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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Jason White | Frugal Dad
Frugal Dad’s Rankings
- #2 Most Useful
If you didn’t have a frugal dad, then you probably knew a frugal dad, which makes reading about one of the more parsimonious men to ever grace the face of the earth truly enjoyable.
This is a niche blog, focusing on money matters. Sample posts include “Seven Secret Places to Hide Cash,” “How to Get Out of an Upside-Down Car Loan,” and “How to Become a Millionaire in Ten Years” (All you have to do is save just $996 a week for a decade! So easy!).
Frequent guest posts explore the theme of frugality: cheap summer activities to do with the kids, saving for college, and the like.
Will he make frugal cool again? Probably not; it’s always cooler to light $100 bills on fire than to pinch pennies. But if you need a stern talking to – and we sure do – this is an ideal place to visit. Especially before you shop at Whole Foods.