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How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?
"We need to stay in tune with the world around us."
I think the single most useful thing to keep in mind is to not to let yourself get overwhelmed, take care of the important stuff first, worry about the smaller stuff later. When the world falls apart, and it will, the welfare of children comes first, anything else can wait.
Since I quit paid employment, I'm pretty sure I've filled in a few forms using the term "unemployed" instead of stay-at-home dad. Which, when I think about it, it is quite strange.
Even those rare guys who are completely at peace with their place in the family and world routinely bump up against assumptions that they secretly resent their wives, tolerate their children and down deep, kind of hate their lives.
Being a stay-at-home dad, I have man-danced a time or two with insecurities about (not) making that sweet coin. Stacking paper. Procuring pork products and delivering them to my domicile. Um, money.
We all talk about how much we want to change in the new year, but things usually end up pretty much the same as in years past. But there are some things that HAVE to change in the new year.
This idea that two kids playing together has to be an event is altering the spontaneity of our children. It has become too formal, with set dates and times, rendering my son incapable of calling his friends because he feels awkward asking, especially when a grown-up answers.
We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.
Involved fatherhood is and should be considered completely normal. Yet, until very recently, involved dads have been alternately ignored or overly celebrated as doing something exceptional.
While in the past a good dad was the man who played catch, led Scout trips and brought home the bacon, new generations of fathers are facing more and at times more nuanced expectations when it comes to what their wives and society
Fathers who do not work outside the home are twice as likely to lack a high school diploma as working fathers, at 22 percent
If your husband is staying at home or thinking about it, you may want to keep these suggestions in mind.
Becoming a parent is like joining a cult: On the inside, everything seems perfect and right, but step outside and everyone thinks you're a deluded weirdo whose personality has been erased and replaced by that of a child-obsessed robot.
The growing ranks of devoted and capable dads are likely to find their new role liberating. Watch for the rise of child-oriented masculinity challenging program makers, brands and advertisers to reflect the essence of this emerging new reality.
Sometimes when I see stay-at-home dads being all competent and relaxed, hoisting their toddlers with one hand while making realistic elephant sounds, I feel a little threatened.
So we’ve put together a helpful list of conversational no-nos, should you suddenly find yourself talking with a real-live