September 17, 2007

Peek into our whirlwind lives

It seems the nice people at Parents Magazine named my little corner of the blogosphere as one of their “favorite blogs.” The October issue lists five of their favorite “Daddy blogs” and somehow, Swee’Pea and TheMonk made the cut.

Here’s what they had to say about this blog:

Matthew is obsessed with his toddler twins, “TheMonk” and “Swee’Pea,” and, believe us, you’ll soon get addicted to this peek into their whirlwind lives.

So I’m obsessed. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I mean, a national magazine calls you obsessed and how, I ask, do I live this down? Is it okay to be obsessed? Is it okay that the first thing I think about when I wake up is Swee’Pea and TheMonk? (I mean, sure, a lot of the time it’s because they’re screaming from their cribs but I AM thinking about them.) Okay. Maybe I AM a little obsessed. But I can’t help it. They’re cute as hell.

Then there’s the matter of the other “favorite blogs” of Parent’s Magazine. Let me put it this way. Have you ever seen Sesame Street where they play the “One of these things is not like the other” game? I kinda feel that way about the blogs I’m with. I mean, these are royalty of Dad Blogs and then there’s little old me. You have DaddyTypes (the very first Daddy Blog I ever ran across), MetroDad (a total stud), Alternadad, Maybebaby and ME. But my mother taught me never to look a gift horse in the mouth (she didn’t really teach me that, but just go with me here) so I’m not going to worry about it.

And if you are visiting for the very first time, feel free to leave a comment and say hi. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go obsess over my kids.


  1. Congratulations!

    It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy or cuter kids. And I KNOW Andrea deserves some credit, too. :)

    Comment by Deanna — September 17, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

  2. Nicely done. See, I told you bribes would work.

    Comment by Whit — September 18, 2007 @ 12:34 am

  3. Obsessed? Yeah, but in a nice way.

    Comment by Becky — September 18, 2007 @ 5:28 am

  4. Hey Congrats to you for being in Parents! Funny you should post this because that is how I found your blog!

    Comment by Randi — September 18, 2007 @ 5:40 am

  5. Cool! Congratulations!

    And you definitely deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the other four.

    Comment by Chag — September 18, 2007 @ 5:49 am

  6. Wow – congratulations! Obsessess – aren’t we all? And, come on, twin parents get to be twice as obsessed, right?

    Comment by Stacy — September 18, 2007 @ 6:06 am

  7. Wow! Congratulations! You deserve the award. This is such an awesome blog.

    Comment by Julie — September 18, 2007 @ 6:15 am

  8. Are readers of Parents magazine really the people you want hanging around this blog?

    Comment by Rattling the Kettle — September 18, 2007 @ 7:11 am

  9. Congrats! You definitely deserve it.

    Comment by Darren — September 18, 2007 @ 8:56 am

  10. Yay! You will be read about by every pregnant woman and daddy to be visiting OB’s throughout the country. i love that they put you in there, matthew, you are a great daddy.

    Comment by mamie — September 18, 2007 @ 9:15 am

  11. Congrats on the magazine mention! I love blog-hopping, and yours is definitly one of my favourites! The phrase “You know that twins blog I creep on…?” frequents my conversations more than it probably should.
    Thanks for sharing your parenting adventures. :)

    Comment by Michelle — September 18, 2007 @ 9:32 am

  12. I don’t recall the gift horse speech but I can see that you did not forget the definition of the word HUMBLE. It’s okay for your mother to toot your horn, so TOOOOT! TOOOT! TOOOT!

    Comment by Grandmother — September 18, 2007 @ 10:04 am

  13. Nice work. Very impressive company you keep, and you’re worthy of inclusion, for sure. Now, if only I could write like that . . .

    Comment by Douglas — September 18, 2007 @ 10:46 am

  14. Wow! I’m proud of you Matt. But feeling a little bit small and insignificant. After all, I have a neice who is a published author and now this. How did kids like you two come from my brother and sister? You must have been switched at birth! Love you!

    Comment by Aunt Raina — September 18, 2007 @ 10:47 am

  15. Do the people at Parents Magazine know you sleep in Star Wars pajamas, Matthew? You know I’m still trying to find them in your size, right? Just kidding. Congrats, my friend. I’m always glad to be in the same company as you.

    Comment by METRODAD — September 18, 2007 @ 11:10 am

  16. Just dropping by to say hi, I saw the link to your site in “Parents” about five minutes ago and I had to come check it out. I will be bookmarking this page as a favorite :) Thanks!

    Comment by Marisa — September 18, 2007 @ 12:21 pm

  17. Congratulations! You SO deserve this! (But I wouldn’t use the word obsessed — you’re just perfectly attentive!) :)

    Comment by debra — September 18, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

  18. That is awesome. Congrats.

    Comment by William — September 20, 2007 @ 5:08 am

  19. Hey, a big ol’ congratulations!

    Remember the little people, okay?


    Comment by samantha jo campen — September 20, 2007 @ 12:45 pm

  20. I, too, have twins and am obsessed with my kiddos…I found out about your blog through Parents magazine, so they must be doing something right, eh? I’m LOVING everything you’ve written…I’ll be bookmarking this page and coming back often! Thanks!!

    Comment by Shana — September 30, 2007 @ 10:49 pm

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