It has never been more cool to be a Dad. Years ago, Dad was the bread winner who went to work each day while Mom stayed home and cared for the kids. Nowadays, there are stay-at-home Dads, Dads raising kids on their own and Dads speaking out to help others. The 21st century has ushered in an understanding of the importance of being a good father and that all fathers have the right to be the best parent that they can be. As with the roles of mothers evolving into the workforce and becoming other things than just the person who stays home and cares for the kids, Dads too have seen a change in the descriptions of their rolls. Being a Dad is a role that more and more men are embracing on multiple levels. This is extremely apparent when you search the Internet and find Dad blogs, father websites and groups that are devoted to men wanting to be the best parents that they can be.
Resources for Dads are out there and have never been more hip, in-tune and focused on not only being a parent but as we have seen with the popularity of the “mommy blog” about the man himself and his needs, interests and ideas, as well as his role as a father. Here are just a few of the top sites for Dads on the web with little bit about why they are so great!
This site is so well organized that even the most frazzled Dad could find information quickly. It is well organized, honest and very complete. The tabs at the top of the page feature information on parenting from pregnancy through the time the kids graduate from school. This is a great site has a great blog that is both funny and informational with a really great “hanging out and talking about the kids” kind of vibe to it. It is a very friendly site which appeals to Dads of all kinds.
Their slogan is “Because Dads don’t always think like Moms” which right away tells you this site is light hearted. Topics on this site range from sex, toilet training and other parenting topics. You can also subscribe to their news letters based on the age of your child. They even have a pregnancy calendar so you can keep track of what is happening with your child’s growth before they are born.
This site is created by the National Center for Fathering and is quite inclusive to every type of fathering dilemma a Dad could devise. A specific area of interest on this site is Championship Fathering which encourages making a commitment to being the best Father you can. You can even sign up and join others Dads in your commitment to being a great Father you to your child. This site is a little more “serious” in its tone with it is a great one stop place for Dads to get information.
Full of information about being a dad and being a man, this blog/website offers guys a chance to embrace fatherhood and stay current of gadgets, relationships and health. There is also a great section that includes tips, ideas and DIY tips called “Around the House”. Even mom’s will enjoy the ease and “full circle” approach that this site gives to the man in their life. The site also includes some information on “money and career” which is a great tool for parenting teams to use.