Hanging with Dad

http://hangingwithdad.com

The story of a stay at home dad who, with his son, is venturing into the world dominated by women.

Adam is a winner of Top 25 Daddy Blogs

What inspired you to start blogging?

When my son was born I started looking online to see what was out there for stay-at-home dads. My wife has been reading "Mommy blogs" for a while now and I wanted to know if there were any dads out there doing the same thing.

Needless to say I didn't find much. So I decided, why not me? My kid's ridiculously cute, we do interesting stuff, I can write above a 5th grade level, why not try it?

What makes your blog stand out?

First off, I've got one of the cutest kids to ever grace this Earth. That's a big head start. Second, I'm able to take everyday events and tie them into parental lessons in a way that will leave you nodding your head in complete agreement. Yeah, it's that good.

What are three adjectives that describe your blog?

1. Legendary
2. Poop-tastic
3. Humble

What are you doing when you're not blogging?

When I'm not blogging I'm doing the things I blog about. I'm taking care of Isaac while my wife's at work, I'm cleaning the house, doing laundry, all the fun things that need to be done around the house.

Do you have suggestions to help dads more comfortably participate in "mommy and me" events?

Adam @ Hanging with Dad

My first suggestion to get dads to more comfortably participate in these events is to stop calling them "Mommy and Me". The name in and of itself tells dads that the event isn't for us. Secondly, when you have an event like a "Mommy and Me" that you know is going to be heavily, heavily (if not 100%) female group and you want dads to attend, you should be aware that 99% of us aren't going to attend our first event without our wife with us. It's just a nice buffer to show up with your wife, have everyone meet both of you and create a relationship that way. Subsequent events are easier to attend once you have broken the seal with the group of women. This might require having the events outside of working hours, but it vastly improves your odds of gaining male attendance. As a dad myself I have no hesitation of taking my kid to the park, zoo, museum or any other public place with no set agenda. But when it comes to taking my kid to a preplanned event, specifically designed for parents, that's when I start getting nervous, knowing that it's very likely I'm the only male there.
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