DadTalk Blog: Father's Day

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June 30, 2014

In the afterglow of the official Father’s Day this June 15th, the NRFC team wants to encourage you to enjoy being a dad every day. Yes, the cards, gifts, and celebrations of your special day are hard earned and well deserved, but the fun can continue for the rest of the year.

We encourage you to take time in the year ahead to enjoy being a dad and all the funny moments and chances to laugh that come with it. Need a little inspiration?... Continue Reading

June 26, 2014

Ed. Note: This story originally appeared on the ACF Family Room Blog. Read the original post here.

For families across the country, including mine, Father’s Day is a time to recognize dads and other male role models, spend quality time across generations, and think about the values we share with one another.

It’s not just common sense that fathers matter. Research shows that a dependable fatherly presence can promote children’s... Continue Reading

June 13, 2014

In the early 1900’s, Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman in Spokane, Washington, heard a Mother's Day sermon and thought that her father—a widower and Civil War veteran who raised her and her five siblings—should also have a day of honor.  Due to the determination of Dodd and key partners, the first Father’s Day in the United States was celebrated in Spokane in 1910. Father’s Day became a national holiday in 1972.

Photo: NRFC Director... Continue Reading

June 12, 2014

Sunday, June 15th is Father’s Day and the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) needs your help as it implements a Father’s Day Thunderclap. Father’s Day is the one day out of the year that fathers have permission to unplug from the internet, put the lawn mower in the shed, put away the paint brush and turn off the alarm.  Each Father’s Day, dads are granted the freedom enjoy doing nothing without feeling guilty.  They’ve earned it! OFA hopes... Continue Reading

June 10, 2014


The smallest moments can come from the biggest dads.

This week the NRFC and the Ad Council joined WWE to announce a partnership to inspire dads across the country to get more involved in their children’s lives. The campaign will feature WWE Superstars Alberto Del Rio, Titus O’Neil and Roman Reigns experiencing poignant moments with their actual children in a humorous way.  The PSAs communicate some ways that fathers – even... Continue Reading

May 29, 2014

The simplest tasks in life, many times, have the power to connect us with others and affect us the most. For example, finding more healthy affordable food options on a simple trip to the local grocery store can change your family’s diet for years to come.

If you’re a Dad, one of those simple yet powerful tasks is the trip to the barbershop. Whether you call it “getting your ears trimmed” or “getting a line up,” the simple experience of... Continue Reading

May 27, 2014

Fathers affect every community, no matter what the zip code is. Find out why fathers matter by checking out this great video from our friends at HUD who are celebrating fathers this Father’s Day.

If you’d like to host an event to celebrate dads in your community, you can sign up to be a part of this year’s Fatherhood Buzz effort. It’s open to community centers, barbershops, and other organizations that support fatherhood. We look... Continue Reading

June 19, 2013

Each Father's Day , I find myself reflecting on the lessons and wisdom embedded within me through my father.

Fathers love and respect their partner - He was born on a farm in Ipswich, South Dakota, the oldest of eight children. He was a farmer at age 14 and a young soldier early in World War II. After seven years in the Navy, our dad fell in love and married the enduring love of his life, our mother. They were married for 62 years. My... Continue Reading

June 17, 2013

Ed. Note: Reposted from the ACF Family Room Blog. Read the original post here.

Greetings and Happy Father's Day!

On behalf of the Administration for Children and Families and my office, the Office of Family Assistance, congratulations to all you dads on being an engaged, responsible and concerned father.  I know you wouldn’t be visiting this blog if you didn’t care about your role as a father, dad and friend to your children.... Continue Reading

June 14, 2013

As we head into Father’s Day this year, we are celebrating the bonds created through spending quality time between fathers and father figures, families and children. As the President has said before—Our children don't need us to be superheroes. They don't need us to be perfect. They do need us to be present. They need us to show up and give it our best shot, no matter what else is going on in our lives. They need us to show them -- not just... Continue Reading