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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Kevin McKeever | Always Home and Uncool
This is the virtual home of Kevin “Uncool” McKeever, erstwhile journalist and stay-at-home freelancer, who began blogging about his adventures in fatherhood in 2008.
The blog is loaded with obscure pop cultural references that are, dare we say it, cool. It’s cool that the photo on the banner is The Boy in a skit from the old Electric Company. It’s cool that he refers to his wife as “My Love” because Daffy Duck did the same in a short cartoon made in 1941 called The Henpecked Duck. It’s cool that the title of the blog alludes to a crucial scene in Almost Famous, in which we learn that being uncool is, paradoxically, cool.
McKeever is funny – “Happy Father’s Day! You’re Being Replaced by Rosie O’Donnell” is a classic post – but he has his serious side, too. His daughter (“Thing 1″) has a rare autoimmune disease called juvenile dermatomyositis that he candidly talks about, bringing attention to something we might not know about.