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Stay at Home Parents


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...

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...

The Difference A Stay-At-Home Parent Can Make For Older Children

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.08.2016 | Fifty

Many mothers look forward to maternity leave -- assuming they get it -- but I have to admit that those periods were not the best times of my life. I l...

What I'll Miss Most About Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.30.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

It's all different now and in some ways it's better because, man, have I missed showering. But as I assemble my day of exercising, working and generally keeping busy, I realize it will probably never be quite as full as it was before. For better and for worse.

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.

Government Checks for Stay-at-Home Mothers

Allison Chawla | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Why is it that the world expects mothers to sit home and raise the future of our nations without any type of financial compensation?

20 Photos That Show What It's Like To Be A Stay-At-Home Dad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents

According to 2014 reports from Pew Research Center, stay-at-home dads account for more than 16 percent of at-home parents -- up from just 10 percent i...

What It Really Means To Be A Stay-At-Home Parent, In 31 Candid Photos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents

According to 2014 reports from Pew Research Center, there have been recent increases in the number of moms and dads who identify as stay-at-home paren...

Shane Shifflett

The States With The Most Stay-At-Home Fathers | Shane Shifflett | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business

Not too long ago, it was practically unheard of for a father to raise his children full-time instead of working for money. In the 1970s, only six U.S....

Who Has it Harder: The Working Or The Stay-at-Home Parent?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

We're no longer on an even playing field. We haven't been for some time now. The ground seems slanted, the court warped,the turf tainted. Whatever sports analogy you conjure, things are far from even. And the "call" is in the eye of the beaten-down beholder.

7 Things That Are OK When You're Home With Kids, But Not OK In The Real World

Cara McDonough | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Cara McDonough

In public, it is not acceptable to start unbuttoning and unzipping your pants as you are approaching the bathroom, even though this is a timesaving technique when you are home with your children. When not at home, you should also close the door when you're in there.

Should Stay-at-Home Parents Get Wages for Housework?

Samantha Eyler | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Samantha Eyler

For any parent who wishes to stay at home or simply reduce their working hours to spend more time with their children -- whether male or female, and irrespective of socioeconomic status -- a UBI could offer the financial independence that liberal feminism has been seeking for decades

Adorable Comic Illustrates The Adventures Of A Stay-At-Home Dad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.20.2015 | Parents

Dad Salem Wildfire has been a stay-at-home parent ever since his 5-year-old daughter Kenzie was born, and in that time he's picked up a number of funn...

Time Lapse-Video Shows The Hard, But Rewarding Job Of Stay-At-Home Parent

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents

Mom Kristin DeLano has two sons and a daughter, all under 5 years old. In honor of her 1,678th day of motherhood, she created a time-lapse video that ...

6 Ways to Develop Early Vocabulary Skills

R.C. Liley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
R.C. Liley

When you start life as an at-home parent your infant, silence is inevitable and expected. Sure, there's crying and cooing, but unless you're caring for other kids at the talking age, you have no one to actually converse with when at home.

Baby's Firsts Are Fun, But What About Their Lasts?

R.C. Liley | Posted 12.28.2014 | Parents
R.C. Liley

The little squirmy baby that easily fit in our hands is now a bigger, stronger, squirmy baby we need to firmly hold with both arms!

Why I Wear My Baby: A Dad's Perspective

R.C. Liley | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
R.C. Liley

As a dad, I will never be able to duplicate what my wife shares maternally with Avery, so I depend on babywearing to get as close as I can.

Having a Daughter: Learning to Conquer the Fear of Fatherhood

R.C. Liley | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
R.C. Liley

Why is it that so many feel it's more terrifying for a father to raise a little girl instead of a boy? If I had a boy, I know I'd be less wary of what's to come and would feel less terrified about the day he goes off on his own. But for Avery, so many things speed through my mind about what could happen as she ventures off into the scary world.

12 Things Babywearing Dads Should Never Say in a Public Restroom

R.C. Liley | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
R.C. Liley

As I tried my best to offer soothing words, I paused and realized that what I was saying might be taken the wrong way, considering my location.

I Wonder What My Barbie Would Think Of Me Now

Marie Zullo | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Marie Zullo

Like so many young girls, I spent much of my childhood playing with my Barbie. While my friends' Barbies were making wedding plans with Ken or decorating their Barbie homes, my Barbie was studying to be a lawyer. Though she was happy dating Ken, she was in no rush to marry him. She never sat in the passenger's seat of her convertible. She drove.

Jillian Berman

When Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Isn't A Choice | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

Today's stay-at-home moms are often portrayed as modern-day June Cleavers decked out in head-to-toe Lululemon, shepherding their kids from school to s...

9 Ways You Can Help Your Stay-At-Home Husband

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

If your husband is staying at home or thinking about it, you may want to keep these suggestions in mind.

When A Blogger Asks The Internet For A Stay-At-Home Dad Salary

Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents

Should stay-at-home dads receive compensation? At least one daddy blogger thinks so. That's why Adam Dolgin, the dad behind Fodder 4 Fathers, recently...

I Want To Say This To Stay-At-Home-Moms

Jill Krause | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
Jill Krause

If you are a Stay At Home Parent who can manage to care for your children, your house, and your appearance all in an 8-hour work day, I applaud you. If that setup is truly filling your emotional cup, and making you feel great about the job you do, that is fantastic. But please, do not assume for one second that the parent who can't take on all these extra roles is somehow failing.