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“Home With Dada” Will Make You Want to Be a SAHD
7 years ago

“Home With Dada” Will Make You Want to Be a SAHD

SAHD Timelapse

Emio Tomoeni wanted to show his wife what he was up to with his son while she was away at work.

This timelapse will make you want to steal a kid and play for a couple of hours. I mean, or if you got one of your own legally, that’s cool too.

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2012, the Year I Was a Stay-at-Home Dad
7 years ago

2012, the Year I Was a Stay-at-Home Dad

2012: The Year I Was a Stay-At-Home Dad

It’s 12:08. On any particular day, a month ago, I’d be sitting next to my son at our kitchen table, and we’d be eating our sandwiches, talking about the video games we might play that day. These days, it’s back to giving my son a hug and a kiss in the morning, then not seeing him until I’m home after work.

For a good portion of 2012, I was a stay-at-home dad. I did almost everything with my three year old son: eat, play, write, and sometimes, god willing, nap. I’m not here to tell you that it was a perfect world being home with my son day-in and day-out. I’m not here to say that it was easy. But I’m here to tell you that if I could do it again, I would.

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Dads Choosing Home Over Work ‘Just Because’
7 years ago

Dads Choosing Home Over Work ‘Just Because’

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There’s got to be some reason why all these career-driven dads are staying home with the kids. Were they laid off, forced out of work because of the mancession? Did …
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Salon: Rise of the Dad Wars
7 years ago

Salon: Rise of the Dad Wars

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Salon‘s got an article up about stay/work at home dads, mentioning that even though the experience and conditions have certainly changed, the old expectations of Michael Keaton’s Mr. Mom
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The Media Uses the Term ‘Mancession’ Now and Proudly Giggles
8 years ago

The Media Uses the Term ‘Mancession’ Now and Proudly Giggles

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The U.S. Census Bureau found that fathers acting as primary caregivers to children under 15 now represent 32% of households – which is a 6% jump from 2002. For dads with preschool-aged kids, the census found that 1-in-5 are the primary caregiver.

There have been a lot of stories this holiday season about single fathers and stay-at-home fathers, all trying to get to the bottom of why fathers would choose to be at home with their kids.

Meanwhile, the media has started using the term “mancession” and everyone’s tickled pink about using it. Also, be on the lookout for “dadcession.” And finally, “fatherecession.” I just made up that last one, don’t look for it anywhere.

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Wasau Daily Herald Says Dads Stay Home Because of Recession
8 years ago

Wasau Daily Herald Says Dads Stay Home Because of Recession

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Another day, another article trying to give dads any other excuse for staying home than a love for their family. Recently, we covered a My Fox Houston article that claimed stay-at-home-dads are losing the point-and-laugh stigma, all while pointing and laughing. This time around, it’s Wisconsin’s Wasau Daily Herald, who claim that “men who have been forced by the Great Recession to take on roles traditionally filled by women are increasingly accepting their new duties.”

Et cetera, et cetera.

Problem is, the article also mentions (actually, in the other half of their own sentence), that some fathers “in some instances are choosing to stay home with their children even when other options are available.” Sounds like fathers staying home are less victims of the “Great Recession” than champions of loving their families.

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One-in-Seven Fathers in the UK Are Primary Caregivers
8 years ago

One-in-Seven Fathers in the UK Are Primary Caregivers

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Researchers at Aviva say that roughly 1.4 million men in the UK are now the primary caregivers in their households. That’s one-in-seven, or 14% if you fancy stats.

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Kicked Out of Kindergarten
9 years ago

Kicked Out of Kindergarten

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Stay-at-home-dad Steve Wilson tells the story of his son’s expulsion from kindergarten in a 5-part series in GQ. Wilson and his wife had adopted their son at 5 months …
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