They’re great. I’m all for them, & I’d like to see more of them.
Although still a minority in the big bad world of parenting blogs there are still quite a few of them.
Why so few? Well, that’s another story, for another post, at another time. This introduction has been kicking & screaming to be made into a post about gender roles in the workplace & at home but I’ve managed to keep it down. For now!
Some of these Dad blogs are just brilliant: great publications by any standards, & I’m planning to feature them more here in the near future.
With that in mind, when a new Dad blogger approached me & suggested we collaborate I thought it was great idea.
My name is Al, aged 26. An expectant father. A scared father. An anxious father and an excited father.
I decided to start The Dad Network for 3 reasons.
#1 Men have babies too.
#2 I want to reflect on, record & share my journey of fatherhood.
#3 To network dads.
I hope my blog reflects these. It’s designed to be my journey, with my wife, but from my perspective; a dads perspective, that offers interest, help & support for other dads. What do dads need to know? I hope it will be a resource to new dads and old dads and a place dads can chat & comment to each other.
I always write openly and honestly, including my recent experience of miscarriage. Dads don’t talk about this and they should. Even from posting twice about my feelings on this, I feel better. Where do dads get the opportunity to talk about it? I don’t think they do, generally, so I hope people respond to my posts. I’ve also posted about the early scans we had, baby names, preparations and a week by week guide to pregnancy.
I’ve discovered a great network of dads out there, hence this guest post, and it’s encouraging to see. Please get in touch if you are an expectant dad or a well experienced dad. It’d be great to hear how new dads are doing and learn from the experienced ones. I’m really open to feedback, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
You can also find me on Facebook and twitter.
Thanks to JD for allowing me to guest post.
You’re very welcome!
I remember when I was about to become a Dad, & how apprehensive & excited I was! Al’s is a great blog, so let’s now all pop over & say “Hi”.
I’d be happy to showcase other blogs: new or old, by Dads / Mums / not sure / not telling. If you’d like to write about yourself & your blog here just let me know.