Posts tagged with ‘teenage parenting Daddyshome’

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What Are We?

by Shannon Carpenter

Am I a stay at home dad, a SAHD?  Well, I do stay home with the children rather than go to a job that I get underpaid at and a Corvette is not a company car.  But I’ll  admit, the acronym summons up thoughts of a very melancholy person that is filed with remorse and […]

Boys Where Prohibited

by Mbecker

Sunday afternoon I was performing my normal duties as unpaid taxi driver when something was said that made me stop and realize that not everyone is as old as I am. My daughter, Madison was riding “shotgun” because she is now old enough to do so. She had switched off my “80’s on 8″(for those […]

Just Do It

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

The All Pro Dad Breakfast, http://www.allprodad.com/, is a monthly breakfast meeting of profound impact. Dads and kids will meet, share breakfast, watch a video and have a discussion within the school atmosphere where a Dad is all to often not present because of work obligations. I initiated this process and was in the Principal’s Office more than when I was in school! I will be giving a reakout sessions at the upcoming AtHomeDad Convention on my All Pro Dad experiences.

Get out of the pantry

by Al Watts

Many at-home dads are like Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations:” we are reclusive and rarely venture outside of our homes. We try to do everything ourselves and we don’t think we need any help. The idea of going to a playgroup or dad’s night out with other “loser at-home dads” seems ridiculous. Busting […]

Dads Groups Should Become More Inclusive

by lsomerfeld

From the desk of:       NYC Dads Group At last year’s at-home dad convention in Omaha, Nebraska, I vividly remember a meaningful conversation regarding the exclusivity of being a stay-at-home dads group vs. being a stay-at-home ‘parents’ group (and allowing moms to be members as well).   The overall consensus from the participants of this conversation seemed […]

The SAHD and His Man Bag

by Shannon Carpenter

I carry a bag.  No man, it’s ok to admit it.  And chances are, you carry a bag to.  I know, it’s tough and yet it’s still true.  Sure, we all call it different things.  It’s a backpack.  Or it’s the child’s satchel.  It’s the “football.”  Sure man, whatever you want to tell yourself to […]

Dear Mom, Tigger Shrunk

by Msager

My daughter, Claire,  walked into the kitchen the other day carrying a stuffed Tigger. It was a big Tigger. It used to be a giant Tigger, that is when she was smaller. He stands about 30” high. I remember when he and his friends in the 100 acre wood were used as a kind of […]

How an at-home dad saved my life

by Al Watts

In our lives there are many turning points. The significance of these events are not always seen at the time, but when we reflect on our lives, these can be seen as truly life-altering. One such moment for me was when I met Gary McVey. In January of 2004 I was beginning my second year […]

Nature VS. Nurture

by DSass

In my never-ending quest to figure out how to raise my kids, I became aware of the book “Nurture Shock – New Thinking About Children.”  So I picked it up, prepared for some new-age psycho-babble about the never-ending Nature vs. Nurture debate in which everyone has a steadfast opinion and no middle ground can be […]

Sports..why do I care so much?

by Mbecker

I push my kids to be athletes! I am not proud of it…well, maybe sometimes. I think sports are important in a kid’s life and I want them to become conditioned and love sports like I did. Is there anything wrong with that? No…not until it goes over the edge. I like to teeter at […]

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