For Your Consideration, This Guy

February 17, 2016 | By Brent Almond | DAD STUFF

Field Trip to SCOTUS

If you’re in the parent blogging community, you may be familiar with the Iris Awards. If not, it’s kind of like the Oscars of parent blogging — minus the million dollar jewelry and with lots more children being told to go to bed.

Last year I was nominated in the Best Philanthropic Work category for the writing and fundraising I (and scores of others) did on behalf of Oren Miller and his family. It was an amazing and unexpected honor, particularly as Christy Turlington was also in that category. (Neither of us won, by the way. This awesome organization did.)

Now this is going to be a bit weird. It is for me, at least. But I’ve been trying to be more genuine and honest about the things I want in life — instead of defaulting to snark and passive-aggressiveness. So in the spirit of Putting Out into the Universe What I’d Like to Get Back…

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Iris Awards

The Iris Awards nomination deadline is coming up March 10. If you’re pondering who to nominate, might I humbly submit DesignerDaddy.com for consideration? I’ve included some of my favorites from the last year in two categories.
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CATEGORY: MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING CONTENT

Sharing History: A Gay Dad & His Son Take a Field Trip to SCOTUS

The M Word: A Gay Dad’s Journey to Appreciating His Son’s Birthmother

Thousands of Foster Kids to Benefit From Boycott of American Girl

Where Do Gay Dads Fit into “Amazon Mom”?

Welcome to the Party: Gay Men Have Been Appreciating ‘Dad Bods’ for Years

New Ads Show Gay & Lesbian Families. Does It Still Matter?

A Thank You Note to Straight People

What to Do When Your Child Says “I Hate You”…or Worse
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CATEGORY: BEST SPONSORED CONTENT

Know Your Movie Robots: From Cute to Crazy & Everything In Between (Fandango)

20 Pop Culture Mashups Ranked (Netflix)

Pop Secret, Star Wars and the Battle of the Bag (Pop Secret)

What If ‘The Peanuts Movie’ Starred Real, Live Actors? (Fandango)

Toy Box Life Lessons (Hasbro)

The 50 Greatest Superhero TV Theme Songs of All Time: #1-10 (Netflix)

Our Holiday Newsletter: 12 Days of Christmas, Unfiltered (Plum Organics)

9 Netflix Titles for Non-Traditional Families (Netflix)
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Thank you for your consideration!
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Got something/someone else (including yourself) you want to recommend for an Iris Award nomination? Leave it in the comments!

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By the way, if you’re not a parent blogger but enjoy reading Designer Daddy, please consider sharing this all over the Internet. Big, gigantic thank yous (and optional bear hug upgrades) in advance!

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One response to “For Your Consideration, This Guy”

  1. Shannon says:

    Wow, I’ve actually never heard of these. Very cool!

    I would like to nominate the Good Mother Project for Most Thought-Provoking Content overall, because of their mission to combat all of the societal judgement and negativity towards how mothers do their jobs. The founder suffered from postpartum depression and needed to a place to encourage mothers that they were doing their best, even in difficult times. For particular posts, I’d like to nominate my friend’s post about realizing she was a survivor of rape years later, just after conceiving her son (http://goodmotherproject.com/2015/07/survivor-mama-new-life-sexual-assault/) and my post about my miscarriage (http://goodmotherproject.com/2016/01/left-everything-except-broken-body/).

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