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Thursday, September 01, 2005


Hello San Diego!

I'm pleased, and honored, to announce that I am the Blogger of the Month for September at San Diego Reader Magazine. The Reader is the largest alternative publication in the United States, with circulation numbers approaching 200,000, and has long been known as a showcase for San Diego's best writers and artists.

So, naturally, they chose a North Idaho stay-at-home dad to pen a few thoughts about family life and children. I can already hear thousands of 20-somethings smirking in their frappuccinos as they skim over the first few lines of my introductory column, which you can read here.

I'm not sure what the editor saw on my blog that made her think my musings were right for the Reader. I just hope I've done okay by the other stay-at-home dads in the blogging world. It was quite a thrill to be chosen for this, but the bigger thrill was waving that check in my wife's face and gleefully announcing, "Honey, pack the kids in the car. We're going shopping for school supplies!" (Translation: I'm getting myself an iPod)

By the way, the magazine messed up my photos. Accompanying the first column was supposed to be this image:

The picture of the three kids was for next week's column. Oh well.


Anonymous Theresa said...

Great article! I think the pic of the boys suits the article. Congrats!!

4:36 AM  
Blogger sunnyday said...

Congratulations! And Theresa is right -- what a great read.

Btw, since you're a SAHD, what do you do when you need to get out of the house or need time-off from the kid (kids?)? Like the way some moms just need to go window-shopping once a week or get-together with girlfriends for a couple of hours at some coffee shop.

Just wondering. That's because I don't know anyone around here who's a SAHD. =)

6:04 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Time-off from the kids? Mostly I have 3 or 4 hours at night for down-time. I should get more sleep, but I love that time for cleaning up, browsing the web, watching a little TV... As for getting out and about, I don't really do that. I'll go to a couple of football games (Go Vandals!) this fall, but will take my son with me.

When my wife does let me out of the house, I'll drive to the store or post office with stereo blasting. That's the one time I become my old self again.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Daquell said...

Excellent article! You have a definite talent for writing.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous cooper said...

Hi! Emily and I have just put up a post offering to serve as a clearinghouse for those who are opening their homes to victims of Katrina and those who would like to help by way of sending supplies, especially those needed by families, directly to the people offering shelter. Our goal is to have people who are willing to send what they can (gently used toys, clothing, formula, etc.) post what they are willing to send in the comments section on our site. Then we are asking all those who are taking in families who need some assistance to come to our site and link with the people who are offering what they need. Here is the post:

Can you help and run something on AFRTI? We would hope that people would link to our site and help spread the word. By doing this we can link directly with people who have immediate and desperate needs and we, as a blogging community, can really, truly help families and children right away. Thanks! Cooper and Emily

10:20 AM  
Blogger landismom said...

Good opening post--when I was the guest blogger, for some reason, they ran my introductory post the second week, and I thought it was kind of weird.

SAHD's rock the house!

10:54 AM  
Anonymous brettdl said...

Awesome, just awesome.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep it up. its great

6:08 PM  
Blogger green libertarian said...

Congratulations, Phil!


6:19 PM  
Blogger Clare's Dad said...

Congrats. I love the article...great reference to Darren Stevens.

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Tombstone said...

Congratulations! Great article and a definite "thumbs-up" on your blog!

8:58 AM  
Blogger Dodge said...

Good shiz Phil! Congrats!

11:39 AM  
Blogger PuppDaddy said...

:::patting your back:::

Congrats, Phil! You've earned this acclaim & celebrity.

(or if you catch me on my old-self stereo-blasting grocery store run. . )
::: punching it through :::
MAD props, yo! Phizzle repreSENTin the stay at home dizzle.

Ah yeee-ah.

5:18 AM  
Blogger ieatcrayonz said...

Mmmmm, crayons.

Amazing isn't it? Who knew that SAHM's have their very own "no boys allowed" clubhouse? Well, I applaud you. You've definitely got your priorities straight.

Congrats on the article. Very nice. ;)

7:18 AM  

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