Posts Tagged Stay At Home


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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New Stay at Home Dads

A nice intro by a fellow Stay at Home Dad. The last sentence says it all! I want to welcome all the dads entering the stay at home dad realm. You are entering the toughest job you will ever love. Because we have a tough economy, more dads are entering the stay at home dad status. I want you dads to know that you are not alone. Keep searching for resources and groups to join. Have fun with your kids because time will go fast. You will look back one day and know that your sacrifice to be there for your kids paid off greater than any paycheck or monetary investment. Vini Nunez Agape Life …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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To be a Full-Time Dad a Sense of Humor is a Must

An excellent article by a fellow Stay at Home Dad As written by Joe Schatz Fatherhood Examiner http://www.examiner.com/x-300-Fatherhood-Examiner So You Want to be a Stay at Home Dad? Part III With so many changes to the traditional work environment and with the economy tanking, we are seeing a lot of families make the choice to bring daddy home. So, if you are a dad out there considering becoming a SAHD, I am here to scare you straight. It is tough being a full-time parent. I, personally, think it is more challenging staying home with kids then it is to work. This series …Read more […..]

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Reverse Sexism Against Stay at Home Dads?

I am attaching an article as taken from Rebel Dad at www.Rebeldad.com. It is quite obvious that reverse sexism is being undertaken in Missouri. Being that stay at home dads will be discriminated against we probably won’t hear a peep. But if it was the other way around though…Hmmm… What do you think? Wingnut Declares Dads Can’t Match Moms in the Nurturer Department Before I go on an rip a Missouri lawmaker for a staggering stupid comment about fathers, let me first say that I am in favor of tax breaks and other government incentives to at-home parents. I feel even more strongly that *all* …Read more […..]

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Can You Believe This? Child Safety Tip

What are your thoughts on stay at home dads if the woman really wants to work? Or even if both want/need to work? This question was posed to Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife Grace at the end of Pastor Mark’s sermon. Check out the video: Pastor Mark is way out of line. In my experience, it is much more difficult to stay at home with a child than it is to work. In my prior career as a police officer, I observed many, many, mothers who were not fit to be one. Therefore, is it better to have an unfit mother raising a child or, as Pastor Mark says, an “unbeliever” raising the child. The …Read more […..]

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Great Videos About Stay At Home Dads, Must Watch Stuff!

These describe the stay at home dad situation very well. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy …Read more […..]

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Sick, Help!!! Mama’s Shoes, Potty Chairs!

For those of you that have regular assistance with the care of your child, count your blessings! Do not take that for granted. For the week following Emma’s birthday party this Stay at Home Dad had the Flu/Walking Pneumonia. Taking care of a 2 year old under these conditions is, well, a monumental challenge, at least for me! For the last two years I wondered what I would do if I got sick and had to take care of Emma. Since I used to get sick every October and March like clockwork this was on my mind during those times of year. Emma’s hemangioma trained us to wash our hands constantly since the …Read more […..]

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Hotten! Kitty! Granny Walk, Look at Me! Buddy!

We all know that women love chocolate. Heck, I love chocolate! Well, Emma is no exception. Now, we aren’t the kind of people that eat many sweets as it is but we do treat ourselves to some as well as Emma once in a while. She loves M&Ms and anything with chocolate. She has come up with her own name for chocolate, where I have no idea. She calls chocolate Hotten. Yes, she asks for hotten at all times during the day now. I give her Special K breakfast bars in assorted flavors. Her favorite flavor is the chocolate drizzle. She likes to eat the hotten off first. Her favorite treat though, …Read more […..]

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