The SAHD and His Man Bag

by Shannon Carpenter

I carry a bag.  No man, it’s ok to admit it.  And chances are, you carry a bag to.  I know, it’s tough and yet it’s still true.  Sure, we all call it different things.  It’s a backpack.  Or it’s the child’s satchel.  It’s the “football.”  Sure man, whatever you want to tell yourself to […]

Empowering the Parent

Thursday is graduation but that is not the highlight believe it or not, the highlight was being accepted into this class with the privilege of attending class for 20 weeks with some very powerful new family leaders.
Each week for the first three weeks I was not looking forward to attending but as the class jelled and came together and we got to know each…

Parenting With Purpose

by Mike Poff

By now everyone has seen the merriment and mayhem of parents and their multiples on “Reality TV”. All the free VIP tours of resort parks, major tourist locales and name brand shopping chains have sent many  flocking for IVF treatment. Or was there anyone beside Nadja Suleman? Take it from me what you see on […]

Dear Mom, Tigger Shrunk

by Msager

My daughter, Claire,  walked into the kitchen the other day carrying a stuffed Tigger. It was a big Tigger. It used to be a giant Tigger, that is when she was smaller. He stands about 30” high. I remember when he and his friends in the 100 acre wood were used as a kind of […]

Get that kid out of here!

by Bboisvert

Recently Al Watts wrote a blog for Momaha.com (click here)  based on dad discrimination. What a great article and true, it reminded me of something that happened a while ago about a different kind of discrimination, not dad and not mom but child discrimination. Child discrimination I think is the worst kind. As parents we […]

No! Dad!

by Abowling

I have grown tired of hearing, “No! Dad!” Lately, it is our two-year-old son’s favorite phase. Of course, it’s never directed to my husband, but to me. I get it. I don’t need to be reminded that he prefers his dad to read stories, push him on the swings, kiss his boo-boos, change his diaper, […]

Stay at home dads and the question of masculinity

by JRohl

“What makes a man, Mr. Lebowski? Is it being prepared to do the right thing, whatever the cost? Isn’t that what makes a man?” “Sure, that and a pair of testicles.” One of the primary questions and criticisms that come up for dads at home with the kids is how a man maintains his masculinity […]

How an at-home dad saved my life

by Al Watts

In our lives there are many turning points. The significance of these events are not always seen at the time, but when we reflect on our lives, these can be seen as truly life-altering. One such moment for me was when I met Gary McVey. In January of 2004 I was beginning my second year […]

Nature VS. Nurture

by DSass

In my never-ending quest to figure out how to raise my kids, I became aware of the book “Nurture Shock – New Thinking About Children.”  So I picked it up, prepared for some new-age psycho-babble about the never-ending Nature vs. Nurture debate in which everyone has a steadfast opinion and no middle ground can be […]

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