DADDY TROY: Welcome back to Gear Daddy. I’m
your host Daddy Troy and today we’re looking at books, websites and blogs for new dads.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Baby Bjorn. One of the first things a woman does when
she gets pregnant is she starts reading like crazy. She buys books, goes to websites, signs
up for email lists. That’s why most parenting resources are designed for women. That’s
one of the reasons why we started DadLabs. Things have changed a lot and now there are
many resources out there now for dads and we’re going to go through some of those. We’re going to start with an iconic book,
the founding father, so to speak, of fatherhood books. It’s called the Expectant Father
by Armin Brott. Now in it’s second edition it provides a very practical look at both
your partner’s changes as well as your own from the physical to the financial to the
emotional. Another book you should check out is one written by the guys here at DadLabs.
It’s called DadLabs: Guide to Fatherhood. It’s full of practical, guy friendly, earthy
and sometimes off color advice. If you like what you see here at DadLabs.com you’ll
really like this book. Speaking of websites – DadLabs.com. We have
a thriving community of dads. We put out four videos a week and if you could drink beer
online this would be the place to do it. Then there is ParentHacks.com. A group of
parents there provide you with some of the most unique and inventive advice on how to
hack parenthood. GreatDad.com has numerous articles on parenting
from a dad’s perspective. They have a distinguished group of writers. They’re catalogue is deep
and well researched. It even has a special section for new dads. Tom Beardshaw at Dad.info has built a site
that is very comfortable for guys. Instead of being clinical it expands the topics of
parenting to education and lifestyle. Finally, there has been an explosion of daddy
bloggers. First there’s Daddy Types.com. It looks at parenting in general from a dad’s
perspective. Often sardonic, it’s one of the biggies. Brian Reed at Rebel Dad has created a site
for at home dads. His advice and prose are both very clear and pragmatic. Dad Centric is a blog that is both reflective
in the big picture as well as in the everyday minutia of what it feels like to be a dad. And don’t forget Daddy Clay and Daddy Brad’s
blogs here at DadLabs.com. If you want some insightful prose on fatherhood they are your
guys. A few more to follow that we really like are
Laid-Off Dad, Metro Dad, Rice Daddies, Cynical Dad, Dad Gone Mad, and Looky Daddy. Well, that’s all this week for Gear Daddy.
Now I didn’t have time to go into all of the websites and books and blogs and websites
that we read here at Dad Labs so go over to the discussion area of our website where right
now where we’re having a discussion about that very topic. If you’ve got some resources
you like let us know. We’ll see you next time on Gear Daddy and all week long at DadLabs.com.