Posts tagged with ‘fatherhood’

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National At-Home Dad Network Accomplishes a lot in 2012

by Al Watts

It used to be that to be a good father meant you earned enough income to support the family comfortably. But, what it means to be a good father is changing. More and more men are wanting to and are becoming more involved in household and child care duties. As at-home dads, we are role […]

Rooks and Vets

Are you a rookie Dad or a seasoned veteran Dad when comparing yourself to the other parents during pickup at the schools final bell?  I was talking to a mom recently at final bell and her eldest boy had his first Prom last month as she got teary eyed in the process of telling me. […]

Daddying the Storm Out

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

Snow gotta love it?  It was just past a full moon last night in the Rocky Mountain winter.  The babies bottle is low, good thing I prepared and stocked up at the grocery last night as I was watching for the snow. I was going to post about our recent Snowboarding experience but local events dictate my change of thinking so […]

Should the Unthinkable Happen

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

I know it’s not a pleasant topic to talk about and nobody wants to think about it but I need to go there with you because we just came from there and were just semi ready. I need to write about this to get you at least thinking should the unthinkable happen to you or […]

The Importance of the Hammer

by Shannon Carpenter

“Put down the hammer” I tell my 5 year old daughter.  She is not sure if she is going to obey me yet, you can see her working it out.  Option 1 is that she could put down the hammer and go get the chainsaw.  Of course the chainsaw can do way more damage if […]

Empty Nest

by RFarrell

Are men supposed to have the empty-nest syndrome? I’m starting to think that we are. The first day of my boys going back to school, I was fairly well put together, until I got home. My wife was gone at work, my step-son was nowhere to be found, and I was all alone in the […]

Chuck and Friends: Friends For The Long Haul

by Mike Bowling

Tonka “Chuck and Friends: Friends for the Long Haul” Produced by Ruckus Mobile Media and Hasbro Compatible with the Iphone or Ipad. Growing up I was always a fan of Tonka trucks, and my 3-year-old son Sam is no different. Tonka’s “Chuck and Friends” line of toys has already filled his toy box with a variety […]

Tradition

by Shannon Carpenter

It has been implied that the life of a stay at home day is not very traditional.  That we have bucked the society norms and shunned our responsibility.  It hasn’t been so much as implied as out right said.  Man do I love being judged. But today I bring a different theory to the table. […]

A Look Inside

by Charles Wasleski

I seem to keep things to myself. I keep a lot of emotion locked up inside.  I don’t let a lot of people in and when I do, I cling to them so they will not go.  I know I have some emotional problems that I have to deal with daily. I know that there […]

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