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Top 50 Dad Blogs 2011

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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Matt Logelin | Matt, Liz and Madeline

Babble's Top 50 Dad Blogs - Matt, Liz and Madeline

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Matt, Liz and Madeline’s Rankings

The About page of Matt Logelin’s superb blog comes with a warning: “My

blog deals with adult themes,” he says, “like sadness, loss, and death.”

After a difficult pregnancy, the last month of which was spent on bed rest, his wife, Liz, gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Madeline, via C-section. Liz was just about to meet her daughter for the first time when she suddenly and unexpectedly died:

shitty luck

and

a pulmonary embolism

are what led us to

the saddest,

most horrific moment

of my life

(and many other people’s lives).

Liz lives on at this website, where her husband has managed to raise his daughter – and process the tragedy – with admirable grace. But, as he notes, “despite my circumstances, there are plenty of uplifting moments.”

His memoir about the experience, Two Kisses for Maddie, spent five weeks on the New York Times best seller list. Matt’s smart, honest writing about life’s unexpected tragedies – and miracles – is what keeps readers coming back. And it earns him fourth place on our list.

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18 thoughts on “Babble’s Top 50 Dad Blogs 2011

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wahoo! Can’t wait to hear what the dads have to say!

  2. Daddy says:

    I am hurt and saddened by the fact that “Daddy’s Little Miracle” didn’t make the cut.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This one is very funny: http://dadonavail.tumblr.com/

  4. BloggerJusticeDotCom says:

    Yes there needs to be more attention given to dad’s that blog. I’m a dad to be, my wife is 16 weeks pregnant and I started a blog about it http://babyinmybaby.blogspot.com/

  5. RosiesMama says:

    Well deserved. Mike Adamick is a great writer and a great human being.

  6. Surfer Jay says:

    Dang, they totally missed the boat on this one. Can’t believe they didn’t include ‘I have To Wipe Their What?’ on the top of the lists. It’s a cryin shame.
    http://wipehiswhat.blogspot.com.

  7. Fashion Dad says:

    That’s a rockin’ list. Let me know how I can be added for 2012! :D

    http://fashiondad.com

  8. Juso says:

    Great list…some of these guys are hilarious!
    Another good one that just focuses on toys/games is http://www.TheToyWall.com

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  10. Big Daddy says:

    Can’t wait to dig in to some of these. Here’s a funny blog/podcast I just found: whitedadproblems.com

  11. patremoir says:

    For a literary slant on fathers, you might check out http://www.patremoirpress.com

  12. daddownunder says:

    A very nice list indeed, but what the world really needs is another dad blog : ) – http://daddownunder.wordpress.com/

  13. MyRadDad says:

    http://www.MyRadDad.com is a lolihypyptb (laugh out loud I hope you pee your pants type blog). Check it out.

  14. Jpriluck says:

    What can I do to get http://www.genxdaddy.com considered for the best of 2012′s dad blogs?

  15. How about us for 2013? http:www.funnybabyvids.com

  16. Josh Summers says:

    There should be a dad blog about Dads dressing like their kids. I came across a kids clothing brand called Riot Kids on Instagram and it has stuff that I’d wear. Baby Gap is cool but i feel like all their is the same.

  17. Mark McNulty says:

    Relatively new on the scene with just about 7 months live, but definitely aiming to have The New American Dad on this list sooner rather than later! http://mark-mcnulty.blogspot.com

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