Dad Blogger Round-up: New year, new blog posts

dadsIt’s a new year, but I’m going to kick off this dad blogger round up with an old favourite; Frozen. I don’t know about you, but I am staggered by the runaway success of this Disney blockbuster.

Even so, it is easy to understand why it has proved so popular. My kids both love it, as does Mrs Adams and, yes, I admit I have a sneaky admiration for the film (which I have seen about a billion times).

Thankfully, I am not alone. @NigelHiggins4 of the DIY Daddy blog has outed himself as a fan of the film. The catchy songs, good versus evil storyline and wonderful characters have been enough to persuade Nigel that it’s a great film and he cannot wait for Frozen 2 to hit the big screen. You and many others Nigel, you and many others.

Needless to say, plenty of dads have been blogging about news year’s resolutions. One such fella is Tom (@DiaryoftheDad) who writes the Diary of the Dad blog. Tom has vowed to cut back on the booze, take the kids out more and take better care of himself. He has also vowed to blog more and published his first post of 2015 on New Year’s day, showing that he plans to be good to his word.

Adam Seaton of Gaming Daddy of Two (@Gamingdaddyof2), meanwhile, seems to be keeping it simple with one new year’s resolution. Having noticed that the life of a blogger involves a lot of time spent in front of a computer monitor, he is off to the gym. His aim is to look like Captain America. Good luck Adam!

Over at (relatively new blog) When The Dust Settles, Ashley (dustsettlesblog) has written a thought provoking post about dads who refer to themselves as “babysitting” when they are looking after their own kids. Ashley is, quite rightly, disapproving of men who take this approach and everyone who has commented seems to be in agreement.

A blog I like to visit every now and again is Best Dad I Can Be. Written by Mark Richards (@BestdadIcanbe), it gives me some insight as to what I can expect when my kids become teenagers and head off to university. Most of what he writes leaves me feeling very nervous, terrified even, although in his most recent post Mark’s daughter impresses the family with  some newly learned cooking skills.

Those are a few of the blogs I’ve been reading recently. If you are a dad blogger (or know of any dad bloggers) and want to feature in any future round ups, please do get in touch. Thanks for reading and I’ll be back in February.

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About John Adams

John Adams is a married with two young daughters. He has been a stay at home dad for almost four years.

John started blogging back in 2012 after being invited to one-too-many “mother and toddler groups.” This inspired him to write about the issues he faced as a stay at home dad and the gender barriers men face as parents.

John continues to write about lie as a stay at home dad. He also writes about every aspect of parenting; schooling, education, pregnancy and birth, childcare and so on. Over time he has broadened the focus of his blog so he now writes about family finances, photography and occasionally covers men’s style and fashion.

John was originally a journalist. He concedes, however, that was a long time ago.

3 Comments

  1. 15 January 2015 / 23:50

    Thanks for flagging up some good reads
    Like you, I can’t stretch my mind to a time when my children will be independently living away from me but it’s good to have an insiders view (even if I do read it whilst half hiding behind my hands!)

  2. 28 January 2015 / 15:21

    Cheers for the insight into other Dad bloggers John. I’m new to the scene and finding my feet with others. Will follow up on the links you’ve provided. Thanks.

  3. 30 January 2015 / 13:47

    Thanks for sharing these – similar to Dominic I’m new to the dad blogging scene having recently started my blog so good to see what others are writing about. Would love for you to take a quick visit of my site and give it a bit of critique!