Dads Don’t Babysit

by Chad Welch

So hopefully by now you have heard about the Dads Don’t Babysit campaign calling for the Census to change the way they report child care. Specifically to not count dads as “alternative child care” equal to grandparents or a neighbor watching the kids. And by now you have certainly signed the petition. But if you haven’t, well go […]

Dads Don’t Babysit

by Al Watts

The U.S. Census Bureau, in a report entitled “Who’s Minding the Kids?” assumes mom is the “designated parent” in households in which both the mother and father are present and assumes dad is one of many child care arrangements including day care, grandparent care and self-care. This is an unfair characterization of all dads but particularly for […]

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 […]

Habits, Routines and Rituals

by Bruce Sallan

What are you fondest memories from your childhood? I suspect they are things that your family did that were ritualistic in nature. They may also have been the better family vacations. Family rituals are touchstones in your life and the lives of your children. Just as habits and routines become comforting, so do the rituals […]

Daddying the Storm Out

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

Snow gotta love it?  It was just past a full moon last night in the Rocky Mountain winter.  The babies bottle is low, good thing I prepared and stocked up at the grocery last night as I was watching for the snow. I was going to post about our recent Snowboarding experience but local events dictate my change of thinking so […]

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 […]

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 […]

Patience And The Paternal Age Effect

by Role Reboot

This post orgianally appeared by our friends over at rolereboot and is reprinted here with permission.   By Hugo Schwyzer Our daughter Heloise was conceived right before I turned 41. Being “old school” about these things, my wife and I kept her pregnancy a secret until early in the second trimester, when we started telling […]

What Is Wrong With Change

by Robb Tavill

I have been blown away by two recent articles in large publications on the modern trend in child rearing that is taking place in the United States. It appears to me that many people within the United States are wanting to stay in the old days of the man of the house or relationship who […]

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

by Pritchie

Editors Note:  This post orginally appeared on Phil’s website www.sahdcooks.blogspot.com.  He has allowed us to reprint it here at Daddyshome. This is a really easy, “throw-it-in-a-pot-and-forget-about-it” meal that turns out quite tasty. With no added fat, this is also a pretty healthy option for dinner. You can make this in the crock pot, or like […]