Dad’s have had a (sometimes well-earned) reputation for being less than involved in their kids lives. Work, stress, sloth, whatever the case, especially over the past few decades dad’s are more frequently depicted as bumbling boobs when it came to participating in their kids lives. Even advertisers like Huggies took a shot at us now and then.
The reality is, today’s dads are more involved and influential than ever before. There are a lot of reasons for this but I think one of the main factors is many of us who had fathers who were absent, strive to make the lives of our children different from our own. We want to be part of all the aspects of our kids lives. There are also a great number of dads who had strong relationships with their fathers carrying on that tradition with their children. It’s more than a trend, it’s a movement and it’s growing stronger by the day.
Since I started my blog about a month ago, I’ve become part of a fast-growing, Facebook group of Dad Bloggers. Not only is this a supportive community that shares information, it’s a group of guys who take being a dad seriously and take the time to write about it. If you’re a dad blogger, we invite you to join. If you’re a parent (or even if you’re not) looking for insight, perspective or even a laugh, take time to read some, or better yet, all of these awesome posts.
The Dad Blog Highlight Reel for 2012.
Looking At My Boy – Oren Miller
Dear Hypothetically Gay Son – John Kinnear
Why we have kids – Carter Gaddis
Top 10 Phrases That Will Reduce a Parent To Tears – Dan Nessel
Gays, Muppets, Chicken + Jesus - Brent Almond
“May Your Song Always Be Sung” – Bill Peebles
Saying Goodbye To “Campa” – Matt Peregoy
The Upside of Timidity – Ramon E. Colon
“Dad, Does Our “Elf on the Shelf” Have a Penis?” - Kyle James
Biggest Legends of The West in One Photograph: Fake or Real? – Mike E. Henderson
toys reflect our story - Vincent Daly
A Daddies First Miscarriage and the Feelings That Come With It – Keith Hancock
Raising Children Without A Father Of My Own – Chris Read
Spider-Man, My Kids and the Kissing Episode – Andrew Kardon
A Sublime Parenting Moment - James Austin
The Parenting Wars… Starring Legos – John Willey
Who’s shoes to fill…. - Theron Bostic
Lighting the flame – Olly Du Croz
the intro… – Jeff Tepper
Giving from the Heart - James Hudyma
I hope you enjoy there posts as much as I have.