A bunch of television outlets are getting into the fatherhood business with sitcoms (even I wrote a pilot script for one), but A&E has opted to bring actual dads to the screen with a new reality TV series called Modern Dads. The show, which premieres on Wednesday, August 21, at 10:30/9:30C, features a creative, high-energy group of Austin, Texas-based stay-at-home dads and their kids.
First, there’s the giveaway. All you have to do is be the first dad to email me at email@example.com to tell me you want the Modern Dads pack and you will win: an A&E mug, tool belt, wipes, antibacterial gel, stain remover stick, wash cloth, baby spoon, and a $25 gift card to Toys R’ Us! Please include a mailing address to which A&E will send the prize pack.
Second, there’s the contest for creating the best “Dadget” that shows a way you’ve made parenting easier. Submit a photo of the “Dadget” and you could win a $1,000 gift card to be used to fulfill your gadget invention! Enter on Facebook by uploading your photo in the “Submit an Entry” section, or by posting a photo on Instagram or Twitter tagged with #DADGET.
Submissions and voting will take place until September 6, 2013 at 12:00pm. On September 6, 2013, the top ten Dadgets with the most votes will be posted. Voting for the top ten will conclude on September 23, 2013. The winner with the most votes will be announced September 24, 2013.
For more about being a modern dad, please read Big Babies.