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Serge Bielanko spent nearly 15 years living in a van and cheap motel rooms as a guitarist/songwriter in a rock-n-roll band called Marah, before turning to marriage, parenthood, and writing. For the past several years, he has written about the humorous side of being a dad and a husband on his personal blog, Thunder Pie. In addition to writing daily for Babble Dad and Babble Voices (He Said/She Said), his writing has appeared in places like Esquire magazine and The Huffington Post. Nowadays, this 41-year-old dude spends way too much time working on his first book in his garage in central Pennsylvania, where he chases trout, drinks beer, and lives with his wife, the writer, Monica Bielanko, and their two kids, Violet and Henry.

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25 Little Known Facts About ‘The Girl Who’ Monica Bielanko

By Serge Bielanko |

A day in the life.

Looking through a slew of photos from the last eight years, it almost seems unreal, how much my wife and I have been through. Monica came up with this idea of a little photo essay idea of some pics of each of us along with some random unknown facts, and I’m glad she did. It’s been so cool, looking back through a million old photos, remembering times and places I’d almost forgotten; seeing her face back through the better part of a last decade..from way before we had our kids, from way before so much had happened.

If nothing else, it’s just good to remind ourselves sometimes that we are still the people we always were.

We are still the people we fell in love with…way back when.

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25 Things About Monica Bielanko

The Rah-Rah Kid

When she was in middle school, my future wife was a cheerleader for a while. That is also around the time she was bit by a horse she stopped to pet while she she was walking to school one morning. She still has the scar.


You can also find Serge on his personal blog, Thunder Pie.

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Serge Bielanko

Serge Bielanko writes about fatherhood for Babble Dad and about marriage stuff for Babble Voices at He Said/She Said. His writing has appeared in Esquire and The Huffington Post, as well as on his personal blog, Thunder Pie. He lives with his wife and two kids in central Pennsylvania. Read bio and latest posts → Read Serge's latest posts →

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14 thoughts on “25 Little Known Facts About ‘The Girl Who’ Monica Bielanko

  1. Steph says:

    You guys rock.

  2. Kristin says:

    Lovely tribute to a lovely lady.

  3. Hanni says:

    Very, very cool. And the Christmas song is awesome! :)

  4. Cassie says:

    Awww. I love all of these. One of my favorites was Them Brooklyn Snapshots because I could relate so much to Monica’s love of NYC. I could walk those streets every day and it would never get old.

  5. Laura B says:

    such a great job, the one about her hair made me laugh.

  6. Polly says:

    Loved this – great pics and facts!!

  7. Belinda says:


  8. Joel Stein says:

    You are such a beautiful, lovely couple. This is inspiring me to really appreciate the beautiful woman I married. I need to stop typing. Because I’m crying.

  9. Lynn says:

    What a man! You really love your wife and aren’t afraid to show it!

  10. Allana Harkin says:

    Ummm, Girl. This dude really loves you.

    And I think I just fell in love with both of you. Is that weird?

  11. Kristen Jones says:

    These are the reasons you are married to each other. It might be difficult, but this is why it is worth it.

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