about dad or bust

Dad or Bust is written specifically for new dads.

(Yes, finally a place where people won’t be trying to freak you out.)

You ended up here because you were looking for the same thing one dad was trying to find.  A blogger who would give him the straight story about what was about to happen to him. Hopefully someone with a sense of humor.

It took you awhile to find this because most of what is written on parenting, especially early parenting, is aimed at new mothers.  And most parenting material out there is written to be as inclusive of as many viewpoints as possible – rendering it less useful as man-decision-making support.  We like a clear direction, not an array of options.

On the other hand, some books and blogs present themselves as unbending manuals to childcare, requiring an almost cult-like compliance in order for parents to maintain their self-esteem.

Who has time for either?

This blog seeks that creamy middle. It presents what one dad has learned and thinks works or doesn’t work. He’s not a doctor, psychologist, social worker, or even a teacher. But he is open-minded, relatively competent and won’t waste your time – he’ll cut to the good stuff. He tells you which products he actually bought and uses, and will be sure to let you know if they suck. And he’ll let you laugh at his mistakes and all the other junk we deal with as we make this scary transformation.

If you’re here, you’re on the same journey – you’re a man becoming a father. It probably doesn’t happen overnight, and it’s probably going to be pretty tough. But at least you can watch someone else squirm too.


13 Responses to “about dad or bust”

  1. Great, great blog. I’ve put an RSS feed on my site. Right now, if you want to check it out, it’s at http://avocadosat3am.wordpress.com but will soon switch to just http”//avocadosat3am.com.

    My wife and I recently found out she was pregnant, so I decided to document the 9 months of pregnancy with my own blog. I fear I don’t have the tact you do with your fantastic blog; maybe I’ll get to your level someday.

  2. 2 il

    I’ve noticed that lots of people are clicking here because they’re naturally curious as to who is coming up with this claptrap. I haven’t posted my identity because people I’ve shown the blog seem to think I spend more time doing this than I do. I don’t want people at work to think so as well.

    I know it’s slightly disappointing to you. If it’s any consolation, I assure you that I’m a successful and handsome man.

  3. Hey, great blog indeed… and good luck for the birth next week! I’ve come across your blog as I’m helping to develop a great new tool for dads, http://odadeo.com/. Its still in Private Beta at the minute, while we work out what exactly Dads want to see there on there, but we would love for you to be involved if you would like. As a soon to be Dad, I am sure that there is plenty you could offer other expectant Dads we have signed up, as well as being able to talk to Dads who have been through what you have ahead!

    Would love to hear from you if is something you would like to have a look at.


  4. You are indeed both handsome and successful. And about to be a thorough rock star of a father. Can’t wait to read all about it.

  5. I really enjoy your blog, you really hit a lot of nails right on the head! Trying to do the same with my blog too, because I noticed there is not enough of this kind of stuff out there for us fathers. Thanks for adding the feed to my blog on yours. I am going to do the same on my blog (as the newborn sleeps long enough for me to figure out how to do it properly).
    the blogg daddy

  6. Hello. My name is David Wilcox. My wife and I run a small online website dedicated to selling baby clothes. The site is http://babypunk.net. Although we sell a lot of punk-themed items, there are also many other styles of baby clothes including cute baby clothes, political baby clothes, funny baby clothes and many more.

    I’m writing this letter to you in hopes that you would consider including our site on a future blog. I’ve been in responsible for all the marketing on our site. It is has been a real eye opener as I’ve learned about SEO, SMO, blogging, social media, back links, etc. We are trying to rank high organically on Google and realize that the best way to get our ranking up is through back links.

    Anyway, take a look at our site and let me know if you would be willing to feature us. We are starting to place bi-weekly blogs as well. I would be happy to post a link back to your blog when you write about us.

    I have already entered a code in our system that your readers can start using immediately for a 20% discount off of the retail prices. That code is: dadorbust. It will expire in one year, but can be used repeatedly until then.

    Thank you for your consideration. Please let me know if I can provide any information to you.



  7. Hi,

    I was curious what it would take to get a text link on your blog saying something like “Tungsten Wedding Bands” or “Tungsten Wedding Rings” with a hyperlink to our site (www.tungstenringsonline.com). We are a relatively new company and we are currently trying to improve our page ranking on Google. We operate on a small budget, and we would be more than willing to give you a tungsten ring from our site in exchange for a link. Let me know if this would be something that you would be interested in. Thanks for any help you can give us.

    Thank You
    Tungsten Rings Online

  8. Im writing this to produce more or less a review on this site. I have been a momy for almost 2 years now and have been the rounds with a lot of punk baby websites out there. This one is BY FAR THE WORST ONE PERIOD. Buy from any of the others any of them. His product is terrible. Not only does it look cheep like its made in a garage by someone who has no idea what they’re doing or care to, it doesn’t hold up at all. After the first wash the graphic was flaking off. Not even 2 washes and I just threw it away. Well I should back up a little… it took weeks to get my order. I cant say how long it was, I pretty much forgot about it by the time it arrived. I tried to get a hold of him regarding the crappy product… good luck, you wont get any service at all.

    Dont get ripped off. Here is a few of the best places I have shopped at


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