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Magda Pecsenye has been writing AskMoxie, the parenting advice column, since 2005, and is still stumped by questions about potty training. She also writes, with her ex-husband, about her experiences co-parenting after divorce at WhenTheFlamesGoUp.com. She was a Babble Voices contributor to her blog, Moxieville. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her two sons.

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For the love of Tom Selleck

By Magda Pecsenye |

My ex-husband (in the photo to the left there) and a bunch of other dad bloggers have formed a mustache-growing team for Movember to raise money for research for prostate cancer and other men’s cancers. They start clean-shaven tomorrow morning, and grow and grow for 30 days.

(I just typed the phrase “mustache-growing team.” Yes, I did.)

My well-known loathing for a lone mustache, with no beard or goatee or other facial hair to anchor it, aside, I am all in favor of doing something silly and potentially publicly humiliating to raise money. And trust me, this will be humiliating. Maybe not for all the men on the team, but for sure for my kids’ dad, who can grow a mustache in about 20 minutes, and alternates between looking like full-on ’80s-era Magnum and a circus barker when he’s got a mustache.

So I’m donating to their team, and I encourage you to do so, too. No amount too small or too big. Their team page is here, and my ex’s write-up of the effort is here. And if you are a dad blogger or dad-blog reader who can grow a mustache and would like to join their team, email him or leave a comment on the post so he can add you.

I’ll write another post updating you on their progress in the middle of Movember and hounding you for money, so give now and avoid the rush.

 

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Magda Pecsenye has been writing AskMoxie, the parenting advice column, since 2005, and is still stumped by questions about potty training. She also writes, with her ex-husband, about her experiences co-parenting after divorce at WhenTheFlamesGoUp.com. She was a Babble Voices contributor to her blog, Moxieville. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her two sons. Read bio and latest posts → Read Magda's latest posts →

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8 thoughts on “For the love of Tom Selleck

  1. Jeff @ManoftheHouse says:

    Thanks for sharing this! My kids too will be embarrassed and constantly asked what that thing is on daddy’s face … both because it’s foreign and barely there.

  2. Shalini says:

    I love that you wrote “can grow a mustache…”

    but yeah with a lot of corporations they don’t like the facial hairs

  3. Clark Kent's Lunchbox says:

    What a handsome man.

  4. For me, mustaches and serial killers/child molester-types are inextricably linked. But I guess I can try to move past that gut reaction for a good cause :)

  5. Magda Pecsenye says:

    It’s more about hipsters for me. I adore facial hair, just not the lone mustache, which seems like they’re trying way too hard.

  6. Patti Stillwaggon says:

    I on the other hand like just the mustache on my hubby. For the 27+ years we have known each other he hasn’t had a mustache for about 1 week. A few years back he grew the goatee & looked ridiculous. I guess I’m still iving in the 80′s!!

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