Tuesday, September 30, 2008


A Blogger and a Father: DadThing
The community is expanding, and obviously it's time to read Jared's DadThing.com

Here's what's going on: It used to be that women were the only caretakers, and over time society automatically adjusted itself to create links between mothers. What am I trying to say...? That even though society has changed, it's still relatively easy for a mother to connect with other mothers to compare, contrast, whine and dine. Even virtual communities of mothers are much bigger and ubiquitous than communities of fathers.

But we're not going to take it anymore! Proud fathers will not stay by the sidelines and let the mothers take all the credit! Parenting is a dad thing, too!

So the community is expanding, and Jared is one of the proud fathers leading the way. Pictures, videos, polls, and guest posts--we're getting bigger.

A Blogger and a Father: DadThing

Monday, September 8, 2008


dad of divas
None of us really knows what this whole blogging thing is about. We write about our lives and the rest pretty much takes care of itself. Like the creation of a blogging community. One day you write about your fears about being a new father, and the next, someone you've never met before, another first-time father, writes a comment, saying he feels the same. Suddenly you're not alone. A community of fathers has been created.

Chris, writing at Dad of Divas, is a relatively new blogger, but through his involvement in the community of blogging fathers, he helps expand the definition of blogging.

He writes, with the help of other fathers he interviews, instructive posts about the effect moving has on children, he participates in a 365 Flickr projects, he tries to trade up his stuff until he gets a minivan, and he even finds time to write for Discovering Dad.

And living with two daughters and a wife, he tries to make sense of it all. It can't be easy. We're on your side.

dad of divas

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


A Family Runs Through It
Phil, over at A Family Runs Through It, writes about parenting, homeschooling, and life in North Idaho. A typical non-Idahoan (Idahohan?) might not know what's so special about the Northern area of Idaho. I can only guess.

Maybe it's so far out there, that the ills of society are easier to ignore and overcome?

This could be the reason his writing, even the smallest, seemingly insignificant sentence, can mean so much. Like,
Why buy expensive water toys when the kids are perfectly content rolling around on a log they find on the beach?
Today was my first day of homeschooling BOTH of my kids.

Neither of them was enthusiastic about school starting again. They've enjoyed a carefree summer with nothing on the schedule beyond playtime and daydreaming. Just like most kids, they wanted an endless summer.
And isn't it great to find a father who pushes his kids to daydream?

(Oh, and he has a lot of guest posts from many blogging parents, which adds a variety of voices to the blog and makes it much more of a community blog. A great find).

A Family Runs Through It


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