Posts by Shannon Carpenter

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Mr. Mom is Dead. Should I care?

by Shannon Carpenter

Mr. Mom is dead!  It has been declared!  Don’t worry boys, we can all just take the day off.  I am going fishing, perhaps drink while I do it and then I will imagine myself flying a F16 fighter jet with Ice as my wing man.  Ladies love fighter pilots. As most everyone of us […]

Perceptions Changing?

by Shannon Carpenter

Is Mr. Mom dead?  Is the idea of a bumbling oaf of a father who doesn’t know which end the chili goes in, finally going out to pasture?  Well, probably not but at least we seem to be on the right track. Today the Wall Street Journal posted an article that, as you can imagine, […]

Tips for Summer Adventures

by Shannon Carpenter

It’s summer now and I know what you fear.  You fear that your kids will rain down armageddon the likes of which would inspire images of the Four Horsemen.  You fear that the phrase “bull in a China shop” would seem grossly inadequate after you and your children have gone on the adventure that you […]

Get Adventourous

by Shannon Carpenter

What do you do during the day?  That is probably one of the biggest questions that I get as an at home dad.  I could be witty and tell them that I constantly plan for the zombie apocalypse but chances are that they won’t understand which is also why they will be the first victims […]

Green Eggs and Painting

by Shannon Carpenter

I’m being a bit cranky.  In fact, I’m being a down right ass today.  It’s not even a righteous anger, an anger that you can get behind.  An anger that has some sort of morality basis to it.  Like when I’m angry that my sports team loses because they can’t find it in their hearts […]

Taxes and Nannies

by Shannon Carpenter

Taxes suck.  Everything about them suck.  The tax code is written in such a way that even a book called “Taxes for Dummies” reads like Stephen Hawkins “A Brief History of Time.”  Oddly, I’ve read that book and I understand it way more than doing my taxes although I’m am 99% sure that there are […]

Take a Survey on Being an At Home Dad

by Shannon Carpenter

We here at Daddyshome don’t usually schill for many people or products .  Mostly that is because we have no money to buy things and as single income households, you pretty much don’t either. However, we do love to particpate in studies.  Recently the KCDADS were asked to participate in a study of a grad […]

Clarifying the SAHD

by Shannon Carpenter

First off, I’m probably not the one to be writing this.  I should just step away from the computer, take my beer with me and head on down to watch the rest of the football game.  All very manly tasks done by the average male every Sunday, especially during playoffs.  However, I find myself a […]

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 […]

Only 3 Degrees, Dad’s Panel Interview

by Shannon Carpenter

Here is the link to Only 3 Degrees that concludes her blog radio topic on the stay at home dad.  This final interview was a panel interview with several of our Dad’s from around the country.  Maybe I like this one best because I was part of it.  I may be biased but that’s ok, […]

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