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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Polly Pagenhart | Lesbian Dad
Lesbian Dad’s Rankings
The term “lesbian dad” refers to the half of a lesbian couple who fulfills the parenting role traditionally associated with the father. The blog “Lesbian Dad” concerns, as its author eloquently puts it, “parenthood generally, and lesbian parenthood in particular, with special attention to the experiences of non-birth and/or butch mums and the many larger questions our unique kind of parenthood opens up.”
Sleekly designed and smartly written, Lesbian Dad is a great resource for lesbian parents and those of us who want to know more about their experiences.
Tackling this subject is tricky, but Lesbian Dad manages to not only engage, but inspire. It’s not just about politics, societal changes, gender dynamics, and other big-picture topics; the blog is very much a heartfelt tribute to Lesbian Dad’s kids. And that’s good enough for the silver medal on this year’s list.