I am going sort of rogue today, but not really. I like to blog here about my boys, their antics, my relationship with them, stuff like that. Today however, I will offer this list of blogs by other "Dad Bloggers."
And that, is very cool...
I am often underwhelmed by social media. I like that I've caught up with old college pals and co-workers but, I am often flabbergasted by the sheer mendacity of the statuses and such. However, a really cool dude, Oren, (that's his post at the top of the list) organized a Facebook page for Dad Bloggers and it has changed my perception of what social media can do. I am not alone in my desire to honor and cherish my children in a public forum, and that makes me feel good.
I can't expect you to find the time to read every post however, but just look at the sheer volume here, feel the love poured out, know that the children are loved and being celebrated.
Here is the list, in no particular order:
Looking At My Boy - A Blogger and A Father
Dear Hypothetically Gay Son - Ask Your Dad
Why We Have Kids - DadScribe
Does Our "Elf On The Shelf" Have A Penis? - Kyle of Rather-Be-Shopping
The Upside of Timidity - Ray Colon
May Your Song Always Be Sung - ihopeiwinatoaster
Gays, Muppets, Chicken + Jesus - Designer Daddy
Saying Goodbye To "Campa" - The Real Matt Daddy
Education vs. Intimidation: Why Your Parenting Philosophy Is Not Mine - Fodder 4 Fathers
10 Phrases That Will Reduce A Parent To Tears - DadDoes
Honoring Pearl Harbor - Rob Hatton
Toys Reflect Our Story - Cute Monster
A Daddy's First Miscarriage And The Feelings That Came With It - Keith of Daddy Place
Raising Children Without A Father Of My Own - Canadian Dad
Spiderman, My Kids And The Kissing Episode - Mommy's Busy... Go Ask Daddy!
Biggest Legends Of The West In One Photograph: Fake Or Real?
On Holding Hands: A Meditation On Being A Father - Raised By My Daughter
A Sublime Parenting Moment - Luke, I Am Your Father
The Parenting Wars... Starring Legos - Daddy's In Charge?
Whose Shoes To Fill - Active Duty Dad
Lessons From America - The P Word
The Intro - Ay Yo, Be A Father
Giving from the Heart - Dad's Roundtable
There are so many more men out there doing this and this list in no way includes all the men out there blogging about parenting. The list is drawn only from the FB page.
I wondered how I would find a suitable topic for my year-end post... thanks guys.