I am writing this post because I have a cause I am advocating for the month of January, and I would like to enlist your participation in January DADuary 2013: REACH Farther.
January DADuary is a celebration of the Dadhood in all it’s forms: married dads, single dads, life-partner dads, divorced dads, step-dads, foster dads, adoptive dads, new dads, grand dads, Rich dads, poor dads, and the rest! The Dad Life is to be a celebration, not a punch line. DADuary will be that sort of celebration. The month that represents new beginnings will be a month of new focus on the things and people that matter most; our families.
What Does REACH Farther Mean?
I do not believe that as Dads we should strive to be like Moms. We are different, and that does not mean we are better or worse, but just different. The idea to reach farther is asking dads, ALL dads, to reach father, and to raise the bar of the Dadhood during DADuary. Each letter of REACH corresponds to a theme for a week in DADuary.
R. Respect the role of Dad – Find value in your position as a Dad.
E. Encourage other Dads – Do something special for another Dad.
A. Adventure out with the wife and/or family – Do something special for your wife, or with your kids.
C. Connect to other Dads – Find your support group next door or online.
H. Be a HERO! Do something special for a child that is not directly yours!
How Can You Be Involved?
Each week has a theme. I would like to get a collection of posts to be able to share posts that relate to each theme throughout DADuary. If you would like to be a part of this, let me know. This is not about creating views for my own blog, so write something for your own blog and be sure to share it on the January DADuary FB Page, which can be used as the central hub for the month. If you want to write for my blog, great, and if you want to write for your own, please let me know so I can try to minimize overlap. Also, I have an official logo that you can copy and past on your site during the month, and/or add it to your post, that would help spread the news. If you share your writings on Twitter, then you can use the #DADuary hashtag as well.
Fill out this GOOGLE FORM and let me know just how you can be involved!
Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to this year’s event!