Daddy’s Grounded was started by Joel Gratcyk as a way of remembering the personal experiences of fatherhood in all its details, with photos, video and written thought. Joel lives with his family in the western suburbs of Chicago. He’s a craft beer enthusiast and a professional nerd.
Joel has a four-year-old son referred to often on the blog as Mr. Dude who loves bright colors (especially pink), airplanes, books, playing outside and staying in hotels. He also welcomed a second son into the world in early 2017, Teddy. Joel’s been married for 12 years this April to his best friend, Abigail. She is a flight attendant, an avid baby wearing advocate and Instagram power user.
“I love being a father. It’s the most challenging, yet enjoyable, responsibility I’ve ever had. The ability to raise a human is incredible. I hope my sons turn out to be exactly who they want to be when they grow up. Just like I wrote in my ‘Dear Son,‘ post a few years back, I’ll support them no matter what. ” – Joel Gratcyk
Beyond writing about his family and views on life Joel occasionally works with brands and organizations with whom he feels a connection. If he enjoys using their products or supporting their initiatives you can bet he’ll entertain ideas on how to partner with them on his blog or social channels.