Celebrating the 21st Century Dad

Here at DadRevolution, we share our experiences, hopes, successes, failures, and feelings on all things being dad. We come from many different walks of life. We live in different places, we work different jobs, and we live different lives. But we all come here and write about the one thing we all have in common. we love our lives as dads. We share a passion for being involved in the lives of our children, and hope to spread that passion through written word. I don’t think too many dads reading this right now would deny the importance of involved fatherhood, or deny that there is always a need to inspire other dads to be there in their children’s lives.

We at DadRevolution celebrate fatherhood. We celebrate success and failure. We celebrate all things that come with being a dad. Of course, by now, you have probably seen how the Huggies brand is trying to celebrate fatherhood. I’ve already tackled that issue in an open letter to the brand, so we’re not going to go their again today. Instead, I wanted to showcase something by someone that, in my opinion, truly celebrates fatherhood in this age. Take a look:


Aside from the obvious (the awesome hat he is wearing), James (@SaskaDad) has cranked out this great little ditty about the modern day dad. A great little tune that celebrates what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. Just a quick showcasing of the duties and joys that the modern day dad has in his life. It’s not a cry out for understanding, it’s not a war cry of “gather the troops we’re going to war against the stereotypes”. No. It’s a straight up anthem of loving what we are.

I am glad to see that kind of celebration. A dude, not that much different from other dudes, sits down at the kitchen table, turns the camera on, and for a brief moment, he rocks his socks off about something so important in his life. We spend a good amount of time trying to prove that dads today are not the stereotypes that we have so often seen in media. We spend a good mount of time fighting for equality in the parenting world. We spend a good amount of time standing together against brands and companies that continue to degrade fatherhood. But we don’t spend the same amount of time simply celebrating who we are.

So today, I raise a glass, and my fist, and celebrate the 2st century dad. I celebrate the community and writers here at DadRevolution. I celebrate the dads I have been blessed to connect with online and elsewhere who share the same strong passion. And I raise my glass to James. Thank you for the anthem that simply just celebrates what we come together online for in the first place. We are dads. We are 21st century dads. And we are proud of that!

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John Taylor

JohnTaylor is the proud dad to two wonderful kids: Little Man(5) and Little Girl(3), and also the honored husband to The Wifey who has been gracious enough to tolerate me for 8 years and counting. This adventure into dadhood started back in 2007. Since then, no turning back. I am along for the ride, and learning every moment of it.

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