Friday, October 7, 2011


You know how they say everyone has a book in them, waiting for the right opportunity to come out? Well, if you don't have a topic in mind, all you have to do is get your other half pregnant, and the pregnancy-from-a-male-perspective book writes itself! Pretty much. I guess you need a writing talent too. And a sense of humor. In fact, you need a sense of humor to be a good parent. I learned that by watching the von Trapp family's story.

Ben, by the way, probably doesn't know what I'm talking about, because he refuses to watch The Sound of Music. Sad, I know.

Here's what some people say about Goodbye, Pert Breasts: The Diary of a Newborn Dad:

I peed myself a little reading this
As usual your post has left me running to the loo

But really, the blog is more than simply a pee-inducer.

According to his About page, the blog was mainly cut and pasted from his second book (about his experience as a new dad). This was a way to let more people know about the book and also a way to engage with people in a way a book couldn't do. It looks like the blog has now moved beyond that, taking a wider look at the writer's world. There is, however, a common thread in many of the posts: maybe the greatest gift you get with the difficult job of fatherhood is the ability to experience childhood again. You read the blog and you get the sense Ben is reliving his best years while determined to give his kids similar memories to chase when they become adults.

It's a funny blog, and it deals with many diverse subjects, but beyond that it's honest and touching.

And now I'm going to steal a picture of his boy from his blog.



  1. Another good blog to read! Thanks for sharing the blog with us.

  2. I'm sure the wives would love to see blogs like this where they can see what they really feel having a child.

  3. It is nice to see how new parents view fatherhood. The excitement is there and new things are being discovered.

  4. Goodbye couple life, hello daddy life! Life is so much fun!

  5. I like the word I read here. "pee-inducer" fatherhood can really be scary at first. :)

  6. Sounds like a great blog to visit indeed. :)

  7. Just got the news today...thus the feverish searching and rush to learn much and get ready. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Senor, congratulations to the two of you!

    (and good luck!)



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