Dad-o-Matic was founded in 2008 by Chris Brogan who was inspired by the work of Doriano Carta (now Editor-in-Chief) on his personal blog where he shared interesting experiences about being a dad. The concept was simple: build a place for dads to share thoughts and ideas about parenting. This can be views, news, reviews, and advice. You don’t have to be a dad to participate. It’s just a blog from the Dad’s perspective.


Designer Daddy

Creativity informs, fuels, and inspires every aspect of my life. Whether it’s my 5 years as a blogger, 6 years as a dad, 20+ years as a graphic designer and illustrator, or a lifetime of doodling, I approach everything with the question, “How can I make this more informative, beautiful, meaningful, or fun?”

This blog is home to my obsessions with pop culture and superheroes, the occasional crafting project, and my adventures being the gay dad of an adopted son.Much of my online work also focuses on LGBTQ families and our struggle for equality and visibility. And as part of a two-dad family, the way fathers are portrayed in advertising and media — and how they’re viewed in society — is of great importance to me.



Fatherly is a parenting resource for men who understand that embracing what they’ve become doesn’t mean giving up who they are. Men who want to be great fathers without turning into cliches. Men who spent their formative years laughing at blogs about dads in short shorts, but who will never, ever wear short shorts themselves.

Our mission is twofold: first, we aim to be the most robust source of practical parenting advice on the Internet. With a comprehensive suite of content broken down by your child’s exact age, we’ll provide you info on everything from preparing the home for a baby’s arrival, to transitioning them to solid food, to figuring out what to do with this tiny human being once he or she starts walking, talking, and demanding to be shown a good time.


How to Be a Dad (HTBAD) is a not so much a “how-to”, but a “how-not-to” entertainment website for parents… or anyone who’s ever had parents really. Follow Andy Herald and Charlie Capen, two sleep-deprived friends with nothing left to lose but their sanity as they learn to be dads and try to look smart doing so. They’re not experts, but that isn’t gonna stop them from pretending. You’ve been warned.


The Holderness Family

Not quite a blog, but some AWESOME family videos.

Penn Holderness

Penn Holderness is an 18 year veteran of the TV business. Since college (UVA) he’s been a sports director in Colorado and Orlando, a TV host for Designer Finals, an ESPN Reporter, and most recently a news anchor in Raleigh.

And after those 18 years, he’s decided that he isn’t really interested in about half of the things he talked about on the news. So he quit! He now runs a video production/digital marketing company Walk West, formerly Greenroom Communications, and is using this blog to showcase the 100% of things he actually cares about.

Kim Dean Holderness

Penn is married to Kim Dean Holderness (who is also his business partner at Walk West). That means that work arguments are taken personally which has led Kim to perfect the art of passive aggressive behavior. Kim was a television news reporter, most recently at Inside Edition in New York.

The Kids

They have two kids, Lola and Penn Charles. They eat their vegetables, never throw tantrums in public places, and are always respectful of their parents. (THIS IS A LIE).


Scary Mommy

Scary Mommy was started by Jill Smokler in early 2008 as an innocent online baby book to chronicle her stay-at-home days with her children. It transformed into a massive vibrant community of millions of parents, brought together by a common theme: Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect.

In February of 2015, Scary Mommy was acquired by Vinit Bharara of the media company, Some Spider. Scary Mommy is now armed with a large, diverse set of editorial assets, including video producers, video editors, staff writers, essayists, breaking news writers and hundreds of contributors from around the country. Its in-house studio also produces original video and other multimedia content for its advertising partners.

We are the history makers and the memory keepers.
We are the snot catchers and the ass wipers.
We’ve seen it all, heard it all, and smelled it all,
but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We are millions of unique women, united by motherhood.
We are scary, and we are proud.


This is Mommyhood

I’m a 30 something stay at home mom, living in Maine since the summer of 2013, and a quirky military wife who started this blog in July of 2010 and since, my love of writing has come back to me. I’ve been married to my husband, “the hubby” or “buttmunch” (his suggestion), for over 18 years.

I’m very shy and quiet in real life but here I like to let loose and I don’t take myself seriously. I also tend to overshare. I’m politically incorrect and hope you don’t take what I say too seriously either.

Our beautiful daughter, “the little hummingbird”, was born in April of 2009 and I’m still in awe that we created this amazing person.

When it comes to this site, you’ll never hear that “motherhood is a breeze and so effortless”. Having kids can be hard and it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed as well as doubting the decisions you make as a parent. Not only that, I’d give away my husband so I can pee in peace for once.