Hello to readers far and wide. Come and stand right by our side. The air is buzzing with talk of revolution. And like Rock And Roll it isn’t noise pollution.
Hello to readers far and wide. Come and stand right by our side. The air is buzzing with talk of revolution. And like Rock And Roll it isn’t noise pollution. Okay, I know it’s a little corny, but had to make a quip for the entrance to this post. My name is John (aka The DaddyYo Dude) and I am honored to be a new contributor here at Dad Revolution. My journey into the dad world began with the birth of my son, Caleb, back in 2007. It was the most magical time in my life. Being a new dad, being a young dad, and being a scared dad. A lot of emotions ran deep and it is impossible for me to put them all into words. However, the family unit didn’t seem complete, until we had Marlee in 2009. With the birth of my second child came the birth of a new me, figuratively speaking. My views on being a dad and what it meant to be the best dad I could be started to shift and take on new meanings.
I started with The DaddyYo Blog back in April of this year. I started writing about my experiences and my trials and fears of beign a dad. Soon after something else magical started happening. The dadosphere became electric with 2010 being called “the year of the daddy blogger” and more and more dads were seeking to define what it meant to be a dad in these times. The role of dad in the household was being redefined, and the talk of revolution was in the air.
For me, the revolution brought on a hightened sense that I was not alone in the dad world. I wasn’t the only one wanting to be more active in my children’s lives. The revolution wasn’t about dads trying to take over the world, or take all the glory from the moms of the world. The revolution was about making ourselves better, becoming more involved, and being the best dads we know how to be. Dads all over the world are redefining the role of the dad in the family and letting it be known that we are not afraid to change diapers, not afraid to feed a newborn a bottle, and not afraid to sling a diaper bag over one shoulder and sleeping child over the other. I am honored to be a part of such a great group of dads, who like me, seek to be active in the lives of their children, WANT to be involved parents, and of course, love their children with a passion only a father could have. Welcome to the Revolution, and thanks for tuning in!