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John Willey
John is a stay at home dad after working 10 years full time as a television News Photographer in NYC. His wife works in advertising which afforded them the opportunity for him to stay home and help raise their two sons Tyler and Carter. Every day is an adventure as he just doesn't know what two little boys are going to hit him with next; most of the time it's Legos. Sometimes he's a cook, a landscaper, a coach, a handyman or even a doctor; although not officially trained, he has been able to diagnose his fair share of belly problems. Through it all though, he is most importantly a dad. He might not get all the attention from them -- they are most definitely mama's boys -- but he is there when they need him. You can find out more at or

Entries by John Willey

A Simple Way to Make Legos Better

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 12:04 PM

Since my oldest was 2.5 years old he has been putting together Lego sets geared towards much older kids. His obsession began simply with a few Lego City Fire Truck sets. We would spend hours putting them together and playing with them and hopefully not breaking them. He's 10 now...

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15 Things That Need to End in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 2:23 PM

It's amazing how much changes when the calendar flips from December 31 to January 1. Everything is fresh and new and we can all start over with our lives. No more do we have to think about how horrible the past year was and we can all look forward to...

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Celebrate 5000

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 3:47 PM

Let's face it, we all want a reason to party, and not something stupid like announcing the gender of your child.  That is NOT a thing.  What I am proposing IS MOST DEFINITELY a thing, but most of us don't even know when that thing happens.

When our...

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The End of The Gender Reveal Party

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 10:15 AM

Give me an excuse to party and I am there.

That being said, please don't invite me to your "Gender Reveal Party."  Gender Reveal Parties are NOT A THING. There are certain things that I can get excited about... the fact that you are getting married, the fact that you are...

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7 Signs That You Are Getting Old

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 6:07 PM

I turned 41 this week. It's not old in the grand scheme of things, but I can start to feel old age settling in. It's creeping up on me more and more every year and I don't know if there is much that I can do to stop it.  Here...

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7 (Not So) Surprising Facts About Gay Weddings

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 12:00 AM


I will never understand why people have such an issue with gay people getting married. Not liking their particular lifestyle is one thing, denying them a basic human right is another. The sexuality of the participants in any wedding should not be of...

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7 Types of Parents I Can't Stand

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

Every parenting style is different.  The reason for this is that EVERY KID IS DIFFERENT. We all have our ways of going about things, and there is no one right way to do it.  After almost 10 years of being a dad, I find myself qualified to label certain people...

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The End of the Little Days

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 6:41 PM

Parenting is a hard job.

Nobody said that it wasn't, but there is nothing that can prepare you for the wave of emotions that you feel at any given moment.  Kids really do keep you on your toes as you just never know what they are going to hit with...

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I Am NOT Special

(6) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 1:02 PM

I am not anything special.

If you were to look at the parenting hierarchy right now, stay-at-home dads (SAHDs) are at the top of the list. It seems to be all that anyone is talking about anymore. It's as if we are the first people on Earth that are doing...

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Does Dad Drink Too Much?

(6) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 9:36 AM

It's not something that I ever really thought about while my kids were younger. I could have a beer and not think twice about it, because they didn't know what I was drinking. For all they knew, it was water. But it wasn't, and now they know what it is.

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Dear Soccer Dad

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Dear Soccer Dad,

I hope you are enjoying seeing little Billy run around the field with his little soccer ball. I noticed one thing, though; you seem to have a lot to say, whether it's to me, the other...
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Stay-at-Home Dad: The New Normal?

(3) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 11:14 AM

Every now and then there is a new phrase that captures the world by storm; it spreads like wild fire until the point it just drives you nuts. For me, it's the phrase "The New Normal."

Everywhere I turn, someone is mentioning how life has changed so much in the...

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Unprepared As a Parent

(11) Comments | Posted August 18, 2012 | 5:20 PM

I thought I was prepared to be a parent.

I mean after all, I have been dad for almost eight years now. I've changed my fair share of diapers, packed a good number of school lunches and washed numerous...
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Hey Procter & Gamble, What Happened to Dad?

(7) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 5:21 PM

Was there some sort of apocalyptic event that wiped out all the dads from the planet?

It sure seems that way, at least in the eyes of Procter & Gamble. Their latest tear jerker of a...
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Am I Failing as a Dad?

(19) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 4:05 PM

I am not always proud of the parent that I am.

Sometimes I just wish I could erase huge blocks of time from my life. I don't want to remember the half hour screaming matches or the times I...
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Stripping Off the Stay at Home Dad Label

(5) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 5:20 PM

I've decided to unclassify myself as a stay home dad. I've grown tired of the label -- in fact I've grown tired of labels all together. I've been at the job for a little over a year and a half and I can honestly say that the term Stay at...

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From A Dad Who Supports Breastfeeding: My Boys Will Be Boob Men

(766) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 2:00 PM

Every now and then I get sucked into these online arguments over a woman's right to breastfeed in public. It really amazes me that in this day and age this is an issue. I don't understand how people could be so closed-minded about this, it's a woman feeding her child,...

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