When Tara and I were planning the wedding, she would go, daily, to these wedding blogs. In there would be tips, tricks, ideas and horror stories. Also, stories of things that went well. But in general, they were a helpful resource for the planning, and I think that the wedding turned out amazing.
Now that I’m going to be a Dad, I was sure that there would be blogs for me that were along the same lines as the wedding ones. I started to look late last week, and on Friday added a whole ton more. I’ll include the ones I really like at the bottom. Right now I have 29 in my links, but I think I’ll be culling a lot of those as they haven’t updated in some time. However, they’re not the same ‘helpful’ resource that the wedding ones were. At least, I haven’t found one like it.
But I think this is also the nature of the beast. Planning a wedding isn’t the same has having a baby. You can plan for weddings, and you can plan for babies, but with weddings you have a little more control as to *when* things happen. Babies, not so much.
But what I am liking about these blogs, is that they’re just stories of Dads doing Dad things. In a modern age. Some of them are doing things right, some things wrong(but then trying to correct) and just giving us tales that apply to a lot of us. Or at least something that I can find similiarities in. What’s also nice is most of these guys have twitter accounts, so I added a lot of twitter noise to my day.
Now, while I stated that they’re not helpful in the same way the wedding blogs were, there is at least one Dad blog that is helpful, and their twitter feed even more so. Z Recommends has some nice product reviews, but their twitter feed, @ZRecs_Safety, has a lot of safety recalls that, as a new Dad buying stuff, I find very helpful.
Otherwise, the blogs are a good read.
I was also going to go into detail about a video camera Tara and I bought, but I haven’t made any video yet, so I’ll just say that we picked up a Kodak Play, with an 8gig card, for $150 from Futureshop. Seems to work, and is all about HD, but really, I haven’t played with it much.
So, for the other Dads, and Moms, reading this, do you have a list of blogs or helpful websites that you visit on a regular basis?
Here’s my initial list:
- Dad Wagon
- Rebel Dad
- Rice Daddies
- Z Recommends
- New York Dad’s
- Papa Rock’s6
- Life of Dad
- Luke, I am your Father
- Cute Monster
- Dad gone Mad
- Daddy Yo Blog
- Why is Daddy Crying
- Go Pop Go
- Distracted Daddy
- Dad of Divas