One of the best things in doing DaddiLife is that we get to see dads across the world creating amazing social media accounts and blogs that promote better fatherhood. From guys about to become new dads, through to dads going through tougher times, these dad’s perfectly fit our mission to help ‘regular guys become superhero dads,’ and we wanted to take a moment to celebrate them with you. These accounts are less than 6 months old (at time of writing) and each have a perspective that can help another dad out.
Here’s part 1 of the 11 best new dad profiles to follow.
The ‘Co-parent’ – @daddymoesby
Christian Moesby Sørensen, aka DaddyMoesby, has two sons (a 5 year old and a 1.5 year old), and also “co-parent’s” his ex’s daughter, as she doesn’t see her father anymore due to drug addiction.
Why he started: “Theres a world of difference in being a co-Parent, and I want to pass on my knowledge and experiences to others who might find it difficult.”
What it means to be a dad: “I’ve learned so much about my patience, my limits and my expectations. These 3 things which could lead to frustration and anger, I learned to manage in a anger management course, and with this “sorted,” I’ve become much happier dad.”
The ‘Sandwich Bag’ Dad – @daddyssandwichdrawings
Greg Kaffka, a Press Engineer at large printing company, runs the brilliantly creative ‘Daddy’s Sandwich Drawings’ account where he uses his art degree for his kids’ tinfoil wrapped sandwiches to surprise them everyday.
Why he started: “I started it to share my kids sandwich drawings that I make each night after they go to bed. I try to keep it simple with sharpies and tinfoil. Honestly, I get the enjoyment of having others see and share my fun. My kids are surprised each lunch time and they in turn share with their friends at school.”
What it means to be a dad: “One key thing that I learned is to be the best I can with what I have, and be the best figure and role model for my kids. They are always watching.”
Presence over presents – @fatherhoodislit
RESPECT for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners!!! This is a lesson I constantly try to teach my kids especially living in a chaotic and busy city like #NYC It isn’t always easy but I know I’m my kids #1 teacher and there’s nothing more special than knowing I raised them right! I’ll be damn if my kids ever come home with black eyes due to disrespecting someone, that just doesn’t run in our veins. Respect doesn’t mean you’re soft, it means you’re a productive member of society. How do you teach your kids about respect??? Comment below #FatherhoodIsLit #presenceoverpresents
James Lopez is a father of 3 boys aged 10,4, and 7 months. He runs a technology firm based out of NYC. He also blogs about his experiences as a dad, and the lessons he learns through his sons.
Why he started: “I started because people in my network knew me as the #presenceoverpresents guy. I always found cool things to do with my kids that I actually liked doing. I would then tell all my friends about it in hopes of them trying new fun things with their kids. The goal is to encourage more dads to find and do the things they love with their kids, while creating cool memories!”
What it means to be a dad: “I learned how much I truly loved helping kids grow. Nothing gets me happier than seeing my kids take on a challenge and grow with it. The same can be said about seeing other dads putting in the same work. I hate seeing kids sad!”
The Newborn dad – @british_dad_in_melb
At 0118hrs on 23rd March 2017 weighing in at 3.77kg and 51cm in height, we welcomed Oscar Angel White to the world. I don’t have the words to describe how proud I am of @tooshi5 Simply amazing. From when Tasha was labouring at home, to when we got to the hospital, the roller coaster of emotion is something which neither of us have ever experienced before. I had to hold back tears seeing how much pain Tasha was in when contractions hit simply because I couldn’t take away that pain but also because I was so in awe of how she was coping and how strong she is. We definitely both cried a lot when we saw little Oscar for the first time. I love them both so much. – #birth #moms #mums #dads #dad #children #kids #family #instakids #children #instagram_kids #child #dadlife #melbourne #instamelbourne #britishdad #baby #parentblogger #pblogger #dadstagram #dadsofinstagram #dadblogger #love #daddilife #oscarwhite2017
Simon is showroom director for Kit and Ace in Melbourne Australia, having previously worked for Apple and Nike. As of literally one day ago (at time of writing) he’s become a first time dad!
Why he started: “I started the profile for fun and a lighthearted way to share my life, but also to share the journey of pregnancy and then beyond, as I don’t believe the truth is shared by fathers from their perspective. I hope to give a voice to other dads to share how they feel.”
What is means to be a dad: “I think the number one thing I’ve learnt so far is not to take anything personally that happens during pregnancy, and can happen in labour. Also that our little family is the number one priority.”
Dads who are denied access – Dads-To-Be
This dad is based in the south of England and runs a technology company. The Dadlife isn’t always rosy, especially when you don’t get to see your children as often as you would like to. For dad’s in that struggle, this site is here to help.
Why he started: “There is little info out there for Dad’s. Especially Dad’s who are denied access to see their children. I found this out after unexpectedly being told I wasn’t allowed to see my own son. So I decided to use my experience to help other fathers and mothers, to understand what it is like to be a Dad, the feelings, the things you can do with, and for, your children and what you can do when you are denied access. My ultimate aim is to stop so many children being denied access to both parents because of petty grudges and falling outs, and to make both Mum’s and Dad’s realise that Dad’s are great too.”
What it means to be a dad: “To me, I have learned more about myself through my actions of trying to raise a son of my own. And more so when you are battling for the rights to see him. I’ve found new strengths, new drives and new aims all for him and trying to be there for my son.”
|PART 2 – The Best New Dad Profiles continued…|