We all know it’s a mom’s world out there. Our son has two dads, so when he first joined our family we were concerned that he wouldn’t have enough women in his life. Instead, we found ourselves surrounded by women – at school, on the playground, and elsewhere – and found the world of parenting dominated by “mommy culture”. Suddenly, we were dads in a mom’s world, whether looking for masculine diaper bags or searching for parenting advice that wasn’t directed exclusively to mothers.
Reading together is one of the most important things a parent can do for a child, and a strong legacy from both of our families. But more often than not, we found ourselves reading books to our son that always talked about moms but rarely mentioned dads. Book Dads grew out of our search for books to share with our son that emphasized fathers and the importance of fatherhood in children’s lives. If you’re a father who cares about reading with your children – no matter how you’re parenting – then Book Dads is for you.