I’ve been nominated for the 2013 Canadian Blog Awards in the Best Family Blog category and there is a LOT of great competition.
If you have a few, ahem, spare minutes, could you please head over to the page and vote for me. Voting closes February 22, 2014.
As uncomfortable as I am asking, I’m doing so anyways.
The site can be found here; http://cdnba.wordpress.com/
I also took some time to check out many of the other sites in almost all of the categories and I voted for the ones I thought were the best. Recognizing others feels great!
Good morning readers,
I am looking a whole lot of fathers to complete this survey regarding work-related barriers and facilitators to Canadian fathers’ use of parental leave.
This survey is open to all recent Canadian fathers with these characteristics, regardless of whether or not they have taken parental leave, so if you are or know a father with at least one child born or adopted since 2010, and who lived and worked in Canada at the time, please fill out the survey (or pass along the survey link).
After hearing about, and now seeing the feeble attempt made by fellow Canadian Carly Rae Jepson in throwing out the opening pitch at the Tampa Rays game, I came to the conclusion that she was just a little low and outside.
See for yourself below. Here’s the video in case you missed it;
In addition, I have changed the lyrics to her hit song “Call me maybe” to these;
I just saw it.
You throw crazy.
What do you call that
- Bounce me, maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen had a little trouble throwing out the first pitch (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Carly Rae Jepsen’s Hilariously Bad First Pitch–Watch! (eonline.com)
Here was a nice Father’s Day treat from the kind folks at WordPress.com.
Please follow the link! But here is the text;
Writing about family life and parenthood is not simply the province of mothers: dads are carving out their own blogular niche. Single dads, stay-at-home dads, working dads, two-dad families — you can find every perspective on WordPress.com. As the US celebrates Father’s Day, here are some dad blogs we love:
What’s the point of having kids if you can’t raise them into die-hard Star Wars fans? DorkDaddy — dentist by day, geek by night, dad 24/7 — uses his blog to chronicle life with this three geeks-in-training.
You respond to his combination of candid takes on parenting with analysis of key issues (would Superman would be a better father than Batman?), and so do we. From whipping up Butterbeer for a sick dorkling to LEGO extravaganzas to building homemade hovercrafts, he takes us through the richness of parenthood with grace, humor, and, yes, a substantial measure of unabashed dorkiness. (We also love his frequent odes to the DorkMommy.)
We’re clearly not the only fans of The Urban Daddy’s mix of “parenting, politics, and common sense” — you made him a finalist in both the Best Canadian Weblog and Best Family or Parenting Weblog categories of this year’s Bloggie Awards. Less a traditional “DaddyBlog” than a blog about life by someone who happens to be a dad, we appreciate the mix of hockey, health, political, and other news (professional wrestling, anyone?) — all served with a side of dad-perspective and cute kid stories.
What happens when a “real man’s man” becomes a stay-at-home-dad? He gets a little dadgitated.
I fish, I hunt, I can shoe a horse, run a boat, change a tire on an eighteen wheeler, hold my booze, make moonshine, butcher livestock, lift heavy objects, use a smoker in a proper manner, chop wood and I’m pretty sure I could survive the up-coming zombie apocalypse. I’ve worked heavy construction. I’ve worked on the deck of big boats. I’ve fought with 2,000 lbs draft horses and won.
Now I’m a stay-at-home father… and I think it will be the end of me.
One of the wonderful things about blogs is how they connect us to people with similar experiences and passions; reading other bloggers’ perspectives can validate and enrich our own. Honest writing about parenthood on Dadgitated (how do you explain what a vagina is to your four-year old?) creates a space where parents can see and laugh at themselves — giving us the breathing room we need to be better parents.
Here are some other community favorites for your Father’s Day reading pleasure:
- Snoozing on the Sofa follows older dad Scott as he navigates marriage and fatherhood, and learns that he can no longer have nice things.
- UK-based Whiskey for Aftershave hits the dad trifecta — an older, stay-at-home dad of twins.
- Touchline Dad is a sports lover raising three sporty children, and learning how to be a perfectly supportive sideline dad.
- Twinfamy’s name says it all — one dad raising the “two greatest children to ever walk the earth, aside, of course, from Jesus Christ and Chuck Norris.”
- The Dorky Daddy has no delusions of being “the cool dad,” and he’s not ashamed.
Do you have a favorite WordPress.com dad? Let us know!
What are your favourite Daddy bloggers – WordPress users or other?
- DaddyBloggers in the Spotlight: A Father’s Day Roundup (en.blog.wordpress.com)