What’s On Your Mind? #DadChat is Open Forum This Week!

Cartoon about what's on your mind - person and dogSometimes, I envy my dogs’ lives! So simple. The world is a complicated place these days – always has been. But, as a parent we face concerns beyond ourselves. Let’s share what is on OUR minds – whether it be serious or light this Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. I might have a cool giveaway, too!

Men vs. Women: Sleeping #DadChat

Vintage photograph

Ah, the joys of sleeping. Do you think men and women approach and do sleeping at all differently? Well, of course they do because – gulp – men and women are so inherently different, as this 25th installment in this blog series will demonstrate with its usual careful analysis, astute observation, and painstaking research!

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A Visit to LucasFilm – #Dad2Summit #StarWars #DadChat

As part of the Dad 2.0 Summit this year – in San Francisco – we were privileged to visit the campus of LucasFilm. Here is some video as we walked from their awesome screening room (yes, we did see the Star Wars trailer and it looked incredible) and saw some of the wonderful movie memorabilia and art along the way. We also met some Lucas “friends” that you’ll recognize!

#Divorce returns to #DadChat with @Adryenn

Divorce

When we took on divorce, we had our biggest #DadChat EVER – and perhaps one of the biggest hours ever on Twitter, with over 250-million impressions. So, why have we waited so long to re-visit this provocative topic? Heck if I know, but we’re TAKING IT ON again this Thursday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET with a special co-host to be announced! And, coming back for a second time we have @Adryenn as our co-host! She brought us that record #DadChat and she’s back again!

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Diversity is ALIVE and Well in the World of Acapella – #DadChat #Music

Unstrumental - Acapella - Group pose

This photo and all in this column are only of the acapella group, Unstrumental

Diversity is one of those words, like multiculturalism, that I truly dislike because they are so often used in politically correct and foolish ways. For me, it’s like saying, “gender” instead of “sex,” when referring to a man or a woman. What was wrong with just saying “sex?” But, like all things PC, the politically correct segment of our society has horribly corrupted words. Rape now means any sex that a woman regrets afterward INSTEAD of the violent crime that it really is.

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Be Careful What You Say or Write #SocialMedia

Caution - Social Media Danger

Recently, I wrote a column that apparently angered some readers as well as a dear friend of mine. Upon reflection, I realized that I probably have diarrhea of the mouth (or pen) and, sort of like Tourette syndrome I sometimes don’t censor my thoughts very well. I’ve since deleted that column. So, as a sort of penance and caution to others, I’m writing this column to encourage THINKING before speaking whatever comes to your mind, or hitting “publish” without careful reflection.

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#RealStrength – What Defines Us at #DadChat – #Dad2Summit #Men #Women

Dad 2.0 Summit in San Francisco

This week’s #DadChat on Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET is going to be EXTRA special because we have two very special sponsors AND we’re doing it LIVE from San Francisco. The Dad 2.0 Summit is being held this year in San Francisco and we’re helping launch this incredible event on the first night of the Summit. Our sponsors are Dove Men+Care (@DoveMenCare) and The #Dad2Summit. We’re going to talk about What DEFINES us – men AND women. What is #RealStrength? And, we will have some great prizes.

First, let’s have a big HOORAY for the Dove Men+Care Real Strength campaign and their awesome commercial that shows Care Makes A Man Stronger:

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Do You REALLY Want a Relationship? #DadChat #DateChat

Relationships

My wife and I went out with a recently widowed friend of hers for a post-holiday drink and some poo-poos. She was ready, to a degree, to begin dating and expressed hope to find a monogamous relationship. Ironically, we went out with her on our wedding anniversary, which proved to be an unplanned blessing because it gave us an outlet to express our love, by talking about our relationship. By ourselves, it would have sounded a bit silly.

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