Daddy Knows Less

A floundering yet flourishing father's take on the perils and pearls of parenthood.

Daddy Knows is a winner of Top 25 Daddy Blogs

What inspired you to start blogging?

My daughter. Before she was born, I was in a little bit of denial about the whole becoming a dad thing. Let’s be honest: I was terrified. That’s when I started to blog. It was a creative way to express my feelings and share them with family and friends. I never thought it would grow as big as it has. But, daughter is my inspiration. And my wife is my muse.

What makes your blog stand out?

My blog is like following parenthood in real time. It’s unscripted. I have no idea what I’m going to write about until my daughter does or says something that triggers an idea. Or maybe something happens to us. Then, I write. But it’s not always about the big moments. I see significance in the little events that happen from day to day. I don’t have giveaways or product reviews. I don’t give advice (because as my title suggests: what do I know?). It’s just one dad’s experiences and observations. I hope to make you laugh, cry, and think. One day I’m hoping it’ll be a musical (kidding).

What are three adjectives that describe your blog?

1. Funny
2. Heartwarming
3. Insightful

What are you doing when you're not blogging?

How would you recommend moms talk to their sons about puberty?

Justin Mannato

I would recommend saying what my mom said to me. That is, "Ask your father." In all seriousness, I do think the dad should be involved, if there is a dad. I also think the more comfortable you are, the more comfortable your son will be. Relax. Shoot straight. Tell it like it is. Don't make jokes. (And that means a lot coming from me.) Then again, I have a 4 year-old daughter who takes the word of her best friend over mine. So take my advice with a grain of salt. Also, I'm STILL uncomfortable with puberty.
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