07/08/2013 10:14 am ET

Stay-At-Home Dad Finds Summer Salvation On Pinterest


Statistic: While home with my kids, 70 percent of my time is spent telling them that they just ate or to go play outside.

Being a stay-at-home dad is much more than just sitting around the house playing Call of Duty while the kids run amuck. There’s also a lot of chores and self-deprecation involved. Summer break for any parent feels like a monumental challenge to keep your children engaged and entertained for the next one million days or however long this “vacation” lasts. Planned play dates, sleepovers, sports camps and gymnastics lessons help fill the empty days, but my family still has plenty of unscheduled downtime.

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