Get your daily fix of inspiration with these father’s!
With today being my dad’s birthday, it’s given me time to reflect on just how lucky I am. I was blessed with a father that loves me unconditionally and whose unselfish nature is something I admire wholeheartedly.
As a tribute to him, I wanted to put together a list of top dad blogs who inspire me. I enjoy these blogs for various reasons, so have listed them in no particular order.
Eric, his wife, and their two kids live in New York City. They don’t take themselves too seriously, laugh a lot and can always find the humour in something. Actually, to get an even better feel for who this Eric character is, check out his site to find out what he once did to earn money.
Tim is well equipped to write this blog, with a previous role as a teacher with an MA in education. His blog is well written and diverse, topics range from war to dinner table chatter (which, as children grow older become more similar). Be sure to check out his site for his individual take on fatherhood.
John covers more than just what it’s like being a dad. He talks about the issues men face, home improvement, style and finances. Giving up his professional career in communications in 2011, John has made a successful business out of blogging and vlogging whilst spending time at home with his two daughters.
Alex is a dad of three. His wife is fully supportive of his blogging efforts, as she maintains her own mommy blog http://www.beingamummy.co.uk/ too. Alex recently wrote an inspiring article on how to save money through sustainable living – check it out on Dadda Cool!
This blog of a 30-something, UK based, geeky dad is a lot of fun! Daddy day dream isn’t just limited to dads out there. It’s fun for the whole family – mom and kids included! From parenting advice to movie and toy reviews, this site offers it all in one convenient place.
Don is not only a dad inspiring others, but also a cancer survivor. He’s an active voice in the community and is well respected amongst his peers. His tales of adventures in fatherhood are both endearing and humorous!
Inspired by a Ruby Tuesday’s who refused to install a diaper changing station in the men’s restroom, and “Dads Who Change Diapers” is born. Check out Scotty’s site for a full map of places who cater to dads like him! Of course, you’ll get distracted by his other blog posts along the way, so sit back and enjoy.
Lewis has been blogging for over 4-years. He gains his inspiration from his wife, Christine, and their two beautiful sons, Benjamin and Samuel (and don’t forget about their fully grown “puppy,” Penny). Read along to find out what keeps this family entertained on a daily basis.
Brent is not just your average dad. He’s a gay, stay at home daddy, fuelled by creativity. Together, with his partner, they adopted a son who they absolutely adore. Brent is on a mission to spread the beauty of the diverse world we live live in and to normalise the love that same-sex parents can provide to their children.
Nigel is married to Emily, a fellow blogger. Together, they raise their five children, who no doubt can sometimes be a handful. Nigel shares handy tips for your own DIY projects, while also featuring other top bloggers. The site also provides a forum where like-minded bloggers can share relevant posts. Nigel’s a real community guy!
Describing himself as an average Joe, David’s blog details his stressful daily life as a 911 dispatcher along with family life. A down to earth version of life with 5 (aging) kids with many take away lessons.
Dave has a witty style to his writing and has managed to portray a detailed and funny insight into his life as a single father with three kids. Life is not to be taken too seriously, though his dedication and love for his kids cannot be understated.
David and his wife Suzanne make me want to go shopping! With online reviews of everything from clothing to books and prams, Junior Hipster gives you the full rundown of the coolest goods and gadgets in town!
Pat & Kepley are college buddies who both became stay at home dads. Their blog is dedicated to men thinking about making the change to full-time stay at home fathers, building a community of likeminded people. Their writing style is humorous, informal and educational.
Beau offers a blog which is packed full of information and resources for parents of all types. He successfully run his blog and somehow manages this with a full time job. He has positioned himself as a go to dad in this sphere and is wholeheartedly a dad to look up to.
Simon is a self-described geek sharing his love of all things sci-fi with his daughter. He has an empowering take on parenting with some very important life lessons, bucking the trend of traditional norms with gender neutral beliefs. A great site to follow for girl power for all ages.
Rod had an awakening when he started as a full time stay at home dad. You can see through his writing that he has grown into the position and developed as both a father and man. He loves his family and loves to push the boundaries of what is accepted as a modern day man.
Armin realises everyone has a need for unique advice, and he caters just to this. From expectant fathers to first time dads, from military fathers, grandfathers and single dads – you can all relate to Mr. Dad. His tone makes you feel like you’ve known him forever and his advice is second-to-none!
Meet Jeff. He’s not just a family name; Jeff has been featured in numerous publications and television broadcasts throughout the years. His passion for blogging first started over 10 years ago when his two daughters were still quite young. Now, in their pre-teens, he continues blogging, now writing about more than the kids music reviews he was originally known for.
Mike has a unique writing style which is very relatable to the everyday dad. His blog is a no nonsense look into fatherhood with a mix of serious content and humorous stories. His Facebook posts are hilarious, definitely one to add to the follow list.
Keith will make your mouth water as you check out his daily recipes. Besides cooking, he’s passionate about raising his three adolescent kids. Tune in to his site to be inspired to become a cool Dad Chef (or at least encourage your wife to cook some of his dishes).
Alan has mad photography skills which is evident throughout his site. His sense of humour is felt through his writing and his balanced style is refreshing . Definitely a blog to check out if you want a realistic insight into a life with 6 (Yes, that’s right, 6) kids, one with down syndrome. I take my hat off to him…
A great resource for fathers of all ages. Tim has managed to capture his take on fatherhood perfectly. He also produces a weekly podcast, which features the very best of parent bloggers reading their favourite posts in their own voice.
Adam is a well-equipped all-round techie well placed to run his dad blog. His site is packed full of useful reviews and personal stories of the challenges and rewards that come with fatherhood.
Don’t be fooled by the humor on this site, yes, the site is hilarious though the information for dad’s packs a punch. You get a feeling from the start that these guys offer a no bullshit approach to fatherhood.