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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John Donohue | Stay At Stove Dad
The alternate title of the blog sums it up nicely: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Kitchen: A Site for Working Fathers Who Cook for Their Families. The family in this case is two daughters (Nina, Pinta) and a wife (Santa Maria) who inspire dad blogger John Donohue to discover new worlds of food.
Donohue, who is an editor at The New Yorker, serves up recipes, food experiments, photographs, and musings on all things culinary. And this isn’t just new twists on casserole dishes. He’s out there roasting pig, which is not for the faint of heart.
The blog inspired a book, Man With a Pan, a collection of recipes and essays on the joys of being a father – and the family chef. Edited by Donohue, it also features the wisdom of Mario Batali, Jim Harrison, Wesley Stace, and Stephen King.