About

The Rookie DadI am Brandon, The Rookie Dad.

I became a father (a rookie dad if you will) in late 2010 and have been writing about it since. I take a deeper look about what a dad is feeling in a particular moment. I am a working father who is trying to do what I can to provide for my family. I realize that I won’t be the best parent in the world, but I can’t keep from trying right?

I am the father of 2 boys who will argue, fight, bicker, and still be best friends despite their five-year age gap. It is all be uncharted territory.

Am I Still The Rookie Dad?

This has brought forth the question, when will the Rookie Dad change his rookie status? Well, it won’t. I believe that there is not a thing as a parenting pro and that with each passing day there are new challenges to be had, new lessons to be learned, and a new pot of coffee drink. That sounds almost like a tagline from someone!

The Rookie DadNot only do I not believe in those so-called parenting experts but my second child brings with it new challenges, new lessons, and more pots of coffee (see what I did there? again… yeah I know it’s starting to get old)

But you know what? It’s all worth it… because I am a dad. A Rookie Dad at that! A Rookie Dad from Kansas City… if that has any value in this conversation.

As The Rookie Dad, I enjoy writing stories from the heart. Stories that get told from the dad perspective… a rookie dad’s perspective. I also like providing tips and tricks that I have learned as a parent. I mean, what would a rookie dad be without learning something now and then right?

In my off time, I enjoy reading a good book, watching sports, and spending time in the great outdoors.  Not only do I write about parenting, but I also write about fitness, travel, and sports.


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If you are a brand, well here’s what you need to know. I’ve worked with brands such as Dove Men+Care, FacebookPhilips Norelco, Hasbro, General Mills, Epson, and PBS. I’m not afraid to say that I might not be the biggest blogger out there, nor do I intend to be, but I will be able to make a personal connection with your brand that will have a way of connecting to the readers of this site.

I have also contributed to The Good Men Project, Traveling Dads, and Dads Round Table.

If you are interested in working with a passionate blogger who has a way of connecting to his readers, feel free to contact me at [email protected].

22 Comments

  1. Ah, but you weren’t a surprise to William. You and your wife are his “perfect fit.” Rest easy and enjoy the journey!

  2. I was not ready to be a parent either- even though we were trying! Now I can’t imagine not being one (although somedays I do fantasize about my sleep and freedom! :))

  3. Found you by accident but your blog made me smile. You and William will grow together, you will learn about life, yourselves and each other. Enjoy the journey (there isn’t an end to it) and it’s certainly a special one!

    Leigh – mum of three

  4. I’m happy to see other dads going through this happy kind of thing. With your first born, you would be learning a lot more… I am!

    • I honestly think that my blog is the one thing that is keeping me sane during these first parts of parenthood. I’m learning lots!

  5. Hey there!

    Fellow parent blogger here…but a mom. My husband is actually considering entering the blogging world soon! Anyway, when I have a moment, going to read through some of your posts and I subscribed.

    I’ve fallen into an entire community of bloggers and meeting some great people all over…swing on by when you have a chance! Don’t be shy and say “hi!”

    Sandi
    http://www.ahhsome.wordpress.com
    *on a mission to build a blogging community- blogger from each state!

  6. All The Best Rookie Daddy 🙂 life with the kid will be very exciting! I promise you that. Right now my one year old son is emptying my makeup drawer. :s

  7. There’s nothing as moving as seeing a man and his child form an unbreakable bond. Loving your blog & keep up the excellent work! K

  8. Wanted to let you know that I think your blog is a great and enjoy reading your articles.
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  9. Hi I just nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award, the post is on my blog! 🙂

  10. Hi Brandon, I just received the Liebster Blog Award from Oster’s Mom who writes the family blog http://discoveranddevour.com/. The Liebster Award is designed to help new and infrequently visited blogs by getting bloggers to talk about and promote one another. So I am presenting you with the award. I frequently visit your blog and believe it deserves the award.
    For more information and to get your Liebster Blog Award image for your blog go to http://JaydonAndDaddy.com

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