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True Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad
In May of 2011, I dismissed class for the last time and began a new chapter in my life, full-time dad. I taught middle school for seven years, but with two kids and a third on the way, I wasn't able to give as much time to teaching as it required, plus I wanted to spend more time with my own kids, instead of someone else's.

My wife and I have been married for nine years. She spends her days (and some nights and weekends) as an OB/GYN, or as my kids like to call it, “catching babies.”

We have three kids. First Born is eight years old, but likes to pretend she’s in college. Our son, Middle Man is five, but we’re convinced by the way he talks about things like “beautiful sunsets” that he’s an old soul, and our youngest, the Blonde Bomber is only three, but already has the attitude of a teenager.

Our kids provide us with an endless amount of stories. Writing and retelling these stories for Indy’s Child has been my part-time job for the past three years.

You can contact me on Facebook at True Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad or via email at indyschildpete@gmail.com.

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Middle Man Learns to Ski

March 23, 2015 | 06:43 AM
I should probably start by saying, skiing isn't my favorite thing in the world to do, but I enjoy it. Part of the reason I don't love it, other than the freezing temperatures and the feeling of constant ...more>>

7 Reasons my Smartphone Makes me a Better Parent

March 10, 2015 | 07:22 AM
Sure there are a million reasons smartphones are bad for parents. Maybe not a million, but according to Google, there are 475,000 websites that talk about the negative combination of smartphones and parenting. ...more>>

Amazon Family, Not Amazon Mom

March 05, 2015 | 11:10 AM
As many of you know, since the passing of dad blogger Oren Miller, there has been a renewed push to get Amazon Mom to change the name to Amazon Family, the same name it is called in many countries around ...more>>

The Riddle of the Report Card

March 04, 2015 | 08:46 PM
I found one of my old report cards the other day. It was a single, half-sheet of paper. It listed six school subjects. It also had a small box next to the name of each subject where the teacher could ...more>>

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

February 24, 2015 | 01:56 PM
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 to leave ...more>>

Sundays and Tuesdays- Where Kids Eat Free at Scotty's Brewhouse

February 17, 2015 | 06:30 AM
*SPONSORED POST* On Sundays and Tuesdays, Scott Wise owner of Scotty's Brewhouse, goes all Oprah Winfrey for kids at his restaurants. "You get free corn dogs!" "You get a free cheeseburger!" "All ...more>>

Parenting News That Leaves Me Shaking My Head

February 04, 2015 | 07:39 PM
Here's a list of some recent news involving kids that bothers me, but I don't know what to do about, except share my frustrations with all of you… 1. Standardized Testing in schools. Twelve hours of ...more>>

Two miles to go, and then it happened...

January 26, 2015 | 10:12 AM
We were 446 miles into our trip. At the time we didn’t realize we only had two miles to go before we reached our destination. Our family of five was cruising nicely along highway M75 probably going a ...more>>

Five Things I Learned While Attending A Live-Action Kids Show

January 12, 2015 | 07:12 AM
Last week I took my two oldest kids to the Marvel Universe Live action theater show in Indy. I'd never been to anything like it before and I definitely learned a few things while I was there. 1. Just ...more>>

More Than Money

January 05, 2015 | 12:55 PM
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 ...more>>

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