

We love it when a plan comes together, even when the plan seems rather preposterous on its surface. A conference without contact? Thankfully, we saw firsthand this week at Mom 2.0 Everywhere, which concluded yesterday, that online interaction can be dynamic and user-friendly. …


Fatherhood on Friday: It’s Back-To-Screen season! At least you didn’t have to spend a ton on new pants for the kids.

We had the Spring, when the initial shock of the pandemic lowered the educative stakes while families tried to find our footing. We had the Summer, when we gritted our teeth and watched our hopes for a normal return to school erode day by day. …


Fatherhood on Friday: The Fortune 500 is worth $14.2 trillion in revenue, and its paid leave policies need a ton of work. Coincidence?

In 1965, David Letterman was a geeky undergrad at Ball State University with a neck-beard and a radio show. And parental leave of any type was a wisp of an idea among second-wave feminists who wanted women to stay in the workforce after World War II.

Fifty-five years later, Letterman’s…


Fatherhood on Friday: Faced with a summer of quarantine, an enterprising dad launched a four-week “bubble camp” for 12 girls.

We interrupt your normal fetid slurry of garbage news to offer a hearty “Good On Ya” to a dad whose can-do spirit shone particularly brightly this week. …

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