It's Father's Week at Stikky Media!
Since Father's Day is coming up this weekend, this week the Stikky Media blog is going to celebrate dads on the internet. For our first post of the week, we're going to (you guessed it) share with you some of our favourite daddy bloggers.
Why do dads blog?
Well, why does anybody? But it's interesting to see dad bloggers taking their space in the parenting blogosphere, which is generally skewed towards moms. Parenting is often the work of two, so the other half of the equation should also have a voice.
Dads blog because they also have parenting insights and experiences to share. They may be different from moms', but they are no less important or relevant.
Without further ado, here are our favourite dads on the web.
Chris Read, the Canadian Dad, blogs about the touching moments of his dad life. There's so much to learn from him about how to grow and improve as a parent. He does so with quite a bit of humour (join his grown men scooter gang!) and an obvious glee for everything that brings him back to his own childhood. My favourite thing? His Kids Reviewing Stuff posts. They're just too adorable :)
The Daddy Blogger
I met Rick Shetty, the Daddy Blogger, at Social Media Camp last May. This Vancouver-based dad has a widely varied blog with everything from the usual parenting posts to reviews, giveaways and events. Not everything is about parenting, so it's also a nice blog for people interesting in living on the Lower Mainland too.
Life of Dad
Life of Dad isn't a dad blog per se, but rather an online magazine for dad bloggers. There's a community built around it and a variety of content for dads and dad bloggers. I like the variety of voices on this website and how some of the stuff (like recipes) is really useful for everyone, not just dads.
Dadding Full Time
Brian Sorrell writes Dadding Full Time, a blog about emigrating to New Zealand from the US, being a full-time at-home parent, and travel. The tone of the blog is often nostalgic, but always touching. There's some funny stuff too. He's a great storyteller.
Bacon and Juice Boxes
Jerry Turning is a police officer with an autistic son who writes about his experiences on Bacon and Juice Boxes. He doesn't blog very often, but when he does, it's always interesting. I'm glad people are more open about raising autistic children.
Are We Still Cool?
That's the question many parents ask themselves after they've had children. Eric and Laura Corpus co-author this parenting and lifestyle blog from New York City. Their kids are definitely cool, and so are they.
Tales From the Poop Deck
What happens when a Star Trek fan starts a dad blog? Tales From the Poop Deck, authored by Creed Anthony. Read his Captain's Log and laugh along this geeky dad's adventures in parenting.
Did we miss anyone?
There's only so many people we can feature, but if you think we missed anyone important, feel free to share your favourite daddy bloggers in the comments!