Posts by Al Watts

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Help Us Help You

by Al Watts

I’ve seen a lot of guys out in the blogosphere lamenting the treatment of fathers in general and at-home dads in particular. They complain about being called “Mr. Mom,” being considered lazy or being thought of as marginally important in the lives of their children. I feel it too but I have discovered there is […]

by Al Watts

Editors Note:  Al Watts, president of Daddyshome, recently published this article at Rolerboot.org.  We are happy to reprint this article here.     http://www.rolereboot.orgI have been an at-home dad for nine years. Or, at least I thought I had been. It turns out I may have been an at-home or stay-at-home dad (SAHD) for only […]

A “Real” At-Home Dad (A Review of NBC’s “Up All Night”)

by Al Watts

It has been said that art imitates life. The truth, however, is often that art imitates what we THINK life is like. TV sitcoms are typically the type of “art” that is the most unlike real life. Maybe that is why they are funny, because they take things to the absurd. “Up All Night,” a […]

Art Museum and Kids?

by Al Watts

If there is one place in the world I would never take our four energetic and loud children, it would be an art museum. Large, cavernous hallways that echo “Dad I want a SNACK!!!” Signs everywhere that say “Do Not Touch” which cannot be heeded. Questions like “Why doesn’t that boy have any clothes on?” […]

What wives really think of at-home dads

by Al Watts

It has been two weeks since the 16th Annual At-Home Dads Convention and my head is still spinning. And it’s not from the Guinness at Union Street Public House or O’Connell’s or Murphy’s or Eamonn’s Dublin Chipper (best fish & chips place ever!). It’s from what I learned about my wife. Dr. Aaron Rochlen, associate […]

The Convention is Coming!

by Al Watts

The 16th Annual At-Home Dads Convention is almost here! The Convention is THIS Saturday, October 8, in Alexandria, VA and there is still time to register. Go to our website, www.athomedadconvention.com, for extensive details. Our most popular speaker from the last few years is returning as our Featured Speaker with a new study about the […]

Stay-At-Home Dads More Likely to Divorce?

by Al Watts

Time’s Healthland reported last month that stay-at-home dads are more likely to divorce. It is NOT TRUE. What’s even worse is the title they chose for the URL. That is downright shameful. The article, which has been picked up by several other sources, refers to a study led by Dr. Liana Sayer of Ohio State […]

Are You a Bobblehead Dad?

by Al Watts

Jim Higley loved collecting bobbleheads when he was a kid. He got a tickle in his stomach every time one of the spring-loaded smiling heads of his bobbleheads would jiggle. He spent more time than he cares to admit trying to get the head to bob for as long as possible. When Jim became an […]

Life-Altering: The 16th Annual At-Home Dads Convention

by Al Watts

Life-altering, that’s what the At-Home Dads Convention is. Very few moments in our lives are truly life-altering. The first day you drove a car by yourself, the first time you met your wife, the first time your daughter grasped your pinky finger in her tiny hand. These are life-altering events from which you will never […]

My New Laptop is Lonely

by Al Watts

A couple months ago I purchased my first laptop computer. (I got a MacBook Pro… love it!). The reason wasn’t because my old desktop PC was performing badly or that I needed a built-in webcam (although it is pretty sweet). Nope. I needed it so I could keep track of our kids better. Our desktop […]

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