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Stay at Home Dads

5 Things That Can Prevent Dads From Being Involved Parents

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

Decades of research has shown that higher involvement from fathers in parenting is directly correlated with the child's chances of being successful. Also, it also goes without saying that the child enjoys a more secure emotional environment and a better social life with a supportive dad around them.

For Father's Day, Correcting The Record About Dads

Josh Levs | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Josh Levs

All year round, the nation is fed a steady diet of false claims about dads. These myths hurt everyone -- children, women, men, businesses, and all of society. They fuel the backward structures that prevent gender equality from taking root. (Why offer men a chance to do caregiving if they're just going to sit around and do nothing anyway?)

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE: BECOMING A BETTER PARENT AND SPOUSE

R.C. Liley | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
R.C. Liley

Search the web or ask other parents around you and one of the first bits of advice you'll hear is "Find a routine!" Pretty soon, you'll realize this i...

To The Dads Who Are Supermen -- I See You

Michelle Zunter | Posted 04.22.2016 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

Both men and women should be held to the same expectations of responsibility when they create a child together.

No One Ever Told Me I Could Be Anything I Wanted

Johanna Wise | Posted 03.24.2016 | Fifty
Johanna Wise

As a child, no one told me I could be anything I wanted to be. Sad, you say? Limiting? Demoralizing? Unkind? Now, what if I told you I felt completely unfettered precisely because no one uttered those words to me?

The Soul-Crushing Reality Of The Stay-At-Home Dad

Narratively | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.17.2016 | Parents

I bounce Henry on my shoulder at two o’clock in the morning. He moans and raises his head to survey the dark living room. He stares over my shoulder...

10 Things No Parent Has Ever Said

Beau Coffron | Posted 03.17.2016 | Parents
Beau Coffron

You always hear about the wise, funny or thought-provoking statements parents make. These are not those statements.

20 Signs That You've Become a Work-From-Home Parent

Carissa Howard | Posted 03.17.2016 | Parents
Carissa Howard

The transition back to work may not be as obvious because there's no resume polishing or job interviews or formal start-date at a new office. Here's how I realized that I'd become a Work-From-Home Mom.

How My Dad Taught Me to Be a Good Wife

Melanie Höglind | Posted 03.08.2016 | Women
Melanie Höglind

Yesterday, my dad would have turned 76 years old. He passed away 10 years ago, and although I don't talk about him often, I think about him every day. My dad raised me from when I was 7 years old, while my mom worked and was the primary breadwinner in the household.

New LEGO Set Features Stay-At-Home Dad And Working Mom

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents

An exciting new offering from LEGO marks a step toward inclusivity for different kinds of families. According to Fortune, the toy company recently un...

The Best and the Worst of Being a Stay-at-Home Dad

Grace de Rond | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Grace de Rond

My husband was a stay-at-home dad until his daughter turned 18 months old. He'd finished his year as an OB-GYN resident, he'd saved some money, and he chose to stay home with her rather than take a job immediately.

Dad Is Hiding in the Kitchen Again

David Lesser | Posted 01.14.2016 | Parents
David Lesser

As soon as my wife gets home from work, the kids are on her like beards on hipsters. It's perfect. She missed them, they missed her, and I'm hiding in the kitchen because they are driving me insane.

I Wish My Son Had Gone to the Funeral

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

I wish my son had been there to see me cry and to witness the grief of his friend and his friend's cousins. It would have been awkward for him, but that is the point. Death is part of life and I don't believe in sheltering kids from it. It is not the sort of topic one brings up in the playground, but my sense is many parents wouldn't see this as a missed opportunity.

The Unfinished Business of Caring

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 11.16.2015 | Books
Liam Robb O'Hagan

I know plenty of working dads who go away on boys' weekends. They don't feel badly about it. My wife makes time to be away with her friends. The biggest dilemma that presents the girls is finding a half marathon in a city with decent après-race shopping.

How Can I Be a Professional Role Model for My Child When I Work From Home?

Scott Valins | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Scott Valins

Working from home while parenting presents a massive set of challenges, rewards and obstacles. Yes. Am I thankful to observe the daily growth of my daughter? Yes. Am I perplexed as to how I can be a professional role model to my daughter when she interprets my 'computer time' as play - Absolutely.

It's Time to Retire 'Mr. Mom'

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

Language both reflects and creates culture. It is a self-perpetuating system. If you can change the language you can alter the culture. The results are not always perfect. Stereotypes are hard to break down, but those who complain about political correctness are usually on the wrong side of the cultural shift.

Government Checks for Stay-At-Home Mothers Part II

Allison Chawla | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Many people, no matter how hard they work, do not get the same opportunities as others. They don't get the best of choices. Others get no choice at all. Despite what many of us think or believe, having a choice is a great luxury.

She Is My Daughter

Joshua Braff | Posted 08.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Joshua Braff

We had a girl in 2003. She'll be 12 this summer. Unlike her older brother she is of pastel colors and random giggles. Her room is purple with unicorn-...

10 Things I've Done Wrong As A Stay-At-Home Dad

Adrian Kulp | Posted 07.31.2016 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I never took any parenting classes. I never read any books that would prepare me to be a father, let alone the primary-caregiver-type. Much like an apprenticeship, this is one of those "on-the-job" training situations.

Working Mother Heads To Washington, D.C.

Regan Long | Posted 07.29.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

At one point or another, we all will have to separate from our baby, no matter what age they are. That being said, some parents are forced to do this in an unfathomable amount of time. When we look at an average leave being 6-12 weeks of unpaid leave in the United States, for many, that would be a gift.

4 Words My Husband Says That Reflect the Importance of Parenting

Pamela Boccia | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

My husband is certainly not perfect, but he's pretty extraordinary in his recognition of the value of parenting. He lives out this value every day in his interactions with our children. He gives everything he has to them -- every ounce of energy, attention, patience and love that he has within.

Reflections on Father's Day 2015: Don't Forget, It's Not About You

John McCormick | Posted 06.25.2016 | Parents
John McCormick

I got a glimpse for the first time of what it will be like to be an empty nester. Connor starts high school this fall, and in two years Will is off to college. If Father's Day 2015 is any predictor, I'll be a complete mess, lavishing my pent-up paternal affections on the family dogs.

'It Takes A Man To Teach A Boy To Be A Man'

John A. Tures | Posted 06.20.2016 | Parents
John A. Tures

I'd like to say it was at a younger age when I really appreciated my father. But sadly, it really didn't occur until college. Because that's when I found out how much he means to me.

The Father and Forefathers of a Stay-at-Home Dad

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 06.19.2016 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

I am at home, running a house and being the lead parent. I am doing something that my grandfather and great grandfather would probably never have dreamed of. But I would like to think they would approve of my choice and see how it grew out of the decisions they, and my own father, made before me.

11 Things I Really Want For Father's Day

Scott M. Cohn | Posted 06.19.2016 | Parents
Scott M. Cohn

They say the best things in life are free, but they also say time is money. So it stands to reason that time would make a more than apt gift. Give us three hours to do... I don't even know, whatever the hell we want, no questions asked.