It’s My 10 Year Blog Anniversary at Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy!

10 year blog anniversary

The other day I started getting a few messages on LinkedIn from my contacts congratulating me and wishing me a “Happy Work Anniversary.” I thought that was a little odd since I started my current day job in December. So I reached out and asked what exactly they were congratulating me on. “Your blog. Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy,” is what they said.


I know LinkedIn sends reminder messages to users sharing all sorts of anniversaries but I always forget I have this blog listed on there as well. So that anniversary pops up too.

What I didn’t realize? Yeah, this month marks exactly 10 years since I started Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy.

A full decade as a daddy blogger.

I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and showcase some highlights. Y’know, like those midseason filler episodes of sitcoms from the ’80s that would have 3 minutes of new footage, and the rest just highlights from the funniest, best parts? Yeah, like that.

First Post Ever:

Boys at a Yankees game in my first ever blog post

My first blog post ever was merely an introduction, but re-reading it now, it reminds me of the creativeness of my kids all around. Jason was building space shuttles out of Legos and Ryan was creating his own alphabet.

Favorite Blog Photo:

Boys reading comic books is my favorite blog photo


All About Me:

Dee Snider at Wizard

Wizard Magazine, Dee Snider, Mark Hamill and Me: A True Origin Story

New York Yankees Fan

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Andrew Kardon

Favorite Food Posts:

We Made Our Own Sushi This Weekend and It Actually Looked Legit

Krabby Patties

How to Make Krabby Patty Cupcakes That’d Make Even SpongeBob SquarePants Jealous!

Intermittent Fasting

I Survived My First Week of Intermittent Fasting

Cheez Balls

My Quest to Capture a Can of Planters Cheez Balls

Baby Groot cupcakes

Make Your Own Baby Groot Cupcakes and Celebrate Guardians of the Galaxy


The Perfect I Zombie Dinner Menu

Favorite Interviews for the Blog:

I’ve had a pretty lucky career all around. As a writer/editor for Wizard Magazine (and various pop-culture freelance gigs), I’ve had the honor of interviewing loads of actors and comic book creators including Stan “The Man” Lee, Frank Miller, Geoff Johns, Mark Hamill, Seth McFarlane (Family Guy), and dozens upon dozens of other comic book stars from yesteryear. I never did get to interview Alan Moore, but there’s still hope!

Anyways, I honed my interviewing skills over the years back in the ’90s (before social media was even a thing) and to be honest, I really missed it years later when I was a few jobs past my Wizard days. Writing was always in my blood, which is why I created this blog in the first place. But I really missed that interaction. To me, interviews were more about conversations, and getting to know the people and that was the best part of it all. (Transcribing the interview itself was always the worst part.)

Once my daddy blog started taking off and I made some amazing connections, I started being invited on blog trips, particularly for Disney. And that lead to a ton of interviews with some pretty big celebrities. Sure, it wasn’t one on one like my previous careers had done, but even so, I was one of only a few (maybe 3 at most) dads in a room with about 20 mommy bloggers. The 25 of us would interview different actors, musicians, screenwriters, producers, you name it. It was all quite surreal and all amazingly awesome.

Here are just a few of my favorite interviews from the years…

Chris Evans photo from the #CaptainAmericaEvent blog trip

My Interview with Captain America Himself, Mr. Chris Evans 

Scarlett Johansson #CaptainAmericaEvent

Scarlett Johansson on Love, the Winter Soldier and a Black Widow Movie

Interviewing Kermit and Miss Piggy on a blog trip for #MuppetsMostWanted

My First Muppets Interview: Kermit, Miss Piggy and Constantine Spill the Beans

#FreshOfftheBoat #ABCTVEvent

Diving Behind the Scenes of the Refreshingly Hilarious Fresh Off the Boat

Woody Harrelson SOLO #HanSoloEvent

Woody Harrelson on Star Wars, Jack Nicholson and Having Trust Issues

Kristen Bell Frozen #DisneyFrozen

Kristen Bell Discusses Being a Weird Little Girl, Growing Up in Detroit, and True Love #DisneyFrozen

Ron Howard SOLO #HanSoloEvent

Director Ron Howard on Dinosaurs, the Complexity of Star Wars and Turning Down SOLO

Ming-Na Wen
Me and the lovely Ming-Na Wen from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Think that Cap shirt’s a coincidence?)

I Spent the Night with a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent, Trophy Wife, Neighbor and more!

SOLO #HanSoloEvent Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke: An Interview with Han Solo’s New Gal Qi’ra

Angela Lansbury

I Was Angela Lansbury’s Guest at the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Event

…and a Few of My Favorite Blog Posts:

PUffin bell, Puffin Mug, Puffin Statue

The Puffin Teapot That Got Away

Iron Maiden Beer
Victory is mine!!!

My Insanely Epic Quest for Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer Has Ended

Sweet! We visited the PEZ Factory in Connecticut!

My 9-Year-Old Son Talks About Getting a Tattoo

Star Wars memories on my blog

This Geeky Dad’s Thoughts on 42 Years of Star Wars Memories

Super Mario Bros. Piranha Plant Costume

How to Make Your Very Own Super Mario Bros. Piranha Plant Costume

Grey's Anatomy #ABCTVEvent for the blog

Dive into My Grey’s Anatomy Set Tour STAT!

Keynote presentation for Scratch
Jason discussing why he chose to do an animated “All About Mario” project.

My 9-Year-Old Son Was a Keynote Speaker at MIT

Thank you all for sticking with me this past decade and here’s to another 10 years of zany antics!

What’s your favorite memory of me from the past 10 years?

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