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.)
And one final note: We left group blogs off this list to make room for all the individuals (and one pair); stay tuned for our Top 10 Group Dad Blogs list, coming soon. - Greg Olear and the Dad blog panel: Catherine Connors, Brian Braiker, Cecily Kellogg, Brian Sargent, Laura Mayes, Jack Murnighan, and Danielle Wiley.
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Jeff | Post-Industrial Parenthood
So named because parents Jeff and Ava “spent too many years doing graduate work in social science disciplines,” Post-Industrial Parenthood was inspired by a 2010 piece by New York Times blogger Tara Parker-Pope, “Now, Dad feels as Stressed as Mom,” in which she cites the growing trend of fathers experiencing heightened levels of stress as they try to reconcile the dual roles of Provider and Caregiver. Post-Industrial Parenthood is essentially Jeff’s take on what Parker-Pope calls “strange and frightening territory.”
“I’ve decided to approach this blog as a form of ethnography,” Jeff says, “a telling of stories which piece by piece explores various aspects of parenting in post-industrial America.”
Whether he’s tackling the meatier big-picture issues or writing about how his young son won’t eat his veggies, these are smart, thoughtful, well-written pieces.