Hand in hand, into the great unknown

by nealcall

My daughter thinks I’m a real strong-man. She’ll saunter up, jab her finger at me, and shout, “Show me your muscles!” I squat down, roll up my sleeve, and let her feel my bicep. “Wow,” she exclaims. “Nice muscle.” Said to the guy who hasn’t weighed more than 130 pounds in years. Then she holds up her arm, […]

Balancing Act

by National At-Home Dad Network

by Jeremy Anderson I’m a dad and I work from home. This provides immeasurable freedom that you don’t get when you commute and are confined to a corporate cubicle. However, it does requires balance, self-discipline and setting boundaries. When I started working from home my kids were in elementary school and middle school. It was […]

Time To Musk Up For Father’s Day

by Chris Bernholdt

Ah, Father’s Day. The ritual ties, golf balls, and stores littered with stuff claiming that Dad Wants This! I compiled a list of cool dad stuff too. For us Stay At Home Dads, this can be a very special day. For some, it can mean one of the only days that he is getting a break from […]

I’m going to have to re-learn my ABCs

by Brandon Klinetobe

I haven’t written about this or put it on paper, but for some reason I feel compelled to do it now. Friday, May 13th 2011 was supposed to be a special day.  It was supposed to be a happy day.  It was the day I was going to meet my daughter for the first time.  It […]

How Fatherhood Changed My Mind About Hockey Fights

by Christian Toto

My college roommate and I had a bizarre pre- and post-partying ritual back in the ’90s. We’d pop in a VHS tape of “classic” hockey fights to set the mood. It wasn’t my idea, but I never objected. Friday night I took the family to a University of Denver hockey game, and the third period threatened to […]

In Praise of Breadwinning Moms

by Chris Routly
In Praise of Breadwinning Moms

My wife gets up very early, every day of the week. By the time the boys and myself are up, she is almost always already out the door and on her way to the office. She leaves so early because it means she can be done with work, and home, later in the afternoon. This […]

NPR Shedding Some More Light on Stay Home Fathers

by Eric @ Dad-On-The-Run

This article came out on NPR today. Give it a read, my reaction is below. I didn’t like the notion that for the past 150 years men have been trained not to spot dirt or care for a child while women have been. The pressures and social expectations still exist, but “training” has changed dramatically over […]

It’s Time To Stop Treating Dads Like Idiots

by Aaron Gouveia

The straw that broke the camel’s back came in the form of a text message from my wife. This is what she sent: I know what you’re thinking. “Really? You’re upset about this?? Get a life.” I get it and you’re not alone. Hell, I showed it to a few fathers in my dads’ group […]

Healthy Kids Day

by Chris Bernholdt

This weekend , April 26th and 27th all across the country, area YMCA’s are celebrating the national initiative to improve the health and well being of kids.  Summer is a critical time for kids to remain active and participate in activities that keep them moving. Unfortunately many kids during the summer are more prone to […]