Spotlighting daddy blogs in September

Mommy blogs often get all the glory, but there are plenty of dads who are discussing the trials, tribulations and joys of parenting from a father’s perspective. InVocus has spotlighted five from our database, four of which are based on responses from daddy blog readers who noted their favorite choices, and one random featured pick:

Canadiandad.com- Canadian daddy blogger Chris Read writes about parenting and domestic living while offering guest spotlights on other fathers, product reviews and giveaways. Eric Alper, director of media relations at Licensing and Distribution, and his wife Candace rave about Read’s blog. “Don’t let the Canadian part fool you, though,” he said in an email interview. “His topics about bribing your kids, swearing in front of your kids and his ongoing Kids Who Inspire series are well worth reading no matter where you live. He’s deserving of a wider audience for the reasons of greatness – he’s passionate, powerful and possessed with a real writing style and quality, all with a sense of humor and kindness sorely needed in a social media world where snarkiness and ranting is all too common.”

TheFatherhoodGuide.com- Offering humorous stories featuring his toddler and infant, Mike Schaffer touches on topics like potty training, offers advice and posts product reviews. “I’m not a mom yet, but when I am I will definitely make my husband read it. I love how honest he is about everything they go through and since he’s in PR/marketing I like that it’s sometimes written from the viewpoint,” said Rachael King, a national social media manager for Sidecar.

Mochadad.com- Featured before on Huffington Post Live, blogger Fred Goodall provides an array of articles that include nurturing children’s compassion through helping the homeless, back-to-school shopping for boys, fidelity and how Taylor Swift helps him understand his daughter. The blog also provides videos and podcasts offering information on fatherhood, as well as additional articles on fitness, fashion and food for men and their children. James Bellefeuille, a digital marketing strategist, noted this is the best father’s blog he found, adding that it’s part of the Good Men Project, which was founded in 2009 to serve as a national discussion on what it means to be a good man.

StayAtHomeDadCast.com- This blog features podcasts, articles, videos and essays about parenting from the perspective of a stay-at-home father, Chase Roper. Andrea DesLesDernier from Dernier PR noted that StayAtHomeDadCast.com is her favorite daddy blog. “It’s really beginning to get popular,” she added.

Spotlight:

Dad of Divas- Trying to “regain control of his kingdom,” as he puts it, this dad of two girls provides a variety of articles, featuring Q-and-A’s with other dads, product reviews, book reviews, as well as tips and advice on parenting. The blog is run by Chris Lewis who works his day job as a student affairs professional. He can be reached at: dadofdivas(at)gmail.com

–Katrina M. Mendolera

Katrina M Mendolera

Katrina Mendolera took the helm of inVocus as editor in chief in 2009, and has been running the site ever since. She initially joined Vocus as a senior media researcher for newspaper content in 2007. Prior to that, Katrina worked in daily and weekly newspapers. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She is also an editor with Booktrope Publishing and the author of Fractured Dream (The Dreamer Saga). Email: krandall(at)vocus.com.

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