Achieving a Successful Dads Group

by lsomerfeld

Being a part of a community of involved fathers has been one of the most meaningful and necessary things for me as an at-home dad.  So here is my pitch to tell dads who are not already in a dads group – it’s time to join one or start one of your own.  For those of […]

Are You A Stay At Home Dad?

by Al Watts

The 2010 U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that there are 154,000 at-home dads. They’re wrong. By a lot. The reason is in how they define a stay at home dad: a father with children at home who earns no income in the previous year or tries to earn income in the previous year or wished […]

A Strong Arm That Sucks

by Mike Bates "Domestic Engineer"

Yesterday,  I was in a Facebook Chat session with a neighborhood Mom who has a daughter in the same grade as my son when she mentioned she was considering open enrollment for her kids next school year. Of course I  asked why she would do such a thing because our elementary school ranks in the […]

20 Questions, 5 Year Old Style

by RFarrell

“Dad, what is metal made out of?” “Dad, where do babies come from.” “Hey Dad, why is water wet?” These are just a few of the questions being offered up by my wonderful, 5-year old as of late. There are so many special moments that I, as a father, don’t ever want to forget as […]

Buckles, Boosters and Backseats – Oh My!

by Aknapitsch

According to the CDC1, the most common cause of death for kids in the United States is injury from a motor vehicle collision. We spend time worrying about kidnapping, shark attacks, H1N1 and tick bites, but the van in our driveway is the real threat. I’m not a car seat fanatic by accident. Riding in […]

Web Wanderings November 2010

by GWashington

~Top 10 Time-Saving, MacGyver-Style Cleaning Tricksyou’ll need these at some point ~Top 50 More Acronyms Every Parent Should Know a followup from my last post…these are important to know guys! ~Kids Health If you’re looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that’s free of “doctor speak,” click above ~What they play: A […]

Rock It Like a Hurricane

by Shannon Carpenter

I push a stroller.  Check that.  I rock a stroller.  I rock that 4 wheeled double seating behemoth like a mofo.  I rock that thing like Mick Jagger rocks a stadium.  I rock my stoller like  Takeru Kobayashi rocks a hot dog (he’s the Japanese hot dog eating champ.)  I have put all pretenses aside brothers, […]

Losing a Loved One

by Al Watts

Originally posted on Tears stained the lenses of my 8-year-old’s red-rimmed glasses. “I don’t want him to go away!” she sobbed. She buried her face into my chest. “I know,” I said. Love is a strange thing. We often don’t understand exactly how it happens. But we know when it does, especially when we […]