If you think that parenting, child care, nappy and poop business has every thing to do only with mommies, you belong to stone age. Modern dads are not only more involved in parenting than the above described specimen but they also have tips, tricks and opinion to share about fatherhood, parenting, child care and everything associated with bringing up kids. While some dads prefer to keep it sweet and straight, other do it with a pinch of salt or with a dash of tongue-in-cheek humour.
So, as a part of the Father’s Day celebration on MutterNTochter, I would like to introduce you to some ‘Daddy Blogs’ that you must check out… (In no particular order)
A stay at home dad to three, Rod McKenzie believes that a ‘Modern dad’s involvement in the home is more important than any job. Whether you are employed and work outside the home or self employed and work from home or are one of the truly brave men that have come home as a full time stay at home Dad, it is essential that you involve yourself in the home.
Charlie Capen and Andy Herald define ‘How to be A dad.com’ as a not so much a “how-to”, but a “how-not-to” entertainment website for parents.These two are sleep-deprived friends with nothing left to lose but their sanity as they learn to be dads and try to look smart doing so. They’re not experts, but that isn’t gonna stop them from pretending. You’ve been warned. So, follow them at your own risk!
Being puzzled with parenting and taking inspiration from Stephen Leacock, one of his favourite authors, Mike a father of two daughters started the blog called ‘PuzzlingPosts. From making you laugh to sharing parenting tips and encouraging reading with your kids, this dad blog is definitely worth a check!
The latest post on his blog reads, ‘The 12 Different types of nappies.’ Sam Avery a dad to two twins chronicles the good, bad an ugly of raising the two on his blog The 4 A.M feed. From talking about his struggle with the dearest breast pump to bathing his babies, this father has a tongue in cheek opinion for every aspect of parenting!
This dad prefers to use the word ‘dad’ as a verb. I Dad the best I can every goddam stinking dad is what his blog reads. So if you do ‘dad’ day in and day out, you know who to follow. Besides, this new dad blogger also has some nuggets about parenting.
As the name suggests, this dad has an aversion to everything that associates girls with ‘pink.’ Simon roots for gender neutral toys, his Instagram feed is full of pictures of his geek chic daughter. He shares the recipe of gingerbread cookies with a technological terror ala Death Stars and tutorial of making a Starwar Skirt for your daughter. Last but not the least, he has a bone to pick with all those who associates childcare, flexible working, balancing the demands of home and work, only with ‘Working Mothers’. According to him, these issues are not exclusive to mothers – they are parenting issues.
A blog by three fathers, this blog is for dads who want to have experiences and products that will enable a closer connection with their children and spouse. A space born out of their collective interest, experience and expertise in toys, games, music, technology, design, and cooking so that you’ll always be able to find the latest and greatest without having to search for it.
If you agree that being a parent is synonymous with being bewildered, this blog will definitely catch your fancy. This one might not have any solid advice on how to soothe a teething baby at 3am but it will hopefully entertain, amuse and/or educate you whilst you try to abate the screaming or maybe at work the next day when you’re trying to stay awake to at least give the impression to your boss that you’re still a functioning human being.