Father's Day 2012: 7 Dad Blogs Worth Reading


MetroDad is an urbane chronicle of Pierre Kim's journey into and through fatherhood. One fan, Miami attorney Sanjiv Desai, 40, said he found comfort in a kindred spirit: "I was yearning to connect with other men who felt the way I did: overwhelmed but without doubt that [being a father] was what we wanted to do."

Kim also blogs at Rice Daddies, a blog platform for Asian-American fathers, a good example of dad blogs based on specific communities or niches.

DadLabs is a joint effort of two dads in Austin, Texas. It is slickly produced and features fatherhood-centric videos meant to entertain and inform. It unabashedly partners with companies such as Philips Norelco, keen to market to its audience of young, active, wired dads.

"DadLabs is a dad blog for people who don't like dad blogs," said Matt Bucher, 35, an editor in Austin who's a fan. The site's videos "seemed more like 'Saturday Night Live' skits than blog entries," he said.

Daddytypes.com – "the weblog for new dads" -- is a popular blog that admirably pulls off a combination of practicality, community and idiosyncrasy. Blogger Greg Allen solicits tips and questions from dads and returns a mix of well-written posts on everything from Maclaren strollers to Dutch design to Monaco. Good tags and categories let you find what you want and bypass what you don't. And a generous and well-curated blogroll offers a portal to numerous other dad blogs.

Dadwagon's main navigation tabs include "Bad Dads We Love," "Dad + Gadget = Fail," "What Almost Made Me Cry Today" and "Actual Advice." It's a dad blog run by a group of New York City dads who write funny, unflinching posts about the darker, more absurd side of fatherhood.

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