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The very Best Dad Blogs – Despite being one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, every parent knows that raising children can get pretty rough sometimes!
But if there’s anything that keeps parents going, it’s knowing that they’re not alone. Forming a support network of other parents is one of the best ways to keep sane during those long, sleepless nights or endless, panicked school runs. For working parents – especially Dads – balancing the experience of raising your kids alongside work obligations can get stressful and lonely at times. Knowing you’re not alone, interacting with a community of budding fathers and reading about the adventures of other like-minded dads can help put things into perspective and provide an excellent support system.
With that in mind, here are the Top 5 Best Dad Bloggers to follow for anyone starting their parenting journey:
Dad Blog UK
Founded in 2011 by fellow dad John Adams, Dad Blog UK remains one of the most popular and most visited UK dad blogs in 2021, and there are some good reasons why. Caring for his kids whilst his wife works full time has led John down some wild and sometimes heartfelt roads. With blogs on anything from how to correctly load a dishwasher, to help with your child’s mental health, Dad Blog UK provides an essential, informational lifeline to any stay at home dads who need a little helping hand. Since the site’s founding, Dad Blog UK has won numerous awards including the 2016 Best UK Dad Blog award and a gold award from the Surrey Digital Awards in 2017 and 2018.
DIY Daddy is a little different from the other blogs on this list. Founded by Nigel, a dad of 5 and a former painter and decorator, this blog offers more than you run of the mill dad content! Nigel writes about his exploits in a humorous and light-hearted manner, with his Twin Humour section being one of the most popular places on his site. Alongside this, Nigel also writes about serious and important issues such as busting gender stereotypes for your children, or how to deal with mental health issues when you’re a full-time father. However, if DIY is more your thing then you’re still in the right place! Nigel writes on personal safety whilst doing DIY as well as the newest apps and gadgets to make your DIY life as (hopefully) easy as your home life.
Although having officially retired from his blog in 2020, Dave’s blog ‘The DADventurer’ is still chock full of wonderfully written content from his 6 years of dad blogging. Dave isn’t afraid to write about big issues and hot topics. In fact, he has an entire section called ‘Big Issues and Hot Topics’, with content on the digital footprint of your children as well as the negatives and positives of raising a child in the information era. For all the struggling cooks out there who have been tasked with managing the kid’s weekly meals, Dave has a section dedicated to recipes and food adventures to help dads navigate the world of cookery. Recipes range from simple, weeknight meals for the kids to more complex and challenging dishes for the other half (or even yourself!), meaning there’s something here for everyone.
Paternal Damnation is run by ex SEO content writer and sports journalist Robbie. Robbie writes about his adventures with parenting in a humorous and casual style that’s a joy to read. As well as his parenting exploits, Robbie’s blog also includes extensive articles on lifestyle and tech for the stay at home dad. His articles help dads all over the UK find the best at-home workout equipment as well as how to do essential tasks such as DIY haircuts or finding the best towels for your bathroom. Judging by his food and drink section, it’s safe to say that Robbie’s a bit of a liquor connoisseur! His reviews of classic whiskeys or rums help dads pick the perfect drink for the rare evening off.
The Yorkshire Dad
yorkshiredad.co.uk/ – Karl Young began blogging about his foray into fatherhood in early 2013 when his wife gave birth to their first son. For any dads north of Nottingham, Karl’s blog is a must-read. Karl is passionate about a number of topics and helps to advertise businesses he likes or charities in the support section of his blog. As well as supporting his two sons, Karl balances his home life with his work life as a Senior Digital PR Manager which gives his blog a fresh perspective on parenting that many working dads will connect with.
These dad blogs are some of the best to follow for budding fathers across the UK. Whether it’s parenting tips, midweek recipes of the odd whiskey review, these blogs should have everything you need to conquer the wild west of parenting!
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