News articles featuring The National At-Home Dad Network and its members:

Dad Movement Champion Oren Miller Has Died, Chicago Tribune, March 2, 2015
He founded and curated a “Dad Bloggers” group on Facebook that drew more than 1,000 members, and he belonged to the National At-Home Dad Network. Read more…

When Stay-At-Home Fathers Rejoin the Workforce, Financial Times of London, February 19, 2015
The fact that he had kept his hand in by working on the occasional design project as well as maintaining his skills seemed to count for nothing. “One of the biggest areas of discrimination,” he says, “is towards dads coming back to work.” Read more…

Stay-At-Home Fathers Find Support in National At-Home Dad Network, CBS This Morning, February 10, 2015
“Stay-at-home dads are discovering that when they find other stay at home dads like them, they feel more competent in their own self,” Al (President of National At-Home Dad Network) said. “They feel more confident themselves, they enjoy the camaraderie.” WATCH THE SEGMENT HERE…

Stay-At-Home Dad By Choice, Here & Now with Robin Young, NPR, December 22, 2014
“All of us are looking for community. A lot of us interact with a lot of moms on the playground or at the museums or wherever, but that camaraderie that comes from other men who are doing the same kind of role and have the same values that you do is something that is very special,” says Al Watts, President of the National At-Home Dad Network. Listen to the segment here…

The Rise of Daddy Daycare, The Atlantic, November 28, 2014
Even though the burden of cultural expectation still generally falls on mothers, fathers now spend almost five more hours on childcare each week than they did in 1965. Read more…

The Brotherhood of the Stay-At-Home Dad, The New York Times, November 16, 2014
Some may wonder why fathers need a convention at all. But these men said the answer was simple: They wanted other dads to talk to. Read more…

#sahd: Could I Be an At-Home Pop? Life of Dad, September 23, 2014
In the wake of the 19th Annual At-Home Dads Convention in Denver, CO, Twitter was all abuzz with #AHDConvention tweets.  I read several of them; one of which struck a major chord with me, urging me into writing this post. Read more…

At-Home Dads Convention Heralds Change in Attitudes, Market Power, Denver Post, September 20, 2014
“(Stay-At-Home Dads) want to be seen as capable and caring, despite a long history of attitudes and media portrayal that paint them as either bumbling or oblivious.” Read more…

Stay-At-Home Dads Convene in Denver, KUVO 89.3FM, September 19, 2014
While the phenomenon is still somewhat rare (there are 1.4 million such dads in the U.S. today), these dads are growing their ranks.  “Being a stay-at-home dad is becoming more accepted,” says Blake. Listen to the interview…

National At-Home Dads Convention, KDVR Fox 31, September 18, 2014
19th Annual National At-Home Dad Network 2014 Convention which will be held on September 19-20, 2014. Watch the segment featuring Convention Co-Chair, Jim O’Dowd…

Dad Bloggers Rally Around the One Who Brought Them Together, Chicago Tribune, June 20
“He’s the guy who said, ‘We need this community,’ and then stepped up to the plate and made it happen,” says National At-Home Dad Network president Al Watts, who lives in South Elgin. “He brought a bunch of guys together to make really wonderful things happen.” Read more…

Father’s Day: Meet Stay-At-Home Dad John Blazek, Oneida Daily Dispatch, June 15, 2014
The key to it all, (Al Watts, President of the National At-Home Dad Network) said, is plugging into other groups of stay-at-home fathers. Read more…

Modern Dads, TODAY Show, June 11, 2014
Watch the segment…

Life of a Stay-At-Home Dad, Metro Kids, June 10, 2014
Joe Agro, of Wilmington, DE, may just have one of the most diverse jobs around. “I get to be a chef, playmate, referee, teacher and, of course, maid.” His clients don’t often give him much time to relax, but the rewards of the job are incredible. Read more…

Raleigh to Host National At-Home Dad Convention in 2015, 2016, WRAL, June 10, 2014
As a new report finds that the number of at-home dads has seen big growth in the last couple of years, a group of at-home dads are gearing up to host an annual national convention of at-home dads for two years starting in 2015 in Raleigh. Read more…

Stay-At-Home Dads with Tommy, WWL AM870, June 9, 2014
“Dads are just as capable of taking care of children as women are. Only thing we can do is breastfeeding and birthing the baby,” Al Watts, President of National At-Home Dad Network. Listen to more…

Number of Stay-At-Home Dads Climbs, Boston Globe, June 6, 2014
In 1989, only 5 percent of the 1.1 million at-home fathers said they were home to be primary caregivers. That share has increased four-fold now to 21 percent, a sign not only of the power of economics in reshaping traditional family structures but of shifting gender norms. Read more…

Don’t Call Them Mr. Mom: More Dads at home with kids because they want to be, Washington Post, June 5, 2014
“Back in the 1980s, ‘Mr. Mom’ was a way to describe a man who was taking care of children, because that was seen as women’s work,” said Al Watts, president of the National At-Home Dad Network. “But now there’s been a great change in society. And there’s a great term for a guy who takes care of his kids. It’s ‘Dad.’” Read more…

What’s Behind the Rise of Stay-At-Home Dads? BBC News, June 5, 2014
Through its annual conference and its active social media presence, the group helps dads connect and offers advice on the same types of things about which moms confer – nappy rash, teething pain, and playground politics. They also provide moral support. Read more…

Number of Stay-At-Home Dads Growing But Remains Relatively Small, Deseret News, June 5, 2014
The fathers who stay home to care for their family was the fastest-growing demographic over the last two decades. Read more…

5 Things Moms Can Learn From Stay-At-Home Dads, Piedmont Parent, June 1, 2014
It’s a sunny afternoon, and the park is full of kids. Toddlers whoosh down the slide. Parents rock babies in their arms. It’s the usual routine, except for one thing: Each parent is a man attending a stay-at-home dads playgroup. This 200-member organization, based in the Triangle, gathers regularly to socialize and share child-minding responsibilities. Read more…

A Growing Trend: The At-Home Dad, Windy City Live, May 12, 2014
Brian Dykes and his wife Cathi chat about their decision to keep one parent at home, and how it is benefitting their young daughters and their family as a whole. Watch the segment here…

Father Builds Support Network for At-Home Dads, Womenetics, April 21, 2014
There’s a big misconception out there that stay-at-home dads lose their jobs and that’s why they do it. But the vast majority of us choose to stay at home. It’s a decision we make, and it’s something I’ve seen many times in the network (Mike Stilwell) started. Read more…

Census Estimate of Stay-At-Home Dads Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story, Shriver Report, February 28, 2014
The men over at the National At-Home Dad Network have a far more inclusive definition than the U.S. Census does. Their definition is based more on the role a parent plays in raising their kids, and less on whether or not they contribute to the household income. Read more…

The New Face of Fatherhood, Parents Magazine, February 5, 2014
Let loose 200+ guys for a weekend in New Orleans—sans wives, partners, and kids—and you may expect the equivalent of a Judd Apatow plot. And there we were, doing what guys do: welling up at moving descriptions of father-child bonding, discussing how we can be better fathers, and dissecting how the role of dad is reflected in our broader culture. Read more about the Dad 2.0 Summit…

Do-It-Yourself Dads, Chicago Tribune, February 2, 2014
As his 1-year-old son napped on a recent afternoon, stay-at-home dad David Wallach scrambled to find time to work out, install a sink, do laundry, clean the playroom and get dinner started. But while the Northfield dad has learned to improvise, he acknowledges that he doesn’t quite do things the way his wife, a leadership development team director, would do them. Read more…

How Even the U.S. Census Underestimates Stay-At-Home Dads, Good Men Project, January 31, 2014
Why are they getting it so wrong? It’s because they are only counting stay-at-home dads who are completely out of the workforce and have no immediate plans to return to the workforce. I think that number is still low, even with those caveats. Read more…

‘Selfie,’ ‘Twerk’ and ‘Hashtag’ Top Annual Most Annoying Word List, Huffington Post, December 31, 2013
And enough already with “Mr. Mom,” a reference to fathers who take care of kids. It’s also the name of a 1983 movie starring Michael Keaton, although many stay-at-home dads these days don’t like the movie stereotype of a clueless male.
“There were almost as many nominations for ‘Mr. Mom’ as ‘selfie’ and ‘twerk,'” Tom Pink, spokesman for Lake State Superior University, said. Read more...

No More Mr. Mom, Boston Globe, August 28, 2013
Carew, a part-time IT project specialist, is the primary caregiver for his two children. He’s among a growing group of dads who are primary caregivers, a trend attributable to many factors: the prevalence of telecommuting and flexible work arrangements, job loss among men during the recession, and the evolving generational desire of fathers to become more active participants in their children’s lives. Read more…

Men Can’t Parent? Grow Up, Orange County Register, August 21, 2013
Stay-at-home dads fight against the stereotype that Pop is a bungler when it comes to domestic duties. Read more…

Prince William and Dads Everywhere Show ‘Mr. Mom’ is Outdated, CNN, July 24, 2013
“1983 was Mr. Mom’s Year. It’s 2013. Just call me dad,” Chris Bernholdt, stay-at-home father in Devon, Pennsylvania, writes on his blog, “DadNCharge.”
The National At-Home Dad Network, which provides support and advocacy to its members, has even launched a campaign to banish the term, citing a Wall Street Journal declaration: “Mr. Mom is dead.” Read more…

At-Home Dads Joining Forces and Shattering Stigmas, CBS News, June 14, 2013
But some perceptions have apparently not changed. According to a recent Pew survey, a small majority of Americans are still not comfortable with the notion of a stay-at-home father: 51 percent of respondents said that children are better off if a mother is home and doesn’t hold a job; just 8 percent said the same about a dad. Read more…

Stay-At-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms and Making It All Work, NPR, May 15, 2013
Mostly, the Heisey-Groves and others say they are doing what works best for them to create happy lives for their children. And they hope to change long entrenched attitudes about the proper role of mothers and fathers. Read more...

No More Mr. Mom, RetailMeNot.com, March 5, 2013
Daddy bloggers fight for their right to parent – and big brands listen… Even more, they’re starting to get serious about finding out how and what men buy. Frozen food maker Farm Rich gave a grant to the National At-Home Dad Network to fund a study on the changing roles of stay-at-home dads, and Dove Men+Care is supporting research at Boston College about the changing roles of fathers. Read more…

Don’t Call Him Mom, or an Imbecile, New York Times, February 24, 2013
The National At-Home Dad Network, a nonprofit group that had a booth at the (Dad 2.0 Summit), puts it this way in its literature: “Dads do not parent like Mom, nor are a replacement for her when she’s not home.” Read more…

Don’t Call Him ‘Mr. Mom,’ Christianity Today, February 7, 2013
When strangers see a dad and his kids at the grocery store, library, park, or pool, they make a remark like, “Oh, you’re babysitting today.” My husband developed a standard response: “No, I’m being Dad.” He was gracious, but it was puzzling and offensive to think caring for one’s own children could be called babysitting. Read more…

At-Home Dads Make Parenting More of a Guy Thing, Wall Street Journal, Jan. 22, 2013
Mr. Mom is dead. At least, the pop-culture image of the inept dad who wouldn’t know a diaper genie from a garbage disposal has begun to fade. In his place, research shows, is emerging a new model of at-home fatherhood that puts a distinctly masculine stamp on child-rearing and home life. Read more…

Dads Caring for Their Kids: It’s Parenting, Not Babysitting, The Atlantic, Jan. 23, 2013
When Kevin Kruse is spotted out with his children, people often ask if he is babysitting. Despite the frequency of the inquiry, it still makes the Princeton history professor bristle. “No, ‘babysitting’ is what you do with other people’s kids,” Kruse said. “These are my own kids, so it’s called ‘parenting.'” Read more…

A Chat with a Modern At-Home Dad, Working Mother Magazine, January 11, 2013
…stay-at-home fathers are mobilizing to build greater legitimacy and acceptance. Read more…

Stay-At-Home Dads Are Not as New as You Think, Oxford University Press, Jan. 8, 2013
What is almost universally assumed in these discussions is that stay-at-home dads are new. They aren’t. Read more…

Navigating Playdates with Stay At Home Dads, MakeItBetter.net, October 2012
A stay-at-home dad calls to schedule a play date for the kids—can you get them together without “dating” him? (NAHDN Note: YES! Most at-home dads aren’t interested in dating moms) Read more (especially the comments)…

Latino Dads Stay Home While Moms Work, NBCLatino.com, December 13, 2011
According to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, one-third of Latino dads with wives who work outside the home are now stay at home fathers. Read more…

Stay-At-Home Dads: The Radical Choice to be a Traditional Caregiver, RoleReboot.org, October 25, 2011
Close up, these dads sounded less like models for a new brand of enlightened masculinity (although many probably are), and more like throwbacks to traditional at-home motherhood. And, in many ways, they were performing a traditional-role reversal since moms are still the prototype in the at-home caregiver universe. Read more…

Happy to be a Stay At Home Dad, Redbook, September 28, 2011
Stay-at-home dads are forming groups all over the country. We spied on four of them – and learned a lot about men, kids and love. (Groups featured in Washington DC, Kansas City, MO, Austin, TX and Portland, OR) Read more…

Time to Rethink Your Message: Now the Cart Belongs to Daddy, Advertising Age, January 17, 2011
Survey finds 51% of men are primary grocery shoppers but few believe advertising speaks to them. Read more…