Sunday, June 22, 2014

Celebrate Fatherhood: Two Years Later

Has two years really passed by since I started my Celebrate Fatherhood series? It's my first monthly series where daddies from all walks of life share insights about what fatherhood means to them, how we can appreciate their role in a family... and something that came to life because of what my hubby said about being a dad.

I've loved reading about parenting from the dads' perspectives and I hope you have too. Sometimes it's so easy to get caught up in all of life's busyness and our own business, that we take people and things for granted. I admit I'm guilty of that, and that's why I love having these monthly "reminders" to take the time to remember and appreciate the boy as a father and husband... and of course, my role as a daughter to my own father. 

In the first year, I had more daddy bloggers join in the series as it was easier for them to open up and share, but this year.. I focused less on bloggers, and really got more dads from different walks of life to contribute their thoughts and emotions on the blog. I feel that it's important to highlight the vocation of the dads as different jobs have different impacts on the way we live and see the world and to get a better understanding of "fatherhood", we need more voices from everywhere, not just the blogosphere.

It is not easy from non-bloggers, I know, and I want to say once again to all my daddy contributors - thank you.

Thank you for sharing your words of wisdom. Thank you for reminding us to look at the big picture. Thank you for your relentless perseverance, even though sometimes you get the shorter end of the stick :P And most of all, thank you for letting us mums know that you are there by right by our side in our parenting journey together.

As long as there are dads that are willing to guest post, I'll try to keep this series going on as long as I can. If you want to share your story and motivate me and others, kindly drop me a mail at sakuraharuka {at} live {dot} com.

Missed any of the Celebrate Fatherhood stories for the second year? Read them below:

Daddy Wayne in Charleston, South Carolina: What's Truly Important in Life
Daddy Adrian, Lawyer of Characterist LLC: My Kids Teach Me About Who I Am
Daddy Guillaume, Entrepreneur of White As Milk: Birth of A Father
Daddy Caleb, Founder of Tiny Little One: Letter to Seth
Daddy Dave, Education Officer: Dad's the Difference
Daddy Andrew, Military Officer: Supporting a SAHM
Daddy Lee, Analyst: A Natural Dad
Daddy Tony, Food Blogger: What's An Elephant Backside Got To Do with Parenting?
Daddy Darren, Owner of PriviKids: Appreciating Fatherhood
Daddy Ken, Childcare Recruiter: Parenting in a Digital Age
Daddy Barry, Consultant: "Bring Back the Basket"

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3 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I like hearing from daddy bloggers, too! I think there's usually a completely different way that they look at things and there is definitely stuff to be learned from the guys.

mail4rosey said...

IT's nice that you put a focus on the dads. I love reading the perspective of a dad in a neutral environment like a blog post. :)

Ai Sakura said...

Masshole Mommy: Always great to get new perspectives on the same issues :)

Mail4rosey: thank you!