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Is there any such thing as Daddyblogs?
July 7, 2009 11:54 PM   Subscribe

I am looking for personal blogs written by dads.

Even though I am not a parent, I find that I like reading personal blogs written about the art of parenting. I know a ton of Mommyblogs that feature posts about life with young children, but not many that are written primarily by Dads. I would like to find some funny blogs written by men with (preferably young) children.

What I'm looking for is something along the lines of a male Dooce. Can anyone help me out?
posted by SkylitDrawl to Computers & Internet (34 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
 
Neal Pollack
posted by milkrate at 11:56 PM on July 7, 2009


I have to mention this because I just began reading it a couple of days ago and have become totally engrossed, but it is NOT a cheery, silly, funny blog like Dooce at all. It is some truly gut-wrenching stuff, but really really engrossing, like I said:
http://www.januaryfirst.org
posted by so_gracefully at 12:07 AM on July 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Mike Adamick's Cry It Out blog is both hilarious and heartbreaking. The man has an incredible way with words.
posted by wherever, whatever at 12:20 AM on July 8, 2009 [3 favorites]


Here's an interesting site: http://www.dadcentric.com/

With a couple amusing, specific posts: http://www.dadcentric.com/2009/04/potateo-potato.html and http://www.dadcentric.com/2009/06/black-hockey-dadcentric-reviews-bad-kids.html

Not a blog, but an very good article: http://www.figarospeech.com/teach-a-kid-to-argue/
posted by sepsis at 12:25 AM on July 8, 2009


Lileks? He blogs his opinions and on all sorts of things going on in his life, and he talks about his family quite a bit.
posted by twins named Lugubrious and Salubrious at 12:29 AM on July 8, 2009


Now defunct, but still a goodie: Father Knows Shit.

The clever, irreverent, and profane mind of Drew Magary (now of NFL blog Kissing Suzy Kolber) as applied to the tasks and challenges of fatherhood. (And husbandhood, etc.)
posted by the NATURAL at 12:36 AM on July 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


MetroDad doesn't post as frequently as I'd like him to, but what he lacks in quantity, he makes up in quality.

The older posts tend to be a little more daddy-oriented at The Sneeze but still some hilarity here and there.
posted by mittenedsex at 2:40 AM on July 8, 2009


Daddytypes has a bunch of dadblogs in the right column.
posted by hariya at 3:05 AM on July 8, 2009


Rob Rummel-Hudson began blogging long before he was a dad, but the birth of his daughter Schuyler inspired content that focused mostly on his new role. Schuyler has polymicrogyria which has completely impaired her ability to speak, but her story is as inspirational as it is heartbreaking at times. Rob's writing is funny and candid. You can find his latest blog here.
posted by katemcd at 4:29 AM on July 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


This one is really interesting. He hasn't been updating for a while, but there are lots of really beautiful personal essays.
posted by Cygnet at 4:46 AM on July 8, 2009


Looky Daddy: stay-at-home-dad with 3 daughters, 2 of which are twins. Very well written.
posted by dogmom at 5:55 AM on July 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Jeff Vogel's Story About the Baby and Story About the Toddler are really funny. He's no longer updating, and the baby blog was turned into a book... but it's really funny writing.
posted by kimdog at 6:12 AM on July 8, 2009 [3 favorites]


This one's both parents, not just a dad: The Making of a Family.
posted by ocherdraco at 6:13 AM on July 8, 2009


I love Rebeldad.com, which talks about parenting from a stay-at-home-dad perspective and links to other Dad-blogs.
posted by bunnycup at 6:15 AM on July 8, 2009


i am neither a dad nor a parent, for that matter, but i find parenting blogs really interesting for whatever reason.

sweet juniper! is a great dad blog - they have two kids, he's stay-at-home and she works, they live in detroit. he also takes some amazing pictures of abandoned buildings.
posted by chickadee at 6:29 AM on July 8, 2009


Daddy's Menus has a foodie bent.
posted by spoons at 6:32 AM on July 8, 2009


Sweet Juniper: beautiful writing and photos, not as much about parenting as it used to be, but check out the archives
posted by libraryhead at 6:33 AM on July 8, 2009


Matt, Liz, and Madeline

Unexpectedly single dad who's been parenting his daughter since the second day of her life by himself. Really sad at times. But also really funny. And there's a robot.
posted by zizzle at 6:57 AM on July 8, 2009 [3 favorites]


I'm a fan of The Daughter Chronicles - a stay at home dad writes about his two girls, one of whom suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was very young. Greg writes with a lot of intelligence and humour, highly recommended.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:57 AM on July 8, 2009


I wouldn't call it a Daddyblog overall, but defective yeti has a number of funny child-related posts. And the blog is just generally hilarious.
posted by ashputtel at 7:05 AM on July 8, 2009


Avablog.
posted by scarykarrey at 7:08 AM on July 8, 2009


I wholeheartedly second Looky Daddy. Some posts are short & silly; some are the among the best stuff I've read on the internet. Here's one.
posted by peep at 9:06 AM on July 8, 2009


A Man Called Daddy is a new one.
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:20 AM on July 8, 2009


A Daddyblog I used to love that doesn't post very often anymore is Diary of Triplet Fatherhood. The archives are full of very cute, sappy, thought-provoking stuff.
posted by Night_owl at 9:46 AM on July 8, 2009


self link alert - http://cwbrown.blogspot.com/
Its basically just a photo blog, but it still gets the idea across.

Been a stay at home dad for 4 years now. Its ... challenging.
posted by ducktape at 10:12 AM on July 8, 2009


I came to recommend Sweet Juniper and Matt, Liz, and Madeline, so those would be my answer ... but I ended up spending four hours reading the entirety of January First. That story deserves to be on the front page.
posted by anastasiav at 10:29 AM on July 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was going to suggest Sweet Juniper, but it's already shown up. Dad Gone Mad is a pretty good one, although lately it's been more about his book than his children. Also Velcrometer is a pretty intelligently written one. It's not really funny, but Schuyler's Monster was recently released as a book, so most of the archives are offline, but he still posts new stuff to his blog. I could post more, but you can look at the blogrolls of those site and find some other good blogs by dads.

I'm not a parent, but I too have some odd fascination with parent blogs...
posted by This Guy at 10:37 AM on July 8, 2009


On Heading East, the author frequently muses about his kids.
posted by pollex at 12:15 PM on July 8, 2009


You guys, these were all great! I love them all and it was hard to pick best answers, but I've tried.

If anyone has more, keep 'em coming.
posted by SkylitDrawl at 2:59 PM on July 8, 2009


pacing the panic room
posted by logic vs love at 5:19 PM on July 8, 2009


I second Pacing the Panic Room. Also, it's not a full blog, but I really like this tumblr, 1001 Rules for My Unborn Son.
posted by questionsandanchors at 7:02 PM on July 8, 2009


In a strange coincidence, I met the writer of Looky Daddy about three hours after posting to this thread. It's the answer directly above mine!
posted by kimdog at 7:47 PM on July 8, 2009


I always used to enjoy Mr Nice Guy, though it seems to no longer be updated. But the archives begin during the first pregnancy and the site was updated regularly for about 5 years and 2 kids. Brooklyn based, genial and funny, with a basically anonymous author.
posted by mdn at 8:36 AM on July 9, 2009


Writing in to second the unbelievably delightful The Sneeze - sooooo much great stuff, but the annual Raisins update (first post here) is a good place to begin.
posted by Ash3000 at 1:43 PM on July 12, 2009


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