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Double Standards for SAHDs?

I have been saying this for years. Glad to see that it is finally being addressed in the media.

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Mom Charged With Killing Own Toddler

Is there a punishment good enough for this sick, evil woman? I think maybe she should get what she gave…. LANCASTER, Calif. (April 28) – A Southern California mother has been charged with murdering the 18-month-old daughter she initially reported missing last month. Skip over this content AP Emma Leigh Barker’s mother first said her daughter was abducted but later recanted and led police to the child’s body. Prosecutors in Los Angeles County said Monday that 24-year-old Stacey Marie Barker of Quartz Hill was charged with one count each of murder, assault on a child causing death, …Read more […..]

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WISCONSIN: Baby dead in day-care van

Need I Say More?? Although the vast majority of daycare agencies are trustworthy, you never really know the person who you place your child with. MILWAUKEE — A 4-month-old boy was found dead in a day-care center’s van Thursday and its driver was arrested, police said. The baby may have been left in the Bumble Bee Day Care Center van for about four hours before he was found Thursday afternoon, police spokeswoman Anne Schwartz said. How the baby died was not immediately known; the temperature in the area was in the 50s at the time. Schwartz says the van’s 44-year-old driver was arrested …Read more […..]

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Return of the Stay-at-Home Parents

I will note that although the title says Stay-at-Home Parents the article primarily talks about women and Stay-at-Home Moms. It seems the double standard is alive and well…. Employers are embracing parents who took a stay-at-home detour. By Chris Penttila   |   Entrepreneur Magazine – April 2009 For decades, leaving a job to raise kids meant kissing your career goodbye. Now, employers are embracing employees who took a parenting detour. Goldman Sachs launched a “returnship” program last September–the first of its kind–that lets women return to explore a new field for eight weeks …Read more […..]

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The Great American Role Reversal?

Emma & Nona(Her Great-Grandmother) in 2008 Good article about the changing roles men and women are going through–or have been going through for quite some time. Women as breadwinners: The great American role reversal? By Michelle Goodman NWjobs Speaking of households being turned upside down, you probably saw Sunday’s NWjobs article about men being laid off at a far more rapid rate than women. As Patrick May of the San Jose Mercury News reports, in an increasing number of households, women are being thrust into the role of main breadwinner and laid-off men are stepping into …Read more […..]

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Baby Sitters Accused of Taping Sex With Children

Some sick people out there!  Another example of why I am paranoid of daycare and babysitters… VEEDERSBURG, Ind. – A couple who ran a baby-sitting service out of their home videotaped themselves performing sex acts with children, some as young as 2 months old, police said Friday. Stephen E. Quick, 31, and Samantha Light, 25, both of Veedersburg in western Indiana, were being held on $100,000 bond in Fountain County Jail. Both faced preliminary charges of child molestation and child exploitation. Jail staff did not know whether either one had an attorney. Police who searched the couple’s …Read more […..]

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How Cool is This?

I read this and it just confirmed my reason for writing in this blog. Truly awesome! I have to get the book now! Enjoy! My Son Is Reading My Book About Him By David Eddie Author of: Housebroken, Confessions of a Stay-At-Home-Dad http://www.loveandblueberries.com/2009/03/08/my-son-is-reading-my-book-about-him/ Yes, an unusual situation. My oldest son, now 12, is reading my book that concerns me, the ne’er-do-well bachelor and man’s man and ladies’ man, making the difficult transition to being a married man and not only a father but a stay-at-home Dad. He needed a book for a book …Read more […..]

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Interesting Stay at Home Dad Statistics

Years 1988 to 1993 Fathers providing care (In Thousands) As primary provider of care: (Year 1993)1,915 or 12.9%,   (1991)2,032 or 13.9%,    (1988)1,688 or 11.8% Year 2004 105,000 Estimated number of “stay-at-home” dads. These are married fathers with children under 15 who are not in the labor force primarily so they can care for family members while their wives work outside the home. Stay-at-home dads care for 189,000 children. <http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/children/001125.html> 2 million Number of preschoolers whose fathers …Read more […..]

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Daycare Anyone?

Kids mistakenly drink wiper fluid at Ark. day care. By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press Writer Jon Gambrell, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 7 mins ago A daycare center for children near Scott, Ark., is shown Friday, March 13, 2009. AP – A daycare center for children near Scott, Ark., is shown Friday, March 13, 2009. Arkansas Children’s … LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Ten children at an Arkansas day-care center drank windshield wiper fluid after the owner served it from a container mistaken for Kool-Aid and placed in a refrigerator, authorities said Friday. The day-care owner voluntarily surrendered …Read more […..]

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Stay-at-home Dads – Return To Work Not Easy

Men can face societal sanctions if they chose to be full-time caregivers By Eve Tahmincioglu, MSNBC.com contributor I recently wrote about how stay-at-home moms may be committing career hara-kiri if they take too much time off from work to raise kids and do nothing to update their skills. But it appears men who make the decision to become stay-at-home dads may be in even more career hot water. Men have the added problem of trying to return to work in a society that just doesn’t get why they made the decision to leave a budding career in the first place. Even though women face similar …Read more […..]

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