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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Troy Pattee | Dadventurous
- #9 Funniest
This humorous, well-designed blog follows the continued adventures of Troy Pattee at work, at home, and at play. Since he is a work-at-home dad – a WAHD, if you will – there is a lot of overlap with the three.
Pattee’s adventures are also virtual, and he’s particularly good at hipping us to the odd parenting-related news stories that might not have been picked up by the AP wire. Like the one about the rodeo queens who had to ride stick ponies instead of real ones due to an outbreak of equine herpes (thankfully, the girls were not stricken). Or the discovery of a condition that causes fainting spells when girls do their hair.
Dadventurous’ forte, however, is telling it like it is. “School Breaks – Are They Always So Painful?”, for example, is funny because it’s true: “In a brilliant move by administrators at our school, the week before February Break is when we have Parent-Teacher Conferences – more accurately referred to as ‘Let Me Tell You How Rotten Your Kids Are Day’ – and then to prove the point, the school is closed for a week and the parents are forced to deal with the kids on their own.”
A week alone with the kids? That’s what we call a Dadventure!