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I like reading blogs where the author speaks from the heart. Whether it’s on a serious matter or the humor found in a situation, this New Blog Of The Week (NBOTW) does just that.

When I landed his post titled: “Your Toddler Is Full Of Crap”, I found myself laughing out load. Here’s an excerpt:

Toddlers are full of crap… and pee, snot and earwax. In short, where there’s a hole, there will be leaks. No matter how clean you keep your child, and I would recommend bathing them at least once per hour, you must be vigilant in keeping the major orifices clean – especially when you’re going Out In Public. It only takes seconds for a child’s nostrils to fill up with enough bright green snot to make it look to all the world as if you’re the Worst Mother (or Father) in the World! So, you’ll want to be sure to ALWAYS carry a steady supply of tissue, wipes, and industrial strength cleaning supplies such as those used by crime scene cleaners (hazmat suit optional).

This blogger’s sense of humor continues with his post titled: “I Used To Be Cool”. Any parent can identify with this post, and for those who aren’t parents yet, be forewarned. This will happen. As he puts it:

My indoctrination to the stylings of the friendly singing vegetables with a wholesome Christian message came via my 16 month old son, who absolutely loves listening to their CD in the car. Try as I might to avoid it, over time, the songs GOT INTO MY HEAD!

Many of his stories touch my heart. In part one of “Staring Into The Future With Fingers Crossed” he writes about observing his son from a distance. His raw truthfulness jumped from the page, when he wrote:

It occurred to me at that moment how incredibly vulnerable he was. Just standing there, all by himself, in a sea of chaos. And while I was standing nearby, watching over him in case he fell or some jerky kid knocked him down, I realized for the first time that I will not always be there to watch over and protect him

And all at once, my heart broke. I wanted to run over and scoop him up and hug him.

Even before this author interviewed me, I was following his blog. I knew it would end up in the NBOTW Hall of Fame, but I just didn’t know when.

The time is now, and the blog is “Blogger Dad”.

He is not only a blogger, but a journalist, a writer, a cartoonist, and a frequent visitor here at BWAB.

Join me in re-welcoming Blogger Dad.

Enjoy your reign, Blogger Dad!


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  1. Blogger DadNo Gravatar says:

    My reign? Cool! I hereby declare today International Cookie Day and order all who have cookies to share their cookies with those who have none.

    Thank you for the honor, Barbara, I appreciate the kind words and support.

    Blogger Dad´s last blog post..Finding time to create new worlds

  2. […] (Note: Welcome to readers of Blogging Without a Blog, and thank you Barbara Swafford for naming Blogger Dad the New Blog of the Week!) […]

  3. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Blogger Dad – It’s a pleasure featuring your blog. I love your writings and am sure others will, as well.

    International Cookie Day? I have some homemade peanut butter cookies I’ll share. 🙂

  4. Blogger DadNo Gravatar says:

    Do they have the fork mark crisscross patterns? Those are the best! Thank you.

    Blogger Dad´s last blog post..Finding time to create new worlds

  5. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Yup! Are there any other kind? 🙂

  6. There is hardly a blog more deserving.

    Matthew Dryden´s last blog post..A Warm Place

  7. Mike GoadNo Gravatar says:

    Another good choice, Barbara!

    Congrats, Blogger Dad!

    Mike Goad´s last blog post..“I’m not _______, but…”

  8. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara. This is one blog that I haven’t checked out yet. But, after reading that excerpt from “Your Toddler Is Full Of Crap”, I’ll have to — hilarious. Congrats Blogger Dad!

    Davina´s last blog post..Thanks, It Means The World To Me

  9. Linda AbbitNo Gravatar says:

    Barbara,

    Will you PLEASE stop telling us about all these great blogs!!! 😉
    I may seriously have to stop sleeping to keep from missing any of them.

    Blogger Dad, congrats & I’m off to read more of your posts.

    Linda Abbit´s last blog post..Listen to Me Speak — Lessons From a Family Caregiver

  10. Blogger DadNo Gravatar says:

    Barbara – No other kind that I would eat! 🙂

    Matthew – Thanks, bro. I appreciate it.

    Mike Goad – Thank you, Mike.

    Davina – Thank you, I appreciate the nice words.

    Linda – Thank you! Someday science will allow us to download and review RSS feeds in our sleep.

    Blogger Dad´s last blog post..Finding time to create new worlds

  11. Scott McIntyreNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you for highlighting another interesting blog, Barbara.

    I like the humor and style of BloggerDad- the article about Halloween costumes was very funny. I especially liked the photo of the toddlers in fancy dress 🙂

    I enjoyed my first visit, Blogger Dad- hope to ‘see’ you again!

  12. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve visited a couple of times recently, and am drawn to a great writing style. Blogger Dad, congratulations on this well-deserved award!

    Lance´s last blog post..Life’s A Balancing Act

  13. International Cookie Day, that’s an inaugural speech on itself.

    Miguel de Luis´s last blog post..A change of perspective

  14. Writer DadNo Gravatar says:

    Blogger Dad is a blog star waiting to happen. He’s funny, smart, and exceedingly generous. Even though I stole his domain name, he still wanted to be friends. His blog is uber deserving. Great choice, Barbara.

    Writer Dad´s last blog post..Dejá Vuesday

  15. BetsyNo Gravatar says:

    Well deserved! Blogger Dad has the perfect combination of poignancy, practicality and pratfall. Thanks, Barbara, for extending his reach!

    Betsy´s last blog post..RELIANCE

  16. Hopped over and had a read. Adding him to my reading list!

    Urban Panther´s last blog post..Through someone else’s eyes

  17. Bad writer dad 🙂

    Miguel de Luis´s last blog post..A change of perspective

  18. Nice to see another Dad enter the “mommy” blogger arena!

    Vintage Mommy´s last blog post..Our Adoption Story, Part 1

  19. RitaNo Gravatar says:

    Barb,
    A good choice with Blogger Dad…his words have been making me laugh for quite a while now.
    I just wanted to let you know – I spent a lot of time this weekend going through YOUR archives. My, has your blog changed! Isn’t change exciting?
    Best,
    Rita

  20. Oktober FiveNo Gravatar says:

    No surprise here–great blog.

  21. CarolineNo Gravatar says:

    I love Blogger Dad! His post on “I used to be cool” resonates with me big time…because I was that girl! I knew all the cool bands and had my pulse on the underground music scene…I was tragically hip once. Then I had kids…it’s all good, but I don’t know anything about the newest hippest bands. Oh God, I am turning into my Mother!!! Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Blogger Dad rocks!

    Caroline´s last blog post..Healing mandalas

  22. Pink InkNo Gravatar says:

    Like his post “I used to be cool” I don’t know very many modern songs unless it’s Disney or some kid movie. A good place to be!

    Great to see parenting from the dad’s perspective. Blog on, Blogger Dad!

    Pink Ink´s last blog post..Good China

  23. Eric HammNo Gravatar says:

    It’s interesting how we as bloggers/blog readers often don’t really give a blog a look into someone lays it out in big neon lights. I’ve know of BLogger Dad for a little while now and his blog seemed worth reading, I have just never gotten around to it. But I’ll definitely have to give it a good look over now.

    Congrats Blogger Dad! Eric.

    Eric Hamm´s last blog post..Creating Comment Abundance: Writer Dad Style

  24. Welcome, Blogger Dad!

    Off to check out your blog. 🙂

    Vered – MomGrind´s last blog post..Women Who Say No To Photoshopping

  25. Hey Dave, I still have a few sugar cookies stashed. I’ll share. Blogger Dad rocks. Coincidentally, I often type Booger Dad when typing your name. I wonder if that has significance? 😀

    Jamie Simmerman´s last blog post..For Sale: Ran Great Yesterday

  26. Blogger DadNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks to everyone for writing such nice things.
    Scott – Thank you and I hope to see you again, too!

    Lance – Thank you, I appreciate the nice words.

    Miguel de Luis – Yes! International Cookie Day is not only a great cause, but also an excuse to eat more cookies.

    Writer Dad – ‘Stealing’ my domain was one of the best things that’s happened in the past few months. We likely would never have met and collaborated otherwise. Thank you for the kind words, back at you, every one of them!

    Betsy – Thanks. Speaking of pratfall, I didn’t even tell my story of falling into the bushes while holding a pizza and a box of donuts. I should probably let my wife tell the story, though, as she seems to laugh for hours each time she recounts it.

    Urban Panther – Thank you!

    Vintage Mommy – Thanks. This mommy blogger arena anything like gladiator arenas? I’m not sure I’m cut out for the battle, if so. I will come armed with chocolate and cheesecaks, if so.

    Rita – Thank you for the kind words. I wish I had the time to have worked with you more on the book. I’m sure it will be awesome!

    Oktober 5 – Thank you, though I was a bit surprised.

    Caroline – Thank you! I wasn’t aware I had a kindred musical spirit. We must talk more.

    Pink Ink – Thank you. Fortunately, my son has yet to discover Disney… Yet.

    Eric – Thank you for giving me a look. I hope you enjoy your visit.

    Vered – Thank you!

    Jamie – Yes, I’ll take those sugar cookies now. Well, unless they have boogers in them. Hey, BloggerDad.com might be a cool second site!

    Blogger Dad´s last blog post..Finding time to create new worlds

  27. Congratulations, Blogger Dad.

    Bamboo Forest´s last blog post..7 Paths to Excessive Wealth

  28. Ellen WilsonNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome Blogger Dad! I will stop by your blog. When I first saw your name I had to do a double take for I thought you were Writer Dad. I think I might have seen you at Writer Dad’s. That “staring into the future with fingers crossed” is really nice. I could really feel that. I’ve got two kids.

    Hope you had a nice vacation, Barbara. I like this picture. That sure is a lot of wood to burn for the winter.

    I can’t eat any cookies you guys. I’m stuffed full of nachos tonight. I’ll have to walk ten miles tomorrow.

    Ellen Wilson´s last blog post..Work it Like a Turkish Pop Star

  29. Evelyn LimNo Gravatar says:

    I definitely agree that parenting can be the most unglamorous job. At the same time, I’d do it all over again for my kids. They’re the best!

    I’m already subscribed to the blog posts to Blogger Dad. Great recommendation, Barbara!

    Evelyn Lim´s last blog post..Blog Action Day 08: Poverty

  30. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Everyone – Thank you so much for giving Blogger Dad such a warm welcome. It always warms my heart to see those in the BWAB community ban together and extend warm wishes to the new kid on the block (or is that blogk?) 🙂

  31. Blogger DadNo Gravatar says:

    Bamboo Forest – Thank you.

    Ellen Wilson – Thank you. Yeah, I hang out at the Writer Dad café. As for your cookies, don’t worry, I got you covered.

    Evelyn Lim – Thank you.

    Barbara – Thank you for the honor, I greatly appreciate it and the welcome from your readers.

    Blogger Dad´s last blog post..Eight Questions Interview with Ron Mattocks of Clark Kent’s Lunchbox

  32. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations Blogger Dad….you make me laugh – my best compliment.
    Peanut butter cookies with fork crisscrosses…yes!

    Patricia´s last blog post..American Ingenuity – or Crisis Intervention to Discover Success