I am on the plane headed to Raleigh, NC for the 20th Annual At Home Dad Convention. This trip came about in large part to the National At Home Dad Network which offered a scholarship application option. Here is how it happened: I didn’t really know what the scholarship was all about. I did […]
It’s not every year that we turn twenty. As the 20th Annual National At-Home Dad Network’s Convention rolls around we want to celebrate our special event. Many dads have transitioned through their role as the primary caregiver for their children and many of them have found and attended our convention to find support and meaning to […]
I started staying at home six years ago and was terrified. I lived in Chicago for 33 years without ever thinking I would move away. Everything and everyone I knew was in Illinois and I wasn’t so sure about moving to upstate New York in 2008. Away from family, friends, babysitters I knew and trusted, […]
My daughter is entering that stage of independence often known as the “I Can Do It Myself” stage. She thinks that she can do things alone and she tries, though she often fails miserably and then the tears come; frustration and anger follow with her lashing out when she finds that she can’t do it […]
I have been a stay-at-home dad for two years and the most surprising thing to me are the similarities between the male and female experiences. I will admit it, before I started staying at home, I did not think much of people who did it. I did not look down on them for what they […]
Mark Vander Ley is a Christian husband, father, and therapist. He is passionate about helping parents navigate the sometimes-difficult path of parenthood. Check out his new book caled Stuff Dads Say : The Most Important Messages From Dad. For the next few days his book will be available FREE as a downloadable Kindle version.
A while back, I talked about my son schooling me. And it seems like he’s taking the old man back to school again. Well, it’s not like he’s teaching me any grand new lessons or anything. No, my two-year old took me back to 1992 for some remedial relearning. He reminded me of a time […]
Mike Bonner, Ph.D. has a doctorate in Educational Psychology, with a specialization in organizational development. In the past, he has served as a practicing school psychologist, a university faculty, a full-time stay-at-home dad. He now balances his work with his family, which is comprised of a full-time working wife and two children, ages 9 and […]