Men are definitely underrepresented in both New Domesticity itself, and in the crafting/cooking/childcare/lifestyle blogosphere. But I’ve lately been poking around the internet for interesting male New Domesticity-type bloggers, and I thought I’d share what I’ve found. If you have any guys to add to the list, let me know!
You’ll notice that most of the blogs on the list explicitly focus on the male/masculine aspect of the subject matter: “the manly housekeeper,” “macheesmo,” etc., probably because there are so few men in the genre.
The Manly Housekeeper: a stay-at-home househusband with a working lawyer wife cooks, bakes, cleans, and muses about whether or not flower arranging can be “manly.” Excerpt: It’s thanks to my wife’s career that I’ve honed my housekeeping skills. She works hard all day, and in return she expects dinner when she gets home, the laundry done, and her dry cleaning picked up. And I think that’s a fair trade. We’re like a flip-flopped couple from the ’50s.
That Man Quilts: Musings on quilting, parenting, gardening, cooking and more, from one of the world’s rare (though not as rare as you’d think) male quilter.
Cry-it-out: The life and times of a crafty (think kiddie t-shirt dresses made out of sports jerseys, newspaper forts, melted crayon crafts, etc.) stay-at-home dad.
Rugged Flair: “A male approach to crafting.”
The Life and Times of a Househusband: Jamie reviews slow cookers, complains about his kids’ school’s absence policy, writes gratitude lists. Pretty much the same as 1,000,000 mom blogs, but written by a dad.
Macheesmo: Colorado-based home cooking blog by the author of a cookbook about using leftovers.
Doodaddy: Stay-at-home dad in San Francisco writes about kids pooping in the bathtub and other joys of parenthood.