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Chris Routly
Chris Routly is the full-time stay-at-home dad to two young boys in Portland, Oregon. Inspired by daily life together with his boys, his experiences as a stay-at-home dad, a few strong opinions about modern fatherhood, and a love of good food, he writes and draws about it all on his blog at And when given the chance, he works on his next children’s book too.

Entries by Chris Routly

In Praise of Breadwinning Moms on Mother's Day

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 6:09 PM

My wife gets up very early, every day of the week.

By the time the boys and I are up, she is almost always already out the door and on her way to the small medical device company where she works as a biomedical engineer. She leaves so early because...

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'I Love You, Dada... I Just Love Mama More'

(3) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 10:12 AM

My oldest son, Tucker, is a major cuddler.

We often joke that his Love Language -- like his Mama's -- is "snuggles." He has long been most content to curl up in a lap or to climb into bed just to be next to one of us. Some of...

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10 Ways You Definitely Screwed Up as a Parent

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 6:26 PM

We all make mistakes as parents. It's just part of the deal. But what most new parents don't realize is that the most far-reaching, life-altering mistakes you make are not the little things like putting a diaper on wrong, poorly baby-proofing your house or choosing a sippy cup that leaks.

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12 Habits of Highly Effective Stay-at-Home Dads

(2) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 10:54 AM

Contrary to what many people would assume, more and more fathers today say they would jump at the chance to be a stay-at-home dad, even just for a little while. That definitely jives with my own experience, where working fathers express to me that it's something they would do...

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