stay at home dad

Things I say to my kids every day (In addition to I love you)

No matter what, every day I find myself saying these six things to my kids.   1. “You are smart.” Plenty of other people will tell them they are cute, or funny, or like their outfits, I want to make sure they...

Blogging for your soul

  Writing is an easy way for me to think things through, voice frustrations and find peace in parenting. So yes, this is a blog post about blogging. Even if you have no experience writing or feel unsure about it....

You do NOT want to be a stay-at-home dad

You may think being a stay-at-home dad is all snuggles and cartoons, well, you're wrong, all wrong. I sure do miss going to work every morning, this stay at-home-dad stuff is really overrated. I miss tucking in my button-down shirt into...

That’s not Candy!

It was a cold, rainy Sunday. My wife was wrapping up a weekend work marathon. My kids were driving me a bit crazy. I got online desperate to find something, anything, I could take my kids to that day,...

Awards Judge Quote

This quote about my blog, from a judge at the Parenting Media Association awards, made me so happy, it is exactly how I try to write each of my posts.

My View from the Carpool Line

[True Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad]

The Ups and Downs of San Francisco (Dad 2.0 Summit)

I woke up that morning to zero degree temps and a frozen bathroom sink pipe. Next, my wife called to tell me her 24 hour shift at work had just ended and her car wouldn't start. I was scheduled...

More Than Money

Sometimes as the full-time at home parent I wish I could contribute more financially to our situation. Recently an opportunity to do just that opened up. A friend I'd painted several houses with in the past, called and offered me...

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