Saturday, April 13, 2013

Wait...I'm not a dad...

Among the many zillions of "mom-centric" blogs that I have proudly joined the ranks of, there exists this other sect of weird writers that I enjoy...most of whom are clever, charming, insightful, and unapologetically awesome. 

Naturally, I'm referring to the dawning of the Dad Blog. Just when we thought that our exclusive girl's club was the only cool kid at the party, in struts these guys...with a beautiful little baby strapped to their manly chests...despite all the hair that's probably growing there right this minute.

They're bringing a bright new voice to the genre. Silly, sardonic, or heart-achingly touching...these fellas run the gamut. They're Dadding like professionals, and writing like rockstars. 

I've befriended a few of these gentlemen over the course of the last year. They fill my blog feed and inbox with pure gold. And while I'll always love my blogging sisters who reside in the land of "Mom"...I feel just as "at home" with these other gentle giants. The ones who don track pants in lieu of yoga-wear, and who don't shave their faces when we're busy not shaving our legs.

There is one group in particular who has rocked my unlaundered socks off. These guys are no joke. They take fatherhood very seriously...as all fathers should. The men behind the Dads Round Table (DadsRT) have created an online magazine and resource for dads...well, really parents in general. They write about an unbelievably broad spectrum of topics with wit and pizazz. They fully understand that parenting "experts" don't actually exist. They have carefully created this incredible space on the web where parents can gather, learn, and be heard. They're committed to putting quality content first. They are generally freaking fantastic.

They have asked me to join their ranks as a contributor. I am unabashedly flattered. 

Not only was I asked to become a contributor, I was asked to launch a brand new series featuring female parenting voices on their site...so cool.

This series will feature unique perspectives on raising tomorrow's dads. Um, have I mentioned that I couldn't be more excited to be kicking off this effort?! 

Please go check out my piece there...and if you like it, please let me and the guys who run the joint there know how downright brilliant you thought it was...

Here's the link -



Once you get there, please stay tuned! I've rounded up some other talented female voices to join the discussion there as well in the weeks and months to come. 

I look forward to contributing to this outstanding online parenting resource in the future! We invite you to join us at the Round Table! And you don't even need to bring a dish to pass!


18 comments:

  1. Congrats on being welcome to the Dads' fold! I'll be checking it out!

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  2. That's so awesome Jen! Going to check it out now! Congrats. You are going places, babe! Big places!

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  3. Jen,
    I already left you a comment on Dad's RT, but wanted to tell you: what a way to start series! Well done, pal!
    Justin Knight- Writing Pad Dad
    Writing Pad Dad Blog

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    1. You're awesome, Justin! Thanks for the double-comment-love!!

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  4. Congratulations! That is awesome. Being a parent is hard and we all need to come together to figure this out.

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  5. Oh my gosh, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! How exciting!

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  6. I'll head over there in a second because is sounds like such a cool idea. I love getting the dad's perspective and look forward to tuning in. Not sure how I haven't found your blog before now but so glad I did now. :)

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    1. Thanks AnnMarie! I'm so glad you've found me too!

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  7. Beautiful mama, I nominated you for an award. http://taoofpoop.blogspot.com/2013/04/beautiful-mama.html

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  8. great post babe, yes blogging is not just for moms. Going to check it out

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  9. What a great group to be a part of congrats mama! You know how I feel about this post you wrote for them...beautiful and I agree on all levels. Being a mom of boys is not the "boys will be boys" or "boys are so much easier than girls" motto anymore. We are raising boys into respectful men who treat others with respect. I'm happy to know you are one of those mom's! xoxo

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  10. Go you! This is so cool! You are rockin' this blogging gig, Momma!

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