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Dad Blogs Exposed! – Busy Dad Blog

After a great response from my first Dad Blogs Exposed feature, I’ve decided that this one is here to stay!

This week I want to introduce you to one of my favorite Dad Bloggers. Jim Lin is the Dad/Blogger/Ninja behind the very popular Busy Dad Blog!

Jim is a very active father of two kids and is relentlessly funny! Busy Dad was one of the very first Dad Blogs I came across and is one of the reasons I decided to start blogging in the first place.

One of my favorite parts of the Busy Dad Blog is the Lunchbox Daily feature that Jim does. Everyday, he draws a picture on his son’s lunchbox before he sends him off to school. The pictures are seriously bad-ass and only further prove my point about how cool it must be to have him for a Dad! Here’s a Sneak Peek at one of the amazing pictures!

Amazing right? Not that he wants people stealing his ideas but if you can draw and want to do something like this, he gets his supplies from the fine folks at Mabel’s Labels! Don’t worry Jim, I have NO drawing skills whatsoever, so your feature is safe my from site!

In sports, Jim would be considered your classic “5 Tool” player. No, I’m not calling him a tool! His posts range from funny, intelligent, sincere & downright ridiculous at times! He makes great videos, such as this one of his baby doing the popular sport of Parkour!

I think the only thing he’s not doing at this point is producing a Podcast and I’m not even sure that he isn’t doing that! It would definitely be worth checking out if he is though, lol!

One of the most important things I’ve noticed about Jim is that he seems like a genuinely nice human being. He doesn’t know me from the next Canadian Dad Blogger but he always treats me with respect in all of our interactions on Twitter, email or even on his blog.

Jim is a testament to the Dad blogging community and I really encourage you to check out his page. That sounds a little butt-kissy but I mean it, he’s a really cool dude!

You can catch up with Jim on Twitter @BusyDadBlog and on Facebook. He also writes at the Pop Culture site Mama Pop.

I hope you enjoyed today’s feature! Feel free to leave Jim any love messages in the comments section and I hope you’ll come back and visit again!


Dad Blogs Exposed! – EduDad

As another month of blogging on Canadian Dad sails by, I have decided to unleash yet another feature that I hope will catch on and stick around. I have been so fortunate to have met so many great bloggers, who are all so willing to help out with anything, that I thought it would be fun to give a little back by featuring some of them on a weekly basis.

Seeing as how the Mom to Dad blog ratio is so lopsided, I thought it would be cool to highlight a few of the great Dad blogs out there so you could get to know some of us a little better. We’re really not that bad, I promise!

What better way to kick it off, than to feature a Canadian on Canada Day! I’d like to introduce you to James from the blog EduDad!

I first met James on Twitter, as I do with most of my blogging friends, where he goes by the handle @SaskaDad. He gets his Twitter name because he grew up in Nipawin, a little town in Northeastern Saskatchewan.

I guess the best way to cover all the ways James is the man, is to use his Twitter bio, where he describes himself as a Dad. Husband. Teacher. Minivan. Some hair. Some gut. Strong coffee. Guitars. Songwriter. Blogger.

One thing that really sticks out about James’ blog is the fact that he is a very talented musician. You can check out his About Me page for more info about his music career, but I’m talking about a cool feature he does, where he writes Theme Songs for other Dad Blogs that he likes. He’s done about 7 of them so far, including this one about the guys over at How To Be A Dad

Awesome right!? My favorite part about that one is his kid playing in the background.

James is a really cool Dad and is someone I consider to be a down to earth person. He has some tragedy in his life and isn’t afraid to write about it in a very open manner. He’s a super nice guy, a great writer and an amazing Dad. Oh yeah, and he’s Canadian!

I hope you’ll give his blog a read and I’ve even picked out a post for you to start at! He recently wrote a very touching piece about his daughter, who they were told would never have normal vision. The post is entitled “She Makes the Ordinary Extraordinary” and it’s well worth the read!

James, you’re an amazing Canadian, Dad, Musician and Teacher and even though we may never meet, I’m happy to know you and appreciate what you’re all about!

Happy Canada Day Folks!!!