Daddy's in Charge?

Chronicling the misadventures of a stay at home dad. I follow my kids growing step by step, making sure one of those steps is not in doody.

John is a winner of Top 25 Daddy Blogs

What inspired you to start blogging?

After I quit my job to stay at home full time with the kids two things became clear: one, I needed to do something to stay creative. Spending 14 years as a television news photographer gave me the opportunity to create a story everyday. I really considered what I did a true art form, and without the blog I was missing something in my life. Second, I needed a place to share my stories about the kids. Whether it's venting or just repeating something that they do, I had to get this stuff written down. Not everyone gets to see these seemingly harmless children behind closed doors.

What makes your blog stand out?

I don't know if you can stand out in this crowd. There are so many dads writing about so many different things with the common goal of making sure that we are there for our kids. I don't offer any advice or inspirational messages and I don't pretend to know everything there is to know about being a parent. Sometimes you mess up as a parent, which I am not afraid to point out, but that's OK. Also I don't think anyone is using Legos to tell their stories. I need a new term for that if you can help me figure one out.

What are three adjectives that describe your blog?

I don't know how to sum it up in three adjectives. I love my kids and write about them growing up, I just wish it wasn't so darn fast.

What are you doing when you're not blogging?