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Why Dad 2.0 Is More Important Than You Think

I’ve never been one to make friends easily. So it was strange to me that at 5:15 in the morning I was boarding a flight and heading 525 miles from Detroit to Washington D.C. to join a group a dad bloggers at the Dad 2.0 Summit that I’d only had conversations with online.

I’ve always loved words and I’ve always wanted to be a dad. I can remember talking about having children when I was younger. So, after I became a dad I launched Inked Up Dad in 2014. Shortly after I was invited to a group of dad bloggers on Facebook by another dad named Oren Miller.

Somewhere between that point and the present, life happened. We bought a house, I got a promotion and we decided to move from Florida to Michigan. During all these events my writing took a backseat to life. I did, however, keep up with those dad bloggers and once life was settled I decided to attend my first Dad 2.0 Summit. After spending three days with over four hundred other dads, here’s what I’ve learned and why I think the Dad 2.0 Summit is more important than you think. Continue reading Why Dad 2.0 Is More Important Than You Think

Oren Miller: The Definition of a Dad

Legacy is not what’s left tomorrow when you’re gone. It’s what you give, create, impact and contribute today while you’re here that then happens to live on. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

I remember my dreams of being a dad when I was young. I knew that when I grew up I wanted to have a family. I wanted to have children of my own. I also knew that I wanted to be the best dad possible. To me that meant absorbing the knowledge of the father figures in my life. Continue reading Oren Miller: The Definition of a Dad