Jacob Osborn
15 Best Dad Blogs for New Parents | Man of Many
When it comes to our list of the best dad blogs, our team of editors have sorted through all of the most popular websites and put together a concise list that highlights the best for new fathers, those with young kids, older kids, and even a few guilty pleasures like cars and technology. Ultimately, we’ve turned to our own personal experience in running Australia’s largest men’s lifestyle publication to determine what makes the best. After that, we brought our findings together and measured the best dad websites by content, publishing frequency, quality of writing, and helpfulness.
How Man of Many Chose the Best Dad Blogs
Our list of the best dad blogs on the internet goes like this.
Best Dad Blogs at a Glance
More than one of the best dad blogs we like to read, Fatherly is a full-blown digital empire for adult males. It’s then no surprise that you can find pretty much everything under the sun in these popular parts. We’re talking about entertainment, gear, health, news, financial planning, and, of course, parenting advice. Should you be a father, consider this your one-stop shop for all the coverage you could possibly desire. One of our favourite articles has to be “What I’m Glad I Knew About Myself Before I Became A Dad” it’s an insightful guide for new fathers.
1. Fatherly
Fathercraft has a focus on providing a support network for fathers, offering resources and tools for the modern father with insightful product reviews, parenting tips, and stories from our own experiences. This dad blog makes our list because of its mission statement, that is, to dramatically enrich the lives of fathers who want to become more and, through them, enrich the lives of their children. After 18 months of development into Father’s Ed, including flying to NYC to interview a pediatric sleep expert, interviewing a firefighter, and much more, the team launched the website.
2. Fathercraft
Our favourite dad blog for Aussie fathers, The Father Hood is designed for Aussies, by Aussies. We love this website because it puts a spotlight on the kind of proactive parenting we can all rally behind. In other words, this is not a site for couch potatoes, it’s a place for fathers who want to take parenting to the next level, covering everything from fitness and exercise routines, to relationship advice and workplace tips. Their interview with David Beckham will go down as one of our favourite dad-reads of all time.
3. The Father Hood
Skint Dad makes our list because it’s a great dad blog for those looking to save some time and money. We all know that being a father can get ridiculously expensive, and if you’re struggling to balance budgets and save money while still trying to enjoy life, you owe it to yourself to visit Skint Dad. Here, you’ll come across budgeting pointers, moneymaking tips, exclusive deals, contests, and more.
4. Skint Dad
Direct Advice for Dads (or DAD for short) does exactly what it says it does, offering real-life advice from fathers who have seen and been through it all. It’s why we’ve listed it as the best dad blog for those with young kids because it answers every conceivable question you might have before you’ve even asked it. Of course, no matter how many kids you’re raising, there’s still plenty of insight to reap from these articles. After all, does a father really ever stop learning how to parent?
5. Direct Advice for Dads
Looking for answers to parenting questions? Free advice from experts? A community where you can go back and forth with other dads? Well, you’ll find all that and more here at Dad Info. We love this UK-based site because it’s been providing all kinds of support since 2008, including all the basics of being a father, information on staying healthy, and mental advice for divorce and separation.
6. Dad Info
Another veritable retreat for Australian fathers, The Brag Dad delivers compulsively readable coverage on a regular basis through their email newsletter. This one makes our list of the best dad blogs because it offers high-quality parenting hacks, interesting perspectives, helpful advice, relatable vlogs and more. Everything from movie recommendations and events to sports and entertainment.
7. The Brag Dad
The Dad Website is one of our favourite dad blogs on the Internet because it dives deep into the issues that can catch up to most dads, including interviews with parents who’ve dealt with child loss and mental health. Alongside the interviews lie choice articles about family-related products and trends. That’s all joined by reviews of things like movies and beer. After all, what father doesn’t love movies and beer?
8. The Dad Website
An experienced writer, photographer, sports-lover and traveller Jeff Bogle shares his journey as a parent on Out With The Kids. Previously named by both Mashable and Huffington Post as one of the best dad blogs, we love this site because it provides travel tips, photography, lifestyle coverage, financial advice, and so much more. It’s also a window into Jeff’s world, as he and the family visit a variety of global destinations. Consider Out With the Kids a perennial reminder that when you have kids, the adventure is only just beginning.
9. Out With the Kids
Proving that some of the best dad blogs are the ones with a solid niche, Lunchbox Dad delivers fresh and exciting ideas for kids’ lunches. It’s brought to you by Beau Coffron, a father of three who’s appeared on numerous media outlets, and contributed to a range of other blogs. This one makes our list because we always manage to find healthy, inventive lunches that our kids absolutely love. Also featured are product reviews and some general articles on parenting. For stay-at-home fathers, in particular, this one is a must.
10. Lunchbox Dad
Parental Damnation’s owner and author Robbie gets down to the bare bones of parenthood, providing insights and answers to questions that fathers have. It’s a simple yet effective formula but that’s exactly why it makes our list. He’s an experienced writer, previously working as a sports journalist and then as a search specialist, these days Robbie works for himself running one of the best dad blogs on the web. While this one is primarily focused on parenting, it also offers plenty of men’s lifestyle content too. We also recommend tuning into Parental Damnation’s Instagram for the best (and worst) dad jokes on the internet.
11. Parental Damnation
One of the world’s best stay-at-home dad blogs is downright hilarious from the get-go. Specifically, Dad or Alive provides the “confessions of an unexpected stay-at-home dad” named Adrian Kulp. A veritable personality (and published author), we love Kulp’s clever takes on everything from food to travel to toilet training. Of course, if you’re looking for specific father-related help, check out his books.
12. Dad or Alive
Contrary to popular belief, becoming a father doesn’t mean giving up on the things you love most. We chose to add The Daddy Style Diaries to our list of the best dad blogs because it’ll help you keep your fingers on the pulse of fashion, gear, apparel, gadgetry, cars, sports, and more. Sounds a lot like a dad-focused version of Man of Many really and that’s a big tick in our books. While the website linked below hasn’t been updated recently, we suggest checking out Jeff’s Instagram account for the latest news.
13. The Daddy Style Diaries
All Pro Dad takes a truly intensive and supportive approach to modern parenting, thereby transcending its status as one of the best dad blogs. To join the team is to gain access to a much broader community of like-minded fathers, all of whom are trying to be better parents. Should you get in with a local chapter, you’ll be invited to monthly and/or annual events, with each one centred around relationship building. Otherwise, you can subscribe to the “1-minute a day” newsletter to receive daily advice on how to up your parenting game.
14. All Pro Dad
Sometimes everything you need to know about a website is written in the title, nonetheless How to Be a Dad is still learning the art of parenting just as much as you are. However, the site is more than happy to entertain and share various insights, making it a terrific first-time dad blog, among other things. We often find ourselves referring back to this website for laughs, but at the end of the day, we stay for wisdom. Just don’t expect an instruction manual because life doesn’t come with one and true parenting doesn’t either.
15. How to Be a Dad
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