Posts by Al Watts

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Note to Parents: Get off the Cell Phone

by Al Watts

Originally posted on Momaha.com. The other day I received the following note from our son’s preschool: “Dear Parents, We would like to address an issue that we feel very strongly about… cell phones. We are asking that when dropping off or picking up children or attending an event here, you refrain from being on your […]

Are At-Home Dad Relationships Cursed?

by Al Watts

If you have visited our forum www.athomedad.org lately (and I’m sure that you have!), you may have noticed a lot of discussions regarding the difficulties some at-home dads are having in their relationships that they believe are directly related to their non-traditional role. One dad complains that he is depressed in part because he believes […]

What I have in common with Barack Obama

by Al Watts

Barack Obama is an attorney from Harvard who is pretty good at basketball and has recently kicked his smoking habit. I am an 8 year at-home dad from Iowa State who can rarely hit a jump shot and have never smoked since my asthma already sufficiently limits my capacity to breath. There is one thing […]

AtHomeDad.org Donated to Daddyshome

by Al Watts

Today, I am thrilled to announce that AtHomeDad.org, the most popular forum for stay-at-home dads on the web, has been donated to Daddyshome, Inc., The National At-Home Dad Network. This is a monumental day in the history of the at-home dad community. But it all started back in 2005. The Annual At-Home Dad’s Convention had […]

Spending My Wife’s Money

by Al Watts

In the 8 years of being an at-home dad and bringing in almost no money for our family I have never had a problem spending the money my wife earned. Until this Christmas. My wife told me that for this Christmas she wanted to get me a new TV. It would be the first flat […]

“Mr. Mom” Go To Hell!

by Al Watts
“Mr. Mom” Go To Hell!

I’ve determined that journalists, in general, are stupid. Last time I checked it was 2010. Being an at-home dad is nothing new anymore. In fact it is the fastest growing trend in parenting; dads taking care of the kids while mom works. And almost every news story about at-home dads asks, “So you’re a Mr. […]

Are You A Stay At Home Dad?

by Al Watts

The 2010 U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that there are 154,000 at-home dads. They’re wrong. By a lot. The reason is in how they define a stay at home dad: a father with children at home who earns no income in the previous year or tries to earn income in the previous year or wished […]

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