Saturday, March 21, 2009


I don't remember where I saw it, and really, it doesn't matter. But I did see a blogging father describe himself as a WAHD, a Work At Home Dad, and it got me thinking.

Most fathers who stay home with children refer to themselves as SAHDs, Stay At Home Dads, and I have to believe most of them see their time with the children as important work.

What I'm trying to say is that it seemed a bit--I don't know--like he was making himself look better than those fathers who don't make money working from home.

But doesn't that defeat the whole notion of the change we're (slowly) embodying?

By choosing to stay home with our son while my wife goes to work, I already silently declare that staying at home with my baby and giving him my constant love (and occasional frustration) is just as important to our family and to our society as if I were out there, in some call-center.

And if the blogger who describes himself as a WAHD agrees with me and sees his time at home as important work, then why does he feel the need to single himself out as a WAHD rather than as a mere SAHD?

Maybe I'm reading too much into it. Not sure.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Say it Loud, Say it Proud, I'm a Stay At Home Dad!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Dads and Daughters focuses on the relationship between fathers and daughters. It sounds pretty straightforward, but there's a lot there. For example, the latest post calls for signatures to petition the return of Dora the Explorer to her former adventurous self. For a long time, she's been a character boys and girls could relate to because she was more interested in adventures than in shopping, but apparently this is quickly changing. Getting girls to read maps isn't as beneficial to to Nickelodeon as getting girls to buy stuff. (Here's the petition).

There are more articles about the positive influence fathers can have on their daughters when it comes to sports, education, social skills, self-confidence, and more, as well as articles on online resources specifically designed for girls.

It's a great website, especially if you have girls, and especially for fathers, but mothers and fathers of boys can find a lot to identify with and to think about here.



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