Tops in Pops: The Best Daddy Blog Posts of July

Tops in Pops: The Best Daddy Blog Posts of July 2008
 

It’s time for another installment of Tops in Pops! I am proud to present some of the very best daddy blog posts out there. Every month, this ongoing blog carnival will spotlight extraordinary dads — finding out what’s on their minds, and in their hearts. I hope you enjoy this month’s selection, and I look forward to your comments.

And now, the best of July…

EDITOR’S PICK:
Dad of Divas presents
10 Things To Think About Before Becoming a Dad posted at META-DAD. This post has the capability to change your life, and the lives of your family. Simply put, it contains 10 “nuggets of wisdom” that may make your life 10X better. Read it, print it out, refer to it often.

Joe Chiappetta presents Cartoon Diary of Silly Daddy: How to Balance Being a Parent with Being an Artist posted at Cartoon Diary of Silly Daddy. This daddy blog article lays out a practical and funny outline of how to live life and be a great father too.

Tony Chen presents Kids on a Plane | Savvy Daddy posted at Savvy Daddy. Here’s a funny story about a dad and his baby on a long plane ride. I fondly refer to it as “the perils of traveling with small children, and the life lesson(s) that go along with it.”

Reservoir Dad presents The Invisible Man posted at Reservoir Dad. Some dads feel invisible. Others are looked at like second-rate parents. This post details some of the prejudices dads face – not because they’re bad dads, but simply because they’re men.

babbo’s picks (that’s me):
My 5 Biggest Fears Being A Dad | BUILDING CAMELOT posted at BUILDING CAMELOT.
An honest reflection on the issues of fear and loss. Two things I believe we all think about (and feel), but seldom speak about.

Manly Monday #9 – Fathers as Dream Makers posted at Dad of Divas.
This post examines dad’s role in helping our kids define their dreams, and offering support so they may attain them.

Pampers vs. Huggies posted at Harrowed Parent.
An amusing, albeit messy look at why one dad despises Huggies diapers.

Huggies Children’s Products: Shape Matters, Dads Don’t posted at Daddy Brain.
Inspired by Harrowed Parent, I’d like to share my own post about the Huggies brand. Specifically how they excluded dads in a recent bath soap ad campaign.

Kids Do the Darndest Things posted at Clif’s Notes.
This 1-minute video is just too cute to pass up.

That’s it for this month. If you’ve read an awesome daddy blog post, or written one yourself, here’s your chance to shine (or help a fellow daddy blogger shine) by submitting a post you feel is “Tops in Pops,” for next month’s blog carnival. As long as the nominated post is written by a daddy blogger, it’s accepted for consideration.

Submit using this carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Tops in Pops: The Best Daddy Blog Posts of June 2008

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Tops in Pops: The Best Daddy Blog Posts of June

Tops in Pops: The Best Daddy Blog Posts of June 2008
 

I am proud to present some of the very best daddy blog posts out there. Every month, this ongoing blog carnival will spotlight extraordinary dads — finding out what’s on their minds, and in their hearts. I hope you enjoy this month’s selection, and I look forward to your comments.

And now, the best of June…

Premature Baby – An Emotional Journey by Discovering Dad, posted at Discovering Dad
Nominated by Chris @ Dad of Divas, who states: “I have been amazed at the story Jeremy weaves about the early birth of his new baby daughter who was a premie, and has had close calls with death and numerous medical issues. Jeremy captivates his readers leaving us wanting more and more and only hoping for the best for little Caitlin.”

How To Survive A Manssage, posted at BUILDING CAMELOT
A humorous retelling of a couples massage gone awry, when Tyler from Building Camelot makes the supreme sacrifice for his pregnant wife – receiving a manssage from a therapist named Bruno.

If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again, posted at Clif’s Notes
Clif’s Notes shares a powerful reminder to us about being in the moment with our kids, instead of trying to control it.

The Dance, posted at paulpetersonlive.com
In addition to being a dad, Paul is also a pastor. This brief post gives insight to his passion for life, God and his dedication to family.

Since When Are Dads Not Important? Posted at Dad’s House
A divorced dad struggles to keep himself involved and informed about what’s going on in his son’s life. From school field trips to doctor’s visits, he seems to be the forgotten parent – constantly left out of the loop.

First Time Parent, posted at Harrowed Parent
John is a new dad, and a new blogger. The post he submitted is a detailed look into the first few weeks of fatherhood. Great for dads who still have that new car smell. Albeit masked by “projectile vomit.”

Dads are not second-class parents, posted at Daddy Brain
This was my first Daddy Brain post. Still one of my favorites, it covers some of the issues modern day dads face – including how we feel about being away from our kids all day, and the rampant misconception that our job as a parent is limited to depositing the sperm and the weekly paycheck.

That’s it for this month. If you’ve read an awesome daddy blog post, or written one yourself, here’s your chance to shine (or help a fellow daddy blogger shine) by submitting a post you feel is “Tops in Pops,” for next month’s blog carnival.

Submit using this carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Link to more information about Tops in Pops:
Tops in Pops: Best Daddy Blog Posts of the Month

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Have You Checked Out the Manival Yet?

This blog carnival is a fantastic journey into the minds of men. If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s your chance to catch up.

Created by The Art of Manliness, it brings together some of the finest, most diverse blog posts I have ever seen. I hope you enjoy them…

Manival #9 @ Night Writer

Manival #8 @ Spark Plugging

Manival #7 @ Simple Marriage

Manival #6 @ Building Camelot

Manival # 5 @ The Care & Feeding of Man

Manival # 4 @ The Art of Manliness

Manival # 3 @ Shaefer’s Blog

Manival # 2 @ A Good Husband

Manival # 1 @ The Art on Manliness

And remember, you are not alone…