We've updated the list: To view 2012's Top 50 Dad Blogs, click here!Why do a Top 50 Dad Blogs list now? Haven't dads been blogging just as long as moms? Do we really just like making these lists? Here's the truth: At Babble, we've been waiting for this moment for years. No, this is not the beginning of Dad blogging - far from it - but it is the first year in which Dad blogging is making it to the masses in a big way. Whether it's a single post that gets over 114,000 "likes" on Facebook or a riveting panel discussion at the Mom 2.0 Summit or the hilarious (but effective) #occupyBabble Twitter campaign, Dad bloggers are gaining more recognition with every passing month. In the process, they are also changing the way we think about fatherhood, parenthood, and exactly what is possible for men raising families. So here they are, our first ever picks for the Top 50 Dad Blogs - from the well-designed to the most provocative, from the funniest to the most useful. We hope you'll find this listing most useful, and will discover (or rediscover) the great voices within its ranks.(View full list here.)
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The super-sized tagline sums it up pretty nicely: “There’s this guy in his forties and his wife gets pregnant with twins and he builds an addition on their house but before he’s done his wife has the babies and then he has to stay home and take care of the kids and finish the house and do a bunch of other stuff too. Also there’s a really big dog with emotional problems.”
Beta Dad is not afraid to tackle tough topics, whether they involve building plywood balance bikes for his twins, trying to use a nail gun power tool without getting hurt (“SCAR [Stupid Careless Accident Report], Volume 1, Issue 2: Nail Gun” ), or commenting on the tectonic shift in gender roles vis-a-vis parenting.
“I want to be part of a movement encouraging people to embrace the realities of the changing (for the better) American family,” he says, “a family in which the work is shared equitably and all parents are fully engaged in child-rearing.”
Not even a nail gun can stop this guy from doing just that.
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