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 […]

Sports..why do I care so much?

by Mbecker

I push my kids to be athletes! I am not proud of it…well, maybe sometimes. I think sports are important in a kid’s life and I want them to become conditioned and love sports like I did. Is there anything wrong with that? No…not until it goes over the edge. I like to teeter at […]

Morning in the Mountains: The Blessing of Challenges

by Mike Poff

Mornings around here start out with a nearly peculiar amount of peace and quiet. Around 5am inside our mountain home near the Crest of the Blue Ridge little stirs in the wee hours. That is except my wife Pam who by my wake-up has been rolling for an hour or more.  Her fleeting fingers in […]

The ABCs of Being a SAHD

by Chris Singer

My 14-month-old daughter Tessa’s favorite book right now is Chicka Chicka ABC. It’s a classic children’s book by Bill Martin Jr. about the letters climbing up the coconut tree. My daughter loves it, and not just because I read it in a really silly way to her. She’s starting to notice these letters all over […]

Tough Love

by Paul Schwartz

My son Malcolm was a bit of a bully in his younger days. He has been known as the kid who would push your kid in the stomach, sending them flailing backwards down the slide. Sometimes he was known as the kid who would bite your kid in the face, leaving a nasty looking welt […]

A Note From The Editor

by Shannon Carpenter

First, I want to thank everyone for the massive amount of support we’ve received thus far from the SAHD community and parents in general.  We’ve come a long way since that first day and I get a little more giddy everyday. We started with a vision when the first post went up on Daddyshome.  We […]

Skinny Mommies–Fat Kids

by Barack Levin

Mother’s day has come  and mothers everywhere celebrated this beautiful occasion. I believe it is a wonderful and very well derived day for mothers of all kind. They work so hard during the year and do not get the appreciation they deserve. Personally, I think that one day a year is not enough but this […]

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