I began my journey as an at-home dad in NYC about 18 months ago. There was little in the form of resources geared toward involved dads – in parenting books, websites, and local parenting classes or support groups. When I first reached out to the internet in my new role, I found humor and engaging content on reading Rebel Dad. The founder of Rebel Dad, Brian Reid is “a former at-home dad who remains interested in the question of how modern fathers can maximize their connection to family.”
Some of you might have noticed that the “well” of blog entries on the Rebel Dad site have started to dry up. Blog entries on that site used to come out frequently, with fresh content, honest perspective, and covered an array of relevant topics on fatherhood. No entries for over a month on his site. What happened to Rebel Dad?
Rebel Dad has been keeping busy. He has been writing daily posts for “On Parenting” at The Washington Post. If you didn’t get the memo about his new gig, you should really tune in sometime. The writing from his perch at On Parenting has certainly cast a wider net than just focusing on involved fathers. I have been enjoying his take on parenting topics ranging from having a holiday card with your kids on it (I am sure your mailbox has been flooded with them), whether you should lie to your kids about Santa, or if allowing dads in the delivery room is a bad idea. Sure, I am a bit selfish, and would like more content from Rebel Dad on at-home dads & involved fathers…but, why shouldn’t all parents benefit from his writing. Brian Reid has enabled me to reflect and take heed, that many of the topics that I am most interested in as an involved parent are not just topics “for dads.” Thanks Brian for broadening my lens on parenting!