One of our favorite sections of Mamalode magazine (which BlogHer CEO Lisa Stone called "America's BEST parenting magazine!") has always been the "daddy-o" column. So, for Father’s Day, we have taken some of our favorite writing for and about fatherhood and put it into a special edition anthology called Dadalode.
Some pretty rockstar writing dads have come together—in "Bad Dad" we have Michael Fitgerald writing an amazing story about a dad who has lost his job and his fears. His voice is funny and self-deprecating, and by the end he realizes his kids love him, job or not. And that small software company he mentions? Well, that turned into Y Combinator business Submittable . Yep, it all starts somewhere.
In "Truth and Chocolate," we have Beta Dad Andy Hinds in an amazing toddlers-as-Godzilla type of bedtime story. And no, not a story to put your kids to sleep; it's a story of trying to GET your kids to sleep. It's so true, and so loud, and so impossible. He captures it all.
Novelist Andrew Cotto in "Finding Julian" tackles the complex pressure of raising a son to be a good man, and in all of his overthinking manages to lose him. But don't worry, he finds Julian, and himself along the way.
Chris Dombrowski is a poet. A wordsmith. And his story "HERE" captures a moment in which his little boy Luca runs into the street—Dombrowski speaks to the driver who narrowly missed his son. He speaks to us all as we know all to well the fragility of a nanosecond.
So many dads, so many stories.
One of the most delightful aspects of publishing Mamalode is watching the connections form—in our comments, on our social media (you should totally check out our #dayinthelifeofmamalode on Instagram where we give one of our readers the password for a day—magic). And one of the most profound connections we see is how the dads have created a Mamalode of their own. Their stories are strong, honest and brave—they deserve the daddy-o corner of our website, and they have more than earned this magazine of their own.
We strive to connect people—moms, dads, new friends, old friends. We are pleased as punch with how Dadalode turned out.
All dads, no ads—it is a special print edition of Mamalode
You can buy Dadalode here:
Print + Digital download $15
Digital only $4.99
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