Couldn't leave the dads behind...
After we did our list of favorite Housewife blogs, we couldn't leave the Dad's behind. It's my guilty pleasure, which I got into by subscribing to one after a friend posted an article from one of them on Facebook. I was hooked, and since then I've subscribed to a few others too. I haven't read ALL dad blogs, but here are a few of my favorites, hope you enjoy them too:
Ask your dad by John Kinnear (www.askyourdadblog.com)
This has got to be my favorite dad blog so far. I got onto it, when a friend posted John's "Letter to my hypothetically gay son" on Facebook. It was the best piece of writing I had read in a long time on this subject, and it got me hooked. I subscribed to his blog and discovered wonderfully funny, realistic and honest posts on kids, fatherhood and life in general. Every once in a while there are thoughtful and inspirational posts on social issues, that I have found refreshing. His wife guest blogs sometimes and the posts on "the Duchess" (his daughter) and "the Captain" (his son) are worth looking out for. $5 Fridays are another favorite of mine, with carefully selected worthy causes to donate to. I am sure you will love this blog, from the second you start reading it...
The Daddy Complex by David Vienna (www.thedaddycomplex.com)
I discovered this dad blog on Tumblr, and have been following it ever since. The hilarious posts on parenting, conversations and comments made by his kids, are addictive and hilarious! He has twin boys, Wyatt and Boone, (who I'm sure must be as awesome as their comments), who were conceived through IVF. Their honesty over their struggles to conceive is inspirational and admirable. David also writes for the Huffington Post, and his pieces are insightful and funny. I look forward to following Wyatt and Boone's adventures for a long time to come.
Dad and Buried (www.dadandburied.com)
This dad blog is one of the few that's brutally honest about parenting and how having a kid changes your life, sometimes not for the better. His "Top 10 reasons why I hate my son", is a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek perspective on parenthood and how it changes you, and is one of my favorite posts. The "Parental Advisories" are hilarious too, and a great way to put a smile on your face. Make sure you follow his twitter account for hilarious bites of daily comedy.
Mommy Man by Jerry Mahoney (http://jerry-mahoney.com/)
I discovered this blog recently on twitter, and although I haven't been reading it long, I already love the unique and sometimes "totally normal" perspective it gives on parenting. Jerry and his boyfriend, Drew, are a real-life "post- modern family", with their twin boy and girl conceived via a gestational surrogate, the eggs provided by Drew's sister. The stories of his life as a stay-at-home-dad are wonderfully honest, funny and poignant. From funny poop stories to genuinely informative accounts of the parenting experiences of a gay dad, this blog makes for good reading. If educating people on this topic is the objective, Jerry succeeds in every post, even if it's just to show how 'normal' gay parenting can be.