Aaron Blakeley is a poet, and writer. Has been dadding hard since 2007. Joined the ranks of foster parents in 2014 and has not looked back. Writes poetry and other thoughts about parenting and the ineffable at http://aaronblakeley.com. The Daily Haiku webcomic can be found at http://aaronblakeley.com/the-daily-haiku-web-comic/
Adam is a husband and SAHD to 3 children aged, 3, 8 and 10. He blogs at askyerfather.com and on twitter: @askyerfather, Mainly about fathering but occasionally about things that annoy him. When he's not picking up toys, he's walking the dog and counting to ten. It's ok not to be perfect!
Charlie lives in Staffordshire in the UK with his wife Natalie and their three beautiful children, Noah (3), Charlotte (6) and Ryan (14). He started his blog and Instagram account because he felt like he couldn't be the only Dad out there that this day to day stuff was happening to! A few weeks later, he found himself talking to likeminded dads everyday and enjoying every moment, becoming a better parent along the way!
Chris Farley Ratcliffe is dad to three girls and writes about fatherhood, kids and current affairs at http://DadGoesRound.com. His superpowers include removing loose teeth on request and carrying more than one kid at a time. Chris lives in Ottawa, Canada.
Hi! My name is David … Hello, David … my story as a father started during the Canadian economic downturn of 2015. At this time I was rudely canned from my job as a Geologist. My termination also coincided with the pregnancy and birth of my wife (Krista) and me’s first son. This is not meant to be a sad story though, this is a wonderful story of a father getting a unique opportunity to spend time with his son.
Please feel free to follow our adventure on Instagram @lifewithbenjamin or our blog lifewithbenjamin.com
Jacek Zbieraj - engineer, father of 1yo Sara, co-blogger on http://zbierajsie.pl (Zbierajsie means - move on/up) Together with wife Magda create an open challege #52breathsOfNature (#52oddechynatury) for this year. It's to prove themselves (but also all people around) that bay is not an excuse or chain on the leg. We as a parents can still be actvive, do sports, travel, hiking. #52breathsOfNature is a full year event which call them to spend each weekend (or at leat 1 day a week) somewhere in the nature. Far from the traffic, polluted city, computers etc. They want to show our children that milk is not from the carton box but from cow. That grass is not a carpet but real plant. Everyone around always say "you will see when you became a parent - you'll be sitting on the couch" but they won't! Sara had her first long trip when was 8weeks old - through whole Country from south to north to the seaside. As 5month old baby had her first flight (Greece), now as 1yo she's going to have her first overseas flight from Poland to the West Coast of USA for a California trip.
Jackson Drumgoole was born in Augusta, GA during the height of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. It was a very rich time in a working class African American community when fathers fought for their families. Quite possibly it was this observation that drives Jackson to champion causes that help fathers live fully engaged and fully alive in the lives of their children. He is a 20 plus year Army officer, lecturer, husband and father of five. In 2013, Jackson was awarded the All Star Dad of the year by the National Father's Day Council along side former President Clinton for his work with dads while deployed to Iraq. He enjoys writing and speaking on the leadership role of the father as well as reconciling distant Dads with their children.
Jared is a husband and father, adventure taker, faith explorer, people connector, coffee drinker, and canoe paddler. By day, and sometimes way to late at night he designs Wordpress website and coaches bloggers, authors, churches, nonprofits, and small businesses on digital strategy. He lives south of the Twin Cities in Minnesota with his wife of 10 years and their one son and two daughters.
Jason lives in beautiful upstate New York with his amazing wife and two energetic kids, (6 & 2). He fights against his never ending lawn and is a pretend handyman. He is an avid reader of audiobooks, amateur rock star and wannabe badass, as well as resident geek and pseudo know-it-all. Despite more than half a decade of dadness it makes his skin crawl to have sticky hands.
Jeff is a father to 3 kids; 2 daughters (18 & 10) and 1 son (8). They live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He regularly writes about life from a dad's point of view. He loves his family - his writing will live on for his kids to always have something. And if he can also help parents along the way, that's great.
Jeremy recently relocated from Tampa to Palm Beach, where he and his wife welcomed their first baby. They both work full time: Jeremy as an operations leader for a Big 4 financial firm, and Lindsey as an engineering manager for an aerospace manufacturer. Starting with his six weeks of paternity leave, Jeremy has used his blog to document the whirlwind experience of being a new parent. You can read all about his adventures with his daughter at shecallsmedad.com. Find him on twitter @shecallsme_dad and Instagram @shecallsme.dad
Jerry is a marriage relationship expert, public speaker, author of several books, blogger, certified marriage coach, and marriage mentor. He assists husbands to decipher and then speak their wife's language. He's been married forty three years to the same beautiful woman. They have three grown, married children and seven grandchildren. For Elaine & Jerry, their greatest passion is assisting married couples to unlock each other's heart through open transparent communication, with their gentle, interactive guidance.
You can find Jerry at his blog: http://www.JerryStumpf.com/blog, on Facebook.com/crackingmarriagecode, and on Twitter.com/JerryStumpf.
Be sure to sign up for one of his marriage tips newsletters to either husbands or wives.
"Cracking The Marriage Code" is his first book: http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Jerry-Stumpf/e/B00QXSM2PO.
He has written several FREE eBooks which can be accessed through an email request at PepUpYourMarriage@hotmail.com:
1 - Husband to Authentic Romance Hero - 10 Easy Steps
2 - Seven Quick & Easy Steps To Show Love To Your Wife
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John is a husband, father, and marketer, living in North Carolina. His passion is to help fathers raise their children by sharing his own experiences while following a biblical worldview. Master Lego builder and tea party host. The greatest, most rewarding role a man can have is that of a father.
For insight into active fatherhood follow via Twitter @FatherInstructs or his website, http://afathersinstruction.com .
Josh is a former journalist and current person of interest. He is married with two kids and one dog. He is as qualified to talk about fatherhood as anyone, probably. He lets his kids play with lightsabers he once told his nephew not to play with because "it's not a toy."
A self-confessed Super-Dad to two young boys (Jesse and Jasper) based in Brisbane, Australia. I am an aspiring blogger with a passion for photography, videography and adventure.
In 2013, along with my wife and partner in crime, we started a YouTube channel to document the most interesting parts of our lives.
From those humble beginnings, we then founded our blog, the 'Not So Secret Life Of Us', with the hope of bringing together all elements of life: parenthood, married life, work, fun, travel and adventure.
What we believe set’s us apart from other similar blogs and websites, is that the ‘Not So Secret Life Of Us’ is written from the perspective of both new mum and new dad.
So with this in mind, our vision for this project, through written blogs, photos and YouTube videos, is to spread a little sunshine into your day. Whether it be with a giggle, a happy tear or just that comforting feeling that we are all human.
Mark Irvine is daddy to his premature superstar daughter Mara Giada.
He mostly writes about the funnier side of parenting, with the odd serious post thrown in, charting family life with his wife Caroline, Mara and their house bunny Elvis!
Mark hails from a small village in Scotland called Longridge.
You can find his blog at www.thoughts-of-a-first-time-dad.blogspot.co.uk
Mark works full time as a Project Manager in Washington, D.C. for a DoD contractor after spending 10 years in active duty with the Navy, living in the Virginia Beach area. His family is the most important thing to him and he spends all of his spare time with them. He married his best friend over 10 years ago and they have two tiny humans that share their last name. He loves sports and his son shares that passion and he's lucky enough to coach his soccer team for the second year in a row. He is a dad blogger and has contributed to the Huffington Post Blog, Babble by Disney and his own site, www.allgoodinthefatherhood.com.
Matt is the proud dad of a daughter born in April of 2017 after over three years of struggling with getting pregnant. Isabella was born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate and is truly their miracle baby. In addition to blogging about his experiences and his family journey he is the Vice President of LifeFlip Media, a PR agency focused on primarily veteran-owned businesses.
Michael Gardner is a Proud Dad and sewing enthusiast. As the founder of Daddy Dressed Me by Michael Gardner, he uses fashion and creativity as a tool to bond with my 5 year old daughter Ava. He sews the clothing and she models it. He was raised by his Mother and Grandmother to be intelligent, respectful and responsible. A native of the City of Brother Love, Philadelphia, Pa., he is college educated, currently working in Finance and striving to be the best father for his Princess.
My real name is Mike Smith. I consider myself to be a typical dude. I believe the Bible is true, I love sports, I hunt, I fish, I do my own car repairs, I’m a member of Mad Cowford Improv group, if I need a handyman I go into the garage and get my tools, I do my own yard work, I carry a pocket knife, I love all things electronic, I’m a die-hard Florida Gator fan, I shave a couple times a month, I cried during The Notebook, I build furniture out of old pallets…you know, all the typical guy stuff.
I also just so happen to be a stay at home dad of 5.
Nearly everyday of my life holds a new adventure, whether I’m ready for it or not.
David is a full-time father with a full-time job and a firm believer in setting the example you want your children to follow. He is the Area Manager for a well known UK retailer by day and going for world's best Dad (in his daughter's eyes) by night.
Neil is a married working Dad to his 4 year old daughter. He blogs about parenting at onedadsview.com but also has interests in the worlds of all things gaming, entertainment, and health and fitness. He’s an expert in the art of being Devils Advocate at times, much to his wife's annoyance, and can usually been found responding to his daughters constant requests of “will you play with me?” or on twitter @One_Dads_View
Nic is a geek dad, a professional nerd, and a pop culture junkie. He is drawn to any conversation about music, movies, theater, architecture, comics, and theology. You can follow his thoughts about parenthood, corporate life, and the intersection between faith and pop culture at his blog, The Faithful Geek, nicholasccasey.blogspot.com.
Scott Mazuzan is a certified financial planner for F.L. Putnam Investment Management Company, an independent firm that provides investment management and financial planning services. Scott grew up in Maine, studied at UNH, and traveled the world with his wife (Eliza) before returning home in 2011. Scott enjoys educating and empowering his clients through thoughtful financial planning and collaboration. He is the father of two boys, an avid runner, and enjoys the occasional show tune. You can follow his blog at http://www.flputnam.com/blog.
Investments in securities are not insured, protected or guaranteed and may result in loss of income and/or principal.
Simon is a stay at home Dad who is blogging about his adventures, the good, bad and ugly. He's had a lot of challenges in his life but this is by far the most enjoyable. You can find his blog at http://dadofboy.com
Stu is a 27 year old new dad to Lawson (squishy face) and his partner's name is Ashleigh. He is a Primary School Teacher in Queensland, Australia. You can check out and follow his page on Instagram @the_newdad where he documents his adventures of becoming a dad for the first time.
Tommy Dean is the author of a flash fiction chapbook entitled Special Like the People on TV from Redbird Chapbooks. A graduate of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA program, he has been previously published in the Watershed Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, r.kv.r.y, Boston Literary Magazine, Foliate Oak, and Gravel. Find him at https://tommydeanwriter.com
William Watson is a Single Dad of two adorable children, a boy and a girl. He enjoys spending time with his kids and he currently works as a Graphic Designer for Lansing Community College. He is also a creative writer and regular contributor for GoDates (http://www.godates.co.uk/author/william/). You can feel free to connect with him on twitter @williamdesign.