Thursday, October 13, 2011

16th Annual At-Home Dads Convention

Last weekend, I took my second trip to the Annual At-Home Dads Convention presented by Daddyshome, Inc.  Not only did it mean almost 4 days off, but I got to reconnect with friends from last year's convention and meet even more SAHF's.  Here's a breakdown of the weekend...

Thursday: Arrived in D.C. and had dinner with the other early arrivals.  Eating and drinking.

Friday:  Walked around the city and the National Mall (Smithsonian area).  Visited the Hirshhorn and saw an amazing Andy Warhol exhibit called "Shadows."  Highly recommended.  Visited the National Museum of American History and saw too much to tell you about!  Meet and greet at night, followed by eating and drinking.

Saturday: 16th Annual At-Home Dads Convention!  Keynote speaker Dr. Aaron Rochlen spoke about his research on the wives of at-home dads and how their emotions and relationships are affected by this role reversal.  Other seminars I attended included topics such as raising a healthier generation of kids, visiting art museums with children and creating positive learning experiences, developing self-esteem, and postpartum depression in dads (Yes, that happens!).  Nighttime: eating and drinking (Do you see a pattern?).

I didn't take any pictures during the convention, but here are some pictures of the sights I saw while in D.C.

I don't quite remember what this statue was.

My buddies Mike and Randy

Occupy D.C.

Capital Building

Washington Monument


Al Watts said...

At least you got the important stuff in... the eating and drinking ;)

Great to see you again! Already can't wait to hang with you next year.

Jennifer O'Halloran said...

I didn't know you went to this! That's so cool - glad you had a good time!