Mark McGrath’s Blog: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

10/27/2010 at 09:00 AM ET
Lydon and Hartley — Courtesy Denise Miles

You may recognize his voice and presence on your TV screen, but our celebrity blogger Mark McGrath has a new role — dad.

The Sugar Ray frontman is proud papa to 6-month-old twins Lydon Edward and Hartley Grace, his children with fiancΓ©e Carin Kingsland, as well as the new host of Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, airing weekdays on VH1 and in syndication.

In his final blog, McGrath, 42, tackles his first extended stay away from his babies — he’s currently working in New York City, reportedly on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice.


Man oh man, do I miss my little ones! It’s not a kind of gentle longing or casual observation, but a true soul-crushing ache that has reached new territories of my aging heart. In fact, the pain is so severe that my ever-changing career and future ability to earn are in serious jeopardy … I mean, if being in the entertainment industry requires such an extreme sacrifice of being away from my family for long stretches at a time, well then I guess I’m just not ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille!

Okay, so I’m being a bit overdramatic and exaggerating, but as I sit here on a gloomy Sunday night in N.Y.C., the loneliness is a powerful force. I have been in this beautiful city — though I love it, my favorite thing about it is that I don’t live here! — for two weeks now, and it’s the first extended stay away from my angelic little 6-month-old twins, Hartley and Lydon.

Now of course I knew I was going to miss them emotionally — I’ve been touring the world with Sugar Ray for 15 years now and have felt that pull with my friends, my dogs and my beloved Carin. This time, however, is a whole new sensory overload, for not only am I missing them, I’m missing moments of their lives and development that you just can’t get back.

You parents out there know what little moments I’m talking about … the “Lydon just rolled over,” “Hartley just had her first taste of banana!” moments that delight us to no end, but bore everyone outside of the immediate circle to tears!

Hartley — Courtesy Denise Miles


Now the advancements in technology are incredible, and the immediacy of video, pictures and Skype almost make it tolerable, but there just ain’t no substitute for holding your baby in your arms. When I’m at home, I can put Lydon or Hartley on my lap and just stare into their precious faces for hours like a crazy person. I think about how far Carin and I have come to get to that perfect moment, and I’m so thankful for and humbled by these two blessings.

I can’t help but think about the men and women in the U.S. military who have children, and the anguish and anxiety they must feel when they are deployed and away from their families. Yes I am lonely, and yes I desperately miss my babies and Carin, but no one is shooting at me. I’m not going to enter any hot zones in SoHo, unsure of whether or not I’m going to make it back home to see my family again. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice, and to those men and women, on behalf of Carin, Lydon, Hartley and I, we thank and honor you.

Look at what this blog is making me do, actually explore my feelings! That is torture to an Irishman, and nothing a bottle of Jameson couldn’t cure. But wait a minute, I have to go to work at 6 a.m. tomorrow and provide for the only thing that really matters in my life anymore … family. Uh-oh, I think I’m growing up!

This being my last blog, I wanted to thank everyone for their lovely comments. I really enjoyed reading all of your stories and advice, so much so that it motivated me to dig deep and write a personal blog. I am working on my Web site,, which will be up in early 2011, and I will continue to write about my experiences as a dad. I would love for you guys to come along … there are plenty more stages to go through, and I won’t be able to make it without your support!

Lydon — Courtesy Denise Miles


Much love to all,

— Mark McGrath

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Liz on

Oh man! I really wish Mark would stay and blog forever. His writing is so engaging. I can’t wait to keep up with him again when he starts to blog on his new website, I guess.

Kristen on

I am truly going to miss your updates each week, but I will be sure to check them out on your website. Best of luck to you and your family. Lydon and Hartley are absolutely adorable!

Anonymous on

Dont Go, Mark! It has truly been a pleasure reading your blog! I will definitely continue when you start blogging on your new website!

Diane on

I am going to miss this blog. Thanks for sharing with us. I look forward to your web site and will check it out. The babies are adorable and your love for your family obvious. Until I can check with you early next year, I wish you and your family well.

Brookie on

Best wishes to you and your beautiful family Mark! You have been hands down- the best blogger they have had on this site so I plan to keep up with you for sure! We all want to see how those gorgeous babies continue to grow up too!

I feel your pain on being away from them too- when I have to travel, it just tears me apart. But I’m sure they know how much Daddy loves them and you will be able to snuggle with them again before ya know it!

And if it’s true that you’re taping Celebrity Apprentice- I am SO cheering you on! Go Mark!!

Diana on

Mark, thank you so much for your wonderful blogs. You will truly be missed. Please, please consider writing a book. You write so eloquently. Thank you for letting us meet Carin and your beautiful babies. Best of luck and many more blessings in the future for all of you!

Sarah S. on

What…last blog?! NO! I guess all the celebrities here have a short term as bloggers. I for one, really enjoyed reading your blogs immensely! Best of luck to you and all your endeavors and I will enjoy reading your new early next year. Have a wonderful holiday season with your precious babies!!

tracie on

I can’t believe this was his last blog already! This is actually the first celebrity blog I have read and I was very taken by him. His personality really shines through in his writting! I will be sure to follow him on his personal website in the future.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Mark and best of luck to you and your family! Enjoy every moment you can with the babies because they grow up way too fast.

Jamie on

I have greatly enjoyed reading your blog posts and wish that you would be able to continue. I guess I will have to go check out the new site when it’s up and running:) Your children are precious. Best of luck in this amazing journey called parenthood.

marlee on

Mark – thank you for sharing your writing here. I remember seeing you way back in the day when you and Maroon 5 opened for matchbox twenty. Have followed you since. Enjoy your precious babies – they will grow quickly!

Marjorie on

Last Blog? 😦

Shannon on

Well you have a new fan! I am excited to read your blog in 2011. I love reading your posts! Hopefully it could turn into a lucrative new career for you, at least you’d be home more πŸ™‚

Thank you for your comments on the military families. God Bless them and send them home safe!

Eboney on

I will miss your weekly blog posts but I have already bookmarked your new site and can’t wait to read it. Great work Sir.

Suzanne on

I’m so sad your blog is over too! Yours has been my favorite of all the parent blogs on here! PLEASE continue your blog on your new website! I will miss hearing about you and your babies. πŸ™‚

Take care!

Avas Mom on

Noooooooooooooo! This cant be your last blog 😦 You were my fav. blogger and I so look forward to reading your wonderful stories. Everyone here could relate to you. Oh well, all the best and please consider writing a book!

Patricia on

Parenthood is truly an amazing gift…not a right!!

Enjoy every moment, it truly goes by very quick…!!

What beautiful faces…they are lucky to have a daddy that loves them so much…best gift of all!!! My best to you.

Bella on

Thank you Mark for sharing your stories with us! I understand the pain you feel being seperated from your loved ones. I think it’s great you put everything in perspective to realize there are others out there hurting more than you. It may not make the pain go away, but it helps to know you’re not alone.

I will definitely be reading the blog on your website. Keep up the great work. Can’t wait to hear the stories you share as your beautiful children grow up.

Veronica on

Mark ~ I have enjoyed reading your blogs. You are truely an amazing father. Good Luck with Hartley and Lydon. Cherish those precious moments not only with them but with Carin also….

Megan on

NO!!!! Mark, you are the only blog I have read on this site and I am proud to have been a fan of yours for years and will continue to follow you in whatever you do. This new title of “Dad” suits you the best. πŸ™‚ I am so sad this blog is ending. It has been so wonderful. Best wishes to you and your wonderful family. Keep blogging!!!

Jenny on

Mark I have always enjoyed watching you on Extra, but I now I kinda know you personally by reading your blogs. You are simply the best. God willing I will definitely follow you on your personal website, I have bookmarked your blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story, I have enjoyed every morsel. Enjoy your beautiful babies and your girfriend. Thank u for remembering our soldiers and thier families. God bless u and them.

Guest on

We’ll miss you Mark! Thanks for another great story, best of luck, health & happiness to you and your family! Look forward to the new website and I’m glad you’re cotinuing to write πŸ˜€

Tina on

Mark I just want to thank you again for sharing your thoughts and concerns with us! I wish you and Carin much luck, love and happiness on raising your 2 sweet angels!! By the way Lydon’s pic above is ADORABLE!!!

It is amazing to hear YOUR growth during this whole process. What I have learned as a parent is that WE grow and explore right along with them and be grateful for that. Not everything you do will work but that is what makes us better parents – you learn from experience.

I will be watching you on Celebrity Apprentice and am always in your corner = ) May your adventures keep you on your toes and your home be filled with much love and laughter! XOXO

abbyreph on

Thank you for honoring our military! That was a wonderful acknowledgement.

Nikkie on

What an amazing dad you have become. Thank you so much for your insight into this new world that not everyone ventures into.

And, for your praise of the US Military, thank you. My husband has been serving for 15 years and was fortunate not to have to leave our boys while they were young. However, this last deployment brought an infant girl into our lives and it was killing him not to be able to see her. Thankfully, he is home now and we are some of the lucky ones.

All the best to you and your family!

Jacque on

Mark, please write a book! That feeling you are describing never goes away… I am not a big reader of blogs but you are so thoughtful, sincere, honest and I really enjoy your form of expression. I am envious because you say what I’ve always wanted to but couldn’t put into words. Mark, you are blessed with an amazing soul and talent, please find a forum where you can continue to share your insights.

All the best for your family and your children are adorable.

Mel on


I’ve never left a comment before but since this is your final People blog, I had to tell you how much I enjoyed reading about your experiences as a new Dad! You truly have a gift for writing and I am so happy to hear you will continue to document your journey on your new website. My husband and I are expecting our first child this spring and reading about your feelings and experiences have made me all the more excited to experience it for myself! Your family is very blessed! Thanks for sharing and good luck!

Cathrine on

Love, love, love your blog!! I’m a Mom to 10 year old b/g twins and a 6 year old girl (surprise). We struggled with infertility too. PEOPLE would do well to think twice about having you do a regular column. It would influence me to buy!! Keep enjoying those precious babies!

Kelsie on

I’m SOOO upset this is your last blog. But I will definitely be reading on your website. I love your stories and thank you for sharing them!

Kim on

What! We have to wait 2+ months before we hear anymore about your babies? By now, you should know that’s a millennium (developmentally-speaking) in infancy year.

Joking aside, your blog is great and I will miss it a lot. Best of luck w/ all of your endeavors. Can’t wait til next year to read your new blog.

Estrella on

By far the best blog on People. I love how he captures the way a parent feels to their child. And the honesty that comes when facing infertility.

Hope to see more of his personal blog later!

Tiffany on

I really enjoyed reading your blog so much. Like others have said, you’re writing style engages the readers and it’s obvious how in love you are with Lydon, Hartley, and Carin.

I wish this wasn’t the last blog post. Please reconsider.

Enjoy your trip into the world of Fatherhood and thanks for taking us along!

ALD on

Reading your blog reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
Elizabeth Stone

God bless you and your precious family!

KB on

Your last blog?! Bummer – this is the only one for which I’ve really read each and every post. You’re a great writer. I can see your book now – “Uh oh, I Think I’m Growing Up” would be a great title!

Good luck to you and your little cuties. Enjoy the ride. There will be moments when you think that they aren’t all that fun after all. Some difficult stages loom. You’ll curse the person who invented the words No! or I Do MYSELF! or that sing-songy tune that an exasperated kid will use to tell you that you’re embarrassing or ridiculous (Daaaaaaaad). But you’ll love them forever anyway!

Sara on

Like the others, I love your blogs too! I hope you continue them on your new site. I have twins who are 7 and just wait, the best is yet to come!


Thank you for all of your blogs, I have really enjoyed reading them. Never stop writing and don’t worry when you get back to your family it makes it that much more special, you should really think about a book about being a first time dad, alot of people would definately buy it. Keep up the great fathering and may god bless you, Carin, and the twins, because you have a great family and even greater times ahead of you.

sugarrayfan on

If you’re reading Mark, you’ve been a secret crush of mine for a while (actually not so secret, my husband knows ;). Am very happy for you and your wife. My husband and I also have b/g twins who will be 5 in about 2 weeks after rounds and rounds of infertility treatment. It does go fast, as you know, you’ll be glad for every picture and blog entry…and of course, don’t forget lots of video! Congrats again!

Mary on

I can’t believe this is your last blog! I have truly enjoyed reading about all your experiences as a new dad, and I can’t wait to read more once your website is up. Thank you for sharing your personal stories with all of us. You will be missed!

Jennifer on

I loved reading these blogs from Mark McGrath! So real! Sad to see that this is the last one! But I’ll be checking out his website next year! Good luck with those little cuties!!

Angie on

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Don’t go!!!!!! You will be missed – you were the best blogger so far!

Eloquent, articulate, funny! You must write a book!!!

Mary on

Mark, I really enjoyed your Blog & you’ll be missed but think about our Military (& you should have nothing to complain about). They’re away for Many months/ year with alot never even seeing their children born, walk for the first time, go to schoold for the first time, Christmas, etc. Now that is sacrifice & tough life.

Monica on

We will miss your blog…but will def. visit your website…

Thank you for sharing your stories with us….

Sue on

I am going to miss your blog soo much! I looked forward to reading it! I really enjoyed all that you shared. Thank you so much for sharing all your deep love for you babies. I will look forward to reading your blog on your new website. Good luck with everything!

Randi on

I’ll miss your blog tons! When I was a teenager, Sugar Ray was my all-time favorite band. I got to meet Mark McGrath after midnight on my 18th birthday. I’m now turning 30 in less than 5 months so I’ve been following Mark’s career my entire adult life! I really hope that you are on the Apprentice, Mark! It’ll be awesome! Thanks for letting us in and sharing a bit of your life with us.

Michelle on

Hi Mark, it’s been great reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as a dad. I’m hoping your own blog will be up sooner than 2011.

I know being away from your babies is gut wrenching. The first time I was away from my sons I was a mess! Waiting in the airport for my flight for some reason they played Braham’s Lullaby…how ironic was that! Most parents of infants know this one by heart. One thing I found that helped, and you would be great at this, is to write a letter or letters to your babies while you are gone. For one it helps you in getting those emotions out and on paper. And two, you still feel that you are able to parent them from afar as one day you can share these letters with them. Those letters could then go on to be a wonderful blessing for many, many years. And you can look back at the time you wrote those letters fondly. Just a thought…it works for me, and I think your twins would love to see what you wrote about them one day.

God bless you, your lovely Carin, and beautiful twins!


mary on


I cant wait for your blog; so glad you decided to do it. Something about you reminds me of my husband; it’s the “I”m Irish and I dont talk about my feelings”, I think.

Maybe I can decode him by your writing; maybe not. Either way, thanks for commiting to your blog; we’re going to hold you to it!

best of luck,

Rena on

I really enjoy this blog. I almost didn’t want to read this one as it is the last one.

Come on Mark, stick around! you kids are so cute.

Jennifer on

I will miss the weekly blogs too!! Mark your blogs are fantasic & I wait each week for the new one. Will be waiting for your website to be up & running! Good luck with the twins. They are adorable!

tink1217 on

i am so sad that this is the last one!!!!! But I will definitely read on your website!!! Can’t wait!

Melissa on

Mark – thank you for sharing your beautiful story with us. Your blogs have been my favorite “celebrity blogs”, and I wish you all the best for you and your family. I look forward to your continued blogs on your website!

Kaitlin on

I love you Mark!

Melissa on

Mark, you will be missed. I have truly enjoyed reading your blog, especially since I can totally relate to you and Carin regarding IVF. I look forward to reading your new blogs on your website. Please hurry, hurry. πŸ™‚

Geraldine on

PEOPLE magazine …this blog is the smartest piece of work anyone authorized! I wish Mark would continue to write his blog for He has touched upon numerous issues such as infertility, Invitro, and the pains one will endure to have a baby! Mark, thank you for sharing your thoughts with all of us who like you and Carin went to great lengths to create your little family. God Bless!!!

Yoshira on

Hello Mark,

Truly i enjoyed your post, you really have a caring way to write, thanks for those thoughts…

God bless you, Carin and those wonderfull children!!!

i will look after your blog site on 2011

Mary on

It really seems bizarre when you think about all the baby “poop” talk that goes on between parents, haha…

Please keep documenting the months in between, so that we can all catch up on Lydon and Hartley’s growth when your personal blog appears in 2011. It has been a pleasure reading your thoughts and feelings, and what a gift the fertility process and your beautiful babies brought out in you-sharing true emotion, the kind we can all relate to, the kind that brings the world a little bit closer.

Thanks for being so real, Mark, as you can see from the comments, you have touched the hearts of many, and brought a smile to all. God Bless.

Elisha on

I have only read a few of Mark’s blogs, not that I wasn’t interested I just didn’t know he was blogging for The love he feels for his family is palpable. Most awesome to read. Congratulations on your family. My child is now 17 and graduating this year but reading your blog takes me back to how every emotion I felt when he was little completely consumed me. It’s nice to remember. Thank you.

PS-It’s hard to believe that this is the same guy I saw in concert in West Palm Beach, FL at the Sunfest in 2000. It’s amazing how children change our lives.

Lola Marie on

This is probably my FAVORITE blog to read….written so perfectly…every word. I can’t wait for your new blog to come Mark…you are a very talented writer & an amazing father. Please keep us posted somehow some way when it launches, Id love to read it weekly as I have done this one. Best wishes =]

Hayley on

We will miss you Mark! Best of everything to you and your beautiful family!!!

Josie on

Hey PEOPLE…how can you let this be his last post?
We, the readers, and purchasers of your magazine, DEMAND an extension!!!

SarahJane on

No! Please don’t go! We want more!

Thank you for sharing a little bit of yourself and your family with us. Your words are beautuful and I (along with everyone else) will definitely be following you to your personal blog site!

Kristine on

I’ve enjoyed your blog and agree with others on how engaging your writing’ve missed a calling my dear! Perhaps you might think of kids books too πŸ™‚ I certainly know the pull of being away from my litle one, 23 mos, and that’s just at work. Thank you for recognizing the family sacrifice our men and women in our armed services make..I’m a veteran of 12 yrs, chose to leave the Army when I finally became pregnant at 38 yrs old, I love my country and I loved wearing the Army uniform but there was no way I could sacrifice my time with the child I always wanted. So thank you for thinking of us. I wish you all the happiness with your precious babies and Carin. Give us a shout out here so we know the blog is up πŸ™‚ All the best.

Li on

Your babies are adorable! Mark, I feel your pain- or should I say, I feel Carin’s pain and my husband feels yours. He’s a musician, too, and we have 5 month old twins, plus a 5 and 3 year old. He left to go on tour when the twins were just a week old and he’s still gone! It’s so difficult for both of us, but I know it kills him to miss out on all of these moments. Of course, I always say that I am grateful that he’s not in a war zone, I can’t imagine that and my heart goes out to all the military families. Skype helps, but, my oh my- it’s tough. I wish he could be home more, but we’ve got to pay the bills somehow! Best of luck πŸ™‚

Katrinka on

If there’s still room, I want to jump on board the “I Love Mark McGrath” bandwagon! I’ve always been a Sugar Ray fan & ever since I saw Mark absolutely smoke the other contestants on VH1’s “Rock & Roll Jeopardy,” I’ve been a wee bit obsessed.

Mark, you’ve found another calling with this blog about your beautiful twins. I’ve read each of your entries & you’ve definitely got a way with words. I’ll be anxiously waiting for your new website to be up & running so I can catch up with you, Carin, Lydon & Hartley.

Thanks a million for taking the time to share with all of us!

Sun on

For the most part, I don’t find the celebrity bloggers very interesting. I have never have been moved to tears as I have been reading your blog. I just about dissolved into a puddle reading about your late father. I love your writing: it’s very personable, engaging, honest, and funny! If being a rock star gets old, you definitely have writing to fall back on. I will miss your blog, but will definitely check out your site next year. Enjoy your cutie-patooties, they are so precious!

isacutie on

So sorry to hear that this is your last entry for this blog…I look forward to when your website will be up. It’s been inspiring and heartwarming to read you blog. Thank you for sharing your journey.

Bancie1031 on

I am completely disappointed to hear this is your last blog 😦 I have enjoyed reading about your experiences. You will be deeply missed on CBB but I’m definitely looking forward to and will most definitely be on there as soon as the site is up and running πŸ˜€

I’m sorry your heart is aching but I completely agree and understand your pain. My daughter is 10 and I don’t even allow her to spend the night away from me because I’m just not ready to let her go yet! I believe the old saying is true “absence makes the heart grow fonder”.

I look forward to reading more of your thoughts and experiences and seeing pictures of your beautiful family! Good luck and best wishes to you and your family Mark πŸ˜€ With lots of love πŸ™‚

ab on

I’m just going to echo all of the other comments! I’m also a long-time sugar ray fan (from back during my late-90s teenage years) and I’ve kept an eye on your career since then. you’re an engaging writer and it has been fun to read about your experiences as a new father and your feelings about “growing up”. good luck figuring it all out. πŸ˜‰ I’ll definitely check out your blog next year.

Arlin on

Hi Mark
ItΒ΄s truly a sad thing that this might be your last blogg, IΒ΄m in my first trimestrer and I encourage my husband to read this blogg because obviously there are so many things guys donΒ΄t understand about being pregnant until they become a dad, so i think itΒ΄s really healpful for all those lost daddies to be, to read something from man to man. IΒ΄ll be looking forward to read your blogg next year. Best wishes

Melisa on

My oldest was two and a half the first time I had to leave him for an extended time. I was transferring to Korea for a year. It is an unaccompanied tour, dependants are not allowed. After my return, we moved to Georgia where I had to depart from him several times on various exercises within the state. In 2002, I deployed to Saudi for 95 days. I came back 3 days after his 5th birthday. I have had to leave for a temporary duty assignment here and there, but fortunately no longer than six weeks since then.

There are others who have left family a lot more than I ever have (they are my heroes) but it is the same for everyone. It is heart-wrenching to leave your family. There are no words to describe how it feels. When you can, you shove it down and concentrate on what you are there to do. The sooner you get it done, the faster time goes by. The most rewarding thing is when your little ones run up to you and give you that first hug. That moment leaves you breathless.

Jenny on

Thank you Mark for including the part about military families. My husband is a Marine, and I don’t think a lot of people realize how hard it is to be separated from the one you love for so long. My husband will be deployed soon, and we’re waiting to start a family until after he gets back because he doesn’t want to miss out on those precious moments. I wish all the best to you and your family.

Dawn on

Just starting reading these blogs one day and I have to say it has been an awesome experience. To hear from a dad about his love for his children – thank you so much for sharing with us. Good luck to you and Carin and your children. Enjoy those little ones, take it from me, before you know it they are in college and you are like WOW.

Nina on

Seriously??? Last blog already?!

Mark, LOVE your writing, honesty and humor. Can’t wait to continue reading when your blog is up and running

RG on

Oh my goodness, these babies are so adorable Mark and Carin! It just makes you want to hug them so much. I love babies! I always said Mark would make such a great dad and now i can say I was right. πŸ˜› Lydon is Mark’s ‘Mini Me’ and Hartley is a combination of Mark and Carin. I can see both of you in her. They are both just too precious! Make sure Carin has a video camera in hand at all times so you never miss those moments Mark. πŸ™‚

Kristen on

I am sorry about the loss of your dad. He was such a wonderful spirit and it is with great gladness to know that he had the opportunity to meet your children; I could just imagine how proud he was. Keep his memory alive and know that raising twins is one of life’s greatest gifts!
Kristen B. & Family

Anna on

I will miss reading this column. Mark. You are a wonderful writer, and it’s been a real delight to read about your experiences – a Dad’s p.o.v. I’m looking forward to reading more from you!

treasure on

thank you for sharing your precious babies with us here…they are adorable.

Lala on


I’m so sad that this is your last blog. I have enjoyed reading them. I wish you nothing but happiness & success in life. I thought you might blog for a year or two.

Your kids are so precious.

melissa seitzinger on

LAST ONE!!!! oh no … i agree that he MUST continue not in a crazy fan stalker kind of way but a crazy yeah i feel the same way in a crazy parent kind of way. As always GREAT writing keep it up even if it is just for your kids one day. i love reading and re reading the orignal hand written ‘blogs’ my parents wrote about me. much love and happiness. Mel

Betsy on

I will miss reading your blogs. Encore, encore.

Lisa on


You missed your calling, even as talented as you are…you should be a writer, I agree that your writing is sooo engaging and it’s nice to have a male perspective on what it’s like to be a parent for the first time and to know that men feel the same aches, concerns and craziness that we moms do. Will be following you as well and I’m not even a new mom…just to laugh along with you through all the milestones.

Good luck w/your beautiful babies!

Kim on

“I am working on my Web site,, which will be up in early 2011, and I will continue to write about my experiences as a dad.”

YAY!!! I love your writing style and can’t wait to continue reading your unique perspective.

robinepowell on

The first celebrity dad blogger. I enjoyed reading his words.

I’d like to know why these bloggers are only here for such a short time? They write three or four blogs and then it’s onto the next celebrity parent. I want more from them!! 😦


Everyone commits to 4 blogs and if they’d like to/are able to continue, they can – we leave it totally up to them.

— Moms & Babies staff

Sherri on

I will be waiting for your website. Continued success and happiness for you and your family.

nan on

Anybody know where Lydon’s shirt with the tie is from? It’s so cute!

Colleen on

I am going to miss your blogs for the time being until your website , it is very interesting to read the Father’s view of it all, being away from your babies is hard but you are doing it for them, have a safe trip home to the little Angels and extra ty’s for acknowledging our Military , have a good night !!!

Sailor on

Mark, you have been an enlightening individual. Not too often do we routinely get the perspective of a sensitive father who happens to be a celebrity. Thank you and I look forward to your website!

Marie on

Wao! I cannot believe this is your last blog. I can only say that you have been blessed in many ways… I will definately check your website..

J on

Mark are you going to be teaching your kids to be bullies to people with mental issues the way you bullied Gary Busey on the Celeb Apprentice? The man may have some issues but you were just an instigator and a jerk from the first episode.

sonny on

thank you for your blog. my wife and i are patients of dr ghadir and I thought it was pretty cool that you were so open in your treatment with him. it was a very hard physical and emotional process but my wife is now almost 5 months pregnant and counting, with the help of dr ghadir. i gathered much of my hope and strength by coming back to your blog over and over again and reading your words. although i’ve been a fan of your music for many years, i feel you have touched my life so much more intimately by the words you posted on this blog…..God willing, i will soon be experience the joy of being a father. I thank God and dr ghadir for that and i thank you for giving me hope during my wife’s and my uncertain time…..