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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Brett K. | One and a Half Men
“I don’t want to be a soccer mom anymore,” she said one day, and left, turning her back on her son and his father. This is a heartfelt and inspirational chronicle of what happens when a dad and a son are suddenly and unexpectedly on their own. Unlike the stereotypical “Gary Cooper” father, blogger Brett K. is in touch with his feelings, and lucky for us, he writes about them with aplomb.
He draws inspiration from people like Nick Chisholm, a New Zealander who fought his way back from a debilitating illness called “Locked-In Syndrome,” and from the strength and courage of his son, his fellow traveler on a difficult road.
Now, Brett is taking on a different, and sunnier, challenge: He and his son are in the process of blending with a single mom (“The Bobcat”) of two kids. If his writing is any indication, he’s a big-hearted guy; we like his chances as much as we like reading about his story.