I Am Truly Blessed

October 11, 2014

Greetings!

This afternoon, I have the great fortune to be sitting at Java Beach in the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. I am struggling with a sore on the bottom of my right foot, which the doctor tells me will only heal if I stay off my foot. Now, as you may imagine, being an at-home dad does not lend itself to staying off my feet. 🙂 However, as it turns out, my wife took a full week off of work this week so we could celebrate her birthday. So, I am being blessed with some help this week so I can rest my foot.
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Reflections and Information from the 19th Annual Convention of the National At Home Dad Network – GDS02

October 6, 2014

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Hi. This is Matt, the stay at home geek dad from northern california. You’ve found the geek dad show, and this is episode 2: Reflections and Information from the 19th Annual At Home Dad’s Convention. Thanks for tuning it… lets get to it

Introduction:

Episode 2, thanks for coming back. Great feed back from ep 1; including some suggested changes most notably the music at the end of the show.

The theme song for our show is Insurgent by Grant Bowtie. You can find this song and others at Grant’s sound cloud page; link in the show notes.

Shownotes url: geekdad.thestrangeland.net/2

Content

National At-Home Dads Network mission statement:

It is the mission of The National At-Home Dad Network, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to provide support, education and advocacy for fathers who are the primary caregivers of their children.

These at-home dads are proving everyday that the measure of a man is in the size of his heart. These at-home dads are changing society’s view of what a dad can be.

Simply put, these at-home dads are changing the world.

Pre-game:

  1. nervous
  2. excited
  3. exhausted

Warm-ups:

  1. saying good by to kiddos
  2. drive to airport/miss flight/re-route
  3. arrive Denver, bags, car

National Anthem:

  1. friends (Longmont, CO, Boulder, CO)
  2. ballgame (meeting some new people)
  3. find the hotel/parking/car return/etc
  4. breakfast morning of

Kickoff

  1. registration and lunch
  2. mingling and meeting new people
  3. opening session Live Blog Link

1st Half

  1. Friday dinner / Book Signing Dads Behaving Dadly
  2. Back to the hotel
  3. Morning Session / Saturday Keynote Live Blog Link
    Barbara Coloroso – Kids Are Worth It! Inc
    Barbara’s Amazon Page

2nd Half

  1. Saturday Lunch provided by Animal Jam from National Geographic Kids
  2. breakout sessions
  3. Slideshow – YouTube Link
  4. Saturday Dinner

Post-game analysis

  1. back to airport/super shuttle
  2. flight
  3. home

Conclusion

Thanks again for tuning into episode 2. If you would like more information about the National At-Home Dads Network; about the convention; or about my experience, please see the links in the shownotes. Another member of the At-Home Dad’s Network, Will Culp, has written a book, Better Off Dad which you can buy through Amazon.

The music you are hearing now is Cerulean by The Electric Amygdala from the Free Music Archive at free music archive .org. Check out the free music archive for lots of cool music in lots of genres

Our next episode will have something to do with cooking, I’m thinking about telling you some of the awesome things you can do with vegitables so your kids will actually eat them, so be sure you are subscribed so you don’t miss a thing. In the mean time, check out the articles at geekdad.thestrangeland.net, follow me on twitter @sahg33kdad or follow the show on twitter @geekdadshow

Send feedback via email to : feedback@thestrangeland.net or by using the contact form on the website or by leaving a comment on the shownotes for this episode at geekdad.thestrangeland.net/2.

I’ll see you next time. 🙂