Boys, we’ve made a pretty good site here for the at home dad. We’ve come far, much farther than most of us could have hoped for. When I first started the at home dad gig, there weren’t many places to go to get support or knowledge. I needed both. I needed to know that […]
Have you ever taken a moment to step back and ponder the smells of parenthood? The feeling of dread when you watch your children eat certain foods, knowing you’re going to have to clean that up later. I have. Have you ever been sitting in the car on a hot, summer day and all of […]
If you have visited our forum www.athomedad.org lately (and I’m sure that you have!), you may have noticed a lot of discussions regarding the difficulties some at-home dads are having in their relationships that they believe are directly related to their non-traditional role. One dad complains that he is depressed in part because he believes […]
I was going to come on here in my normal Thursday column and drop bombs of knowledge. I was going to write something witty and thought provoking. I was going to start some insane discussion amoung our SAHD population that surely the New York Times would want to read it and pay me lots of […]
We all have them. Some of us are in denial. No, it doesn’t matter that you friended them on Facebook. Or they sent you a message on MYSPACE. They are gone. Lost to time and relative space. These are the friends that you grew up with. You spent the night at their house. You tormented […]
Some of my least favorite Mom moments are at the intersection of my roles as mom and physician. I work hard to be “just” my kid’s Mom when they are sick or injured but it’s impossible to completely separate out the pediatrician part of me. We most recently landed there when I got a text […]
Proposed Law Would Ban Infant Circumcisions in San Francisco “San Francisco resident Lloyd Schofield said Thursday he is ‘on track’ to have enough signatures to place his proposed measure on the November ballot that would make it illegal to ‘circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person who has not […]
Whenever anyone asks how his boys — Bronko and Nagurski, aged three and five — are, Da-da says, “LOUD.” But that doesn’t begin to illustrate the preternaturally unrestrained CLAWING, wrestling and hooliganism going on at our domestic gulag. The boys vacillate from brief moments (about two seconds) of cute and happy and wondrous — and […]
So in wrapping this up, being a Stay at Home Dad is a whole lot more than just doing diapers and dishes non-stop, it’s a way of lives plural, what you put into it isn’t even close to what you will eventually get out of it.
The possibilities are endless!