Spring is in the air!
The ManDad Team took a break in February and combined the Feb-March Issue into number 9 for you. It’s a great read and covers our free GROWTH Program and the Journey So Far – with updates!
This month we feature the ManDad Media win of Small Business Sunday (#SBS) – the competition created and delivered by Dragon’s Den Theo Paphitis. I was fortunate enough to be recently invited to the SBS Event in Birmingham – a swanky day out with lunch laid on. I got to network and benefited from the presentations throughout the day, meeting with event sponsors, and more.
I collected ManDad’s winner’s certificate and had my picture taken with Theo at the end of the day – oh, and picked up a very cool swag bag on the way out filled with lots of goodies.
Our Creative Director Sara (aka, my wife) made sure I had plenty of business cards to take with me and to be honest, I think she was glad to get rid of me for a couple of days!
With lockdowns and becoming a father again, I actually felt like a proper grown-up for the first time in about two years! My thanks go out to Theo and the #SBSCrew who delivered an outstanding event – I’m already looking forward to next year. And how exciting? ManDad isn’t even a year old yet, and we’re already award-winning!
In this Issue, you’ll also find a fantastic story from our interview with Craig Hightower – an American Dad of 4 who found himself with 2 under 1, at the age of 21. His journey has been interesting, and he’s a fantastic example of a #ManDad.
You’ll also find the next in our Domestic Abuse/ Violence series – this month looks at female-on-male DV/DA and we discuss some of the reasons Men don’t speak up.
We’ve also followed up from #TheSexIssue with advice on how to boost testosterone levels, and we’ve featured some fantastic reads from the likes of Lee Marks and Dr Anna Machin.
ManDad has recently signed up to the Men’s Sheds Charter and we’re excited about being part of an international campaign with Fathering Together from March 29th – keep an eye on our social media.
There’s a lot to look at again this month and, if you have a story to share, please get in touch. The more we can do to highlight the ups and downs of Dadding, the better. Men need to know that they’re not alone and have access to relevant information and advice. You can email us – [email protected] and title your message with #Story.
I hope you enjoy Issue 9 – we’re now busy working on 10 and 11. There is absolutely no rest for the ManDad Team & Crew!
Be safe, be well, and ‘Do It Like A ManDad’ – #dilamd
|Lordë De Laurentiis|
Editor In Chief